Aggressive behaviour towards visitors

by Youb
(NZ)

Our Jack Russell is 2 years old. She is becoming more aggressive towards visitors. Firstly when she hears a vehicle coming up the driveway she starts to bark. In fact most noises make her bark.


When someone knocks the door she go crazy, hairs up on her neck jumping and barking at the door. Today a workman came in and she was very aggressive towards him, charging towards him and barking and growling. I sent her to her bed where she sat but continued to threaten him. When he worked I released her and tried to reassure her that it was okay, with strokes, etc. She still acted aggressively so I sent her away.

Her barking at noises is increasing and her aggression levels are increasing. When she is in the garden she barks at any noise or movement.

What is the best course of action to take here?

Thanks.

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Nov 05, 2015
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Putting the puppy in another room doesn't show the pooch how to coexist with others, yet it will take care of the quick issue. My recommendation is to put the canine on a rope when individuals come over so the puppy can't get excessively near the individual, however can get used to being in their vicinity.

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by: Chris

Check with your vet first to make sure there are no health issues making her aggressive. The face that the aggression is getting worse is a bit concerning. Behavior modification with cases of aggression are very tricky and can be detrimental if done wrong. I would ask your vet to recommend a pet behaviorist to help you with a treatment plan.

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