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Old 01-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Wow... wow... wow... new vet ASAP... Horrifying to think of how many of that vet's clients will take his/her advice. Very frightening...

No, don't breed her. For a million reasons.

The entire community here is responding with a resounding NO!

Good luck with her!
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I am appalled that ANY Vet would recommend breeding this dog.

Unbelievable.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Do NOT breed.

I say over and over, vets are NOT trainers, they are NOT behaviorists (unless they get extra certification). They are doctors. My dog breaks a leg, I go to the vet. My dog tries to kill people, I go to a trainer.

I too do not believe this is JUST the fireworks. That may be the icing on the cake, but a stable even-tempered dog will recover fine from a fright. A weak nerved dog will not. She does not need behavior modification to fix this one *fear*. She needs training to correct deeper problems here.

Good luck. Look for a GOOD trainer in your area.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Do NOT breed.

I say over and over, vets are NOT trainers, they are NOT behaviorists (unless they get extra certification). They are doctors. My dog breaks a leg, I go to the vet. My dog tries to kill people, I go to a trainer.

I too do not believe this is JUST the fireworks. That may be the icing on the cake, but a stable even-tempered dog will recover fine from a fright. A weak nerved dog will not. She does not need behavior modification to fix this one *fear*. She needs training to correct deeper problems here.

Good luck. Look for a GOOD trainer in your area.
I have to totally agree with this... If I need stitches I am going to a doctor not a psychologist, and I will go to a psychologist and not your average doctor for my anxieties! Same thing goes here... the advice your vet gave you is insane, and highly dangerous. Seek a professional behaviourist that specializes in fear/anxiety in dogs.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #25 (permalink)
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My Lucy is two and she went under a stress a year ago. Misfortune brought us too close to the fireworks during New Year
Have you investigated the possibility that being 'too close' to the fireworks may have damaged her ears? If she was reasonably stable before the fireworks and still (a year later) can't recover, she may have damaged her ear drums and she's having a difficult time coping.

I agree with everyone else. Find a new vet. Seek out a medical reason for her inability to handle loud noises.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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No, no, no. If you bred her she would most likely pass her problems/behaviors on to her puppies. I can't believe how uneducated some vets are.
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