Aggressive change in 2 year old Beagle mix
by Kyle H
(Sheet Harbour, NS)
My Beagle, Rya, is almost 2, and recently she has been without warning attacking our other two senior dogs.
A little history, we got her at about 2 months old and the previous owners had her for just over a month, so right off the bat she was removed from the litter very early. Although they only had her a month before we got her, they had a toddler neighbor who was very handsy and would play by slapping her in the mouth etc, so she learned to play with her mouth, and even though it was only a month it stuck with her. She listens to me when i tell her down, or not to bite and she sits obediently waiting for my next command however she isn't as obedient with anyone else.
It's to the point now that my senior dogs won't walk by her in tight spaces like the hallway, or if im letting them inside, they will stand in the doorway if shes present, until shes gone.
The main instances have been when my wife is paying attention to one of the other dogs, she will either come and bite at them playingly or approach slowly and before you know it her hair is on end and she's lunging at the other dogs.
She's become territorial over the dog beds and toys as well.
We are running out of guesses why this is happening, she was 2 months when we brought her home and she's been with the other two dogs since then.
She may have had episodes before she was spayed a few months ago, but I've taken notice mainly since after her spaying.