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Our German wire hair will suddenly attack our small beagle

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Our German wire hair will suddenly attack our small beagle without provocation. Family members feel we need to get ris of her but 98 o/o of the time she is a wonderful loving dog. Do you have any advice for us?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response. I recently just logged onto the site and noted that your question hasn't yet been answered. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years experience and would be happy work with you if you are still needing assistance.
This can be a very dangerous situation, not only for your other dog, but for you as well. For that reason, I would tell you that it would not be possible to help resolve this problem in a online method such as this. Your time, money and effort are best spent working with a Certified Veterinary Behaviorist who has been highly trained on matters such as these. It can be very time consuming, but I have seen it work wonders in some situations that many thought were hopeless.
Veterinary Behaviorists are trained to determine if the problem behavior is a result of a neurochemical imbalance, a medical condition, learned fearful associations, conflict or anxiety. A Veterinary Behaviorist takes into account the entire picture of health and welfare of an individual while working on resolving the behavior problem. Techniques not only include behavior modification, counter-conditioning, desensitization, environmental modification, proper positive reinforcement techniques and owner education, but also appropriate medications or supplements. In your case, since two pets are involved, it is also a critical part of the plan to have the behaviorist observe the interactions between not only family members, but pets as well.
Here is a link that may help you to further understand the benefit of working with a specialist and a second link to help you find one in your area. I think it will be well worth your while to explore this.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.
Dr Z
Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Maggie. How is everything going?


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