Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
I think a trainer is in order as well...Sounds like displaced aggression..He gets so worked up/frustration mounts, has to release it somewhere and your the closest target.
I had a male aussie that did this, fortunately, it wasn't me that he would displace on, unfortunately it would be one of my other dogs whomever, was in close proximity.
Jag for example, would work himself into a barking frenzy IF say, a strange car pulled into my yard, he'd be outside , (Fenced yard), and go nail one of the other dogs , even if they weren't close, he'd chase them down or try to anyhow.
Since he was my biggest failure at curbing his barking, I put a bark collar on him. Worked for him, non existent barking, didn't work himself up, no displaced aggression because he wasn't 'zoning' out.
Certainly not saying it would work for your situation, it worked for mine.
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