I am so confused and saddened our Basenji started growling at other dogs. He is a year and 3 months. Here is the weird thing. We take him to two different parks to run and play with other dogs and he is 100% fine and NEVER EVER growls. He actually gets growled at from time to time when the dogs are tired from running or playing but they pick up where they left off the following week.
Recently (about 4 weeks ago) started growling at the next door neighbors cute Golden Retriever puppy and now two dogs he played with all the time when I walk him.
Last week we had him neutered (hoping that would calm the growling) but when he growled at the two dogs he usually plays with (females) it was shocked and felt awful. No problem with people. It's also not all dogs. WHAT ON EARTH?????
Other than that, he has no other behavioral issues but I really want to get this under control. I am thinking of using a water bottle to squirt him (hates water) when he does this. We did that to house train him from nipping too much when playing or chewing on things in the house and it works perfectly and doesn't harm. Any other suggestions?