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    Help with my dog. Agression?

    I have a 20 months old gsp, female.
    Some info about her:
    1.Super friendly, energetic and playful,
    Socialized with other dogs, people.
    2. She runs (not walk) runs almost every night on a open
    Field, chasing birds and rabbits. Besides she
    Enjoys a big patio and fenced backyard.
    3. My family loves her, mi kids love her
    And definitely she is not abused, at all.
    4. She was spayed on May 16.

    The issue.
    Approximately 4 weeks ago my dog showed some
    Signs of agression (??)
    Only happens at home...
    She gets on her bed or under
    The table, the grabs a toy or raw hide
    And doesn't let nobody get close...
    Her face expression changes and growls,
    Barking bad sometimes and apparently ready
    To attack. So far no bites.
    But this morning my wife and kids were
    Scared about it. She get relaxed after some time
    But is a tense situation.

    She was supposed to be on heat
    In this month, I think.

    This situation is totally new for me,
    Never has these events with other dogs
    Before.

    Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Show her who is boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    Show her who is boss.
    Apparently she is more intense with my wife and kids (the nicest people for her) I give her some discipline and training, yesterday we were on the couch watching netflix.. yesterday she was fine and this morning she was cool with me, but after I left to work...
    But anyway, even with me being close she gets stupid anyway lol
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    Yes, she knows you are dominant over her, but she still thinks she is dominant over the kids. Keep training, and taking stuff away. When you are there have the wife and kids take things away. Discipline when necessary. Soon she should get it. A little easier to do when they are smaller, but sometimes you don't see the problem coming. Good idea to feed her too and then take the food away. Or give her a nice bone and take that away. They can't be biting when someone touches their stuff.











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    My male GSP is now 11 years old and when he hasn't slept during the day, (wife's day off usually) he will actually do the same. Not very often. I get in his face to reassure him, I am the big dog here. I never hit , kick or abuse my 4 leg son but he can read my body language when I step up though. Just remember, a GSP is of course soft biting...even if it did bite...which I highly doubt, there is no jaw pressure. Stay on it and keep us informed Mike!

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    Spading her only a month before heat can some times trigger this behavior, I've been told. I missed the opportunity to have my Gorden Spayed and will wate till midpoint between the next cycle.
    Not sure if this is true, but did the same thing many years ago as you and had similar issues, which went away.
    Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzecollector View Post
    Phil the dog guy
    I second phil the dog guy. If the dog is aggressive when with rawhide or toy- that dog would no longer get either to start with. Rewards are earned and bad behavior has penalties. Good luck with the pooch.

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    Good luck, sometimes impossible to break. Discipline, e collar, whatever works, if not then cull her. I know it sounds harsh, but you and family come 1st. I've been with the hounds for 30 yrs, 99% of them where great, however I did have one that was down right nasty, I wouldn't pass him on to someone else to deal with so I culled him.

    Again, best of luck, hope she works out for you

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