I have my sisters dog who has always had a few "issues". He has never been that friendly to other dogs, not overly social even though he spent 5 years going to doggy day care, can't stand loud noises, crowds or thunder storms. He is now 14, been with me since she moved out about 7 years ago and did not take him, so I guess I should just call him mine. Anyway he is having some issues and not sure what to do.
He has lead aggression, if he is on the lead EVERYONE is out to kill him, better if we go to an off lead park but on lead he is a nightmare. I can't have him around kids as he will snap at them however has always snapped at them (we have done training trying to fix this and now he will normally just take himself away from the kids) he has not bitten anyone outside of me one night when I woke him up an he went into attack mode and got me on the head. I have seen Dog trainers and the vet, we have tried a few different drugs but not sure any of them worked, one just made him pee himself all the time the other just made him sleep... second fixed the aggression but that is no life so took him off them.
At the moment his aggression is a problem for everyone around him, if he runs into something or another dog bumps him he goes them, he randomly pees inside, up until the last few months has always gone outside. He also gets mad at objects like the couch, lamp or say the kitchen table. The other day he tripped over thin air and went the cat. Lucky he has had most his teeth removed due to being so badly inbred it is not funny so no damage outside of annoying all the other animals. If you ask him to do something he does not want to do he growls and snaps and carries on. He has always been highly strung but it has been getting worse over the past year.
Most of the animals just ignore him when he lashes out but my only other male dog has started to attack back and I don't blame him to tell you the truth however it makes it hard to break up as Mac just is so focused on the attack and Barney the corgi is deaf!
I am just not sure where to go from here, the vet just keeps wanting to try a different drug but the first two I tried where horrible have had him on Valuim but he is so resistant (he has been on it for years to help with anxiety for thunder storms) to that I have to give him almost 20mg (4 tablets) to start seeing an effect. Just wondering if anyone has dealt with these type of issues and what you did?