Dear Blogville, WHN has a dilemma and it involves Snoopy! As you know he is an adored member of the pack but has started becoming hyper aggressive about his peeps. The entire pack goes car once a day- and he goes cracker dawg crazy whenever he sees anyone near the car- near being a relative term- someone could be walking three lanes over and away from the car but Snoopy sees that person as threat to the car! Then he started nipping at us as we get out of the car! (In fact the only time he does not nip at us egressing his car is when we arrive home) Yesterday WHN went to the library to return some books accompanied by all three of the DWM. When she tried to get out of the car, Snoopy bit her on the back. The skin was not broken but she is sporting a dollar coin sized bruise on her left shoulder.
Snoopy is in great health- he saw the vet last month. He does NOT act up while on his walkies- he is quiet and just wants to run and walk forever. (We are thinking of entering him in the Iditaraod Race in Alaska next year) . He is very protective of his home, family and his car- We have no idea why he is so aggressive- he has been doing splendidly with us and while we are not afraid of him, we are wondering if there is anyone with any suggestions as to what could be causing this and what we can do to help Snoopy.He has lived with us for six months now and he is going nowhere as Blogville knows, but this is new behavior on his part. He did not do this when he first came to live with us- in fact it only started in the last couple of weeks, with the nipping and biting starting this week. We think it is severe separation anxiety, but are stumped.