Agree with @elbrant and I'd like to add, when you return be very matter of fact, do not make a big fuss, particularly if she is excited and effusive in her greeting to you. Sure, acknowledge her if you must but don't make any sort of big deal out of it. Go about your business, e.g. if you've been shopping, put your things away before spending any time with her. Your goal is to make your absence just part of a normal routine, nothing to be excited about. I've had two separation anxiety dogs, and you know you have won the battle when the dog just glances at you in an "oh, you're back" way and doesn't bother getting off the couch! Yes, people like it when their dog greets them and makes a big fuss, but if you feed that behaviour you give too much emphasis to your absence and that can grow into anxiety in your dog.
I have two besenjis. They are literally perfect as they love all people dogs and are well behaved and cuddly.
But just as my oldest turned three he postures and acts aggressive to an occasional dog. Like one in 30.
What suddenly is the problem?
Anyone have advice?
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They are so beautiful!
Sadly dogs mature around 2 or 3. Is you boy neutered? Sometimes they don't like another dog who is intact. Sometimes they are picking up on body language we miss. Good obedience training, especially teaching him to lock his eyes on your on command and then distracting him helps. Sometimes it is situational. I would first get a vet check, particularly thyroid, just to be SURE nothing is amiss. But most likely, he's simply becoming mature and probably not happy with other males.
That makes sense to me. Thank you.
@longo2002 Yes...beautiful as can be!!
Just like us humans, dogs do not like every dog they meet. Especially in tight spaces it can get a bit growly at times, so I always look for enough space for all dogs involved to move freely and express their body language. Being and staying calm yourself will also help a lot.