Crazy Cocker Spaniel! Hi everyone, I am new here so apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place! I have a bit of a problem! I have a 6 year old, male, solid coloured working cocker spaniel. Admittedly we didn't stick with dog training for very long so he's not as well behaved as some. I think we thought we could do it ourselves! With him being our first dog that was a very silly thing to do. On the whole he is a lovely dog, very loving, very exciteable. He never sits still! He does get a lot of exercise but it's mostly free play as he is so incredibly strong it is almost impossible to walk him on a lead. My partner is much more confident around him and is definitely more of a pack leader than myself. Anyway, here's the problem. He appears to have funny turns. I can't really explain them. For example he will be playing happily with my Aunt's dog when all of a sudden he begins to get more aggressive. He doesn't bite but there's a definite aggressive bark. Then he runs around the garden at top speed. It stops after a minute or so but it's a little strange. He can be dreadful when in the car. If somebody walks past the aggressive barking starts again, even if it is somebody he knows. He's pretty temperamental, some days he won't bother barking at passers by?! The latest thing is we can be sitting in the kitchen area with him, if anyone moves to go to the door he goes crazy. It's a recent occurrence but I don't like it. He barks aggressively, as soon as you stand near the door or walk past it on the other side. It's a glass door so he can see through it. He will do this to all of us, it's very odd. I am reaching the stage where I don't want to enter the room as he does the same then. When you enter the room after this crazy barking he doesn't attack but I'm very wary. I have thought it may be cocker rage however after reading up on it I am not quite sure. He has never actually bitten anyone. He has been neutered, only fairly recently and the vet put him on Xanax twice a day. We are waiting on a referral from a behaviourist/vet. In the meantime could somebody please advise?!! Thank you for reading Sheila I should mention, he has been looked after by my aunt and parents for the last few months as I have been in hospital. We have thought it could be the change in living space but I highly doubt it as he is always either at my Aunt's or parent's house when I have been at work. Even though the door incident is new he has always had this tendency to bark aggressively even at home. For example if we are upstairs and he can see us from downstairs the barking starts again.