No.Quote:This one is strange and I can't give all the details, but is it possible for a GSD to get mad and hold a grudge?
And the further details continue to show my answer as a big 'No'!Quote:but is it possible for a GSD to get mad and hold a grudge?
For example trying to go out the door before Dh or I. Trying to eat his dinner without permission. (We practice the NILF for his meals, going out the door, etc.) The correct thing is he will sit, we will put down his food, and then we tell him to eat. If he is testing he will stand up before we say eat. I didnt add to many details because it was DH & DW personal thing.Originally Posted By: ttalldogMy interpretation of 'holding a grudge 'is-reacting with distancing behavior due to inapropriate treatment/or perceived inappropriate treatment.To explain my reply if you lose your temper and shake or grab your dog once-NO he won't hold a grudge.If you continue to do YES he will and distance himself from you either mentally or physically.
I am NOT saying this is true for YOU but you chose to give few details.I am not being preachy cause I made many mistakes with my rescue.Just wondering what "a small test to see if you are still in charge" involves?
DH didn't do anything. We basically ignored him because we did not want to encourage that behavior. No he has not done it since. It is strange because DH and I always hug and kiss each other good bye and hello. Then we both spend time with Rocky. Maybe it was just something else and his timing was off.Originally Posted By: MaedchenIt would have been helpful to have more details, I think.
Ditto. I can't figure out what was going on at all. What's up with the growling and the bed and what did the husband do (after the dog growled) and what exactly was the dogs reaction (towards the husband)?