A reader writes:
Hello, i found your page by searching “how to deal with a scottie”, since my scottie is very aggressive and she is barely 2 months old. I have an 8 month westie and it’s unbelievable how mean my scottie is with her. She’s also aggressive when i try to cuddle or pet her. Please help me by giving me some advice on how to train her. She bites people and my westie all the time and she really bites HARD, she even made a family member bleed, but we still love her
Thank you so much
Scottie News replies:
Please don’t call your Scottish Terrier puppy mean and aggressive. An eight-week-old puppy can no more be mean than an eight-week-old baby can. Your puppy is just spirited and, from the sounds of it, more of a handful than your last puppy. While some very young kids and puppies are more difficult than others, it’s important to remember that they aren’t doing it on purpose so “mean” isn’t really an accurate description. Whether you’re a parent or dog owner, you need to find ways to get through. Here are some past suggestion on training biting Scottish Terrier puppies. Please be sure to read the many helpful comments too and see what might work in your situation. Alas, there’s no one miracle solution so you might have to try several different techniques. Good luck.
Read more on puppy training:
- Help wanted for biting Scottish Terrier puppy
- Ask the Scottie News: What do I do about a foot/toe/ankle-biting Scottish Terrier?
And for even more visit Scottie News’ special Puppies section.