|Barked: Thu Oct 11, '12 9:41am PST |
|My poodle is frustrating me to no end. Her behavior has changed since my 13 year old American Eskimo dog passed away in late August. She used to be very timid and submissive to my American Eskimo who held the highest position in the pecking order between my family's four dogs. She was submissive to my brother's Yorkie and my mom's dog as well. She played with the cats.
Within the past month she has become confrontational with almost every other animal. She growls and chases the cats. Sometimes it is related to food though. She is possessive of her toys. Lately she will go after our other dogs for no reason. The other dogs will just be standing there and she goes after them.
She has been doing this to the puppy as well. I'm afraid she is going to hurt him. She used to play with him, now she is just being mean
I thought it was jealousy of the puppy at first, but then she began acting out against the other animals.
She did seem to be having pain with her back legs for a while, but my vet still has not gotten her xrays back (it has been a week and a half), so I'm not sure if anything is going on or not.
Could she perhaps be in pain? I know my American Eskimo began biting after she was diagnosed with cancer.
She is also the only female dog in the household. Our other three are male. Everyone is fixed except for the puppy who is due to be neutered within the next month or two.
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