I have a male grat dane puppy he dosent listen to me he bites and showes agresion how do i train him without hurting him? i need some good tips and a good Potty training schedual! He is 4-8 weeks and I have never had a great dane uppy before! any tips or hints will be appriciated! THANK YOU!
4 to 8 weeks is too young for the pup. He has not learned bite inhibition which can create a dog that is aggressive and unintentionally hurts people.
Here is a great site meant for the giant breeds: www.bigdogsporch.com
They will help you over time, but to start you out
enroll in off-leash pup obedience classes immediately.
Socialize in controlled situations for now, but as the pup learns appropriate behavior(read articles by suzanne clothier) then move on to dog parks, bike riders, other dogs on the leash, etc. Dont wait until the pup is big to do this, do it now while your pup can still be picked up and carried away if a problem arises.
Implement Nothing in life is free, meaning a sit stay, down etc for anything including but not limitied to attention petting, walks, play, treats, etc.
Wait to fix until two years of age to help avoid incontenience and growth plate problems.
If your pup is under 8 weeks, feed either unpasturiezed milk or puppy milk with a good quality kibble or raw meaty bones diet, the forum above can help you with figuring out diet, which is very important for a giant breed pup. Solid gold mmelinia is a kibble that fits the profile for a giant breed pup until two years of age.
Read as many of these articles as you can: http://www.flyingdogpress.com/artlibreg….
Here is what you agreed to be when you got the pup:
Add: Now that we know how you ended up with the pup, good for you for doing the right thing. Anyway, Maybe you could try contacting a breeder to see if the have any puppies your pup could socialize and nurse with, preferably a giant breed breeder that could also give you an estimate for age.
That forum I gave you for giant breeds can really help you out. My dogs might be eating pedigree if it werent for bigdogsporch. I know they wouldnt be eating raw(the ":ultimate": diet).
Great Dane Puppy Training
Any breeder who sold you a pup under 8 weeks of age is unethical. There is a huge difference between selling a 4 week old pup and an 8 week old. Do you actually know how old your puppy is?
All puppies bite until they learn it’s not acceptable. That’s your job to teach him.
If this pup was taken from the litter at 4 weeks of age you have a big job ahead of you because the pup would not have learnt bite inhibition from the litter mates.
If you want to train your Dane, as you should then get recommendations from other Dane owners for an excellent trainer experienced with the breed. Your Great Dane club will advise you.
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I went through a similar time with my Dane pup back in ’88. He got tall enough to rest his head on the kitchen table and anything near any edge of the table became his chew toys, including wallets and prescription glasses. One thing I will advise anyone with a super hard-head garbage dog is to put the trash totally out of reach, like under the kitchen sink in the cupboard. If you need to put a little hook latch on the cabinet doors, then do what you have to do. I have seen normally sane people really lose it when a dog repeatedly strews the trash around the house and it is not fair to the animal to reprimand and punish when you are that angry! This is a very hard habit to break. Whenever my pups were younger, if I ever caught them with their head in the overturned trash can, I would pick up that can and slam it to the floor repeatedly saying in a stern voice NO TRASH! NO TRASH, all the while banging that can on the floor until they thought the devil was inside there as they watched in disbelief while learning to walk backwards. A few episodes like that could do the trick except that he has gotten away with it maybe too many times by this point. What I have done with my current dogs is to put the trash up on a box so the top is above their noses. It has worked now for 3 years, ever since they were pups and they are large breeds. Since your dog is already past the stage where you could raise the can above his nose, this may not work for him. The reason I say this is that he is now used to the sound of the can crashing over so the shock of the noise it may make from a higher perch or the extra difficulty he may have convincing the can to fall for him may not phase him. Although if you absolutely do not want the trash under the sink, and he figures out he can still dump the trash from a perch, the last resort is to buy one of those Rubbermaid type outdoor plastic cans that come with the black handles that lift up and lock the top on. You will have to keep that thing latched at ALL times and maybe keep a small ‘pre-trash’ can on the counter and use that as you prepare dinner, then dump the entire thing in the large can then re-lock the can. He has to learn that whatever trick he tries, the can will not give up it’s it’s treats, even when he slams it to the floor and roughs it up. One other last resort that wasn’t widely available when my Dane was a pup: you can buy an indoor use electronic training collar system that will give him a zap when ever he gets too close to the can. It’s about the same as the shock you get from a carpet to a light switch, you can easily zap yourself to see that it is bearable, it’s just unpleasant enough that you don’t want to do it again. Same thought goes through the dog’s head and he learns to stop messing around in the trash can area. You can run a search for canine electronic training collars and find retailers that way. Also hardware and super pet stores carry them but they may be more costly. I think if my luck ran out and one of my dogs started raiding the trash can then I would not hesitate to get the electronic trainer collar. It’s like having eyes in the back of your head or like a little puppy babysitter.
