Aggressive male Border Collie
by Brenda Cullen-Hernandez
Jax came to us at 2 months. I flew and got him from a ranch in Kansas and brought hm home in my lap. within 2 weeks we noticed growling showing his teeth, not puppy nibbles or mouthing , out right aggressive behavior. We began with a trainer immediately, all based on treats and LOVE. this and a broken paw at Home depot ( small break) did not help...within 2 weeks Jax was the pack leader and aggressively coming at us...lunging, biting. Another trainer, same LOVE and treats...worse he was literally trying to perch higher than all of us, jaws stronger and biting was with things in his mouth he wanted...more scents of us from kleenex to socks to actually anything in his mouth...try to take it he bites you. doesn't get his way he may bite you. We have spent thousands of dollars. Sent him to an excellent trainer in Livermore, Ca called Purple training. Jax is highly trained. We have had to begin using a muzzle almost full time and a pinch collar with a very expensive shock collar that gives humane taps of tens unit taps rather than a shock...either way the aggression is somewhat better and we are on this absolute daily regime like boot camp to try and show Jax we are the "pack Leader"
honestly I'm reading such alike stories about other border collie's. but no real answers ):
We have hope with what is happening with our work with Hannah/purple but there are days we just want to give up. No rescue will help Jax... hope what we are so dedicated to trying to correct stops this aggressiveness.
anyone out there?