12-09-2014, 05:57 PM
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Help with dog-aggressive behavior?
I'm looking for advice on how to correct my dog's aggressive behavior toward other dogs. Let me clarify that she isn't at all aggressive toward people, and she absolutely adores children. She's going on 3yrs old now, and is a mix breed (coonhound for sure, likely with blue heeler). I've had her since she was a few weeks old, and she didn't always display the behavior.
As best I can remember, it started during her puppy obedience training. I was with her and know for a fact that she wasn't attacked or anything like that. What happens is that whenever another dog is within about 5ft of her (on leash), she tucks her tail and growls, sometimes lunging at the other dog unprovoked. I understand that tucking the tail is probably fear/anxiety related, but I have no idea how to go about helping her.
She lives with two dachshunds at home, and generally behaves well with them. Does anyone know what I could do to eliminate this behavior?
Thanks in advance!
(P.S. I realize I posted this in the wrong place; I can't figure out how to move it on mobile.)
Last edited by HarleyD7; 12-09-2014 at 06:03 PM.