Sorry I haven't visited these forum for quite some time. I apologise if I haven't replied to any questions etc. Husband has been quite ill & has had to have 2 heart ops but is slowly getting better.
Anyway, just lately Rollo, now aged just over 2, has developed some aggression which is worrying me. He will bark at any one or anything that he sees coming up the road or anywhere near the house. I have resorted to keeping the blinds down so he can't see outside so am living in semi darkness
If the doorbell rings he goes totally mad, throwing himself against the door & doing somersaults.
A couple of weeks ago he managed to squeeze between my husbands legs when the postman came & he chased him down the road. The next day we had a warning letter from Royal Mail telling us to keep our dog under control. I have been working on my clicker training with him & he has all the basic commands down to a T but... when he gets in a frenzy nothing works, he just zones out. I have had him at the vets for a check up. which to my mind was very hasty, just felt his stomach, legs, looked in his mouth and pronounced that all was well.
Last night he was next to me on the sofa & had been biting at his leg for about half an hour. I eventually reached over him to have a look at his paw and he turned on me, really aggressive, lunging, growling. He didn't bite but snarled for quite some time. I was really taken aback.
He has seen a behaviourist a week ago who came to the house. He was recommended by the vet but I thought him a bit useless. For a small fortune I ended up with an A4 sheet telling me not to make eye contact with Rollo and keep him on a training lead in the house - what???
Anyway, I wondered if anyone else had aggression issues with their Havanese & if so what worked or helped.
Sorry for the long post but am feeling a bit desperate this morning.