My Aggressive Maltipoo
My five year-old Maltipoo has become more aggressive, even towards dogs she knows. She's always been a barker, something I've been battling for years - with little progress. Now, though, she has taken to barking and sniping at almost any dog - she's even run across the street to get at a Great Dane! She is not selfish with her toys, chew sticks, food or my attention toward her best friend, a Bichon, who she sees for hours at a time, almost every day. I am on a very limited income, so a private trainer is beyond my means. Before I got her and after, I watched every "Dog Whisperer" program and really tried to adhere to his insructions and thought I did a pretty good job. Now, however, I just don't know what to do. I've gone so far as holding her hair around her mouth and telling her "NO!" to giving her a little spank - with very firm "Not barking doggies!", to harness jerking when we are on walks - nothing seems to help and she's getting worse. Her health, excersise and eating habits are very good. Now what??