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Sudden Behavior Change

Kae
May 7th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Our 9 yr old flat haired retriever has suddenly began attacking our 2 yr old female german shepherd without any provocation. She has always been around and lived with other poochies and never had any behavior problems before. I am at a loss at what to do.

Kae

sugarcatmom
May 7th, 2008, 06:26 PM
I'd suggest a thorough check-up at the vet. It could be that something is causing her discomfort and she's lashing out. Anytime there's a drastic behaviour change, it's important to rule out any medical issues.

tenderfoot
May 7th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Agree with Sugarcat.

Also, watch carefully to what is going on between the two dogs. The GSD is hitting maturity and often 2yr olds make a last ditch effort for hierarchy and thats when trouble starts.

Kae
May 7th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Thanks so much. Will watch and take her to my vet to see if there if there is anything medically.