As Alfie’s stress levels rise, his aggression towards the other dogs escalates.

Dear little Shih Tzu Archie currently lives with five more Shih Tzus, two of which are fosters like himself. The other three are the family’s own dogs.[

Kicked and thrown against a wall

Stress levels rise and aggression increasesArchie came from a home of domestic violence, was kicked and thrown against a wall.

It’s no wonder that when his stress levels rise, his insecurity increases.

With love and hard work the family have already transformed him over the last few months. Unsurprisingly, though, he still has some worrying behaviour, some of which is getting worse. (more…)

Sudden Aggression. Redirects Onto Other Dog

Sudden aggression seems, to Harry’s owners, to come from nowhere. They took the German Shepherd on in good faith five years ago, at the age of two, little knowing what they had let themselves into.

The couple are experienced German Shepherd owners and have stuck with it.

Sudden aggression

Harry and George

The other day, seemingly with no provocation at all. The lady was by herself and both dogs were asleep on the floor.

With no warning, Harry suddenly attacked their other Shepherd, Bomber.

He grabbed the younger dog’s neck and shook him violently.

The poor lady sat and cried

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Barking at Me. Why?

Cocker Spaniel Archie’s barking at me was erratic and a little puzzling. As soon as Archie was let out of the sitting room to where I was in the hallway, he was barking at me loudly, jumping up at me and although I was aware of his mouth he stopped short Read more…

Too excited, over-aroused

Too excited, arousal and raised stress levels. Some dogs and certain breeds of dogs, as we all know, are a lot more prone to being too excited than others (with many exceptions of course). I went to the sweetest pair of Jack Russells yesterday – I’ll call them Jack and Jill. Jill Read more…

Young black labrador lying down

Aggression Around Food Bowl

Millie is a gorgeous five-and-a-half month old Labrador of working stock. Apart from some jumping up she really was the model dog when I was there, biddable and affectionate. She has a lovely family who do everything good dog-owners should. Twice every day, when she has her meals, her stress Read more…