Ok so I need a little advice
I’m going to reblog this a few times tomorrow just so anyone can see it.
My parents dog, Cubby, is a mixed breed of god knows what, and his fur is very thick, he does not shed and therefore his hair gets very long. Since it can get pretty hot during summer, we usually take him to the groomers to get it all chopped of. Normal stuff.
Now here is the weird part. We’ve done this twice since I got Axel, once during Christmas time, and the second was yesterday. Both times Axel got hyper aggressive toward Cubby as if he were a different dog encroaching on their territory. And I mean snarling, barking, and snapping. The first time he stopped after a while, but this time it seems to be amplified. Last time he would just growl and snap at Cubby whenever he got close to something like toys, Cubby’s food bowl or their water, as if he was protecting Cubby’s things from a stranger.
But this time, Axel will flat out attack him (mostly just snarls and growls and snapping, there have been no doggy injuries so far) whenever he is even in the same room. Since I don’t want either of them to get hurt, I’ve restrained Axel and therefore I have gotten bitten several times. (Currently it hurts to type this because he got one of my fingers so bad)
You’d think he would be able to recognize Cubby by his sent, but he has sniffed that dog all over from head to butt and he still acts this way.
Is there some reason why he doesn’t recognize him? I don’t know why this keeps happening, he’s a smart dog, he should have figured this out by now.
Edit: Axel is a little over 10 months old and He doesn’t usually bite.