Alexis, I am sad to hear your frustration.
I am not seeing aggressive, I am seeing an energized young dog who is confused because she is looking to you for direction and all she hears is "No."
I think she has no idea what "no" means, and is desperately trying to get you to engage with her and give her something TO DO.
She has a ton of crazy energy bottled up and nowhere to get rid of it.
As I type I have Hans on his treadmill and my laptop in my lap.
Why? Because I woke up late, no one in my family bothered to exercise Hans, and when I took him out to poo he got the zoomies and started jumping up on me and trying to use his teeth! He got me a couple of times!
This, from a dog who knows that is not OK and who stopped as soon as I said "OFF!" and turned my back.
He did this because the excess energy makes him antsy. Also because he is 11 months old. He was overenergized and was inviting me to play. "Finally, someone to do something with me! Let's GO!"
After the treadmill, I am going to do some training with him. But he is just too wound up right now and he probably wouldn't be able to focus properly.
These are dogs were originally designed to run after sheep for hours. If we get one and bring it into our lives, we have to find a way to provide a drainage of all that energy, otherwise they will find unpleasant ways to expend it.
I think the best thing you can do is try to find a treadmill somewhere and have Bubbles on that thing at least 30 minutes a day, if not twice a day. I know you have medical issues and her exercise requirements are more than you are able to provide. But there has to be a way she can have them fulfilled or else this will continue.
You don't have to have a dog treadmill. I am thinking a cheap one off Craigslist will work. Anything to get her to be tired, so she can be relaxed in the house and tired enough to do a training session with you without being nuts on adolescent doggie high.
I wish I could help more.
Last edited by Sunflowers; 12-09-2012 at 01:39 PM.