Nanda & Nelson Posted December 29, 2013 Report Share Posted December 29, 2013 I'm at a total loss right now. Nelson has been an absolute sweetheart most of his life - he is almost 2 now. He has always been quite social and preferred playing with dogs much over toys in the parks. He has never been a dog that is afraid. I have never seen him with his tail between the legs or anything outside. If a dog would grawl at him or would pick a fight, he never backed off but always went back for it. Until last month, if he'd meet a few dogs he didnt like, there would be some grawls and thats it. The past little while, especially the past 3 weeks have been horrible. Even with dogs he knows (except females, i think) he can play nicely for a bit, and all at once - possibly when a dog hurt him - he just keeps on going for this other dog. This has happened with different dogs in different situations. I have had to pull him of multiple times, like... Really pull him off. I thought i used to be able to read him, but I guess I was wrong. I will be going to the vet as soon as I can (2nd week of january) and I am working with Control Unleashed excersizes. I am just so so sad about this situations as this dog means the absolute world to me and m partner has suggested we'd put him down if this evolves. (Though i'd go live n a cabin alone in the woods before this would happen). This aggression is ONLY towards other dogs and he has never ever shown any of this to humans. There are a lot of other dogs in our lives and this is somethng i want to understand and i'd like to hear from people who have actually experiences something like this. The biggest 'odd' thing is that he always loves other dogs at first. He actually always tries to play with every other dog (bow down, paw the other dog etc) and he only shows this behaviour after a play or something like that and it also seems to only happen around bigger dogs...... But he has never been one to slow down and always 'comes up for himself'. So far, i haven't physically punished him. My reaction is to pull him off when needed and leash him/ take him away from the situation/ do not gve him any possitive attention. Could this be a possesive thing about me? About space? Establishng his place in the pack? Could this be just a phase that might pass? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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