Aggressive Rescue Bichon Sheltie Mix
My husband and I rescued what we thought a 5 yr old Bichon Poodle male mix we found out after the rescue the mix was actually Bichon Sheltie through a DNA test from our vet. He was picked up by the dog catcher in one of the worst sections of our city. Not sure how long he was on the street He definitely shows defensive traits to protect himself. We know he was with someone that taught him basic commands which he understands. He has been with us for 7 months But we still find he barks at other dogs and people. He will dart after cars,squirrels and birds He has calmed down a lot but the barking and car darting is something we are trying to get rid of. I do have him on herbal calming treats which he gets once a day.
He also likes to hang out under furniture and our bed. We previously had a Bichon who we loved and after 16 years his time came. The Bichon use to sleep in our bed and snuggle with us. He was a very loving dog .We realize this is a different dog but we have hopes to get a calmer more loving dog. Can you help. Thank you J