19 month old GSD snaps and growls at me
Our 1.5 year old GSD (~19 months old, he turns 2 in July) has been sporadically aggressive towards me lately, he's usually fine around me until he suddenly acts as if he doesn't recognize me anymore -sniffs at me a moment or two and then starts growling at me, as if I was a stranger. I have no idea what is triggering this but it's definitely nothing I am doing -I'm not sure if he senses fear or something but even that is doubtful as right up to the moment he snaps I'm as casual with him as I usually am.
I'm in my late twenties, male; could it be a hormonal thing going on? We spoke to someone in the know and we were told to wait a few more months before we took him to mate. He's actually done this with my brother as well, though nowhere near as many times as with me (once or twice). Never bit anyone yet, though.
I don't know if he sees me as a threat, all I do know is that he suddenly acts like he doesn't recognize me anymore, so behaves the way he would with a perceived intruder.
Unlike my wife, I am dead set against giving him away as I think this can still be remedied. Any help would be much appreciated.
Last edited by Sb11; 03-08-2013 at 10:24 AM.