Do not give up on him. We got a 1 1/2 year old Pom-Chi from a shelter. He would be vicious. It took about 9 months to establish trust. He is scared, homesick and grieving. Try to give him a space of his own. Help him feel like apart of the family not just some dog you got but didn't really want. Bribe him with treats and praise him. My Pom-Chi has a lot of energy. Take him for walks and get him good and tired. Try to give him lots of belly rubs. He will start to trust you. And cuddle with him. Our 13 month old daughter does this. He was scared of her and would bite her. Once she learned how to rub him he stopped. They play with his ball together. If he is out of control get a spay bottle with water and every time he barks, spay him and say "Bad (his name)." It got to the point where if we picked up the spay bottle he would stop. He even had a time out. We would put him in the garage for a 5-10 minutes after he did something bad. When he came out he would be calm.
Answered by Anonymous - 10/24/2010 12:49:28 AM