People aggression in house.
Hello, had a question for you guys before I brought in a trainer for an in home visit.
Zoey is very aggressive towards new comers in our home. When she is outside on a leash, she'll let anyone pet her, no problem. When it comes to my house, that's a different story.
She loves when my family comes over, it's my friends and wife's side of the family she doesn't want in. She is a very dominant dog but not possessive. I'm sick and tired of not being able to have any friends over because my dog wants to bite them.
I recently had my wife's mother and her brother over, she was fine with her mother but muzzle punched her brother in the face. (I had her wearing a muzzle because I don't trust her)
I also had a good friend of mine over and again, he was persistent on having her out hanging out with us. So I brought out her kennel in the living room and put her in it, she immediately started barking and lunging at him in the cage. I had him give her a could of tasty treats which she took willingly, ate it, and then went bake to barking and trying to bite him through the cage.
I even put a tug half in/half out of the cage so she could interact with him, they played tug for about 5-10 minutes, then she stopped, stared at him and lunged/barked at him. I grabbed the muzzle, put it on her and let her out. She was more interested in getting the muzzle off but she let him pet her for a while, didn't try to bite or bark at him.
The issue is, a lot of my family and friends are dog lovers, and they are persistent on having Zoey out and interacting with her. The thing that I dont get is she loves everyone outside of her house on leash (except other dogs) but when it comes to my house, shes a terror.
My wife does not want to bring in a trainer because:
1) I'm not changing the way I treat Zoey
2) I want her sleeping with me at night, not in some cage.
3) I want her on the couch with me
Zoey is amazing when it is just me and my wife, shes so affectionate its crazy. Velcro dog but when it comes to her food or toys, I can take it away from her with no issues at all. I just wish we could share her love with friends and family without worrying shell attack.
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Zoey- Adopted Belgian Malinois on 4/29/12
Princess- WGSD 3/15/01-9/21/11 Forever would've been to short...
Last edited by Nickyb; 01-18-2016 at 12:06 PM.