They have had to do some serious training and had to be careful at all times. One day I called the dog to come to me, and it ran to me and bit one of my ears off, and caused a laceration that required 182 stitches to close the other side of my scalp. We worked with a veterinary behaviorists, struggled with the peaks and valleys of her escalating anxiety for years, and reached a point where her quality of life was so compromised that we had to make the decision. What if you boarded the hounds for a week and had a chance to see if the behavior would resolve? He has severe separation axienty and is currently on an anti-depressant. I think in the end, as was pointed out in the blog, one has to try to step back and look at the quality of life of the dog or cat or any animal and balancing that with what our heart wants to do.
It is extremely unhelpful when well meaning folks tell you that every dog deserves a chance, that every dog can be saved. There are so many pages for people to look through that they only go a few pages back. Our vet told us that he had 3 yes, three other goldens from that litter that, in his opinion — should also be put to sleep. I am bipolar so I understand the electrical storm issue and what he must be going through. If anyone has a high energy dog, scared or aggressive dog please have a train or trainers look them over before you make your decision.
Sorry for the long rant, if you allow me to I would rant even more feverishly, but I don't want any of you to think I am some serious wacko escaped from the funny farm. Well inevitable, a mistake in management happened and she bit someone in the leg while I was there. My heart goes out to anyone else going through this. I have been in this position and had to make that hard decision, but l know she understood it had to happen. He was so sad and sorry as he always was after an attack or crazy growling episode. I had to consider the ethics of adopting out a dog that was so difficult that a dog trainer had issues.
Blog spam, link spam, referral spam, joke posts and responses, memes, novelty accounts, trolling, unethical behavior, and personal insults will not be tolerated. This behaviour was getting out of control. I had never met the dog personally before this day and though he engaged with me a little it was obvious he was looking for another dog to connect with he was anxious and nervous. After two years of working with her in my home very carefully, she bit me when I needed to grab her level 4 bite with multiple grabs. After having to have our beloved Pyrenees euthanized almost 1. Never an issue towards us or his companion dog, but extremely aggressive towards all strangers — human and dogs alike. We were not told of any of these issues.
It was recommended that she go to a home that could deal with the food aggression, and one where there were no young children. After a year I was making at least 400 dollars on each auction and often times more than that. Needless to say, option three should only be considered if options one and two are not viable. My parents believed very firmly that a dog that had bitten once would bite again, no matter what. Boz and Toby had numerous physical fights, some resulting in injuries requiring stitches. Upon returning from a short trip we learned he had attacked one of the staff. I hated rescue on that day.
He lunged for her and got me, instead. He was suffering mentally just as much as old dogs suffer physically. He is still an active, bouncy boy, with boundless energy. As hard a decision as that is to make, I could not be responsible for risking the lives of others by rehoming him, even to an informed adopter. Absolutely, no aggression to the other dog at all.
Aggression is often context specific, and if it is triggered by predictable, and manageable stimuli, then the dog might indeed be able to be re-homed. Anticipating this, I urged the client to consult with a vet behaviorist as soon as possible if she were not willing to follow my recommendation. Unfortunately, I had to make the decision with my veterinarian to euthanize due to aggression or mentally ill. I did have to put one down that after 2 years of working with him when I tried to change his collar out he came at me and kept coming. So, I started Emma in Confidence Building classes. He was 13 years old.
No soliciting of any kind. We currently have a dog in our neighbourhood who has a dangerous dog designation and who is under a muzzle order. And, this girl was euthanized because I had to consider the quality of life of potential adopters, along with her quality of life. I was familiar with the shelter where he was, which was a high kill shelter in a more rural county outside of St. The first was a fear biter.
A woman whose dog stalked her through the house and held her hostage in the upstairs bedroom at midnight while I and a colleague drove up outside to capture the dog and save her. It is not something I would wish on anyone, but has been choice. Full brothers but a year apart in age. We tried 3 different trainers, all kinds of testing was done to rule out medical issues, medicines were tried, etc. So I spent 4-5 hours a day for a week on the thing painstakingly detailing and decopauging to the point of perfection, at least in my eyes. I had to make the horrible decision of euthanizing a young, perfectly healthy, beautiful cat because his quality of life was relegated to hiding in terror whenever anyone other than me was in the house.