Join Date: Apr 2007
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
Very interesting, I have the same, plus a worse problem. Smarty started OB school at 12 weeks, loved everyone. She has been in continuing classes or showing her entire life and has always been in love with the other dogs. Now things have changed.
Her best friend is my DSís Standard Poodle rolling around all. We kept my DD small terrier mix through Christmas that was rather mean to her and now at 12to 14 months at agility classes, she goes on the aggressive when she comes in contact with other dogs. She acts like she wants to kill them, once she gets there and smells them all is well. But she is going to do this to the wrong dog. I have been extremely stern with this behavior. A larger dog would be call vicious if they acted like this.
Her actions are really strange, she never ever does it at the pet stores. Never at the vet, but at her 2 agility and Rally classes, she is unpredictable. the 3 instructors have different ideas on the reasoning and correction. One instructor thinks it is hormonal, another thinks she has been hurt and wants to put the other dogs on alert that she is tough stuff. I am at a loss, other than to let her know these actions are totally unacceptable.
Good luck, I hope some one has an answer.
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen