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What can I do to help my dog's aggression?

asked 2018-01-29 20:23:33 -0600

I work at a dog daycare, so my dog is at this place 3/4's of the week so I'm sure that doesn't help his territorial issues. But today, he went after a pug and when I went to grab the pug to remove him from the situation, my 2 year old terrier mix bit me on the back and it drew blood. My heart is a little broken. I rescued him at 1 year old so he had no prior training. I take him to obedience classes every other Saturday. There are just these moments where he is no longer responsive to my voice & goes to crazy town. What do I do?

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What was going on before he went after the other dog? How is he at home?

Bambi M.'s profile image Bambi M.  ( 2018-02-06 05:55:52 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2018-03-14 17:48:44 -0600

I'm sorry this happened! I think it depends on what happened prior to this moment and if you are noticing anything that causes this behavior to replicate. If you could identify the trigger (any thing that causes you dog to increase their awareness, fear, or reactivity) then you have a solid ground of how to help them. Other than maybe getting help from a dog trainer, I'd recommend a vet visit as well to make sure there is nothing medically wrong with your dog that might cause them to act out of character. For example, an injury or illness could cause a dog to be act out because they are not feeling well. I hope this helps and that you are healing!

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