Dachshund Not Found of Hubby
My 6 year old male dachshund has been aggressive toward my husband for most of the 6 years we’ve had him, but lately he’s getting worse. It’s only when my husband walks by him that he will nip/bite his ankle. What is the problem?
C.D. (Gardendale, Alabama)
Hard to say with any certainty what the problem is without knowing a lot more but often what’s going on is the dog doesn’t understand it’s place in the house. My dad used to say to us kids, “This is my house, you guys just live here.” That didn’t mean he didn’t love and treat us well we just were clear on the basics and it avoided a lot of conflict if we were otherwise confused as to who lived in whose house.
This sort of thing can be turned around but with aggression problems I think you need to work face to face with an experienced trainer as opposed to an email or telephone exchange. See if you can find such a trainer in your region to work with.