|Barked: Sat Dec 31, '11 2:18am PST |
|If I could describe this problem accurately, I could fix it. But my dog surprises me, even now, after living with this 'screw loose' behavior. Cooper is well-socialized, well-exercised, well-disciplined, BUT, will occasionally lunge, teeth bared, at me or my wife. Sometimes, he's connected with our clothes or skin - with minimal to no damage - but who knows...?
The general setup for his misfire is this. We are sitting around quietly (one can be seated, the other in another room), Cooper laying there, drawing no attention to himself, probably watching us carefully. One of us stands, maybe approached the other, maybe not and BOOM! Here he comes... teeth first.
It's amazing to me, he'd attack me, but he does. I let him know, in no uncertain terms this is unacceptable (of course this is after the fact, but the best i can do) It's gotten to the point that somewhere after his initial outburst he calms down and behaves submissively to me before i even object to his behavior. but it's too late, he's already growled and lunged at me.
what the hell is this?
i read something here that might help, to give him a place whichever room we're in, might stop the problem before it occurs...
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