Q. I have a 2 year old Pit Bull and lately she has been getting more aggressive with my other dogs and I can't even take her to the park. What can I do?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. If this is a new behavior, a veterinary check up needs to be made to rule out health causes for the shift. Otherwise, it's possible an incident may have occurred that has put her on edge. Most aggression is reactivity due to fear and out of that comes their best form of protection-snarling, etc. If the health check is all clear, I suggest hiring a local behaviorist and/or trainer to help your dog. Counter conditioning and positive reinforcement are good methods to help redirect.