I have Black Lab(adopted from a shelter, they said she was a mix). When we bring other female dogs into the house, it just comes out of the blue. She will attack them. She is spayed, 3 years old. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do about this? I really scares me when she does this! Nan
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When we bring other female dogs into the house, it just comes out of the blue. She will attack them.

What happens? Can you describe it?
I'd also suggest in-person help. No advice will work as well as that.
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I have Black Lab(adopted from a shelter, they said she was a mix). When we bring other female dogs into the house, it just comes out of the blue. She will attack them.

Then don't allow other bitches in the house!
At least for the time being.
She is spayed, 3 years old. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do about this? I really scares me when she does this! Nan

1. How long have you had this dog?
2. How many people live in your house?
3. Has she ever had any formal OBEDIENCE TRAINING?
4. In your honest opinion, does she more or less rule the roost?
5. How does she generally get along with bitches on neutral ground,say at the park?

6. How does she generally get along with dogs otherwise, both insidethe house and outside?

7. Has she ever encountered any of these particular bitches on neutralground? If so, what happened?
You might want to seek the services of a professional trainer, if for no other reason than to help assess your relationship with your dog. For example, to determine if are you offering her the right kind of leadership, sufficient exercise, training, etc.

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I have Black Lab(adopted from a shelter, they said she was >a mix).

What did they say she was mixed with? And what's her history?
When we bring other female dogs into the house,

Why are other female dogs being brought into the house? Are these visiting dogs (friends or relatives), dogs you're fostering, dogs you're trying to adopt, or what?
When you bring them in, how do you introduce the dogs? What does your dog do when you bring male dogs into the house? What does she do when meeting other female dogs when they're not invading her territory?
it just comes out of the blue. She will attack them.

Attacks never just "come out of the blue", although they can happen suddenly enough to seem that way if you're not familiar with dog body language.
What are the other dogs doing, and where are they in your house, when she attacks them?
What, exactly, does she do during these attacks?
How badly has she injured the other dogs?
She is spayed,

Spaying females doesn't necessarily reduce aggression, and in fact can sometimes increase it.
3 years old.

How long have you owned her, and how much training has she had? If you've had her from a puppy, has she always behaved this way, or has it started more recently?
Anyone have any suggestions on what to do about this?

Not without a LOT more information about what's actually going on, other than the obvious one of don't bring other female dogs into the house unless your dog is under your direct control (e.g. leashed) or confined away from them.
And even then, nobody can really accurately assess the situation without observing the behaviour first-hand.
I have Black Lab(adopted from a shelter, they said she was a mix). When we bring other female dogs into ... old. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do about this? I really scares me when she does this! Nan

How long ago was she spayed? If it was recently, it's possible that hormonal aggression will diminish over the next 2-3 months. Not guaranteed, though. In the meantime, you will need to keep her separate from the other dogs.
Also, what the other posters said re in-person help and obedience training.

I get the impression from what you write that the other dogs aren't residents in the household. If they're visitors, for goodness' sake you need to realize that a lot of dogs don't behave like toddlers at the playground, giggling and running around together happily during play dates. All dogs are more-or-less territorial. It can be trained/socialized out of some, or most. Opinions vary on that.
Other dogs will never become socialized or trained out of it. In that case, you'll need to realize that you can't get your dog together with other dogs for "play dates." You'll have an Only Dog. And there's nothing wrong with that, but she will require special handling.
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Other dogs will never become socialized or trained out of it. In that case, you'll need to realize that you ... for "play dates." You'll have an Only Dog. And there's nothing wrong with that, but she will require special handling.

Or they may have a dog that will be okay with male dogs but not female dogs. Given that it was called a "lab mix" though, I would be very careful. There might be some pitbull in there. If so and the dog is already showing dog aggression, I'd keep the dog an only dog and visiting dogs to a minimum and well supervised.
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