Hi. This is going to be a long one I'm afraid and my English is not as good as it should be. OK, Maika is now 1 year and 3 months old. I saved her from boing put down at 1 month and yes I know it should have been at least 3 to 4 months but it was taking her in or her being put to sleep. I had to milk feed her, house train her and clear up her messes even wipe her bum for her. She is now an adorable GSD see Attached file. her whole life she has always barked at people who visit the house and will run away from them and run up to them again and bark which means we cant have many people over or parties etc as there is nowhere to put her except in 40 degrees heat outside which I will not do obviously. She has 5.000 m2 of fenced land to run around in all fresh grass but stays inside with me only going out to have a bark at someone who is maybe driving down the track or pplay a while with her toys. As she will not run around in all this land I have to take her for a walk in the mornings and evenings which sometimes is about an hour in total due to work and having to do work around the house. About 4 months ago I was out with her and a guy walked out from between a load of trees and made me jump and Maika she promptly went up and tore a hole in his trousers before I could get her on the lead. Yesterday we had a guy doing some gardening and she had to stay inside and sometimes out on her leash, my daughter come home and as the land is so big did not know this guy was working around the back of the house and again she went for him just missing his had as I heard her teeth clamp shut. The guy was OK about it but that will be now all around the village Im sure. I have got her now a mussle so when I take her out as she can no longer be trusted I have to put it on her. She now walks behind me nudging my legs asking for it to be taken off, she used to love running after sticks amd her ball but that has now all gone and her walk this morning was a very boring one and she looks at me as if she has done something wrong. With the family in the house she is fine and with me I can do anything I like with her playing rough and tumble on the grass, brushing her which she loves, even when I am in the bath she has to be in the bathroom with me laying on the floor. If I go out she waits by the car, in the morning she is sat waiting outside the bedroom door, the atached photo shows her sat next to me while I am on the computer working and you can see she wants to play but nly with me lol. It seems a shame she did not get the mothers instinct ap to 4 months old as I feel all of this was through having to take her on at 1 month so I was the only one with her day and night for her feeds and nappy change!!. It would have been so nice to have had her happy with other people and normal off the leash, however when she is off the leash and I whisle she comes straight away and walks by my side or just in front always stopping and looking behind and in front of me to see if anyone is about. No dog trainers in this part of the world I'm afraid they only use their boot in the ribs or a peace of wood which as we all know is terrible but Spain is Spain and thats al they say she needs a stick taking to her. A lovely country but not animal orientated i'm afraid. Well that's m problem and situation which I dont think has much chance of getting any better. Hope the attached file comes out somewhere of my little baby.......maybe to spoilt <<<<<<<<.
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