It helps to know that you're not the only one sometimes...
Poor little guy(maybe not so little) being treated like that by the breeder
It sounds like you're making steps already. Like i said before, gaining Lolas trust and respect made most of the difference. I'm lucky too as she's a clever girl and your boy sounds clever too. Oh! For the first few months i couldn't leave the house without treats and a ball. Now the reward is cuddles.
My boy is displaying SA. I've just gotta go out the front door and stand on the deck and he's all upset. Has even gone ballistic on occasions. Dealt with that over the past couple of days as well.
I've totally ignored him. Only when I can see him through the window out of the corner of my eye, and see that he's calmed down and is sitting quietly at the window watching me, do I go back in and praise him. Seems to be working nicely so far. Fingers crossed!
I agree Aussiemyf and DD - every bit of advice will be helpful right now, and I'm sure Malinois will assist.
Magdalena, yes, (sounds terrible in some ways) but it is nice to know that others have been there and done that. This fellow is just wonderful in so many ways, so I will do all I can to solve this for us all. Cheers.
Last edited by Malinois-72; 11-04-2009 at 08:24 AM.
The whole point of a forum is so everyone can discuss the same topic and hear advice from everyone, we all want to learn. I seriously don't get why your so worried about someone with 'limited knowledge on dogs' to read your advice.
That person with 'limited knowledge on dogs' being me.
Education not Legislation
Yes, what Malinois has stated is correct.
Whatever advice he may give or has given me will be taken on board along with everything else.
To make a point, all posters here offering their thoughts and advice or suggestions have been helpful. As I've already stated (sorry for repeating myself) this is a potentially dangerous situation which I need to deal with ASAP.
I am new to this forum, and this thread is about my dog, not anything else. I am not interested in it turning into anything other than a request for assistance. I do not know any of you, and have found both Malinois and Aussiemyf to be nice and courteous people to me.
[QUOTE=Malinois-72;23762]No worries, just asking....... I dont mean by you but I have been accused of bullshiting regarding my training experience so I am a bit reluctant to post on this subject in the public arena. I have been in touch with devilsadvocate through PM though. I also find it hard to translate real life training to online advice & I have not even seen the dog in the flesh. As I said though, I am in touch with D/A & will offer any help I can.[/QUOTE
Mal. Threads are not just of benefit to the person with the problem. Others in times to come will click on a thread that pertains to their problem and guests browse anonymously. I did, before I joined hoping to find some. If someone does have input in any areas that could be of some use I feel it is very valuable to post. I had a heated beginning on the board in a thread but I know myself and I have confidence in me and my opinions.
I think the problem could be that for those who are new (like me) I just don't understand how communication gets to the stage where people are slinging off at each other if they disagree. Everybody will disagree with someone all the time, it's how they deal with it that often becomes hurtful and unkind, therefore a problem.
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