We have a two year old male lhasa apso who is loving, very loyal to myself but has a mad temper too! He barks all the time if he hears the slightest noise, which is one of their traits I know as bred for their hearing, but we are in an apartment and Is bad for the neighbours! We need help to control this. He also can get very aggressive and controlling. He barks at my partner for leaving the house in the morning, getting near me, guards our personal items etc and hates being alone, we even have to get a sitter all the time! Can anyone please help us?! We love him to bits but need this under control ASAP as controlling our lives! Many thanks! Kelly
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I read this article recently and was reminded of it when I read your post - It may not help much - but there are lots of other articles on dog behaviour in there too.
Best of luck with your 4 legged naughty boy!
and this one's great if you can do it!
We had a Llasa also and he was fine with another little dog; in fact for a while we had 3 small dogs! He seems to need company like a Coton de tulear that we have now so we have also a bichon. Our bichon also attacks people who get in the lift with us who are carrying large shopping bags or bin bags (we live in an apartment) its really embarrassing because some people get scared; others just laugh it off but I know I have to keep firmly hold of the lead... Next time I visit our vet for dog biscuits I will ask her as its a fairly new thing the bichon has started (she is 7 years old).
Thank you to all that have replied! Glad to know I'm not alone! He has been neutered a year ago now but not made much difference to the guarding of things and aggression. We just want to be able to leave him alone and him like it! Also to stop the aggression too as not good snapping at my partner and going for him and me on some occasions. Please keep the suggestions coming! Many thanks Kelly :)
Hi Kelly, Where abouts are you based? We work with a marvellous dog educator in the Grasse area - she only speaks french (very fast!) but let me know if this is of interest to you....
Try watching The Dog Whisperer (Nat Geo Wild) or getting one of his videos from Amazon - Cesar Millan is incredible & will certainly cover the issues you have in one of his programmes.
Hope this helps!
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