I have a little problem with Gypsy. She has started to get agressive with me. Let me explain...
Over this last week I have been doing the normal routine for feeding times. I get both dogs to sit and stay while I place their bowls on the ground. I then give the comand to each dog to eat. That's fine no worries.
Gypsy usually finishes first and she will come and sit at my feel. I give her a pat and praise her for being a good girl and then I usually release her. But over this last week she has become agressive with me. When she comes and sits after eating I give her a pat and she starts to bare her teeth at me and then she bites me. Not hard but a bite is a bite and is not acceptable at our place. So she get's the "NO" growl and is released. I then walk over to her bowl to pick it up (It's completely empty) and she bites me again.
Is this behavour because she is now 7 months old and she is challenging me? We have noticed now that she is much more agressive with Diesel in her play and she is continually mounting Diesel to dominate him.
I need to stop this behaviour NOW but I'm not sure how to go about it. I'm hoping Mal has some tips.
I've banned DH (darling husband) from feeding her as she isn't doing it to him and I'm going to start back to the training sessions again with her.
I'm also thinking she thinks I'm below her in the pack order and that is why she's being agressive. Any other time she is perfect walks on a slack lead right by my left leg perfectly, sits and stays, goes down and stays, comes when called.