ok this might be a long thread so bare with me here lol My basenji shep is showing some weird behaviors, and frankly i cant figure out why hes doing them so im seeing if anyone on here has had, or does have this same problem.
He seems to have alot of weird aggression issues. I got him from a rescue when he was about 1 and a half years old (they found him as a stray) we have another dog as well, his name is lucky and hes a sheltie…so ill start with the dog aggression issues. Lucky is a really submissive dog but gets mad when cornered. Sometimes him and shep will play and get along like everything is fine and sometimes shep will go after him for no reason. Lucky could just be walking past shep or walking down stairs or up stairs and shep will growl at him or snap at him...and its totally random sometimes he will and sometimes he wont. Thats what i dont get. (lucky was here before shep for the record) When we go to the dog park hes agressive with some dogs and loves to play with other random dogs
Now for the aggression towards people issues. (I know basjenjis have issues with strangers and things like that( but this is within our family. Shep is highly protective of me. Right now its only me and my mom living here, but when we first got shep it was my mom my sister my brother and me. Shep hates my sister and is indifferent towards my brother. whenever im sitting somewhere (like the floor, my bed, the couch) shep is always there sitting next to me. (not on my bed or the couch but sitting next to it) and he gets mad when someone gets to close to me alot of the time. He growls at my mom alot of the time when hes just lying around for no reason. My sister just came home from college and is staying with us and ever since then hes been pretty antsy. She grabbed him by the collar the other day and he bit her (that was her stupid mistake) and he has bit my mom before too. I just dont understand any of his behavior. He even tried to bite me the other day. Sometimes he is subbmissive towards me and sometimes hes not.
Can anyone help me out here? How do i discipline him? I know you not suppose to use the crate so what do you do when they are bad??