Hi All, Sorry about this as I’ve been asking quite a few questions regarding my 1 year old (recently adopted) Pekingese, Arnold recently. You have all been amazing! I hope that soon enough I may actually be able to contribute and offer advice to people myself! So Arnold has been neutered (and is practically back to his old self after a couple of hairy days) - I brought his op forward, on the advice of PF members when I expressed how Arnold had been displaying some aggression towards my OH recently http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-training-behaviour/250049-just-getting-worse.html I ruled out anything medical with the vet so it’s clearly behavioural. I’m planning to see a behaviorist beginning of Sep but I wonder if there’s anything we can be doing in the meantime? Arnold was awful after his op, growled at me constantly and quite frankly I didn’t want to touch him. I only had to look at him for him to go mad! Now the anesthetic has worn off, I would say he’s back to normal with me (I have been the main caregiver/walker/feeder) but unfortunately his aggression has intensified towards my OH. On the way home from the op, my OH was driving and Arnold went crazy halfway through the journey, low growls and snapping at my OH when he said to him “ahhh poor little boy” I think my OH is not helping to be honest- he’s more into the whole Cesar Milan “dominance” theories while I’m more of a positive reinforcement person! Over this past couple of days I have sat on the floor and let Arnold come to me, sniff etc etc. OH has said “who’s a good boy” to Arnold from the sofa and has received a long low growl. The same thing happened this morning when Arnold was in our room…my OH got the growl again! I now have an unhappy OH who is quite frightened over the dog after being bitten last week and now he’s receiving serious hostility it doesn’t help matters. It upsets him and he takes it so personally so he is inevitably giving off a vibe. As a result, he hasn’t walked or fed him or even touched him for a few days now which I guess is understandable. Arnold has a resource guarding issue over food and can be a little monster and while we’re dealing with that separately, my OH doesn’t want to wind him up even more over the food issue if Arnold has an issue with him, so it’s all been down to me. It’s weird because a couple of weeks ago, I would have said my OH was Arnold’s favourite- they were having lots of rough house play and cuddles and Arnold was loving it! Would follow my OH round the house and would cry when he left. It seems to have suddenly turned! The worst kind of treatment I’ve had from Arnold has to be indifference, aside from when the neutering happened, I’ve never been on the receiving end of aggression unless it’s been over the resource guarding. The whole thing is worrying and it’s causing a few “heated discussions” between me and my OH… I just bought a clicker and a book on it called “click to calm”- do you think clicker training could be the way forward? Can anyone advise on how Arnold and my OH can re-bond again? My OH is suggesting time out when Arnold starts the growling but the problem with that, is that nothing snaps Arnold out of it when he’s on that track…distraction doesn’t work and you wouldn’t want to pick him up in that condition. My OH doesn’t make eye contact when it happens and tries to look away but it carries on. If my OH says “no Arnold” etc then the situation seems to intensify and it can lead to snapping. Arghhhh! Would appreciate any advice… Thank You!