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Offline Colin

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New member needs help
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:09:11 am »
Hi,

I'm new to Big Paws and wondered if anyone could give me some advice. I have a 5 month old giant schnauzer. He is always stealing things but recently he has started to get very possessive and growls and clamps his teeth shut on the things he's stolenn (and any fingers that might also be in the way). He would rather swallow things than let go even when tempted by toys and treats. Can anyone offer any assistance?

Thanks!

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Re: New member needs help
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 11:59:54 am »
might want to try a lot of obedience, that way first your pup learns that YOU are the boss, and that you are not to be challenged.  i've heard a lot of good from the NILIF program, i'm sure someone who does it can give you more information because i don't use it. 
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