|03-27-2014 02:34 PM|
|Jusdy||I've had Ivy for almost a year now and she is such a great dog. Though because of how she was raised as a puppy by her last owner she is extremely aggressive towards strangers and other dogs (she's more of a stay-at-home dog). I don't know what the man's problem was but she is such a cuddle bug with me and hasn't showed any aggression toward me. She can be over-protective whenever we go on a walk but other that I'm blessed to have her.|
|03-26-2014 07:04 PM|
|03-26-2014 05:37 PM|
|wolfy dog||Lucky Ivy!!!|
|03-26-2014 04:44 PM|
|03-26-2014 04:38 PM|
That actually how I got my GSD Ivy. In one of my training classes a man was having problems with his dog at the time, Ivy, who just turned two. Ivy was highly aggressive towards strangers and dogs. At one point she snapped at her ex-owner and he slapped her, hard. This I remind you, was in the middle of training class. There was a few gasps in the air and I tied Jorden up on a doggy rail and walked over to the man. Ivy immediately started barking and growling at me. After a heated argument with the man, he threw his hands up in the air and left. After class was done, I walked out into the parking lot to find Ivy tied up on the bumper of my car (IDK how the man knew what was my car) and a stack of GSD paperwork on the windshield.
|03-26-2014 04:19 PM|
That's sade but I'd look at the best interest of the dog. If he does call back, or even his wife they might apologize. But he also doesn't sound reasonable. ...poor puppy having to deal with someone who has no patience....
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|03-17-2014 02:21 PM|
|Chip18||Sorry,whole thing doesn't sound good.|
|03-17-2014 02:14 PM|
|Tratkins||Not to mention that if the man is that grumpy with someone he just "met" over the phone, he probably would not have very much patience for a growing land shark pup.|
|03-17-2014 01:43 PM|
In aggression cases I work with a vet but in his case it will be useful to consult his family doctor.
|03-17-2014 01:14 PM|
Welcome to the wonderful world of training.
After you've been around awhile----you will discover what we have been telling you all along.........................it is a whole lot easier to train dogs than it is to train people.
It sounds to me like you will be doing an in-house job.
First job, evaluate the wife, and see if you can't get any other family members in on the job----at 86 years old, (and I'm assuming the wife will be close to the same age) you will want younger family members willing to take on the pup later for continuity of care.
Regard this as service dog training.
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