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Just found out my dog is very allergic to dust mites via an allergy panel. He’s been itchy and uncomfortable to various degrees for a year. Currently very badly. He is on: cytopoint, apoquel, Royal Canin ultamino food, an anti-fungal, an anti-biotic he is improving steadily now that I know to deep clean my place and have set up a filter along with the medication. the point is: he’s been raising his hackles a lot at night. He naps a lot during the day inbetween walks and playtime and his hackles do not raise unless it’s around post dinner time and post final walk. So starting
Otis is an assertive greyhound.. not many things, situations, peoples or other animals scares him. He is social and always want to meet other dogs, regarding the breed or size. When the other dog is acting ok, it's wonderfull. But when the other dog want to dominated Otis or is acting fearful agressive, Otis will raise his hackles fur... sometimes it will lead to a reaction (Otis will bark or jump up (not on the other dog)) but sometimes nothing happens.. Should I corect Otis as soon as I see his hackles fur raised? and if so what should I do?
Guest posted a topic in Training and Behavior discussionIn his friendly greetings of other dogs on walks, my grey wags his tail, sniffs appropriately, and happily goes on his way. But I noticed recently that his hackles are always raised during these greetings, whether he's saying hi to a dachshund, a Great Dane, or even his greyhound bffs. Anyone else notice this with their hounds? I'd always heard that his is a sign of aggression, but he shows zero other signs of annoyance or fear. He loves other dogs of all shapes and sizes, so maybe it's more a display of excitement? Anyway, just curious to hear from others.