• Michael D'Abruzzo

    June 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Have you read the section in the self help section on “pack structure” and the section on “dog culture” in “knowledge. Understanding the problem will be key here and if any adopter follows the rules in those sections they should be fine if that is Max’s only problem. He didnlt show the behavior at first because of the partcular lower ranking relationship he had at that time. The reason he is showing the behavior is normal, but what is abnormal is that Max seems to be doing more than the minimum amount necessary to reinforce or prove a position that he believes he has or believes is up for grabs. the solution is to give the humans in the household the leader role and there should no longer be anything for Max to prove / enforce.

    The relationship building exercises in the aggression rehab section will relate as well.