• What are some methods to stop aggression in a 10 week old puppy? When he growls, we use the word "no" but he doesn't seem to understand. Are there some other things we could do to discipline him?

    Hi Jean,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian or a local trainer about this issue. Aggression in puppies can be caused by a few different things and the treatment for them will vary based on the underlying cause. Your vet or trainer can get some more information from you to help narrow down the potential causes and then recommend a behavior modification plan based on the underlying cause. In the meantime, I do not recommend punishing him. This can actually lead to a worsening of the aggression. One thing you can try is to ignore him when the aggression starts. This can help minimize the behavior if this is redirected play or an attention getting tactic.


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