Hound Puppy Changes 180 degrees
(Trail, BC Canada)
My son has a seven month old Hound dog. Waylan was very docile, even laying down to eat his food out of his bowl. You could sit him on your lap and do anything with his paws, etc, he just sat there. He liked to play, but was very well behaved.
In the last month or so, Waylan has started acting very aggressively. He attacks my son's other hound cross Lucy (who's 2) and when he attacks, he goes for the neck/throat area. He has been very aggressive to a few other dogs as well, usually going for the throat. He started peeing and pooping in the house again. He'll be outside for 3 hours, go back inside and poop. He's peed on the walls, the floors, the coffee table....you see the picture.
Would neutering Waylan help? It's my understanding his breed is more valuable left unfixed because he is a hunting dog, but if neutering will help, we would do it.
We don't want to have to rehome Waylan, but as of now, we can't trust him with Lucy or home alone.