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My dog becomes aggressive

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Laura Hibberd-Sweet, Dec 25, 2018.


  1. Laura Hibberd-Sweet

    Laura Hibberd-Sweet PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I'm new and hoping some one can help me.

    My dog likes to go under the bed and on occasion she becomes agresive towards us and today I was bitten trying to get her to come out.

    Any advice on how I can change this behaviour? Or does anyone know why she might act this way.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Does she have a reason to hide under the bed? Its best not to make her come out . Could you keep the bedroom door shut so she cant get under.
    If you need to get her out , you could do something like ring the door bell or open a can of food in the kitchen .
     
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  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Don’t try to pull her out.

    Call her from a different room and praise/reward for coming.

    If being under the bed is an issue block access.
     
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  4. Ian246

    Ian246 PetForums Senior

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    As the others say, surely the answer is to deny her access to the bed. If she’s hiding there due to fearfulness about something, that needs addressing.
     
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  5. Sacremist

    Sacremist Mum to 2 cats and a dog

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    Our dog doesn’t like going to her bed in the kitchen at night and we can’t leave her in the lounge. She can be aggressive if we try to force her, so we offer her some of her highly valued treats and call to her with what I call my happy smiley voice. It works every time; she comes running, tail wagging and, of course, she gets her bedtime treats for being a good girl.
     
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  6. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    Any tiny chance she could be suffering a phantom pregnancy?
    I guess you will know if this is possible as it would be recently acquired or intermittent behaviour.
     
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