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

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    Good Luck for the inspection ! Probably just wants to check that it is only 3 dogs that you have !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    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.
    yes, a definate trigger for Brian. And now a trigger for SIL too. So ignoring each other would be a goal id be happy to achieve.
    the other dogs love SIL. Bernie in particular. He's never had a dog of his own, mine are the largest dogs he's met. It took about 6 months for him to feel comfy around them though. With nothing but positive dog/SIL interactions, it took 6 months for SIL to chill out.
    This has set his dog fear back a pace or 2.
    If only humans were as easy as dogs to train.

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    We got it. Brian can stay!
    he did me proud, and rolled in something funky during swim time. so bathed before she got here. Sat for her to say hello, WITH clean chops!
    I was worried about nothing. She checked if the dogs barked, could get out, were clean and healthy looking. Done.

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    Yay

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    Not surprised Bernie. Congrats. Now for some serious bonding with that big mastiff boy....

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    I took Brian out alone yesterday. and we did some bonding just the 2 of us. Which is far easier when you only have the 1 dog i must say. And 1 dog is very rare space to obtain here.

    He walked on leash for 2km (ish) did not pull eventually , we visited a friend with 2 dogs for a coffee/chat/socialise dogs opportunity. He was very well behaved with the 2 resident dogs a golden retriever 2yr old entire male, and a female that he wrestled with for fun, did 'mark' the garden thoroughly before he left. On 2km way home, stood off the pavement onto a narrow nature strip, led down and would not budge!
    He was tired. It was hot, he'd had enough. So 'led down' was the position he chose to communicate with me to sod off, he aint walking another step!
    No way could i drag him home. No amount of excited crap got him up, cheese that was stinky n hot even. So we put out a DID call to hubby, who came and collected us in the truck. Took the piss out of both of us looking hot n bothered. Dropped me at lake with him so he could cool off, then walked happily 50 paces to his bed. Where he conked out for 3hrs R&R time. Got up for his dinner, and went straight back to sleep for another hour or so.

    Very easy to tire this dog out in the heat. It was a good test, as the hottest day so far. Roughly around 26 degrees. He has a way of dealing with heat exhaustion, laying down. and he knows now, i cant budge him when led down. I hope he hasnt stored this info for later.
    Ive taken a video of him with SIL, will grab a lead to upload to camera, as Brian has stolen the last one.

    He's into stealing my stuff. Usually accumulates it in his treasure trove, unchewed, just gathered, but i cant find the lead? he's taken it somewhere. Probably with that $56 check chain i bought him that's gone too!

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    or SIL took it to not be posted online on a video ha ha

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    I want a I "heart" Brian t shirt... Lol

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    Glad the inspection person was a dog friendly lady...

    Hated that bulldog video, the best thing in it was when Cesar told the camera guy to back off. If he did that to my dog - who is normally very pleased to see people - she'd have attacked the camera and probably damaged it for sure. Cornered dog, no place to run, not allowed to run, weird threatening thing coming at it, what option does it have really? Very lucky with that bulldog.

    Go brian - maybe hosing him off when you arrived at destination and again before trying to leave might have worked?

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    I had a shit experience last night. Was supposed to meet up with son and his 2 pups in the park.
    I thought it'd be a nice idea, to walk Pohm too. 3 dogs.
    I got as far as my back gate.
    By which time, id been knocked over, tripped over, then Brian dragged me through the gate, bending my nail back, and grazing my hand along barbed wire and gouging it to pieces. I was hurt, sodding angry. And it was all i could do to not kick his stupid head in right there and then!

    I was pissed, and knew i couldnt handle 3 dogs, or 2 dogs in that headspace, so stayed in our garden and played for a bit. Son arrived with 2 pups. And all hell broke loose.
    Sherlock pup trying to savage next door's poor pug who come over to see everyone. My son went to grab Sherlocks collar and so i knocked my son away as was fearful of a bite. I put the leash around sherlocks waist and dragged him away from the fight. My 3 are like hoodlums, all barking and freaked out.
    My son went to take Sherlock dog from me, and in rebound aggression he went for my son. But missed as i swung him out and round on end of leash, hanging him upside down. I was fuming he was still wanting a go. Not the right emotion to control a situation i admit.
    Pug not injured, and so i put her in crate, put my 3 in pound. Tied son's 2 dogs up.

    had a cuppa tea. Everyone calmed down.
    "shall i let Sherlock off to have a play if we keep the others tied up?" asks my son
    oh boy, ive bred something real stupid insight moment.

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