Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Adele, nice to hear from you and dont worry this can be easily helped and is relatively common in some rescue dogs. they find 'their' person and the behaviour just goes awray!
Unfortunately this is not a situation to be dealt with on a forum, you really do need professional help, as there is the possibility that the reactive behaviour will increase and end up in a bite, which is the last thing you need!
A qualified behaviourist will show you exactly and humanly how to deal with this behaviour and to raise yourself and the rest of the family up in the combined human/canine pack. They will bring in House Rules, Time-outs, how to recognize the warning signs of this etc. It will also need to be done in-house so that the behaviourist can observe the dog further.
Please let me know where you stay and I will put you in touch with somebody. Thanks Scotty
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