Long time, no post...(update)
Loki is now 2 1/2 years old. It has been quite some time since his aggressive behavior started and it has not subsided. Loki was neutered at just over 6 months of age. He got along well with all dogs for about a year after that, but no more...
Loki still CAN NOT associate with male dogs. He goes crazy, growling, lunging, etc... I do not take him to off leash parks at all anymore and he gets along GREAT with the small group of females in our play groups as the only male. Funny thing is that he lives with one male dog (yorkshire terrier) and at family gatherings plays with another male, a maltese.
Maybe its the size? He happily lets the yorkie hold alpha position in our house. Yorkie eats first, yorkie snaps at Loki to correct him.
I still don't understand why stranger male dogs cause such a reaction in him.
I know now that dog parks are not for us anyway as it causes to much stress for me and Loki. We sometimes have problems meeting male dogs on leash walks too though.
Insteading of addressing the issue I have tried to avoid the catalyst. Is that a bad thing?
-Kim & Loki
~Kim, Loki's Mommy
Loki: 6/19/2002~1/13/2011 My heart, my angel...
Juno: 9/15/2008 -fawn female (rescue pup)