Yeah....they were selling this pup at a reduced price due to him having a limp, supposedly from an older, previous injury of unknown source. Usually sell their pups for $400 but sold him for $50.
I understand completely. I truly do. That's my first inclination too when a dog growls at me....I let all the crazy hang out in those times so they never dream of ever, EVER doing that again. Ever. It's just too important with my grandkids around that every dog here NEVER shows a human any aggression.There is hope. My Paris was a chicken killer, it took me 2 years to turn her around. Strangely enough, Trip is ok with all poultry—EXCEPT DUCKS. He not only killed, but he ate my Muscovy ducks. I don’t know what clicked in his brain that ducks are food. He snarled and lunged st me, WRONG thing to do. My knee jerk reaction was to snatch up a 4’ pine limb that just happened to be on the ground and I beat the snot out of him-until he ran away. I wound up giving the last duck away. Whalloping Trip with a tree limb probably wasn’t the best reaction, but when my big gentle giant lunged at me, I was whaling the tar out of him before I even realized it.
Already on it....started alpha training and will continue that every day until it's in his mind like a song. It's hard when the dog is already this old, but I'm still going to try.With Blue, start over. Go to square one and start training like he is a 6 week old pup. Obviously there are holes in his training, I have confidence that you can find and fix them.