Newly Aggressive Dogs
On Saturday my two younger dogs Farley (16 month hound mix), and Leo (7 month old shar-pei mix) attacked my 13 year old lab/terrier mix, Hodges. It was in the evening and very dark in the back yard and it took some time to get to them and get them apart. They had ganged up on Hodges and pinned him against the fence. Hodges has several puncture wounds, gashes, and bites. My husband and I don't know what to do. They have never attacked like that before. Farley and Leo do spend most of their days wrestling with one another, but it's never gotten serious. We are ready to train them but aren't sure if you can actually train aggressive behavior out of a dog. Also, if they have displayed aggression as a team, can they ever be trusted to be together? Hodges has been part of our family for almost 13 years and, as much as I don't want to lose any of my dogs, I need to know that he is safe. Does anyone know the best way to handle this? Thanks.