I am sorry that yet again today I feel the need to raise this with the owner of a young dog, but my advice to you would be to talk to your vet about the possibility of SM.
Originally Posted by SophieLightyear
There is no way that a cavalier, of all dogs, should be displaying this level of aggression to his owner.
What you are describing is a situation that cannot continue, there is something seriously wrong for your little dog to be doing this and it needs to be investigated.
In earlier posts you have written about Benji yelping and scratching his head and later about him limping. There can be many reasons for these symptoms but they can also be signs of SM.
There is a study that has linked aggression with pain and I think in view of the various problems you have described you need to have a thorough check done on your little dog as soon as you possibly can.
Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi