We have had our youngest dog for over a year now. Hes been great but just recently hes become really territorial. He barks and growls at our neighbours when they go in their backyard and has recently started pulling pailings off the fence to get into their yard. My husband and I are running out of ideas on what to do to help fix this. Our neighbors are the most lovely people and have not done anything to him to provoke him or encourage this behaviour.

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  • Probably worth chatting to neighbours too and saying you are aware of the problem, and say something positive that will help them deal with the possible annoyances while you sort it out… maybe it’s hormones and the dog is more aggressive for mating season?

  • Maybe invest in some books on dog training?

  • A vet should be able to give advice and refer for training.

  • Definitely look in some training and if anything has changed to trigger a change in behaviour.

  • Obedience training is important. Reward and praise clam behaviours.

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