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Thread: Brian's barking at son in law. Im now seriously over it.

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    yes! i do remember not really caring for Pohm, who was bought as a toy for bernie. But now is so part our family. And we got there with her. Speeding up the training, was the magic that worked for Pohm. Then once trained, we slowed it down. So i kind of feel that i found her on switch. As it was from the moment she began to respond to me, that we bonded in our relationship. And pohm is loved by all that meet her. She is a truly wonderful personality.

    Im currently waiting for me multiple animal licence. Letters have been sent to adjoining neighbours. Have a week to go. IF, i dont get it. Brian will need rehoming, and SIL will not be an issue. At this stage, rehoming would be a very easy way out for me. Can you see how little bond there is?
    just in that sentence. Geez. Im behind the 8 ball with this dog.

    IF i get to keep him. I will contact a trainer, and go 1:1. Still attend his level 1 obedience, as i have few opportunities for him to be socialised around non family members dogs. So worth it for this for a few weeks, to consolidate no dog/dog aggression or fear.

    I will pm Nehkbet.




    Perhaps a session with a trainer for me and Brian.

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    have you thought about rehoming the SIL? Just a thought. LOL No in all seriousness good luck, I hope it works out for you both.

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    ejburke32.
    If my SIL were a dog, you would not breed from him. He's genetically loaded for asbergers or something along that spectrum. Has very unusual social skills and body language. Raised by evangalists, who would not let him watch Harry Potter. Parents are freaks. Mum is hersuit.
    Oh how id love to get rid of my SIL and swap him for something a little more sound of temperament.

    But its not my choice unfortunately. And who else would put up with my primadonna daughter? lol

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    LOL I hear you Bernie, my mother recently wrote out the family medical history for her doctor and he took one look at it and said 'You're kids need to know this'... cancer in all its forms, tumours, asbergers, bi-polar, depression, you name it we've got it. I told her that she and dad had been bulldogs there is no way they would have been allowed to breed! So much more organised in the canine world.

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    who else would put up with my primadonna daughter
    My sister used to ring me about one of her (long ago) boyfriends and just spend an hour bitching about him. And I'd have to say to her - "tell me something you like about him" because I really didn't understand why she was with him at all. And she'd say "because he puts up with all my crap" and I said - not a good reason to choose him for a partner. You need someone who challenges your crap - one bit at a time. If you think its crap - you don't want someone else thinking it's ok and not standing up for themselves.

    That boyfriend did not survive Christmas with our family. My sister's next boyfriend - much better. He says when he disagrees with something. Not a passive aggressive wimp man.

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    He's genetically loaded for asbergers or something along that spectrum. Has very unusual social skills and body language.
    There is the trigger for your problem. A dog unsocialised and confused will default to learned and genetic behaviors. My dogue was a therapy dog for the disabled, he was fine with everyone but one lady with downs syndrome. He was very on edge with her and avoided her at all times, something about her made him very wary. She was not loud or reactive, she was rather lovely but she was a little on edge with him too so I think the two of them just agreed to disagree and didnt interact much.

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    Found this on youtube the other day and thought of you. Maybe SIL isn't challenging brian enough? Very interesting I thought.

    Bulldog in Trouble - YouTube

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    Oh dear, ceasar's at it again.
    I know some are fans.

    If there were an aggression scale of severity, with 0 being totally calm dog, and 10 being biting the crap drawing blood savaging, that bulldog is a 1. Brian is a little further up the scale, Id say a 5. barking: loud big boy bark, up volume growling, hackles up, lip curlling, salivating. Has lunged at him twice in early arrival days, these days he's more accepting of me standing him down, but doesnt go below a 2, till target is out of his home.

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    who's ceasar? the guy in the video i'm guessing. Not a fan, just saw it when searching for bulldog vids and found it interesting.

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    We have council inspection tomorrow at 9am. for my multiple animal licence. I had a p/c from her yesterday booking the inspection in. I said, oh is this to make sure i have secure fencing etc, she said and to check the general cleanliness of the home. < not sure this is necessary. Maybe to prevent me becoming 'dog lady'.
    This is the final step. They have written to both my neighbours, they had 21 days to respond, or i get given the licence. 1 neighbour actually wrote back to the council a letter saying how responsible a dog owner i was, and what lovely natured dogs i already own, which really made me chuffed to blazes! and impressed my inspector more importantly!
    Last step to take, i get the licence tomorrow. Unless she was expecting me to vacuum for her visit lol

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