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    Protectiveness?

    Okay, as most of you guys know, my brother Billy, abused Mollie when she was a baby, resulting in her absolutely hating him and she being terrified of boys and most people.
    Also, as you guys may know, I have been working with her on 1-on-1 socialisation with certain people slowly. The only people I have been working with her on are 2 adults and Lily, an 8yr old girl of whom comes over to play with my little brother.

    Anyway, getting to the point!

    Mollie is getting good with adults, as long as she is able to sniff them for awhile without them making sudden movements – she is better with females. She is great with babies-toddlers, she sits and lets them pat her with grubby hands

    But.. Mollie’s barking at Billy has increased a lot.

    Billy pushed me yesterday as he walked past me, and Mollie all of sudden flew after him, barking like crazy, chasing him until he was in his bedroom and then Mollie came back to me.
    Is this protectiveness? Is this just aggression? What should I do?
    The same thing happened again today. Billy hit Ned (5yr old brother) and Mollie want absolutely NUTS, chasing after Billy and barking like crazy.

    What do I do? Do I ignore it? Do I tell her “no”?

    Billy deserves this treatment, Mollie has every right to think he is ‘danger’. BUT.
    I am scared she is going to chase all boys now and I am afraid she might bite a boy if he was too scare or harm her.

    I need to find a boy around 10 or something who is KIND enough to be kind to Mollie! I have tried to persuade some of Billy’s friends, but they follow eachother like sheeps and be mean to Mollie > GRR. I am sick of boys who think they can abuse or scare my pet!
    <Takes a deep breathe>
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    My gosh Demi, not good!

    What are your parents doing about this, in regards to your brother's disgusting behaviour?

    Sheesh, glad he's not my son. He'd be a very sore boy right now!!!

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    Mum and Dad are telling him off and keeps sending him to his room. But when he comes out, he just does it all again.
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    What a bloody little &*#@ your brother is! I would definitely speak to your parents about what's happened, this is something YOU cannot deal with on your own, nor should you.

    What about your friends at school - do they have any little brothers you might be able to socialise with?

    A good kick up the arse is what's needed for your brother.

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    My oldest son is ten and there is no way he would act so childishly towards an animal. Your brother needs a swift kick and it needs to be soon or this is going to escalate.

    I think you need to take Mollie down to the local park and sit with her, wait until she is calm and move closer. Take it slowly, watch the kids that are down there and pick out a few good ones. When she is comfortable enough to get quite close to the park and ask them if they want to pat her. Let them know that she is scared and give them a treat to give her. Get her to associate kids with fun and treats and hopefully your brothers cruel behaivour will not rub onto her attitude around other kids.

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    Better yet Demi, send your brother down here to me for a while.

    *DA rubs her hands together in glee*

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    Can I come!!! Can I come!!!!! I want to watch .......... and then have a go of my own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Can I come!!! Can I come!!!!! I want to watch .......... and then have a go of my own!
    Yeah, the more the merrier, Cate!

    You didn't actually want him back, did you Demi?

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    Me too!


    (oops I just did a "me too" post *snort*)

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    We could see how far we could kick his backside - I'm thinking Tassie>>>Canberra>>>Sydney>>>>where's next?

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