My dog is recently aggressive :(

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Usually dominance doesn’t take place outside of the home. This could be territory aggression or perhaps she’s being overprotective of you?

I’d talk to a trainer about aggression, it’s usually something that can be fixed. If it’s that she is overprotective, you’ll need to change the social hierarchy and assert yourself as the alpha.

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

She’s probably not feeling well. You should get her to the vet ASAP. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Hyperventilate:  +1

 

I’d seek a professional trainer to nip this in the bud before it gets worse!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Can you bring her to a dog training/socialization class?

I think that would seriously help!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

When a dog exibits sudden changes in behavior, the first thing you want to do is take him/her to the vet. Dogs tell us something is wrong by acting different than usual. Make an appointment ASAP. If your dog gets the all clear from the vet, your next step is definitely to contact a trainer. I’m not sure what kind of dog it is, but there is a thing called “small dog syndrome” that small dogs often get when not given the proper leadership and are allowed to become the boss. I have always found it best to talk to a professional who can show me exactly what to do, and exactly what not to do. Of course, training is essential to having a happy and safe dog, so you should contact a trainer anyway just to get the basics at the least, but make sure there are no health reasons causing this change. Good luck!

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