I have a friend who has an older dog, and apparently they are having some trouble with her, She pretty much got dumped on them.. At first the owners wanted them to baby sit the dog and then moved away and said nah shes your problem now. Which is quite unfair.
First question, can dogs get dementia?
'Tess' seems to forget that there are other dogs in the house and sometimes she can be a doll with them and others she will go completely off her tree. Like tonight she told me that tess was cornering her dog and was getting to bite her and stuff, they throw a blanket over her to catch her but tess missed the blanket and my friend went to grab her dog and tess bit her instead. Apparently they have tried to distraction (treat, loud sudden noise, stomp) etc. It works for barking but doesn't work when tess is trying to fight her other dogs...
She wants to know how she can fix this kinda thing?
She has a quiet place, and she wants to crate train her but not as punishment, i'm not sure what she can really do please help us out!