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|08-29-2018 08:11 PM|
Originally Posted by tim101 View Post
There are more questions than answers at this point, and a CBC and general wellness check is a good start. V's are not at all known to be wantonly aggressive, so whenever that happens there's usually a clear cause...be it physical (hopefully, easier to address)..or emotionally/behaviorally...with a *good* trainer. So, although your desperation and terror are understandable, it sounds like you have options before you get into that darkness.
You mention that he only does this with your wife, is she new and is this behavior new, some details?
|08-29-2018 07:22 PM|
Other than having his thyroid levels checked, and seeing a behaviorist. I don't have any other advise.
I had to put my 8 year old vizsla to sleep, after a unprovoked attack. Not just a bite, but a full on attack. The vet said he could have possibly had a brain tumor. As sad as it was/is he was just to unsafe to keep.
|08-29-2018 03:24 PM|
|tim101||I am experiencing the same thing with my Vizsla. He will be 5 but has shown aggression for a while. He is so lovey and listens well but out of nowhere he will bite us. It's happened mostly to me but recently to my wife which has changed the whole situation. I love him to death, he is my son. I cant have my wife scared to be around him. We've done everything possible except this tyroid check. At first we thought it was for alpha but no. Then we thought we got to close to his food (which has never happened) we can put our hand in his food and he won't bite. I just don't understand what is happening am very sad to think I might have to give him away or worse. Anyone with ideas please respond. Desperately in need of help for us and our boy.|
|01-21-2018 10:45 PM|
I've read through this thread, and I don't know if I can help... But my new dog Zeke who I adopted in August is Hypothyroid. His previous owner told me he had become
aggressive, with similar behavior that you all describe, which is why he was tested in the first place. He also came to me on three natural anti-anxiety supplements... Relora 250mg, L-theanine 1g, Adaotisoda, 1 tsp. in the water bowl... Since I have had Zeke, I have been able to eliminate the need, or use of all three homeopathic additives. He is still on Levothyroxine 0.6 mg.
He is still a concern to me, however it never shows up at home. It is always fear related, either by surprise... like a bicyclist, runner, something out of place or a person in a hoodie etc. With dogs, it is the attitude or attention of the other animal, and He does NOT like to be chased by an unknown or new dog. He gets VERY mouthy and ferocious, but not vicious. He acts and sounds like a dog fight, but I have not seen him connect. (Not to say he wouldn't if It went to that). He will be normal, and then all of a sudden Bark and lunge, be it the runner, or dog on leash... This is something I have observed, Most of the aggression is shown "ON LEASH". He seems to be much less fearful, or bothered when he is free, and will approach complete strangers, and dogs with a wiggling wagging tail and cuddle right up to them.
I have worked hard to relax and reassure him in these situations, and I have had great success, but we do get setbacks.
I really do believe that having Pearl, a very laid back Bloodhound to live with now, and Max my friends silly happy go lucky lovable V as a best buddy have been very beneficial.
Zeke gets his blood test each 6 mo. (Vet won't refill if I do not do it)
|01-21-2018 04:32 PM|
Sounds like things go down hill, only when he has something he does not want to give up.
What type of training has he had in the past, and what ongoing training have you been doing with him?
|01-21-2018 12:07 PM|
I read these post and look at my Sully aggressive behaviour. a little back round. i work 16 hour days. live out in the country in a small neighbourhood sully stays in the house with us. hes very clingy but that the breed hes 2 1/2 years old and stubborn as all get out. we had a old english pointer when we rescued him from a family that lived in toun at the age of 6 to 9 months old. we lost our old girl in july of 17 thats about the time when he started growing while playing tug or keep away from us which he really likes. about 2 months ago he bite the wife while he had something in his mouth he shouldn't have he snapped and drew blood.
the my 19 was bite when he decided he wanted food she left on the end table and she tried to get it from him. Last night he decided he wanted dirty laundry to chew on when i went to get them he snapped at me which got him pinned to the ground until he quiet growling, then put up in a kennel for a while until i comed down. I don't like using the crate as punishment because that his place to get away and feel safe/comfortable. any suggestions on what i can do i will not have a dog that bites. i have young grand kids and young neibour that loves the hyper dog.
|10-26-2017 10:22 PM|
Originally Posted by texasred View Post
|10-26-2017 03:36 PM|
While I like and use ecollars. They are only to be used with already known commands. They are just a extra layer of training.
I would not use a ecollar, to try and stop a dog from biting. You would be much better off, conditioning her to a basket muzzle. That way you can work on her problem, without putting friend, and her in harm's ways.
|10-26-2017 02:09 PM|
We’re about three weeks away from getting Nyla sterilized, putting her at the 18 month point. Likely unrelated but here I go.
A quick question. We have been noticing an increased amount of aggression in the home towards strangers. This seems to be specifically activated when someone walks down the hall behind one of us, or in some cases someone that walks out of our house carrying something. She has nipped three people to date and broken the skin on all three. Fortunately the people are friends and have been kind about the results. In all three, this was a quick nip and pull with a quick aggressive movement (then move away) Not always associated with barking either. Sometimes just a quick grab. Any suggestions relative to training so that we don’t live in fear of losing our dog to a more severe injury? She’s usually very loving and loves other dog owners and people she knows. I love my dog and don’t want to lose her. How practical would it to be to have her on an ecollar all the time?
Thanks for any help!
|10-04-2011 02:54 PM|
Re: Very Aggressive Behaviour… towards People AND dogs!
Thanks for the update. I hope the medicine will help. This can be a very difficult and discouraging problem to have with a dog you love.
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