07-23-2018, 11:24 AM
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My dog is the same way... Got really bad around 6 months. People told me that it's genetics and that socialization won't always make a huge difference (do you know both parents?).. I did everything right to socialize her but it seemed to only makes things worse! It got to the point where I don't walk her anymore because it's just too stressful every time we see a dog (she's *usually* ok with people, but if someone appears suddenly, it can trigger her), but I have to be really careful about having people she doesn't know over (she scared my friend's 9 month old son yesterday when she went nuts at him - she was crated, but still).
She has never hurt anyone though. She DID nip at a kid's clothes a couple times, so we saw a trainer, and that did help, but I'm still not leaving her out around children she doesn't know (she's fine with the ones she saw regularly when she was a puppy). I was super worried about the vet and she did growl, but it didn't go farther either... will definitely monitor that.
But I got her because I wanted a dog I could hike with, needless to say, this isn't what I expected... She's not an Aussie though, just a rescue mutt.