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Aggressive Australian Shepherd
My Aussie is 1 1/2 yrs. and is extremely aggressive when she has something she shouldn't have. She has attacked me on several occasions and gets worse every time.
My last straw is her biting my granddaughter. I have tried a shock collar shock collar at an early age (very low setting) she attacks my husband every time he leaves the house.
I'm at my wits end and think putting her down is my only option. I don't want to surrender her to the pound and have her be someone else's problem. I also hate the thought of leaving her and her being scared and trying to adjust somewhere else.
Any advise would be appreciated. I may add that hiring a dog trainer is not an option sadly my husband and I have not the time and he refuses to spend money on something that is not guaranteed.
I am getting more afraid of this dog and I don't want her to sense this and become more aggressive.
Note from Anton:
Unfortunately, using a shock collar was probably a mistake as they can damage your relationship with your dog and can result in behavior issues as well. However, here's a way to get the benefits of hiring a professional dog trainer at a much lower cost.
Since you are dealing with an aggressive Aussie I highly recommend you check out the program created by the professional dog trainer from New Zealand, Doggy Dan. His online video training program
addresses aggression and many other behavior problems as well as comprehensive training.
He gives instruction in easy to follow videos and then shows you how to implement the training with his own dog training clients. Since the lessons are online in video format they are available 24/7 and you can watch them as many times as you like.
He has a couple of very reasonably priced plans (much cheaper than hiring a profession trainer one-on-one) and you can check out his entire video library (not just a few lessons… the whole program) for only $1 for 3 days access so you can see for yourself how excellent his program really is. After that you can go month-to-month or just go with the 6 month plan to get the best value.More Info About The Online Dog Training Program Here…
If even this small amount is too much and you aren't able to make the time necessary perhaps it is best she is rehomed; making sure that the new people are fully aware of the behavior issues.
Best of Luck! ~ Anton