I have two golden retrievers, one is 9 months old and the other is 8 months old. Jenni (8 months) can be extremely aggressive as well as destructive. She fights with Leo who is almost twice her size. She destroys everything and becomes of possessive of what she destroys and will bite if you try and take it away. WE have a large yard where they 4-6 times a day for a minimum of one hour. We are always interacting with them since we are retired. Only Jenni shows this behavior. What are we doing wrong?
I would work with a trainer to be honest. Sometimes it can just be a matter of dominance. If there is food out at all, that may be a trigger. If there are certain toys that are triggers, then I would eliminate those. You have to be the alpha as well and should not be a situation where you cannot take something back from a dog. Again, training can really help that type of situation. I have seen cases where there was something physical wrong with the dog inciting that type of behavior as well, so would make sure she has been checked thoroughly by your vet.
Updated on January 14, 2020
By Audrey Kirchner