Hello everyone. I'm not sure if anger management is the right term for how my dog is acting, but it is the closest thing I can think of. So, we adopted a sheltie a few years ago named Pongo. Pongo was rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. He was never very social and has made great lengths, but still isn't your average dog. One issue we have with him is if he gets very upset, he seems to go into a mini rage fit. For example, if we accidently trip over him or step on him, a normal dog would just yelp, while Pongo will start attacking your feet and growling, until you make him sit, then he calms down. If you leave the house through the kitchen door when he wants to go outside to do his business, he will literally start biting and jumping on the door, literally pulling the curtains down from the door's window. He doesn't like when we carry laundry, and when my boyfriend brings it upstairs, Pongo will start ripping at the legs of his pants. And finally, when our new puppy bothers our other dog, she just snarls at her or ignores her. Pongo will occasionally start snapping at her and chasing her. He will only do this during play time if he feels like she took his toy. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on what to do with him. When he goes into his little rage fits, all you have to do is make him sit, and he will calm down. I was wondering if maybe this had something to do with his upbringing and could never be brought out of him? He does not like his snout, legs, or paws touched, because the rescue told his at the mill, he was probably picked up by these parts. Although he has come far, he still freaks out when touched there. That's why I'm wondering if his anger issues can ever be worked out. Thanks for all your help!