Well, I woke up to Molly licking me everywhere this morning, hand face neck ears...little more than I preferred but I let her make up some more. Siej-submissive is a good word to use to describe her behavior today. She is pretty calm. My son was here during the whole incident and he says I wasn't really screaming just using a deeper, stronger voice than normal. Made me feel a little better. He said "You have yelled at me worst than that!" We both laughed. When I get worked up and emotional I don't always think straight and I read over what I told you guys last night and realized I left out a key part. I had to pick Russ up and originally was trying to get her out of the couch to put her in her crate. I had every intention of scolding her with a "No, bad girl"(which I know see would have been pointless) but I needed her to be in her crate so I could leave. Then it just got crazy and like two little kids fighting!! Needless to say, I was very late, shaking, crying, and you would thought I had just been attacked by a mugger or something. Russ saw my face and panicked. Even when I got back (only gone a matter of 1/2 hr.) I was still a mess. So, that said, "THANK YOU" Russ says my invisible friends really do help!! lol I think we will be returning the things we bought for the fence and investing in the collars. We are going to talk more about it tonight.
I had to go back and read what I missed when at work last night. Sorry that happened. I got bit accidently when feeding treats to these now big lab pups. Darn right, pup teeth are like needles. Went all the way into my thumb. Hurt so bad for days, it throbbed, healed real slow. Keep an eye out for infection in puncture wounds. I got bit by a cat many,many years ago, same way as you, fear bite. Pitched the cat outside in the rain, never saw it again, although I looked...actually I had been just joking w/ the cat when it jumped at my hand and bit it so I was too mad. So good you kept your self control. I always regretted losing that beautiful cat...
Hi poundpuggle!, I was reading over your ordeal and I feel bad for you. I think you know she loves you and thats what you have to remember through all this. I'm sure she was as upset and scared as you were. Everytime I get upset with something my dogs do, I have to tell myself, they dont understand what it is that I dont like about, what they are doing. The running away thing would get me very upset also. You want to keep them safe. Then add hurry to worry and you deffenitly have your dander up. I totally understand. The teaching them to follow the rules is the hardest part about owning a dog. The loving one is easy. I think the collar is a great idea. Remember with the collar you have to be watching every minute in order to catch them doing what it is that their not suppose to. I'm guessing that you were talking about the training collar? The one you can give them a little zap for unwanted behavior? Have you thought about taking her to class for training? I just wanted to (I know I've told ya this befor) tell you how great my invisible fence is. Its worth it's usefullness in gold'. My dobie will not go past our driveway even if she doesnt have the collar on. I live on a very residentual street and people walk by alot. I can safely say I have never had a problem with her leaving the yard, unless we take he into the street. The cost isnt that bad for the fence, It doesnt take a crew to set up. One person can do it in less then an hour. It require no digging, Its a plug in and go. Its a one time cost (except for replacment batteries for the collar and there not costly either). It only take a few times for the dog to realize where they can and can not go with'in the yard. The worst part about the hole thing is setting up the flags as a visible warning so the dogs know not to go beyond the flags. Other then that its priceless! I wish you all the luck with this! I hope all goes well, We all here on TP know you love your pup's no doubt in my mind! P.S. Next time she wont come out from under something, try a squirt bottle. It works wonders for me. They dont like to be Squirted! Its kind'a funny, my pups know I mean business when I get out the bottle!
