My Range is the sweetest guy in the world. But recently he's been showing some aggression issues. I didn't even think Corgi's had aggression issues I thought they're the sweetest things in the world.
First issue, he will run at a dog and challenges them with his chest, big or small. It's scary, because I'm afraid that another dog will snap at him. He's socialized. I mean we take him to dog parks, enclosed dog parks, and he grew up with other dogs. And he's never gotten bit, but he just likes over powering other MALE dogs. One time a dog trainer did warn me about his demeanor how he raises his head over other dogs, like he's challenging them. I mean I told her I knew he did that. I just thought he was a proud dog and maybe he was just trying to herd other dogs.
Second issue, he has jealousy issues. If I'm paying more attention to a dog and petting it, he will push bark or lunge at the dog and most of the time they will back off and run away screaming as Range chases them down. I just call him back if he's off leash and he'll come back. Or if he's on a leash, I'll pull him away.
These are just recent signs that I've seen him doing. Ever since he turned 1yrold. But I didn't know it was a serious issue until today, when we went to my cousin's house who had a new Husky puppy, and Range lunged at the dog, then challenged him by putting his face against the puppy's face and even had a part of the puppies lip in his mouth, as if he was ready to bite his face off. The poor puppy was so scared of him. I know now it's a serious matter. Range is not neutered yet, but we made an appointment for next week. I hope that will help. But has anyone dealt with this problem? I've seen other Corgi's and they're all very relaxed and love to play with other dogs, but Range is so rough. Is it me? Am I doing something wrong? Should I be harder on him and really set harder boundaries? Or should be nicer? Suggestions?