Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
I am not blaming your poor mother either, but from what you are saying with her panic attacks, your dog is picking up on that. He senses her fear and anxiety and that is what makes him afraid and so he reacts. It probably all started when she had those severe eposides when he was only 4 months old. If you want to keep him, I really think, even if it means it means getting a roommate, that you will need to move out. Or consider rehoming your dog. It has got to be extremely stressful for your dog to live under these circumstances. If you still want to try training, be upfront with the trainer and explain your home situation.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006