My dog, Asha, is and will always be my dog. I love my companion dearly. She follows commands wonderfully and she always wants to be next to me. She's never taken off during our long walks in the country, walks beside me on leash, and only chases animal when I give her the OK and stops when I tell her to. I just lover her personality and companionship..
But the only down fall is that she only seems to listen to me and me alone. I've tried to involve others and when I'm there, she listens.. But when I'm not.. Well.
I've moved in with my family for a bit to help me get ready to move to the farm and have recently had trouble with Asha.. I've almost always taken Asha with my when I go somewhere. But recently I've had to leave her at home a few times and almost every time I leave, she seems to do something wrong.
The first time is when my bf and I went out to eat. When I came back she was down in the basement alone. I got told that she was miss behaving, when I asked I was told that shortly after I left someone opened the door and she rushed out and almost went to the street. She came right back, but wasn't listening to my grandpa when he was calling her.
And the second thing was today. My grandpa has three Pom Poms, Jack, Zowie, and Bunny. Jack is a coward, he acts tough at first but then flee's immediately. Bunny is spoiled, but gets along with everyone. And Zowie is the oldest and generally keeps to herself...Anyway.. I went out side to take a call, came back and found that my dog was outside. Again, asked for the situation and was told that Asha attacked Zowie. My uncle said he heard Asha growl and then found Asha with her paws over Zowie.
The sudden aggression does and doesn't surprise me because Zowie has acted aggressive to Asha in the past and still acts aggressive with food. She used to snap at Asha even though Asha could be three feet away from her and taking a nap. Zowie is known for going up to Asha and taking her things, and Asha has never snapped or stiffened when Zowie has. Another reason for a bit of Shock is because Asha has always been extremely submissive with other dogs. I've always seen her roll over for them and act like... A pup.. Cause she is one.. She even does it for the Poms.
But in all, Asha doesn't have respect for my relatives. She jumps on them, doesn't listen for them, and I've tried to get after my relatives to understand her behavior is wrong but they don't listen at all because that's not how they are with the other dogs. Every time I see her acting this way with them, I punish her. But it makes it difficult when they don't follow throw.
I want to have the ability to have someone else watch her when I'm away... But seeing as they can't change and help me so they can behave for them... I've got plans to set up an area for her outside for when I'm away.