1. First dog male de- sexed about 7yrs old
(in laws dog) is a rescue dog has lots of issues separation anxiety obviously hasn’t been treated well by previous owners they’ve had him for 5years( they also live with us on the property in a granny flat)
2. Second dog is my partners dog kelpie cross not de-sexed 2yrs old (we’ve had him here for a week)
he had been living with a friend of my partners until a week ago but their accommodation fell through so we are looking after him not sure if he’ll be staying here full time at this stage.
Both dogs get on well except we can’t have the in-laws dog around when playing fetch with the kelpie as he barks , growls and tries to bite him.
We are able to put him inside when playing fetch with the kelpie(not ideal but at least it keeps everyone safe)
Just now I’ve called the kelpie back we have 5 acres (he has great recall) the in-laws dog came outside to see what was happening the kelpie came bounding down the drive way super excited and jumping all over the place and the in-laws dog for the 1st time growled and tried to bit him.
Now when I said bit he’s not full on aggressive and attacks more growls and tries to bit the kelpie on his back/neck
But I’m not being dismissive about it because obviously it has the potential to become a huge issue
I’m just at a loss as how to deal with it as I’ve never owned dogs before.
I’ve left a message for a dog trainer to call me back , but any advice in the mean time would greatly be appreciated
Edited by AIR, 09 August 2019 - 10:49 AM.