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    Exclamation Gypsie

    well it finally happened, gypsie and dano came back from their morning run happy as larry, gypsie came up stairs about 3o sec before dano and when dano entered the room she was her usuall barking growling self, we did the ignoring her tactic and she bit him.

    no blood but what about next time?

    what do i do?

    i have no idea what to do......

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    How about not puttingher in a situation where she feels threatened?

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    i dont get it.... she is like this everytime he enters a room that i am in it doesnt matter if its the bedroom the lounge the garage....so unless shes outside when he's home i dont see how simply removing her from the environment is going to help.

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    im so worried this could escalate she wont even back down if i tell her off and if he tells her off she gets worse!

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    How about getting Dano to carry treats with him and everytime he enters a room where Gypsie is...he croutch down, call her over and give her a treat...then praise. After that..get him to go over to you and give you a hug too...so Gypsie knows he is both your friends..not foe and that he's not going to harm either of you. Gypsie has come from an abusive home...who knows if the male their also beat his partner too...so maybe she's not only protecting herself...but you too.

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    Ozey has some good points but I would not be getting him to crouch down in front of her .

    I said in my other post that this could and most likely would escelate,and do so quickly.

    You cannot do this on your own,it would seem you need a person with much more expereince to come in and help now. I usualy dont agree with it , but in this case I see big issues a comin,actually I've seen them arrive.
    I'm very glad you dont have a child.

    I think Occy has put names in the other thread , please go and contact them now.
    You are right,very right.
    Next time could be very tragic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    im so worried this could escalate she wont even back down if i tell her off and if he tells her off she gets worse!
    That quote alone attatched to another breed would mean an instant death sentence. A calling for a public hanging at that.

    If I am to be brutally honest?
    I'm not sure I'd be that far off calling that shot myself given the dog and the situation.
    How have you tried to get over the top her so to speak ?
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    we've tried the treat method. every-time dano came home from work he'd have a treat for her and everytime he entered a room he'd call her over and give her a treat, but shes not interested in treats when shes anxious or being agro. when dano gets home now she barks a little but not aggressively and her tails going at a hundred miles an hour and she loves playing with him an snuggling its me thats the issue shes protective/ possessive with me. she's his shadow when im not around. we went to the vet today and they recommended a behaviorist.
    oh and the other thing is we live with another guy and a girl and there is no barking or growling or anything when they enter a room im in same as with their friends that she's never even met!!! its only him...
    anyway im going to start calling around tomorrow, and try to get a handle on things

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    Perhaps try to call a doogy one-on-one specialist,
    A trainer, that is willing to come to your home and help the situation....I would ask at your local obedience club first,
    see if any there is will to dedicate an hour every day till the problem is sorted out.
    Gypsie certainly thinks she has the right to tell Dano who is boss, and that must make Dano feel a bit scared and intimidated by Gypsie.
    If it were my dog I would be getting some professional help quick smart, or the only other ulternative would be the unthinkable, getting rid of the "problem".
    Put yourself in Dano's shoes though........A Dog that is telling Dano, in his own house, that he is not welcome....that in my opinion is wrong. But it is hard to say what will work and what will not in this sort of situation.
    Please keep us updated as to your progress! I am very interested in how you resolve this one.
    Best of luck!
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    Youch... did the vet have a thought as to some medication for the short term?
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