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Hello

Following animals are all female and not neutered.

I am here for my nan who has a dog, bichon frise. She has not been neutered, and her aggression is towards other dogs. She lives with a cat and a Shih Tzu.

Her aggression acceding to my nan's vet is the dogs have just had an argument and it will resolve on its own.

This has been going on for 3 or 4 weeks now.

She has been aggressive in the following situations.
  • Food
  • Sleeping
  • Playing with the cat
  • Cleaning the cat
  • Cleaning herself
  • Playing on own
  • Any sort of attention from others, including my nan.

She has also gone after 2 other dogs that are believed to be jack russell's.


She has also always been a very loud barky dog who will always bark when things don't go her way.

My nan does not take her for walks, does not tell her off and is scared of her now. If tried to tell her off, she runs under the sofa and won't leave, so unable to tell her off when my nan does try. She is always spoilt (including treats) more than the other dog and cat.

She is not aggressive towards the cat, as the cat stands up for her self, who is only 10 months old.

I think I know why, but unknown how to solve. I think she is jealous of the other dog.

Both dogs are 10.
 

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Get the dog to a vet who knows what he's talking about. It sounds like the vet was taking advantage of your nan's gentleness. This is not a fluke situation. Aggression in a 10yo dog is a major 10 foot red flag that the dog is suffering some sort of injury or internal pain. The dog is acting aggressive in almost every situation you put him in.
 

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don't understand the text fully (is "Nan" the name of the dog?), but sudden behaviour changes should always get medically checked by a veterinarian especially if it is an elderly dog.
 

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Get the dog to a vet who knows what he's talking about. It sounds like the vet was taking advantage of your nan's gentleness. This is not a fluke situation. Aggression in a 10yo dog is a major 10 foot red flag that the dog is suffering some sort of injury or internal pain. The dog is acting aggressive in almost every situation you put him in.
Thats what I don't understand, its only aggressive against other dogs, never my "grandma"/nan.

don't understand the text fully (is "Nan" the name of the dog?), but sudden behaviour changes should always get medically checked by a veterinarian especially if it is an elderly dog.
Nan is my mums mum. I call her nan and my other grandma, grandma so we know who was who.
 

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So the Bichon and the Shih Tzu aren't getting along? Sorry haha just a little confused want to make sure I am understanding you correctly :)
Did the dogs get along before? You say this is a sudden change? If it is I would agree with the others that a visit to the vet might be necessary.


She has been aggressive in the following situations.
Food
Sleeping
Playing with the cat
Cleaning the cat
Cleaning herself
Playing on own
Any sort of attention from others, including my nan.
Could you give a specific example for each of these? I'm not sure if I understand what you mean for all of them.

The aggression around food could be resource guarding, if that is the case here is the resource guarding sticky http://www.dogforum.com/training-be...guarding-causes-prevention-modification-7511/
 

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My nan does not take her for walks, does not tell her off and is scared of her now. If tried to tell her off, she runs under the sofa and won't leave, so unable to tell her off when my nan does try.
Why are you telling her off? It sounds like you are scaring her, I wouldn't recommend continuing to do so as it may make things worse.
 

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Is this new behavior, or has it been ongoing?

Is the Shih Tzu a new dog, or have her and the Bichon been living together for a long time?

Did the vet do a full health check, or just claim that it's the dogs arguing?
 
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Apparently the vets done a "rough check".

The dogs got on for about 1 year-18months before this.

When the shih tzu is asleep the other dog will come up and growl, bark, and go to bite the shih tzu. When is cleaning her self, the other dog will come up and bark, growl and go to bite, same with food, same with any attention. This is why she was being told off.
 
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