my Springer Spaniel has started to growl at everyone
I got chester at 8 weeks old from a lovely lady. we have never had any issues with him, he got on really well with my 17 year old collie mix but unfortunately we had to have him put to sleep due to age related problems.
Chester just moped around for weeks so we decided to get a new springer puppy to keep him company. both dogs get on great. Chester is now 3 and Ozzy just over a year old. Our problems started about 6 months ago every time anyone walks in the room he growls loudly, not a regular growl its like there is a ogre in the room with you.
It started with my 13 y/o daughter but now he does it to everyone, he growls whilst wagging his tail expecting to be fussed but he scares everyone as they think he may bite them.
He has never shown me any aggression what so ever. he also will not obey my kids or husband. its not all the time its just now and then, for example if I go to bed before them he will not leave the living room and goto his bed.
He will just sit and growl. Can I also stress he never shows our other dog any aggression. Any ideas what could have prompted this behaviour??From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
Is his Castrated? This may help ease the aggression. You may also want to lok at how your enforce the pack order in the home. So for example you need to ensure that Chester sees you as the
Springer Spaniel Pack Leader and that he feels part of the
Springer Spaniel Pack.
If that doesn't help then I would seek proffessional advice.
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