Sorry for your loss what u did was best for all. My boyfriend has a 23 pound cocker spaniel and has put me in the hospital twice and has done the same thru glass doors growled snapped etc. bit everyone ever come in contact w/ the vet muzzles her. He has needed to put her to sleep years ago and like u keeps her going to do this to other humans and animals(got my pom right after i got her). As someone who lives this i relate and u have my total support for doing the right thing by your family....the aggression doesn't get better only worse becuz they know they can get away with it....they have a screw loose not ur fault at all. Bless u!
t1, I'm so sorry for the sad conclusion to all your efforts. I know it's easy to say don't feel guilty or upset, because animal lovers always feel that way, no matter how hard they tried, and in your case for 3 and 1/2 years. In my opinion, you went far beyond what most people would have done,and did absolutely everything in your power to 'fix' this dog. I believe your dog was very lucky to have an owner like you. ((Big hugs))
People who have a dog that is overly submissive may need some dog training ideas as well. This submission may show itself in the dog cowering whenever you enter into a room or even in submissive peeing. This is a very difficult problem to overcome, many dog owners not being able to overcome it throughout the entire life of their dog. You are going to need to work with this dog consistently in order to make sure that their being submissive does not become a problem in this way. I found this video on youtube and was just wondering if anyone here had any thoughts or additional suggestions?
Tinkbaby-that's because the idiot posts basically the same thing on every single thread, no matter HOW old the post is-especially threads about aggressive dogs. As soon as I saw this thread bumped up to the top, I knew he had posted yet another youtube video with the same damn message....
I found this video on youtube and was just wondering if anyone here had any thoughts or additional suggestions?
He/she also never responds to anything that is said to him, so apparently, he's not actually interested in anyone's "thoughts or suggestions".
I adopted a dog from the spca here in Lakeland, Florida when he was just a puppy. He was a pit mixed with terrier. i bought him for about $130.00 He got parvo about a week or two later and we took him to the vet. My parents spent $400.00 to get the treatment for my dog so he wouldnt die, knowing there was a 50% chance he could survive or not. He got better, Thank God! As he started getting older he became much more aggressive. Fighting with my other dog (English American Pit) and almost killing my sisters puppy also my moms cat. He also tore up alot of things, but that wasn't our main problem. He didn't get along to well with any of the other animals, unless its just that he played just a little to rough? i don't know.. But he could be the sweetest dog you ever met. My mom called the pound on him about a year or so after me having him.
I feel so bad about it, i loved T-Bone to death. He was MY dog! I feel so bad and guilty, he probably hated me that day that i just let them take him.. I'll never get over it. He was my baby. </3
My oponion is that you should stop feeling guilty. Who is most important ..a mean dog , or your family ?...As I was reading your story, I could not believe that you put up with as much as you did. I believe it is wrong to put any animals welfare above the safety of people....yes animals are to be treated well...but they are not human...problem with our society is that people have tried to humanize them...When I grew up, dogs were always outside...and did very well...now I cant believe how people have changed all that and even sleep in the same bed with a dog.....just wanted to show that not everyone looks at animals in the same way.
Yes I just recently had to give away a Doberman bitch I've had since she was 4 weeks old. SHe was always a bit dog aggressive, but just growled at the others, but she attacked and almost killed my other bitch. I came home and Penny's omentum was hanging out of her...about 8-9 inches of it. It took 4 surgeries over 9 days to save Penny's life. She's on the mend and doing fine. But I was going to put Abby down. It was killing me to do so and at the last minute, I called a single friend who had no other dogs and luckily, he took her. the friend wanted her and is giving her a good home.guess I feel less guilty than I would have if I had her put down, but aggression can not be tolerated
Thank you for your post. I am in the same situation, except my dog weighs 90 lbs and I have had him for 10.25 years. He is a WEB, White English Bulldog? This is not the short, stubby English Bulldog, but the massive ancestor of the American Bulldog.
I love my dog very much and am sitting here crying my eyeballs out because I am considering having him put down as well. I have had a hard time taking him to the vet, just as you. Tried all of the Meds they gave you, on him, had a custom made large metal and leather muzzle made...none of that worked at the vet...I had to stop taking him and now give him all his yearly Meds myself and have for years.
I have never been able to let him around my daughter or grand children for fear he would hurt them. I have had to build a fence with a gates around my front door and buy signs telling people not to knock on my door for fear that he go through my glass storm door and hurt someone.
He has bitten me badly twice and I have a bad scar on each hand. He just recently bit a friend of mine that was in my back yard helping me to do some siding work on the house. My husband accidentally let him out in the backyard while my friend was out there. Thankfully that person is a friend and is not suing me. The only way my husband was able to get my dog wary from my friend was to open the fence gate so my friend could run out of the back yard and slam the gate shut before my dog could get out there as well. The delivery personnel , mail, UPS are terrified to come to the house, rightfully, and having anyone over to our home is a major job.
He has snapped at my husband many times, but thankfully hasn't broken skin, I would hate to see the scene that might occur if that were to happen. He just snapped at me again.
We are animal lovers and I have always been adamant that when I have a pet, I have made a commitment and have a responsibility to do everything I can to love and take care of it, but my husband and I are getting very concerned...he weighs almost as much as I do...if he were to attack me or anyone else, there would be nothing that I could do. Having him is and always has been stressful, and we are just about at our wits end...I do not think he is adoptable at all or that anyone else can deal with him and his behaviors and idiosyncrasies... :0(