I am worried about my almost 7 month old girl Tess, who as of late, turned into a dog I don't even know anymore. When my husband went out earlier this morning, I noticed he hadn't picked up the yard after Tess when he was out there playing with her. When I take care of doing this, I usually leave her in the house, in her crate, and go out and pick up her deposits...
This morning, she had to go the bathroom so I brought her out with me, put her on a tie out so she could run around while I went to get the shovel to pick up her stools. Well as soon as she spotted the shovel, she came running after me and jumping up to get it. I tried putting her in a sit but she just wasn't listening to me at all, it began escalating as I began picking up her stools and placing it in the bag. She started jumping for the bag, knocking it out of my hand and running after it, and when I said "leave-it" and had to say it a couple of times, getting louder and louder, which I'm sure made things worse (my fault I know), but again she would not listen. I then tried to take her off the tie-out to put her in the house, and she began growling and lunging to bite me. It was a combination of the zoomies and my girl turning into a total lunatic. She really scared me, and I'm sure my getting upset didn't help the situation whatsoever. I managed to get her in the house and put her in her crate, she hasn't made a sound since and this was about an hour ago.
Tess knows most of her commands now but lately she's been choosing not to listen to them, unless I have a treat with me.....another mistake I made but didn't think I would need them because she's never tried to lunge and bite me before. Is my girl becoming aggressive towards me? Tess is my first GSD and I know they are a hard breed and need strong guidance, which I try to instill. I make her work for everything. I'm working with her 24/7, except for the time off she had during her recovery from be spayed.
I don't know, I'm at a loss right now and reduced to tears over this incident. I don't want to worry about my dog biting me. I thought this would be over by 7 months, at least I was hoping it would be over. Please, somebody give me some thoughts on this, I am so upset right now.