Hi, me again. I started a new thread because I wanted to make sure it was seen. On the good side, Achilles now waits patiently while I put his food in his crate before he goes in and eats, same with his water. He does this with me, hubby, and daughter Paige. My daughter and her fiance have found a place to live that allows dogs, and they should be moving in by the end of next week. Thank god!!! They are going to look into a trainer at that time. I am incredibly happy that they will be taking him soon. It is getting to the point that I can no longer deal with him is some areas. I have condition called Fibromyalgia, which causes weakness and pain. I was doing well for quite some time, but all the climbing over the gate and stress of Achilles has brought on a flare up. My hands are almost useless from having to continuously open and close the gate, and my legs are causing me pain too.
Now his aggressive behaviour seems to be escalating. He now goes after Rosie all the time too. It doesn't seem to just happen once in a while, sometimes it happens over and over again within a short time period. I know that we aren't supposed to react to the behaviour, but it is getting to the point where letting the dogs deal with it isn't working. Neither one of the older dogs will put him in his place. If it gets to be too much I simply crate him. I can usually see it in his eyes before he does anything. But I can't always come between him and the other dogs. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.