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Posted by Cheryl Carlson
on 10/8/2014, 4:43 pm, in reply to "Kaia
Hi there! Many pups will do this, but the Malinois is MOST known..
She is letting you all know how she feels about being picked up, because it means to HER that she is not the top dog. Best is for you to pick her up, and then hand her to others. If she ever growls at you, look at it like a child having a tantrum. Get very stern, grab her by the back of the neck, grip firmly, look her in the eye, shake her a bit if necessary. If she doesn't submit IMMEDIATELY, lift her entirely into the air by her scruff, and shake until she cries or whimpers. As soon as she does, go right back to holding, touching, whatever. These dogs are very confident, and sure of themselves in their world, and just need to be shown (when they are 15 pounds, not 75!) that you are the boss.
- Kaia - Gretchen Krassman 10/7/2014, 4:10 pm
- Re: Kaia - Cheryl Carlson 10/8/2014, 4:43 pm
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- Re: Kaia - Cheryl Carlson 10/9/2014, 8:53 am
- Re: Kaia - Gretchen Krassman 10/9/2014, 2:34 pm
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