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aggression towards owner

Posted by:  Elena Beis
Category:   Aggression
Posted on:  November 19, 2002 at 02:32:27

Question:

I've had my female JRT, Zoi, for nearly 10 months. She's exactly one year old and has been spayed. About 3 weeks ago, I adopted another JRT mix from a shelter, and around the same time, Zoi has shown a lot of aggression towards me; she not only growls, barks, and shows her teeth but also has bitten me several times drawing blood. I've read all the questions and responses dealing with aggression, but none have really dealt with this exact type of aggression towards an owner. It is almost as if she's is really irritated w/ me for getting another dog and she gets worse if I try to pay attention to the new dog too. I've already talked to a trainer and plan to start a class soon, but I thought I would ask anyway. I will do whatever it takes to help her work through this.

Thanks for your time,
Elena