I have a 7yr old cocker spaniel who in the last 6 months has decided to take a dislike to all other dogs. Everytime he sees another dog he growls and goes to attack unless I lift him. In the past 6 months we have moved into a new house just the 2 of us and Iam aware as everyone tells me that he is trying to protect me, however this is quite distressing everytime I take him for a walk. Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me. Other than this he is a lovely dog.
Have you taken him for a checkup at the vet to make sure he does'nt have any underlying medical problems? Was there any incident to precipitate this kind of behaviour with other dogs? Is your dog neutered? If the dog is already well socialized to other dogs, then it will be a matter of keeping a close eye on him when you are out in public with him, and not allowng the aggressive behaviour. One problem with a small agggressive dog is that he may well decide to get nasty with a much bigger dog,putting you and your dog in danger. Good luck with him, I hope you can get him to behave.