I own 4 Muscovies, 3 ducks and 1 drake. I've hadled them since I got them (they were a day old). They are now 20+ weeks old. The females come close, but are timid. They don't like being pet. They can tolerate being held. My drake, he hisses and puffs up. He will walk across the yard just to come up to you. He will walk right up beside you, hissing, and attack you. His bites hurt. He's already attacked one of my dogs. My dogs tolerated him, now they are terrifed of him. I'm afraid that he will bite my older dog and he won't tolerate it and bite back killing him. He seems to tolerate me more than anyone else. He seems to hate my Mom the most, who insists on being a pain and tormenting my duck . She doesn't get it. When I pick him up he's fine. I can pet him, touch him etc. He just sits there in my arms 90% of the time. For him to stop coming up to people or my other animals to attack, I have a carrage whip I use. I don't hit him with it, or even snap it. When he gets close, I shoo him away with it. Some times if he doesn't go away, I may tap him lightly. He knows what the whip means now. If I have it in my hands, he won't bother anyone. As soon as I reach for it he knows to move away. I'd really like him to not have this aggressive behavior. I'm willing to spend a large amount of time and patience into getting him to be less aggressive if I can. Any ideas?