"P.S. Next time she wont come out from under something, try a squirt bottle. It works wonders for me. They dont like to be Squirted! Its kind'a funny, my pups know I mean business when I get out the bottle!" Harleygirl: The dog is hiding under things because it KNOWS it's in trouble. There is no need to try punishing it further, it probably does not even understand what it is doing/has done wrong. If a dog is scared and hiding you must leave it be, let the dog come out on its own. Trying to grab it, annoy it, or punish it will only make matters worse. PoundPuggle: I am glad things are better today. Try the e-fence. It might work. ~Seij
Sorry, didn't mean to insult you, but I just don't like it when people advise to continue harrassing a dog that is already scared and upset thus potentially causing it to attack again. Is that a problem for you? The dog already knows it's going to get in trouble, why punish it for trying to find safety? And sorry, that's not just my opinion. I happen to know for a FACT that harrassing a scared dog is NOT a good idea. ~Seij
Yes my problem is your speaking to me....DONT" it did not say, 'Dear Seijun,' I would give her the same opinion again! Does that bother you? Dont try and change what I say and do....I did not ask for your opinion and you addressed me! Save your opinion for when I ask you for it.
Mypoundpuggle, glad things are getting better. I agree with everyone else. Molly was probably scared and just acting defensively. It's funny how we always seem to get more offended by our dog's actions than they do. lol. I know I would feel really offended if that happen to me. And don't feel bad for getting mad. We all snap once in awhile. Something I learned with kids that could be applied to dogs....when you feel like you're getting heated, go in another room and count to 10 slowly. That helps me. :) I hope Molly learns not to get out of the yard. Maybe try one of those invisable fences?
"Yes my problem is your speaking to me....DONT" it did not say, 'Dear Seijun,'" Gee, sorry I replied, maybe you WEREN'T referring to me in that post anyway, even though you DID start it off with the word "Seijun". "Dont try and change what I say and do....I did not ask for your opinion and you addressed me!" You are only assuming I addressed you. After all, I did not start my post out with "Dear harleygirl". I just started it off with "harleygirl". If you can start a post with "Seijun" and not be addressing me, then I am perfectly able to start a post with "harleygirl" and not be addressing you. And is this argument totally pointless or what? Umm.. And I truly am sorry for trampling on your all-powerful opinions. Please show me where it is a crime to give my opinion on somebody else’s opinion? *All readers please note that harleygirl has expressly asked for you to NOT give your opinion on any of her posts unless she gives you permission first. ~Seij
"You are only assuming I addressed you" "P.S. Next time she wont come out from under something, try a squirt bottle. It works wonders for me. They dont like to be Squirted! Its kind'a funny, my pups know I mean business when I get out the bottle!" Harleygirl: The dog is hiding under things because it KNOWS it's in trouble. There is no need to try punishing it further, it probably does not even understand what it is doing/has done wrong. If a dog is scared and hiding you must leave it be, let the dog come out on its own. Trying to grab it, annoy it, or punish it will only make matters worse. Refresh your memory? Now Bug Off!
I'm so glad things are going better for you. I had one of those days...just not as bad last week. I was taking Bella for a walk and she full on started biting at my sweater and jeans...put holes in both of them. She was only playing I'm sure, but still I was so frustrated. She is still in that "if i don't have something in my mouth to chew on its gonna be you phase." I realize your situation was different, but I had one of those "can i keep this up moments" and tried not to get angry.
"Refresh your memory?" Oh, so you're still worrying about when I first gave my advice/opinion? Sorry if I didn't reallize that sooner, I thought you were angry because I dared to talk to you when you started talking to me. "Now Bug Off! " Does this topic now belong to you, harleygirl? You don't have to keep reading it if you don't want to. Sorry, but there isn't anything that will stop me from protecting a dog from needless punishment. BTW, you are no longer alowed to give your opinion on my opinions either. Even 'nuff for you? lol ~Seij
harleygirlct: (Silly me, there I go giving you my opinion again!) This is a message board. It is a place where people come and talk about things. Quite often, they end up giving each other advice, or even MORE often, they give their opinions about other people’s opinions, and, (of all the things in the world to occur), a well-known form of behavior called “communication” appears. I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure my opinion about your opinion was this strange little thing called “communication”, and as I pointed out earlier, communication often happens on message boards like these. So please, don't get upset if you write something on a message board and someone miraculously writes back addressing YOUR post even if you didn't ask them to. ~Seij