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Do dogs with aggressive tendencies mellow with age?
I think that's what I've seen the last couple years with my pack. Eddie is well mannered around humans, but he has always had a tendency to snap first and ask questions later with pushy dogs, including his sister Jillie.
In Jillie's first 3 years, I always kept a close eye on them and knew what situations to avoid. I managed Eddie's tendencies to the point where we only had a flareup or two a year.
But it's probably been a year since Eddie has snapped at Jillie, at least while I'm around. I still watch them closely, but the situation has at least improved. I'm thinking age more than anything has led the improvement. Eddie is 9 now and had surgery on both his back legs. Fighting may be be as appealing as it used to.
What's up with your pack?