Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Aggression with strange dogs will take time to overcome.

Byline: Pet Care DR. JEFF NICHOL For the Journal

Q: We've been banned from the dog park. My spayed Rottweiler/Labrador cross is incredibly rambunctious and loves everyone except other animals. She's extremely aggressive with other dogs. I've even tried letting her run around with a muzzle on but some how she's still able to attack other dogs even if she can't bite them. When I see other dogs coming the leash and choke chain go back on and we leave because she doesn't know how to be nice. Aside from this, she's a very well-trained dog.

Dr. Nichol: This must be quite a conflict for you. It sounds like you have an excellent dog with one major flaw. The best way to manage this problem is to start by fully understanding why it happens. …

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