Not necessarily the same thing, but when I adopted Lucy (my doxie) at age 7- three years ago, she also showed signs of aggression towards other dogs, especially big dogs! She'd bark menacingly and growl......but never at humans.
I was concerned, especially since we are a neighborhood of dog lovers, and people were walking their pets all day long. I noticed she was better with small dogs.....but still barked.
Using the leash and 'NO'.....I have been able to correct her behavior, about 80% of the time now. Maybe she's more trusting, more relaxed with me, or maybe she recognizes most of the dogs as 'regulars'. I just think you need time and patience = and definitely let her know that her aggressive behavior is 'bad'. I hardly ever correct her these days and our walks are much more pleasant.
You've only had her 2 months....and you don't know her history.....keep bonding with her, and find a word or phrase that she'll associate with not barking. In my case I use a leash tug and say "no barking!" simultaneously. Eventually, Lucy got the message.
Now, she even lets herself get sniffed by dogs she knows......and she walks nicely with another dog on walks.
Good luck.....Again, I think it's just a matter of time and a little behavior modification.....and of course, lots of love.
Edited by: LIBBYG7 at: 1/25/2012 (16:12)
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