Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums - View Single Post - Sudden night time aggression
View Single Post
post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 10:55 AM
Super Moderator
MeadowCat's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 20,983
Location: MN
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit MeadowCat's Gallery
Thanks: 49,801
Thanked 64,554 Times in 17,252 Posts
Images: 1
Click here to find out how MeadowCat became a supporter
Originally Posted by thewiz View Post
I have one doberman, just turned about 1 year 4 months. very similar issue though. he is very loving and sweet all day to my husband and myself and anyone who comes in the door. but he was randomly wake up in the middle of the night and its almost as if he doesn't know who we are starts growling and nipping at us. never has drawn blood, but it's quite scary. he gets better once we turn the lights on and then typically runs out of the room and sleeps on the couch. we have a night light so the room isn't completely dark. it just started happening 2-3 months ago. and it's very random, not every night, but occurring more frequently. he has slept in our bed with us since we first got him at 2 months. I can't think if any change in his day-to-day patterns that would cause this abrupt change. any thoughts?
This is an old thread, hopefully people will see your post and respond. You need to see a veterinarian for a thorough exam. I'd be worried about neurological or vision issues, or something going on health-wise. This isn't normal behavior at all and if it's only happening at night and he's waking up from a sound sleep, I'd be seriously concerned, especially if it never happens at other times. Please get in to see a vet immediately.

by Shanoa Delta, on Flickr

Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 NW3-C NW3-E RATI SOG DOG TKN SIN SEN WAC
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
― Jane Goodall
MeadowCat is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MeadowCat For This Useful Post:
ECIN (11-15-2019), melbrod (11-15-2019), Rosemary (11-15-2019)
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome