Guest firegypsy Posted February 14, 2012 Share Posted February 14, 2012 Many of you may have read my post a week or so ago. I surrendered a dog to my local chapter because she is extremely aggressive. I did what I could to manage it, but she was snarking at kids, made contact with one of their faces (I believe it was unintentional) and was just very unpredictable. She was muzzled whenever she went out because she was so mean to my other grey-who came home the same day she did. Last week was the last straw when she severely injured my male, who easily had 30 pounds on her. Again I DON'T believe she meant to hurt him, but she did. Badly. I spoke to a few behaviorists and they across the board said she had to go, that they didn't even want to evaluate because they couldn't recommend that a dog that was that volatile and had known aggression issues stay in a house with young kids. My wonderful friend at the who runs the kennel suggested I bring her back before my guy got out of surgery and came home. So having everyone's advice be consistent I returned her. I'm dying here. It's been a week and I've not been able to sleep well because I miss her so much. I just want her back. I can't deal with the guilt and the sadness. This was her second bounce and she's SUCH A GOOD DOG when she's not being a jerk. I truly love her and never felt afraid around her. She's just too aggressive and plays completely inappropriately. I feel like there has got to be a way. This isn't a MEAN dog. This is a dog that is nutso. She hates other dogs and goes crazy when she sees one, she beats the hell out of my boy and even muzzled she's a nuisance. But what's killing me is that I never got professional help. It's like she made one mistake and because of the picture (kids in the house) everyone got really nervous. I get that. But if I hadn't used the language I did, "what do you think of this situation? can you help? and instead was more "I need you to help fix this" would I have gotten a different response? I contacted the behaviorist I really respected and am waiting for him to call me. I'm willing to pay to have him work with her, I'm willing to do whatever it takes. I do need to hear from other people so I can hold on to hope here. Has anyone else had a really aggressive grey paired with a really REALLY submissive grey and turned it around? Can it be done? I'm sick to my stomach and need to figure this out. I don't want to make my guy live in misery either and can't bring her back if the behavior doesn't change. Are there really greys that can't be in certain situations? Does this sound like a losing battle? I need a reality check from a group of people that get it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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