Has anyone else had this issue? My female pug, who is 4 years old, has become aggressive. She is normally such a sweet and loving dog. However she has these strange moments when she attacks my other dog. The other dog is a toy fox terrier, also female and is 5 years old. When my pug attacks, she grabs her with her mouth and corners her, she is growling and become very rigid. When the scuttle is broken up, she growls at whoever has intervened. I thought it was a food thing at first, but it has happened again today and she had already eaten, already been outside, this time she bit ME when I seperated them! She had never done that! What is going on? Anyone? Advise please!
Your Pug is showing some huge dominance issues, if she is not physically ill. I would take the dog to the vet, and make certain there is nothing going on with her. If you think the behaviour started with food, seperate the 2 dogs at feeding time, in fact, I might seperate them altogether, until you get to the bottom of this. A call to an animal behaviourist might be a good idea. Are the 2 dogs spayed? Have you owned them both from puppyhood? What did you do when the Pug bit you? I'll be interested to see how things go.
I have had both dogs since they were puppies and both are spayed. I never thought that it could be from a physical illness. What kind of illness could cause that? I will call my vet tomorrow and get her in to see them. When she bit me, I told her no in a stern voice and I popped her bottom. that did nothing. Then I put her in a room by herself to calm down. She hates that! She doesn't like to be alone. I really don't know what to do when she does that, she hasn't ever done it before. I have heard that you pop a dog on the nose, but she has no nose! Well, it i s there but so close ot her eyes, i couldn't do that. Thank you for your ideas.
I dont know who gave you the "pop them on the nose " advise, but dont ever do that. Hitting an animal should never be used as a form of correction. When she displays this behavior, grab her by the scruff of the neck and roll her on her side with a firm NO. I had similar issues with one of my female Frenchies. She would go after the other ones and attack them when she saw me get the dog food scoop. She now jumps on the bed, lays down and whines, but does not try to attack the others. She did not like being rolled and held down.
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