Four month old Giant Schnauzer quirks
by Diane Longo
(Green Valley, AZ)
We purchased a 4 month old Giant puppy. We are the second owners in her short life. We have only had her for a month and she acts like she has separation anxiety. When I leave the house she whines and howls. When I return home she jumps on me repeatedly and usually has peed on the floor somewhere. I was putting her in a crate when we would go out but she pooped in it and made a mess so I stopped crating her. Second question. She is on the go all the time and drinks a lot of water. Is this normal? Another question. We have a 12 year old neutered male standard poodle who is very gentle. Puppy jumps up and grabs his ears and snaps at his face. He growls but ignores her. He never defends himself. She growls and torments him. Is this normal? Last question. At her young age she is already growling and barking if she sees someone walking past our house. She has been very friendly with visitors jumping all over them when they come into the house. So she likes strangers but barks if she sees them on the sidewalk. I have owned a lot of dogs in my life but never had a puppy like this.