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    This time she hadnt barked for nearly 30 seconds, so I wasnt too worried. Will try and do the neighbour thing if parents let me.
    Haha update with my mum situation: apparently Im training Dora with TOT because I dont love her. Mum LOOOOOVES her so she would never do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    This time she hadnt barked for nearly 30 seconds, so I wasnt too worried. Will try and do the neighbour thing if parents let me.
    Haha update with my mum situation: apparently Im training Dora with TOT because I dont love her. Mum LOOOOOVES her so she would never do this
    Hmm I have an idea. I'll be back shortly!

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    Ok then

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    I feel for you Masha. I was only thinking of you last night. Bandit has started barking at nights in the pen but the only people it disturbs are us. Earplugs are good. I was thinking of all the training I would have to do if we lived elsewhere.

    I hope your parents will see some sense but I guess I will not be holding my breath.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Ok, I don't know how this would go, nor do I know if the way that I have worded this is right - I have tried to make it sound like you aren't blaming them for anything at all. I don't know if this would help, but maybe writing them a letter like the one below may help.

    Dear Mum and Dad,

    I know that you think the way I want to train Dora is cruel, and I am sorry that you feel that way but I really want to do this right. I want Dora to be happy, healthy, mentally balanced and friendly. I want her to like the people that come to visit. I want her to bark when they arrive to let us know they are there, but I don’t want her to growl at people when I take her for walks, or to try to bite anyone.

    I would really like to be able to show you how much better she will be when she is trained. I would like to go to obedience school with her as I would learn a lot from it and so would Dora. I don’t want her to be scared of being in the backyard alone, or to bark so much that she is a nuisance when we have to leave her alone.

    I’d love to teach her some tricks too but I can’t do that with her at the moment because she isn’t happy. She is stressed and scared. I know that I can fix it, but I desperately need your trust and your support to do that.

    Please mum and dad, give me a chance to do things right for Dora. Even if you only give me 3 months, let me prove to you that I can do this.

    I love you very much and I really would like to make you proud.

    Masha

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    Wow, thanks Angela!! That's fantastic!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Wow, thanks Angela!! That's fantastic!!
    Not a problem The question is... Will it work?

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    We'll see. I'll email it to them

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    I think I know exactly how you feel, Masha, with the parent problem. I got Keeda when I was 18 for $100 in what I'll be the first to admit was a very irresponsible manner that will never happen again. She was a very smart dog, was solidly potty trained in 2 weeks and knew how to sit by the second day that I had her. Teaching her tricks and basic commands like sit/lay down/etc wasn't a problem, but when it came to socializing her my mother would just refuse to cooperate with me. She would let Keeda run up to any dog she chose, then actually PRAISE her when she caught her after 10 minutes of running after her. It was a very dangerous time for Keeda as she started developing aggression issues toward smaller dogs if they didn't want to play with her. Things got better in the end - my family understood that if they continued to let Keeda run up to dogs and act aggressive she or another dog could end up hurt or worse, dead. My mom still lets Keeda pull her all over the place while walking and refuses to keep her on leash in a public place, but at least she puts her on the lead as soon as she spots another dog. Keeda's aggression doesn't sound as serious as Dora's, but hopefully your parents eventually start to see with their own eyes and understand how dangerous letting the situation continue can be.

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    I really hope they listen Masha I really feel for you, and I admire how mature you are being with this whole situation.

    AGB, that was an excellent idea (and wording!) - sometimes people just won't actually listen, but they will pay attention if it's in writing.

    Can someone send me this TOT stuff? It sounds interesting and I'd love to have a read

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