Hi. Some advice needed.
The last few weeks, Serena has become aggressive with other dogs, in particular small females fluffy or otherwise. I have had to physically remove Serena a few times off of the dogs as she was not mucking around.
This doesn't happen every time but I am still very worried about it as i am unsure when she will do it again. She used to be so very good with other dogs and I really had no problems at all up until the last few times. What do I do? Its hard to suss out everyone's dogs as a potential target for Serena so I have taken to keeping her on lead unless there are no or very few dogs around. Any ideas as to why she has suddenly become this way? I see two practical options for management:
1. keep her on lead all times
2. get her a muzzle if she is to go off leash
Its such a shame because in summer she loves the dog beach but now I am really unsure as to whether to take her or just leave her at home and walk her elsewhere.
I know people will say that its no surprise as she is, after all, representative of a breed that was bred purely for fighting other dogs. But she is the only stafford I have had that has shown aggression issues.