|Barked: Tue Nov 6, '07 5:36pm PST |
|Hi all. My husband and I own two registered BMCs. Our male, Gus, is one year old, and from Ladner's lines. We've had him since he was 6 weeks old. Our female, Daisy, is just over a year old, and we just got her this summer.
We've been having some aggression problems with Gus lately, and I was hoping someone here could offer some suggestions. Gus is fine around my husband, myself, and our four year old daughter. Unfortunately, he's been snapping at strangers. Our trainer calls it "fear aggression", and anytime someone reaches toward him while he's in our yard or house, he snaps at them. He also does it if he's tied up (say at a relative's house or in the back of the truck). Luckily he hasn't broken the skin yet, but he has bitten the hands of a few people who stuck their hand over/through our fence, including a child. It doesn't matter if we're there or not...he does not like people reaching toward him.
Is anyone having similar issues with their BMCs? We're trying to break him of this because we don't want anyone getting hurt (or any lawsuits), but I'm wondering if it's just his nature. Any feedback here would be great! Thanks!
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