|Barked: Mon Dec 24, '12 9:14am PST |
|Our two year old pup has periodically stayed alone with my mother in law at her house since we got her last December (just for a few hours while we go out). She's always done well with her, mostly sleeping in her crate (door open) or following her around.
Recently (the past 3 visits), she has become aggressive, growling and barking at her at times. It seems random (not brought on by something) and if we (the owners)tell her to stop, she does and then will go back to calm behavior. Last night she growled at my grandmother in law and an aunt. There didn't seem to be anything that brought it on.
For the most part, all 3 of these people ignore her. They don't shower her with attention or take her out or play with her. We do those things quite a bit,so I'm wondering if she's trying to get more attention from them.
I'm also concerned that the growling could expand to snapping or biting (she has not bit anyone before). I want to be sure I can trust her and I want to respond to the behavior in the right away. It seems so strange because until recently, they were getting along fine.
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