aggression to dogs on walks
by Holly Sidney
My 6 year old English Springer Spaniel has always been somewhat aggressive towards other dogs. It began by baring teeth and growing when they came close to her, however now she is pre-empting them and attacking first. This began when we introduced a male chihuahua into the house.
We started by giving her a ball to carry in her mouth which quickly stopped the balking, however now she runs up to dogs growling and shaking her head.
She has never physically gone to bite them, however I am worried that it might escalate into that. I must also add that this is only when we are on unfamiliar territory or we are just beginning our walk when she is extremely hyper. I can't seem to calm her down before I open the gate. How should I proceed in order to stop her showing aggression to other dogs? ThankyouHolly - sorry but I accidentally deleted that fantastic picture, can you resend it? Just rebuild another FAQ and I'll add itReturn to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage