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I've had my german sheppard/rotweiller mix since he was 2 months old. He learned very quickly not to pee or poo in the house, and was growing up very well. I don't know when his aggression started but we overlooked it as puppy play.

King is now 3 years old. He is not neutered. We tried taking him to 2 different vets on multiple occassions to get him neutered and were unsuccessful in sedating him. We tried giving him a needle and tried sneaking him pills, he's a very suspicious dog, if he sees me tampering with his treats or food, he wont eat it. I tried stuffing 2 or 3 pills in his chicken like the doctor instructed, and he simply picked it up and shook it 100 times until the pills flew out and then ate it. So long story short, king is not neutered.

When he is at home, he's generally a calm obedient dog, he know not to get on the couch, he won't bite any of the furniture, mind you he does have his moments where he'll get a burst of energy and sprint around the house every now and then but its not that often.

He goes for 3 walks a day as well as backyard time.

When i'm going for a walk, its a complete headache, as he pulls non stop, even with his pronged collar on. Every time he pulls, I make him sit down and then try again, and eventually he'll walk with me for a bit, and then simply start his pulling routine and you can literally hear him choking himself so I give up.

When on walks, I have to be careful to make sure he does not get near any people cars or anything for that matter, first thing he does when he see's anyone or anything thats moving is attack. Because of this, he hasn't been able to associate with any of my friends,family,or other dogs. This behaviour is strange because since a pup he has always interacted with my friends, and all their dogs on a daily basis, and one week it all seemed to just change.

I'm at my wits end here, and seriously need some help! I've went to trainers and all of them tell me I must come daily with my dog and that it will be thousands, which I cannot afford nor do i have the time.

Because of this, I have not been able to cut kings nails in 2 years, nor clean his ears, nor take him to the vets for a checkup and its driving me nuts.

Please help!
 

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I am posting a definition of dog agreesion by trainer Kevin Behan, because it might help you understand what is going on here, and I doubt you will get this information from other posters.

https://naturaldogtraining.com/dog-aggression/

There are many definitions of aggression circulating in the science on dogs and which suggest that there are many causes, but in reality, no matter the context or its object, all incidents of aggression have the same cause, fear. Thus we can defineAggression as “Blocked Attraction.” This block is fear.

Fear can be acquired through the experience of pain and emotional trauma but also through a slow, steady build up of a daily anxiety from seemingly innocuously sources, for example, excess stimulation. This unused energy is converted into a generic kind of fear and stored in an “emotional battery” as stress. Dogs respond differently to stress based on their genetic predispositions and this is whyaggression in its varied forms appears to have a myriad of causes when this is not the case.

The adaptive purpose that fear serves, in addition to avoiding potential danger, is to add intensity to behavior. Thus, if the intensity builds to a level that surpasses the dog’s capacity to feel attracted to its owner, the dog feels blocked and acts problematically. It’s not accurate to say that a dog turns or snaps, or is acting out of a chemical imbalance. All of these phenomena are the result of intensity reaching an overwhelming proportion in the dog’s emotional system. These sudden purges are why aggressive dogs are often characterized as having “turned,” snapped, or possessed of a Jekyll and Hyde personality as well as why historically “friendly” dogs who have never known any overt trauma or aggressive disposition can suddenly act aggressively as if the episode came out of the blue. It didn’t. It had been building for a long time because the emotional connection to the owner wasn’t strong enough to “ground” out all that fear. The dog was becoming more and more intense in personality displays, or fixations on certain activities, until these displacement activities could no longer drain the emotional battery, hence the sudden discharge.

The problem is not that your dog isn’t “smart” or doesn’t know how to heel, sit, down and stay; the problem isn’t that your dog is anti-social or a canine psychopath, and the problem isn’t that you haven’t given your dog enough exercise or haven’t been consistent, positive, or dominant enough. The problem is that due to the compounding effect of fear, your dog is becoming more and more intense, no longer as playful and easy going as he used to be. This process of intensification has been underway despite any of the things you have been doing in the hopes of calming or controlling the dog, and as a matter of fact many of the things commonly prescribed to help, more exercise, lots of ball playing, more attention, more jobs to do, make the dog even more intense. Superficial definitions of aggression(territoriality, dominance, possessiveness) fail to address the root cause of the syndrome. The real problem is that when your dog reaches a certain level of intensity, his fight/flight reflex takes over and the truth is, nobody’s home. That’s not your dog in that body and mind that is lunging, snarling, and/or in general freaking out. Your dog’s body and mind has been overwhelmed by a charge of intensity that is as old as evolution. When a dog is overwhelmed with intensity, he can’t feel a thing. Such a condition is adaptive for wild animals living in a static environment as it facilitates survival, but it is always maladaptive for a dog living in our domestic world of incessant change and our arbitrary comings and goings. When a dog is overwhelmed with “the charge,” he can’t feel that the dog it is attacking is a fellow dog, or that the hand it is biting belongs to its owner or to an innocent, vulnerable child.

The answer is to increase a dog’s emotional capacity so that he can process stress differently. The goal is not to change the dog, but to change how the dog responds to stress. And the good news in this regard is that the emotional battery and stress evolved in service to a cooperative dynamic. Resolving stress through synchronized group activity (which is why dogs love to ride in cars) is how dogs learn to work together as a coordinated group, it’s why we can even train dogs to do police service, therapy functions, search and rescue, arson, drug, cadaver, contraband detection, and my favorite example, herd sheep rather than kill them. When a dog’s emotional capacity is increased then when he becomes charged, he is still able to feel. He can still feel its owner and therefore can still listen to his owner. He can still feel that the dog before him is a dog of the present, not an ogre from its past. If a dog can feel, it can adapt. It’s that simple.
 

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Your dog doesn't allow you to touch him at all for routine grooming?

When you say 'attack', do you mean he's actually going in for a bite or has bitten, or is he doing a lot of barking and growling?

Put the prong collar away, they're unpleasant and obviously not doing any good. They make sturdy head-collar halters for walking dogs, out of leahter and metal just like for horses; he won't be able to pull if he can't get his head into it. Where the head goes, the dog goes. Or a front-clip harness, he won't be able to brace against that easily either. http://www.dogmatic.org.uk/ here is one of many sellers. I strongly reccomend the leather and metal, NOT the cloth and plastic.

Many posters here will tell you that your dog must be acting aggressively because he is afraid, 100%, full stop, there is no other reason than fear. I do not agree with this, some dogs are just hostile and it ISN'T fear. But reactivity on leash is a very common dog problem, and there are a bunch of stickies up in here Training and Behavior Stickies that can help outline how to handle reactivity and its many, many causes.
 
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