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Old March 17th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Tinalise Tinalise is offline
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Puppy aggression on stairs and in yard


I've recently adopted a german shepherd husky cross. She's around 5.5months old 40-45lbs. She was a stray living on a reserve in northern bc so I don't know much about her past. Overall she is very laid back and sweet. She follows us around the house like a shadow. Knows basic commands and hand signals. She's getting better on the leash everyday. Sounds like an angel right?

Wrong! We have issues with her in the yard and on stairs. In the yard, she will suddenly change posture, she will get down low, her eyes will go black and she will stare at me until she decides to pounce on me. She looks like a wolf that is hunting. She will run full force, jump, bite and bark. She does stop after I turn my back, say no and ignore her but only after she gets in a few bites on my legs. She will do the same on stairs. If she happens to be at the top of stairs of bottom when you are on the other end. She will go all wolfy again.

Oh and she gets plenty of excersise. I take her on 1h walk in the morning with 15min play time in the yard in the. She has 2 additional play sessions in the yard and a 30min night time walk. She also gets socialized with other dogs every saturday.

Is this just puppy play? Should I be worried about this behaviour? She is still loosing teeth, could this affect her behaviour?

Thank you in advance!
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