German Shepard with Aggressive Tendencies
by Tiffany D.
Hello! We got a male German Shepard about 2 years ago that was roughly a year old when we rescued him so we do not know much about his puppyhood other than he had to be rehomed for chasing livestock. He is also a terrible car chaser (from inside our yard along the fence line, he cannot get to the actual road). Last summer he started acting....different. He began showing aggression and even nipping at people who would come to our house. He was selective in who he nipped but now not so much. He has to be crated when people come over now. We recently also purchased a muzzle for him. Also, he has become incredibly rough when playing with our other dogs. I also volunteer at the local animal shelter and enjoy fostering dogs from time to time, one of which he has attacked twice. He is neutered and since we have had him he has been socialized. I am not sure how to correct this behavior and it seems to be getting worse. Suggestions?