Aggressive 15 Month Cocker
by Ken Johnson
(Costa del Sol, Spain)
Aggressive 15-Month Old Cocker Spaniel
We have a cocker spaniel rescue dog who is 15 months old and has had the snip. We live on the Costa del Sol Spain where we regularly take Seve for his walks.
He has been great in the six months since we took him over but recently he has started being aggressive to some people especially waiters when they approach our table to serve us.
This is a recent thing and he does not do it at every cafe but seems to just suddenly take umbridge at people nearby.
He's not aggressive with other dogs, he loves to play and loves his ball.
We undertook training with him with a retired police-dog handler, but unfortunately he has returned to the UK.
I am worried that he will bite someone when he gets aggressive and I keep him on a tight lead when we sit at a table.
He's a great dog, has many friends both canine and human and I would hate to lose him.
Any help you can give will be much appreciated to cure this problem.