well first things first never hit a dog they don’t understand a beating. the best way to train any dog is to Crate train them they will learn to potty outside very quickly Crate training means you buy the dog a kennel just big enough for the dog to sand up and turn around for a great dane I would buy one that would work for him when he is an adult then block it so it is smaller then open it up as he grows. this will establish his space and your space. and keep it in the kennel when ever you cant have your full attention an him starting out for no more than a few hours but as he gets older he can staying there for up to 8 hours any more and its not healthy for him. also the biting problem is usually just a teething problem buy him some healthy chew toys like nylabones try to stay away from rawhide. go to your local pet store there are many books on Crate training and puppy’s.
There are a bunch of things you should know about dog training but we are going to discuss what I feel are some the most important. Keep in mind that these are only some of the things you should know.
1. Repetition is the number 1 principle of dog training. Dogs just like humans learn by doing things over and over in order to get better.
2. Dog Training can and should be fun for both you and your new pet.
3. Training sessions should always be short but sweet. I never work a dog more than 15 minutes in a session to keep from losing the dog’s attention. You should train you dog at least once a day but never more than three formal sessions a day.
4. Your goal should be that each training session is just a little bit better than the last one. You need to always strive to make the training better, slowly. I mention this because quite often I see people who do daily training sessions but the dog never gets better and it is not the dogs fault.
5. Having patients is very important in dog training. Losing your temper does not work with a canine it simply makes things worse.
6. Exercise is very important in the training process to get rid of all the dogs nervous energy.
7. Taking your pet for walks is very important because it develops serotonin which gives your dog a feeling of well being.
8. Always be sure to give your dog a bunch of praise in your training. It is your dog’s paycheck for doing a great job.
9. Never hit your dog. I have heard people say I never hit my dog instead I roll up a magazine and swat it. It’s the same thing… hitting is hitting.
10. After each training session be sure to do something that your dog will enjoy. Take it for a walk, throw the ball or maybe even rub its belly. Just do something that makes the dog look forward to the next training session.
These are things that I teach my dog training students as well as my dog training clients. I hope these things will give you something to think about when training your dog. Spend some time training your dog daily and you will both reap the benefits.
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Ok you need to do some intensive socialization for your puppy. 3 – 16 weeks is the window for socialization and from 3 – 10 weeks puppies should a part of their pack. I recommend introducing your puppy to as many nice people and well balanced dogs as possible.
House training is simple. For starters, manage your puppies eating and drinking habits. Not too long after your dog eats or drinks take him outside for a while. When he goes praise him like crazy. Also, set your alarm to wake up in the middle of the night … to give him a chance to go. To reduce your dogs need to go at night put his water dish up an hour before bed.
As far as his behavioral problems go I suggest you exercise him rigorously. I use my bike to exercise my dog. On off days I go very slow for about 6 miles and just relax. On on days I have a sprinting routine for him where I go full speed for short distances. Every day after his workout I take him out to see people and other dogs. He is much calmer and learns how to behave properly in that state of mind. This is also the best time to leash train a dog.
Considering how your puppy was given away too early it is possible he may be fearful. After puppies are born it is best to keep things very quiet and familiar for a while. I do not recommend that you, ":show the dog who’s boss.": Teaching basic obedience, properly walking and exercising, and managing food would be a better way to get respect from your puppy.
What I recommend:
Food and Water management
Bathroom Opportunities (Go outside with your dog to praise him)
Start Teaching Basic Commands
All of these recommendations would be very demanding and time consuming on your part … but in the long run you will have a more balanced and happier dog.
You should, whenever he bites you, yelp really fast so he will jump off of you or jump up and stop. Or, you can put pebbles in a can and tape the opening of the can shut and shake it when he bites you, shake it fast, and only for like a second. Dogs hate the sound of it, so he will learn. I asked this same question before, but my dogs a shih tzu. Oh, and a good time to go outside to the bathroom with your pup is probably every 2-4 hours, or, if your too busy, put down some potty puppy pads, and come back later and take him out. If you have any other questions about dog training, or dogs, try these sites:
Good luck! If you want me to, ask the question ‘how do i teach my dog to sit/stay?’ because i taught my dog sit very well, i am still working on stay, but my pups doing very good at stay.
GOOD LUCK WITH YUOR LITTLE CUTE PUP!