|Barked: Tue Jun 16, '09 8:27am PST |
|So I haven't posted too much, but I was wondering if any of you have experienced this. I apologize for the lengthy post.
I had/have two australian shepherds. They are from the same litter.
Huck, I rescued after his former owner brought him back to the breeder after a divorce I've had him for about seven months he's 1 year old.
Indy I got from the breeder at 10 weeks old and raised myself. Both of my dogs were meant to be performance dogs...Indy does not enjoy agility, frisbee, or any other type of training though. I was fine with keeping him as a pet but something odd started to happen about a month ago.
Indy no longer responded to my commands would throw himself into a panic attack at new situations and was becoming increasingly aloof. He actually ran away from me during a frisbee play time.
Well, on saturday, Indy attacked Huck and would not release. Huck nearly died he was approximately 30 seconds from death when I had to cut his collar off and hurl Indy across the room to save his life. Indy turned and bit me broke many nerves on my arm and bit through my index finger. I was going to have Indy put down for this but took him back to the breeder instead as per her decision.
Now I am keeping Huck....he's an awesome dog and is very much a velcro aussie...but what scared me was that the breeder said that this behavior was normal
Now I'm a vet student not an animal behaviorist...but my dog defecating beneath the pool table as his brother nearly kills him does not seem "normal" to me. Has anyone heard or experienced this sort of thing with their aussies?