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  • July 25, 2013 at 2:42 am #585422 Back to Top REPORT

    warningshot

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    i recently¬† picked up a dog that has¬† be abused in the past,¬† kicked, punched and thrown etc…sickning … about ,¬† it s a 2 year old american¬† buldog male, i have had him¬† for¬† 1 week now and so far so good , every dog i have ever¬† had i use¬† hand signals as well as commands, when i use my hand signals he winches or coweres like im gonna hit him … i was redirecting¬† him a grabbed him by the collar tolead him away he turned at me and growled but never showed¬† teeth or anything like that….he is extremly affectionate¬† as well¬†is this dog a ticking time bomb due to the¬† mistreatment in the past
    July 25, 2013 at 7:51 am #585431 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    Hard to say. Depends on the dog’s temperament. Might take some time to earn its trust and to find out what actions it now perceives as threatening. You have to expect the dog has developed some quirks after such a bad experience with people.

    I had an American Eskimo (Spitz) that would not tolerate anyone wearing a ballcap. Later I learned the hired handyman that fed the puppies where I bought the dog, would beat them … he wore a ballcap.

    However, the best dog my Uncle Ivan ever had was a little dachshund that had been abused, beaten, had a broken jaw and missing teeth, covered with tumors, mal-nutritioned, and abandoned in the Nevada desert. When he found the dog, it was too weak to stand, dying of thirst, laying on a dirt road to Ruby Valley.

    That dog was the friendliest dog imaginable, the dog and my Uncle were inseparable. It rode the Nevada Fish & Game trucks and became an unofficial mascot. Everyone fell in love with that little dog.

    July 25, 2013 at 11:18 am #585448 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
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    good on you!!

    i have a small terrier that my wife insisted we adopt.  he was clearly beaten and abused.  we got him when he was 11 yrs old.  so he is a senior.

    he is very wary of loud noises.  i cannot have a fly swatter in the house.  he freaks out.  i cannot even knock a spoon against a plate loudly.  when we reach out to pet him..he winces.  breaks my heart.

    he is a horrible dog as a pet.  he was peeing in the house (getting better)..food aggressive (getting better), he once went after me when i bent over to kiss my wife.

    but he is getting so much better!¬† even his separation anxiety has ceased.¬† you may need to be more of a “dog manager” than a dog owner in the beginning..but he will come around.¬† if Harry did, so will your dog.¬† patience.¬† my wife has gobs of patience.¬† me, not so much.

    July 25, 2013 at 11:56 am #585468 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    Ever watch Ceasar Milan show the Dog Whisper? His way seems to address some sick behavior problems in the owners and help the dog be a dog.
    July 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm #585490 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
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    Ever watch Ceasar Milan show the Dog Whisper? His way seems to address some sick behavior problems in the owners and help the dog be a dog.

    I have seen his show and have one of his books. I really like his approach to both owning and re-mediating dog behavior.

    July 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm #585661 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
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    It might take a while to earn his trust but it will be worth it in the end. One of my Grayhounds was not the friendliest thing in the world when we got her and she really didn’t like her personal space invaded. the change in her over time has been amazing and now she likes to be on my lap when my laptop is on my lap. I almost think I liked her better the other way sometimes. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    July 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm #585723 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    My 6 year old boxer was miss used when we got her. Takes a long time to gain complete trust. She used to be afraid of my arrows. Took a long time to get past that. Still have to make sure she knows where my hand is before I pet her. Takes time but is well worth the effort.
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