(Closed) Advice needed from pet owners please.

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  Have you taken the Aussie to the vet? Sudden changes in behaviour can often be an indicator of a medical problem. It could be pain or an issue with eyesight or something else.

Rule out a medical reason first and for the time being keep the Aussie separated from the other dogs.

Was there anything to trigger the behavior starting? Anything that happened at home or to any of the dogs?

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think my first step would be to keep the Aussie seperated from the other dogs at all times. Next would be a visit to the vet to rule out any physical reason for the sudden agression. After that it would be time to start working with an animal behaviorist to address the issue.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Please don’t just give the dog away, try to find another solution. Take the Aussie to training classes or like the PP said, to the vet. Has the Aussie been neutered? That always helps with aggression. Good luck an dplease don’t give up hope for this rescue!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  I would take him to the vet. Honestly, this scares me for the dog and for the other dogs. I, however, could not keep a dog that could be scene as a threat/violent. See what the vet has to say and what recommendations they can give you.  My fear when dogs attack, is what if it happens to a kid? it freaks me out!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  Are all your dogs fixed? Had the boston just reached maturity when the attacks started?

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Maybe it’s your Boston that needs a vet visit. When our Cat A was sick (and we didn’t know it yet), Cat B started becoming very aggressive toward Cat A. Cat B knew that Cat A was in a weakened state, and this emboldened Cat B to become agressive.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whatever you do also realize that the Boston could end up having issues if the Aussie gets to her too many times so I would seperate them as much as possible until you make a decision

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Is the dog getting a lot of exercise? Aussies need to be stimulated or they do have serious behavior issues that can increase over time. 

However, as an adoption counselor, I would tell you that this may be a situation where the health of your other dogs are in jeopardy. I would NEVER EVER turn the dog in to the city or pound. Instead, I would contact rescue groups in your area that may deal with the breed or size of dog. 

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