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Hello all. I found this group searching for answers on what to do with my dog. Please read my story and let me know what you would do.

My Abbey is 5 years old, 65 pound rescue hound mix. I rescued her when she was 3 months old and I of course fell in love with her. Times have been tough over the last few years. As a puppy Abbey was so sweet , always taking her to dog parks and she loved all dogs and people.

As she got older she started to show signs of aggression. Attacking other dogs at the park, lunging at maintenance men outside, attacked my 10 year old cousin and barely missed biting her in the face. She has lunged at multiple strangers and she has even tried to bite my wife a couple times.

Two days ago she tried to bite my wife. That was the last straw for her. My wife is 9 months pregnant with our first child. She fears abbey will be a danger to our baby and I don’t disagree. We love abbey so much and we have been in tears for 3 days trying to figure out what to do. We are currently trying to rehome her but I’m thinking that’s a lost cause. No one wants an aggressive dog.

I am struggling with the idea of possibly euathanizing her. I just don’t think I can do it. I’m heartbroken over this and I just need some of your opinions. Please help!

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As the picture unfolds, nervous tension and a major dilemma on the horizon. Dear Abbey, from 3m to 5 yrs... I would firstly'' read '' up on the nomenclature of ''Aggression'' in a dog and once fully informed,  seek and find a ''COMPETENT'' Veterinarian to discuss the prognosis. One of the treatments should  include that of a ''Brain Scan'' for neurological atrophies.
Hard to visualise your beloved pet acting out unpredictably, and no time to waste, time is of the essence.
May the aforementioned be a guide.
As an animal lover, You do want to make the correct decision for Abbey, she 
DESERVES a medical investigation.
May your conscience be Your guide.


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If it were me, I'd find an animal behaviorist.  You can get a referral from your vet or local pet store. They work wonders.

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I agree with the previous posters. Getting a vet involved in possibly figuring out what is going on with Miss Abbey is definitely a good idea. She deserves to at least have a professional look into her aggression. After that, you will have a better idea on what to do.

Posts: 2
I forgot to mention that we spent a lot of money on aggression training with a reputable trainer.

So we decided that we are keeping her and going to give her a chance with the baby (very carefully).
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