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Old 02-26-2013, 06:01 PM
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Exclamation Help. Escalated aggression.....

I've posted about my 2yr old mini Aussie Mysti a couple times... And here I am again....

She is a great dog most of the time, and coexists with our other three female mini Aussies fairly well with just some growling here and there in territorial manner (guarding me or my bed if she's on it). But now she's a terror. She randomly will attack one of the other dogs if they are too close to her, or for example last night her and Another dog collided while playing fetch and she sulked for a minute and then proceeded to follow her and then attack her. I am on the verge of tears just typing this because I just dont know what to do with her.

If she attacks them we break up the fight and either put her in her crate or make her down/sit stay in a corner for a bit until she calms down..... I don't know what to do. Please someone help me......
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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Have you looked in to a behaviorist? If that isn't a viable option or hasn't helped, then the only things I can really suggest are either to adjust your lifestyle and schedule to crate and rotate from now on, or to rehome her into a home where she will be the only dog.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:11 PM
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I need to find a behaviorist but don't know how to find a reputable one... Any suggestions on what to look for in one? I don't even know where to start to find one....?

Edit to add:this is the only behavioralist I could find in the Portland area....
http://animalbehaviorclinic.net/?page_id=20
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:25 PM
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When was the last time she had a physical? Strider has a bum shoulder and he will snark sometimes, with males it will turn into a full blown fight, because he's touchy about them bumping the shoulder or getting into his space bubble if he thinks they might try and rough house.

You saying they collided and then she sulked and attacked made me think of it, because that's exactly what Strider does with other males. He's a million times more tolerant of female shenanigans for some reason.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:31 PM
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She hasn't had a full work up in quite awhile actually..... She did get a "massage/adjustment" last Sunday and the following two days she was much more tolerant of the other dogs now that you mention it..... Maybe a trip to the vet is in order.... That's a good point
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