Living with an aggressive dog 15

Living with an aggressive dog 15

Trust = No muzzle Once I build up trust that Barney and Caesar would not retaliate. I could give my hounds muzzle free time when I was in the house and Josh muzzled. If Josh started something I could intervene quickly. This would be a firm and clear NO and sometimes I...
Living with an aggressive dog 12

Living with an aggressive dog 12

The playpen Following a discussion with the Kennel manager, she found a baby playpen. We both felt that this could work with him as it is less restrictive. Once I had set this up in the living room, I could lure him in there but he would not stay in there. The moment...
Living with an aggressive dog 11

Living with an aggressive dog 11

Try to remember I have to cast my mind back 10 months ago. When he first arrived, we knew very little about Josh’s behaviour, temperament or what might trigger him. First thing first which was trying to just watch him and his non-verbal communication. This is not as...
Living with an aggressive dog 10

Living with an aggressive dog 10

Emotional Roller Coaster As I mentioned in my first post, it is an emotional roller coaster of a journey. It has taken over 10 months of stress, worry, mental effort, behaviour or environment management, lots of soul searching, and facing ethical and welfare dilemmas....
Living with an aggressive dog 6

Living with an aggressive dog 6

Medication causing concern Living with an aggressive dog 5The vet started Josh on Metacam, Gabapentin and Fluoxetine. This saw a change in behaviour but not one I fully grasped. He always had an inclination to sometimes stare into space, looking puzzled at his shadow...