Im at a bit of a last resort here so any helpful insight is greatly appreciated! I have a 10 month old golden doodle male, Kingsley, who has been fixed. Around five months old he started having aggression problems that consisted of him baring his teeth, growing and lunging forward threatening to bite. There was no specific incidence that provoked this behavior. I immediately disciplined him and have been very proactive at making sure he knows I am the dominant one in the relationship. Since then this has happened multiple times to the point where I thought he was actually going to bite me. I am a nurse and live with a friend (who grew up with a golden doodle) and he has acted the same way with her. On Christmas Eve he was doing the same thing aggression thing he normally does and I walked toward him to discipline him and he bite me this time. I ended up having to get stitches. Since then he has continued to do the same thing and actually bit my mom when I was visiting her. He has tried to bite more people since as well, but I am now very careful where I bring him/who I let close to him. I am around young children a lot so I am very concerned, and he has bitten two people now. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on his behavior? He has always been so sweet and we did puppy school when he was younger!
Thank you so much!
Sarah & Kingsley