Snapping dog problem - Any advice?

#1
My missus's daschund has started snapping at the kids and I'm unsure of the best way to tackle the problem. It's not a totally new problem, but it's definitely getting worse, it used to be that he'd start barking and snap at the kids if they were running around playing in the house, but now they don't have to be doing anything in particular. Last week he tried to bite my youngest as she walked past, and today he bit my son just below the eye as he bent down to clap him.

The dog isn't always like this and often plays fine with the kids, but it's not on if he bites them, so we may have to get rid of him if we can't cure him of it.

He was three before I met the missus, so he hasn't grown up with kids in the house. I realise it's a social heirarchy thing, so I'm not sure that going with my first impulse and knocking seven bells of shit out of him every time he growls at the kids will help, and I don't think that it's a good idea to have the kids do it.

So, any advice as to what we can do?

Cheers
T_T
 
#2
Tartan_Terrier said:
My missus's daschund has started snapping at the kids and I'm unsure of the best way to tackle the problem. It's not a totally new problem, but it's definitely getting worse, it used to be that he'd start barking and snap at the kids if they were running around playing in the house, but now they don't have to be doing anything in particular. Last week he tried to bite my youngest as she walked past, and today he bit my son just below the eye as he bent down to clap him.

The dog isn't always like this and often plays fine with the kids, but it's not on if he bites them, so we may have to get rid of him if we can't cure him of it.

He was three before I met the missus, so he hasn't grown up with kids in the house. I realise it's a social heirarchy thing, so I'm not sure that going with my first impulse and knocking seven bells of s*** out of him every time he growls at the kids will help, and I don't think that it's a good idea to have the kids do it.

So, any advice as to what we can do?

Cheers
T_T
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#3
msr said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
My missus's daschund has started snapping at the kids and I'm unsure of the best way to tackle the problem. It's not a totally new problem, but it's definitely getting worse, it used to be that he'd start barking and snap at the kids if they were running around playing in the house, but now they don't have to be doing anything in particular. Last week he tried to bite my youngest as she walked past, and today he bit my son just below the eye as he bent down to clap him.

The dog isn't always like this and often plays fine with the kids, but it's not on if he bites them, so we may have to get rid of him if we can't cure him of it.

He was three before I met the missus, so he hasn't grown up with kids in the house. I realise it's a social heirarchy thing, so I'm not sure that going with my first impulse and knocking seven bells of s*** out of him every time he growls at the kids will help, and I don't think that it's a good idea to have the kids do it.

So, any advice as to what we can do?

Cheers
T_T
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7876508.stm

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Sorry are you suggesting feeding the kids to the "sausage dog"?

Im no expert, but wont that take a while? best bet here is to get a donghanlder to assist.
 
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trowel

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#5
Boots, liberally applied. It works. Who is the boss in your house? You or some hairy mutt?
 
#6
Buy and use a muzzle when the kids are around TT.
Every 10 mins or so, remove the muzzle for a few minutes, if nothing untoward happens, give a treat. If it snaps again while the muzzle is off, immediately put the muzzle back on with no treat and a tapped nose.
After a few times of this, the problem should be resolved.
As for the dog, i have no idea :lol:
 
#7
get a donghanlder to assist.


A what!! a dong handler 'eh. How will that help? :D
 
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trowel

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#9
" Dog Whisperer" is on Sky 3 at the moment if you are to much of a wuss to take control of the animal.
 
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trowel

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#11
Nice boots Girlie, if that is you on your avatar. I thnk something much heavier with steel toe caps are much better for canine correction.
 
#17
BiscuitsAB said:
on a serious note how old are the kids?
They're 5,9, and 12.
 
#18
Tartan_Terrier said:
My missus's daschund has started snapping at the kids and I'm unsure of the best way to tackle the problem. It's not a totally new problem, but it's definitely getting worse, it used to be that he'd start barking and snap at the kids if they were running around playing in the house, but now they don't have to be doing anything in particular. Last week he tried to bite my youngest as she walked past, and today he bit my son just below the eye as he bent down to clap him.

The dog isn't always like this and often plays fine with the kids, but it's not on if he bites them, so we may have to get rid of him if we can't cure him of it.

He was three before I met the missus, so he hasn't grown up with kids in the house. I realise it's a social heirarchy thing, so I'm not sure that going with my first impulse and knocking seven bells of s*** out of him every time he growls at the kids will help, and I don't think that it's a good idea to have the kids do it.

So, any advice as to what we can do?

Cheers
T_T
What are the kids doing to the dog to make it snap ,Your dog is doing her very best, and politely, to say “I don't like what you are doing, please back away.” The snap is her only defense.

May you should send the kids and the dog on a Dog Training Course where the kids can will learn dog care and training.
 
#19
asacey said:
What are the kids doing to the dog to make it snap ,Your dog is doing her very best, and politely, to say “I don't like what you are doing, please back away.” The snap is her only defense.

May you should send the kids and the dog on a Dog Training Course where the kids can will learn dog care and training.

I really hope a fuck off massive dog bites your face off Chubb.
 
#20
asacey said:
What are the kids doing to the dog to make it snap ,Your dog is doing her very best, and politely, to say “I don't like what you are doing, please back away.” The snap is her only defense.

May you should send the kids and the dog on a Dog Training Course where the kids can will learn dog care and training.
Read the post please, the kids are doing nothing. Walking past a dog in it's basket is not a good reason for getting bitten.
 

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