Is there anything I can do to help this dog with Springer Rage Syndrome?
This dog is a 6-month-old Springer Spaniel that was gotten from a breeder September 2010. He is sometimes very aggressive. I've heard that Springer Rage Syndrome is incurable, but it would be nice if he didn't have to be returned to his breeder.
Just today, an eight-year-old girl in the family who owns him was bitten and scratched above her eye when she tugged on him and got too close to his face. The dog showed no signs of anger before he jumped onto her, but the family knows he needs space. The girl's father (understandably) became angry and squeezed the dog's neck, shoving him into his kennel. This wasn't the first time the dog became aggressive when provoked - or the first time he was handled so roughly. Is there any way this problem can be solved without euthanizing this dog or returning him to his breeder? Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage