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...
Living with an aggressive dog 5

Living with an aggressive dog 5

Drugs Now that we had eliminated any obvious medical problem, it then was an argument for behavioural medication. This was a case of trial and error. We started with Metacam (general painkiller) and Gabapentin (neurological painkiller). This worked wonders as a...
Living with an aggressive dog 4

Living with an aggressive dog 4

Square 1 The next step was to visit the Chiropractor to investigate if there were any problems. On the first visit, it was indicated that there was a misalignment with his head and jaw. There were also issues along his spine and his hip tilted down and to the left....