I agree with the others. If you are dedicated to this dog, you need to make some immediate changes. Do not allow Dolla out unless you are watching him. If Dolla is barking incessantly then the neighbors have a right to be upset. Invest in training, NOW. If you are not capable of doing this, I would suggest into rehoming Dolla to a home that can properly provide for him.
I think my neighbor is trying to poison my dog too. I found dead mice in my backyard and a bunch of coke cans and other garbage. I think they poison the mice and once they are dead they throw it over. I don't know why, but they seem to really hate our dog. They even made their fence higher and made a barricade in the frontyard. I think they hate my dog because whenever they walk their dog, my dog always barks at him. Their dog growls and snaps at everyone. It's the only dog my dog barks at with malice.
I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but keep your dog in the house. If you let it out in the yard, supervise it or walk it on leash. If they are really trying to do this, it's not worth taking the risk, IMO.
Obviously you have no idea how to handle this dog, who if I remember right is now about 7-71/2 months old. You need to find a home for him with someone who would give him the training he needs or to a shelter before he bites again.
You have no clue as to what youre doing and the damage he can do if need be...
I honestly don't thnk that a pie tin with a black bottom is evidence of poisoning. Was there any sort of powder or residue on the bottom? Did Dolla have anything stuck on his teeth/tongue? As for the biting issue, if you can't control it, and if you don't have the means to take him to obeidience classes, do Dolla a favor and take him to a shelter before it is too late for him.
I'm not so sure a shelter is the answer. Given his history of attacking, I doubt that he would pass a behavior evaluation and the shelter would probably have him PTS. Of course, that is assuming they would even be honest with the shelter about his history of attacking people. If they aren't then, in my opinion, he is a loaded gun waiting to go off. I would feel bad for an unsuspecting new owner (who might have kids) who would take him home and be attacked or have him attack their children or the neighbor, etc.
He would probably be better off contacting a GSD rescue group. They would take the time and evaluate him and possibly train him. At least that way he would have a chance.
I do agree that jgermansh has his hands full and is possibly not capable of handling a dog with these issues.
***Edited By: imsdac on 7/6/2006 11:09:49 AM*** Reason: spelling
Jackie exactly what i was thinking. I thought they were not going to keep him if he did it again. but i guess that was an understatement. Bit #3 and when is it going to happen that this dog hurts or kills someone?!
well his training doesnt start until the 25th so he is going he is going to a agility and then a obedience.yes the trainer knows his history.i had a long talk with her. she said that she would do what she could to help break him of his bad habits.if the training doesnt work. i think we will have to revisit having him pts which i dont wont to do
As others have mentioned earlier, it could be something left over from someone's fireworks. Maybe they didn't want to burn the driveway or grass and used that pie tin. That would explain the black residue. Does it smell like sulfur or gunpowder? If it does, its probably fireworks.
Even if it is leftover fireworks and there was no intent to poison the dog, it could be bad news if the dog eats something from a firework. I would get him checked out immediately if you thought he ate anything.
I think that you have no intention of taking this dog to training classes. I hope that you do, or give him to someone with more experience. You say this started at 6 months of age,,,he should be showing some signs of improvement by now. Granted, he will not be completely "cured", but something should be different with him if you were actually working with him like you claim.
I feel sorry for your mother if he ever gets out and bites someone or a child. The person that he bites will most likely sue giving the fact that you and your mother are aware of his temperment and history of biting.