Hey all, There seem to be a lot of dog people one here, based on the threads in the last few days.... I was hoping one of you could offer me some advice on my little puppy. I have a miniature Dachshund, 1 year old, neutered, and the cutest puppy I have ever seen, but he also has a problem. He thinks hes a Rotweiler. He may be one of the most aggressive dogs I have ever seen. He is extremely "vocal" with all strangers that he meets. He barks, growls, jumps at, and bites people ALL the time! He refuses to settle down until we physically hold him in our laps. Normally he will calm down after 10 or so minutes but what a pain! One of my friends has a 14 month old daughter that spends time at our house, and he does the same to her. Im terrified that hes going to seriously harm either her, or someone else that comes over to our house! And its not like he hasnt bitten people before, because he HAS. 3 times now. Otherwise, his temperment is good, he is a loving, affectionate dog that CRAVES attention in every way, sleeps under the covers in our bed, and will lay in your lap for hours. Im not afraid to discipline him, I have spanked him, and whacked him in the nose when neccessary, but to no avail. Id hate to lose my dog because of this at some point, so please help me out!