Aggressive GSD/Akita Mix Coogan
(Kingston, NY 12401)
I'm in DESPERATE need of assistance. We just rescued a mostly GSD mix from the NYC ACC shelter system. He seemed fine with other dogs so far, and he initially was good with strangers. However, in the past few days he has show severe aggression. He has now attacked my mother one for no apparent reason (and attempted to do so a second time when put in the same situation) , and my brother once. Coogan has bonded to my stepfather and he is the only person the dog seems to trust. He has been seemingly unprovoked each time and the trainers we have spoken to so far have been no help. They say he sounds unstable and seem to think he can't be helped. We DO NOT WANT to put him down. I am desperate and really need to find a trainer willing to try to help him. Is there anyone you can suggest? I am truly DESPERATE.