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A Recent Change in my Doberman's Behavior??
Hi, I have had my doberman for 7 years now (since he was a puppy). He was always well behaved and a sweetheart. I never worried about him being around anybody, except kids. He never had an opportunity to be around kids as a puppy or a young adult, so I was always leary about him being around kids. He would protect me by barking at strangers, unless I told him it was ok, that the "new" person was a friend, or he just sensed it by my behavior. He never bit anyone or showed aggression. Like I said, I never worried about him being around others. Two years ago I adopted a rescue and he started acting a bit different. I thought it was just him adjusting. It has been 2 years and his behavior has just gotten worse. He has now "nipped"/"bitten" 3 people. All 3 were people that are friends of mine and came either into my house or stood outside in the driveway with us. He acted fine upon meeting them and none of them were afraid of him and they were petting him and he was being friendly and all of the sudden, it was like a firecracker went off and scared him, he just became aggressive. I don't know what is going on and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help me by providing their thoughts or advice?
Thank you so much!
Jeanine in SC