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post #1 of 1 Old 09-15-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Dog Aggression?

Now, My boyfriends parents have had German Rottweilers since he was a long boy (Germanbreds they prefer to the americanbred cause they're larger and tend to be more trainable) They've had quite a few and his dad is amazing at training them (extremely amazing)

Right now they have two, Baccus and Maximus...Baccus is 9 months old and Max will be a year this month. Max is the smaller one of the two and they said that he used to be more away ffrom people and people didn't tend to trust him more then Baccus, and people felt more safe with Baccus. I'veknown Baccus since he was a puppy (not max though), and Baccus really loved me and would play with me all the time as a puppy

The issue is that one day we were out and Baccus started growling at me like no tomorrow. He wasn't showing *any* signs of aggression such as barring teeth, trying to look better just looked up at me with puppy eyes and started growling. Max did as well but he learned to be more ok with me, and now I actually feel safer alone with Max then Baccus. Of course, my boyfriend's dad would lever leave me alone with either one because just of safty and even though they're puppies they're about the size of full grown Labs right now.

We just really don't know why Baccus is so growling towards me, he's fine with everybody else except me- at first we thought it was my horses smell on me but then when my boyfriend and I both were at the barn and he actually had my horse and dogs all over him Baccus was still ok with him and started to growl at me. I'm not afraid of Baccus nor show fear of it, but his dad doesn't like that he's doing that to me because he doesn't want the risk of me being bit (Baccus is always on a leash around me just in case cause bf's dad has more control of the situation and can discipline him as needed.)

Right now next week we're all hoping to go on walks with Baccus, Boyfriend and his dad to keep him stimulated on other things and get him more used to me and leave Max at home just as more control and focus on Baccus, and the situation.

Do you guys have any sort of idea's on why he may be acting like this towards me or its just a "puppy" phase and it just needs to be handled more seriously because of his size (his grandparents have two Chihuahua's so obviously when they play rough and growl back we really think its funny more then anything)
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