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Old 02-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wanted to add - when DH & I are in the kitchen getting our dinner ready Mauser will jump up on the couch on DHs side and lay down.

As soon as he HEARS DH walking out of the kitchen (the couch faces away from that door so he can't SEE it), he either moves over to MY side or jumps off.

(We usually eat at trays while sitting on the couch so we can watch tv. The dogs know this routine and Mauser knows I'm more apt to let him stay on the couch - even on my side - while we are eating. DH will ALWAYS tell Mauser to get off.)

Dogs can hear more things than we can imagine.
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I don't disagree, but you all know that I'm very eager to train her, and correct her. So in my defense, I don't easily accept her behavior as something I have to live with.
OTOH, if she's going to be unpredictable, I may not have a choice.
I would hate to have it come to a bite for you to accept the fact that she is just not going to change. This is who she is, Anthony. And you know that, you just don't want to accept it.

I can understand it's hard to face it. But you really don't want somebody to get seriously hurt either, and have Kira pay the price.
Those jaws have, what, 300 pounds of pressure? And sharp teeth. She could easily rip half of someone's face off before anyone has a chance to do a thing about it.
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I would hazard a guess (since no-one truly saw the whole incident) that Kira heard the guest get up, got up to check and see what they were doing, saw the woman touching your daughter and reacted to that.
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Another possibility is that your daughter didn't appreciate the gesture and Kira picked up on her discomfort.
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I would hate to have it come to a bite for you to accept the fact that she is just not going to change. This is who she is, Anthony. And you know that, you just don't want to accept it.

I can understand it's hard to face it. But you really don't want somebody to get seriously hurt either, and have Kira pay the price.
No, I accept it. I wouldn't have a few months ago, but I've come a long way.
I have a completely different outlook. I've learned quite a bit here, and for the most part have it down to a science.

You don't have to twist my arm with this one. The solution is obvious.

If anything, I'm a little disappointed.
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Another possibility is that your daughter didn't appreciate the gesture and Kira picked up on her discomfort.
No she didn't...
My daughter is a little snot with an attitude.
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Have you done NILIF with her? I think that before throwing in the towel and crating her when people are over, it'd be good to tie her to you. That way she can still be out, but be safely secured to you and you can issue any praise/corrections as necessary.

I haven't been on the board much lately, so I'm not up-to-date with everything you've been trying, but if you can work with her on this safely, definitely try that before giving up. (And you don't seem like the give-up type).
Just remember it will likely be something you will ALWAYS have to manage and watch.
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Anthony, is it normal behavior for Kira to be sitting in a seperate room away from the entire family? You were in the kitchen and Wife, Daughter & friend were in another room.
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Anthony, is it normal behavior for Kira to be sitting in a seperate room away from the entire family? You were in the kitchen and Wife, Daughter & friend were in another room.
Good point. This is not the first time she showed signs that having people over stresses her out.
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Anthony, is it normal behavior for Kira to be sitting in a seperate room away from the entire family? You were in the kitchen and Wife, Daughter & friend were in another room.
I won't say it's normal either way. She does interact, and will sit amongst our guests. Many times, she would even make an offering to play with her ball.

Otherwise....

This is where you'll find Kira 99% of her day.

And that's exactly where she was just prior to her charging in.
She was here the whole time the woman was over.


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