Aggressive or dominant?
Hi, we have an American Staffordshire Terrier and up until now we never had any problems with him. He listens quite well actually and isn't dominant nor aggressive to me and my partner and some other people. We do small dog training with him almost every week so he won't forget to listen but we also spoil him quite a bit, such as he sleeps with us, he goes on the couch and even gets food from us BUT he always listens when we tell him not to do any of those.
We also taught him ever since he was a puppy (he is 2 now) to socialise with other people and dogs so he wasn't left outside from this point of view.
He seems like the perfect dog actually but lately he is going crazy over some people. We did notice that he is very dominant and aggressive over people that tend to be scared of him. He also tries them out by jumping to their hand and if he sees that the people are pulling their hand back he goes crazy on them.
We really don't know what triggered this sudden change in behaviour as with us and some people he is really the perfect dog!
Can it be that he has too much energy and not all of it is being let out?