Guest Hollymum Posted October 5, 2015 Share Posted October 5, 2015 We have now had our four year old ex-racer greyhound for 5 weeks. He is our first greyhound. He has been great so far and very affectionate although two issues are now appearing. The first is that he can be aggressive to other dogs. He wore his muzzle for the first couple of weeks and seemed to be ok with other dogs so we stopped putting it on. In the last two weeks he has taken exception to other dogs whereby his whole body changes, he goes tense and almost stalks the other dog despite reassurance from me. We cannot let him off the lead so this is part of the problem but it seems to occur more when the other dog tries to play. Growling and barking ensue. We are now back to wearing the muzzle! He has not had any bad experiences with other dogs during his time with us. Another issue is that he has now growled both at my husband and at one of my ten year old son's friends. The dog had approached the boy and when he stroked his head he growled. This is a similar thing with my husband. How do we deal with this? We have said "no" firmly and then ignored him and also asked visitors to ignore him too. There were no teeth bared. My husband is at work all day and appears at the end of the day so it is hard for him to walk/feed the dog but he does this at weekends. Is he just asserting himself now that he is settled? He seems quite bright and we have managed to train "stay" (to a point!) and "wait". We have no other issues with him, he is fine about his bed and food. Any suggestions would be gratefully received as I want to nip this in the bud before it becomes a bigger problem. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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