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Aussie Attacking Other Dogs And My Fiancee

by Melissa

We have had our Aussie for a little over three years now and he has never shown any kind of aggression at all towards anyone or anything. About a month ago my fiancee was walking him while I was at work and he randomly attacked a Maltese that was walking with her owner, he brought him home and put him up with our other dog who he then attacked, then after breaking up the fight and separating them he tried to attack my fiancee. We haven't had an incident since then until now. We have had our dogs separated since but today Kane, the Aussie, got out of his crate and attacked our Pit Bull. I don't know what to do. I really don't want to lose my dog.

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Aussie attacking other dogs
by: Anne

Is your dog neutered?
I can already see from what you said that he does not view your fiancee as the Alpha Dog.
How old is he exactly? How many other intact (un neutered) dogs do you have I count 3. Is that correct?
Has something changed in his environment lately?
I have an idea of what else it might be , but e-mail me privately.

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies
Louisiana, USA

by: Nonnie

Have him checked out by a vet. Behavior that changes that radically that quickly could mean something is seriously wrong. It just doesn't sound like everything is ok.

Aussie Attacks
by: Carol

My 6 (almost 7) year old neutered male Aussie started attacking my 11 year old Aussie mix neutered male last summer. We found he had a slow thyroid and have him on meds. Things were fine for several months, but in the last week or so, he has started attacking not only the 11 year old but also my 17 month old neutered male Aussie. No provocation - no environmental changes that I can spot - just a sudden violent attack. Any ideas of what the trigger could be or what to do about it? He doesn't bother my 12 year old spayed female mixed breed. Thanks.

Dogs attacking
by: Anonymous

Did you ever find anything out? Mine is also 3 yrs old and I brought her up to my parents cabin with my poodle and there are 2 other poodle mixes there that she continues to attack.

No one in my family likes her and she seems like she's getting worse because everyone screams and creates a bigger scene.

Aussie Attacking Other Dogs
by: Carol

we did find out that Toby (my 7 year old Aussie) has thyroid problems. He had hypothyroidism which we were treating with 7 mg thyro tabs (Synthroid) 2x daily. Last blood work showed hyperthyroidism so we cut the dose in half. He is now losing the hair on his chest again (like with the hypothyroidism) so I think the last blood work was incorrect. However, it seems when he feels poorly is when he attacks. We have at least figured that one out. Good Luck.

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