Reed (beagle) has been with us for a little over 2 years, we adopted him at 1-2 yrs of age so he is about 3-4 yrs of age. A few months later we adopted Pie (lab mix) when she was 11 weeks old. So she has grown up with him. The last few weeks he has become very agressive towards her. He runs and barks at her and sometimes won't let her enter the family room. He has been steeling all the bones and sometimes tries to prevent her from eating. All she does is wag her tail and try to play with him and give him kisses. We try and show each dog attention, we give them both hugs and kisses when we get home. I brush them each the same amount of time. I just don't understand why he is being so mean to her. Does anyone know why all of a sudden he is showing agression to her after 2 years of living together?
I've had this happen between some of my working dogs. Sometimes, tension is created when the dogs spend too much time together. Eventually, they had to be seperated after a nasty fight that ended up in one dog almost losing an ear. He has a nice chip scar to tell about it. You might also get his thyroids checked. Take him to the vet and explain to him/her just what you explained in your post. Odd aggression that pops up can be medical, and needs to be treated. Good luck!
I have this happen with Wiley and Buddy and sometimes Blaze. I just hate it when Wiley does this. I do point my finger at him and yell NO and he does stop, but I can't be with them 24/7. What I found out that works the best is the spray collar. When he gets upset and starts to bark the collar will spray him and he forgets what he is so upset about. I also use the e collar to tone him. One or the other collars I use.
Don't let him get by with it is what I suggest. Spray him with water, clap your hands or stomp your feet and YELL NO, anything to get his mind off of what he is doing. But I'm not a dog trainer. It just worked for me.
Best of luck.
***Edited By: WileyBlaze on 2/7/2007 11:26:42 PM*** Reason: .
We have a lot of dogs living in our house and sometimes one will just have a bad day and want to go after everyone else.
So what we do and has worked for many problems is when they are acting up, right at the time I don't say anything I go right up to the dog and put it on it's side lay it right down and have the other dog come and smell it. Every time, it doesn't take long and they get the hint that your the boss of the house and that is it. Sometimes we get so busy with everything that they will try and test us when we least expect. It isn't about hugs and kisses, they know we love them, it is letting them know you are still the head of the house and all the dogs.