We adopted a boxed mix was suppose to be mixed wiith ridge back but not too sure. We got her when she was 8 weeks old and she is now 1 yr and seems to become more aggressive When we kennel her up at night she will growl very mean sounding at first it was just a growl now she bites and snaps at us has not broke skin yet but she does have very powerful jaws. I wont lie it hurts, We have had her in obed. training and she listens very well for the most part. We thought it was she may have been tired or not enough exercise. But I dont think it is an excuse, We have a small 6 lb chi whom she has growled at and snapped at and worried for him or kids. I have tried laying her on her side and holding her down until she calms and it takes 30 min and when I let go she snaps and growls at me again. I have drug her to her kennel and she growls and snaps when I pull my hand away Please help I love her so much Dont know what to do Could it be a medical prob?
I know how frustrating your problem can be. I've had similar problems with one of my dogs. But my dog was a rescue that had been abused by a previous owner. The owner had left him crated for long periods of time ( among many other worse abuses). Because of this, he would become aggressive at the very sight of the crate, and not wanting to trigger those upsetting feelings in our dog, we decided never to crate him. Before we were sure he'd behave with the other pets, when we weren't home, we'd put him in the bedroom and shut the door (with food and water of course). We still don't crate him, but removing the source of his aggression, made him stop acting that way all together. Although if i were you, any time he's aggressive towards your smaller dog, i'd tell him 'NO' and put him in the other room for at least a few minutes - to get your point across to him that his behavior towards a smaller pet will not be tolerated. Be firm in your tone of voice, but never mean - that just makes them more aggressive. Hope some part of this helps.