Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or, the Hound of the Baskervilles?
(Maryland, near D.C.)
We adopted a five month old Cane Corso mix named Blue. For two years she has been the favorite dog in town. Literally. People at the grocery store or library would ask about him. He was the favorite at the dogpark or doggie daycare. Blue played well with all sizes or breeds of dogs and people.
About three Months ago he became very aggressive toward people and dogs. Not at home. He takes care of my Son's 4 month old Belgian Shep and loves to play with my other son's 2 Bulldogs.
Blue has torn the pants off one neighbor who had known and played with him for two years. Then he put two smaller dogs in the hospital, which had cost us $3000 so far.
Now, there was some provocation from the two smaller dogs. One took his food and the other two attacked the puppy Belgian Shepherd. bluegrass one of the dog attacked puppy and dislocated her shoulder.
Since then, he has been very leash aggressive and very protective of the backyard.
I guess Blue is what is called a bandogge. He is 120 pounds and is very hard to control on a leash. Like any bandogge,, he is plascid at home and very gentle around the family, but it's getting harder on the neighbors.
The whole family loves Blue completely but we've got to get him trained. there are so many different theories on how to deal with it all, and my wife and I are in disagreement over them.