I adopted a 2 year old lab. He was trained for hunting but he has some issues.
He totally freaks around other dogs wineing,barking, just goes nuts
and he growls at my wife especially early in the morning when she comes up stairs and we he and I are still snoozing and if she puts her face near him.
Any suggestions on breaking these behaviors? I think he was beat up some by previous owners so really getting on him with physical punishment is really not in the equation. He's a nice dog loves me.. I take him to obedience (although he doesn't need that kind of training) to socialize him with other dogs but now he has been 86ed from the main class as no one could get anything done with his carrying on.