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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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14 week old latching on to other smaller dogs and won’t let go

Our 14 week old vizsla has lately been getting on top of other smaller dogs and latching on and won’t let go, he’s tail is still wagging but then he is growling we want to stop it as soon as possible, He has been very well socialised from a young age and goes to day care once a week, I don’t really know where we went wrong? Or if he will grow out of it
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Nothing went wrong, it's normal.
Vizsla puppies play rough, and can sound like they're really mean. Somewhere between 3 and 4 months old, most older dogs will start to correct them.
I'm guessing this is your first little red Tasmanian devil.
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"Latching on"= mounting?

That's a normal display of dominance. My bet is that he's in with older dogs at the day care and feels like the young 'un he is, and perhaps, is being reminded of this by the older, more dominant dogs. I would talk with the day care providers about it, he shouldn't be too exposed to that sort of pack behavior, it stays with him as you see.

When he does it with you, pull him off and give a sharp jerk on the lead along with a firm "NO!".
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Yes our first Vizsla! And when I mean latching he bites and holds on around there mouth and won’t open up his jaw, in regards to day care he started on a day where only puppies and smaller dogs are allowed but then got moved up to an older class because he was too much for the other dogs but I will speak to them

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Yes our first Vizsla! And when I mean latching he bites and holds on around there mouth and won’t open up his jaw, in regards to day care he started on a day where only puppies and smaller dogs are allowed but then got moved up to an older class because he was too much for the other dogs but I will speak to them
It's normal.
I give my older dogs breaks from the puppy antics.
I don't try to pry their mouth off another dog. If you have a good temperament adult dog. They will start to let the puppy know when they've had enough. It normally looks mean with a growl, and a snap. Taller dogs might stand over the puppy for a short while. No actual damage is done to the puppy. The puppy will lay on its back. Then you see them start to lick the older dogs mouth. Its all dog language, and part of the puppies learning process.They have just been told to back off, and cut the crap out. That it hurts. It's something that puppies need to learn. If we keep intervening, they don't have a chance to learn the lesson from other dogs. With some it leads to problems later.
As long as the daycare dogs are good with him, and have good dog manners. I don't see a problem with it.

Gingerling thought you we're asking about humping. I don't look at puppy humping as being sexual, but over excited during playing. I still discourage it in puppies, to keep it from becoming a habit. No one likes to hangout with a humper, not even other dogs.
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