Ace Posted January 22, 2009 Report Share Posted January 22, 2009 Rush has always shown fear aggression, and I have been working on that and its gotten so much better I have been amazed at her progress. She never liked being touched on her back or her back legs, even as a puppy, but I have gotten to the point I can brush her back legs without her tucking her tail between her legs and snapping at the brush. I can even lightly pat her. As far as this new issue, she has never seriously bitten anyone, but I dont want it to get that far. I dont really have money to see a behaviorist, otherwise that would be my first step. I want to see if there is anything I can do before I go spend money I dont have. The Problem: If I touch her toes, or her face or head, or body when she is laying down, or when she jumps up, she growls, even when she is just standing up. But this is a different behavior. Its not the same scared tail between the legs growl, this is a full comfortable tail high in the air stance. I could randomly kiss her, and she growls, sometimes she snarls. Every now and then she growls while playing. I figured she really isnt like a normal dog, she doesnt play with other dogs, and she is just starting to really learn how to play with people without toys. She is my first border collie, and a little over a year old. My family is getting really fed up. I want to deal with this the correct way, and mostly they want to hit her, or get rid of her. And I determined to try my hardest to work on this before I give up. If she bites my mom or my dad then I have no real choice, they will put her down. Suggestions on what could have caused it. Its been pretty much random, just starting sometime in December. Thanks everyone Diane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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