2 year old Whippet girl not neutered
Looking for some advice, I’ve had Josie since a puppy, she lives with us in our family home with my two children and is an excitable loving girl. At home she plays, let’s the children fuss her and is a great dog.
Josie does get very excited when people come round and her bouncing can be problematic.
However, the advice I need regards her walking. Recently, in the last few months when we all go on dog walks, she gets nasty when passing other dogs, she barks, snarls, pulls on her lead and people look horrified! Yet, if my partner or I walk her alone she can pass dogs with minimum fuss.
I’ve tried taking high value treats, crossing the road etc, but it’s like she is protecting me and the kids when walking all together.
I don’t want to walk her on my own but she’s like a different dog when she’s walking with us as a family. It’s when we pass another dog or see one approaching.
I wondered if now is the time to get her neutered and this may help?
Any suggestions welcome please :)