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I have a serious dilemna. Shadow provided my neighbor's son with 9 stitches. He has never shown aggression towards a human. Shadow was playing with him and others for close to 4 hours prior to the incident. I have no idea where this came from. He has become very aggressive over the last year, and we can no longer take a chance something might, or might not happen. I wanted to shoot him the instant the incident occurred. I am glad I did not, otherwise, the boy would have had to receive all kinds of shots.

I know this is my first post, but I have no choice but to post for help. Shadow is free to any good home. He is neutered, pure bred silver shepherd, loves lakes (which is **** keeping him brushed) good-natured (unless you happen to be <23" tall for newfound some reason).

I have to keep him for at least 6 more days for "in house" observation, and after that, he has to go.

My neighbor has nothing to do with this decision, but after this fiasco, I am not willing to take a chance.

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Well, let's see......he is a german shepherd......he has streaks of silver denoting the name.....I travel alot for work.......he will be gone in a week.....he cost 375 when we got him.....I'm not tryin to sell a friggin volvo

Not tryin to be rude, just don't want to dump him off somewhere and wonder about his welfare
 

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How sad for all...Do you think that there may be something wrong with his health that made him lash out?
 

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Originally Posted By: onyx'girlHow sad for all...Do you think that there may be something wrong with his health that made him lash out?
No. This dog suffered parvo at 4 months and lived (after several 100bux...)

It was just bad luck. What would you do...
 

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It was just bad luck. What would you do...
I would keep my dog. One incident doesn't mean you should rehome him. Plus now he has a bite history.

Is your boy neutered? Has he had any Obedience training?
 

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I have a dog that I can't trust with 4-8 year olds. She is fear aggressive,and can't understand the actions of that age as they are so unpredictable. I would muzzle him and condition him to be around kids that age, it does take time. Have you had him in training, practice NILIF? Because of his bite history, you are going to have a hard time adopting him out, maybe a rescue can evaluate him for you and go from there? Good luck..
 

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Originally Posted By: lish91883
Originally Posted By: silverdog
It was just bad luck. What would you do...
I would keep my dog. One incident doesn't mean you should rehome him. Plus now he has a bite history.

Is your boy neutered? Has he had any Obedience training?
Thanks for your input, and your lack of reading comprehension.

Onyx, or anyone else, if a dog sits when a 2 yo says sit, throws the toy, dog brings toy back, and this continues for FOUR hours, just how much conditioning do you want? Jeeeeeezzzzzzuuuussss, does anybody read, or do they simply type to see themselves speak?
 

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Your attitude may be the reason for your dogs attitude. We are trying to help. Sometimes our dogs act out because of the way we act/react. Why would your dog play for 4 hours with a two year old, seems like maybe he was tired of the "game"?
 

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If the previous was lashing out, I am truly sorry. My son received a 100 for reading comprehension. You know why? I showed him the value of understanding text laid out before him. My daughter also receives very high marks for the same reason. It is not that I have no patience for people simply waiting for their turn to talk, I just have very little of it. If this means I receive no further help, I will wake tomorrow morning with a smile on my face regardless of how you personally feel about me or my attitude.

I hope you have a great day!
 

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If you have very little patience, then your dog probably feels that. There is nothing wrong with being patient and understanding, and having some compassion. Enjoy your evening and sleep well!
 

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You still either did NOT read all of my type,, or do not comprehend.


Alllllllrighty then.....now I'm lashing out......


ahem.....(in my best Boston accent)........



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you're probably a therapist of some sorts, which broken down, is [Remived by Admin. Wisc.Tiger]. Being such, you should have no problem completing the above activity, unless of course, and I fully expect you will, you read the first and last line, and have no clue as to the content, or context, of our conversation.

Now, if someone could please help me with my dog situation, I would be overwhelmed with joy.
 

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Re: Waco, TX 3 yr long hair silver Shepherd, male

silverdog, 4 hours is a long time for a dog to play and be patient with kids. Were you there supervising the kids playing with the dog?

I have read you comments and I will give you my responses.

First what would I do? I would work with my dog and not try to pawn off a dog with a bite history for someone else to deal with. If after a complete medical work up, an evaluation by an experience dog trainer and training, if the dog was no better then I would be responsible and have the dog PTS.

I have 4 GSD's in my house and have had one GSD before and several other breeds of dogs. I do not have kids, but I would not take a dog with a bite history on a child. 9 Stitches, isn't a I am annoyed with you nip kid take a hike.

You attitude with the other board members who were trying to help you is uncalled for. See all of us have dogs, some of us have dogs with issues or problems, we work with them, we don't get on a BB and try to give them away.

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Re: Waco, TX 3 yr long hair silver Shepherd, male

First and foremost, thanks for reading and not trying to psyche my dog or myself.

We were enjoying a nice backyard grill event for the better part of the day. I even gave Shadow a chop for such good behavior, so yes, it was supervised, not just by me, but by everyone over voting age.

I am not trying to pawn my dog off, I do not want to kill him, I simply can not take the chance of something like that happening again. Plus, hidden in one of my previous posts, I travel alot.....

I do appreciate your opinion about "I would not take a dog with a bite history on a child." That let's me know my chances.

I did not join to make friends, or be someone's shoulder to cry on, or have more drama in my life. I would like to give the dog the best chance possible, and I thought this could be a good place to start. Ergo the reason I joined today. I do not need anymore friends, I do not need any shoulders here to cry on, and I have all the drama I desire at the moment. I simply want a good home for Shadow.

Thank you,

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Quote: He has become very aggressive over the last year, and we can no longer take a chance something might, or might not happen. I wanted to shoot him the instant the incident occurred.

Some people should not own certain breeds, if they do not understand them. Still other people shouldn't own an animal of any kind. This sounds like a stressful home for any dog or human.
....just my opinion....
 

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Originally Posted By: wsumner26
Quote: He has become very aggressive over the last year, and we can no longer take a chance something might, or might not happen. I wanted to shoot him the instant the incident occurred.

Some people should not own certain breeds, if they do not understand them. Still other people shouldn't own an animal of any kind. This sounds like a stressful home for any dog or human.
....just my opinion....
That's why they are like
. And now you are telling me after 3 yrs in the same home it's my fault. You people with your head so far up your
, please stop talking...
 

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Re: Waco, TX 3 yr long hair silver Shepherd, male

Well the problem is there are so many dogs in need, Rescue's won't take a dog with a bite history. I would not take a dog with a bite history because of the fact that Insurace companies are refusing to insure people that own GSD's.

There are medical things that can cause aggression. So that is why I said a complete medical work up, with blood tests, thyroid test for sure.
 

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Re: Waco, TX 3 yr long hair silver Shepherd, male

Originally Posted By: Wisc.TigerWell the problem is there are so many dogs in need, Rescue's won't take a dog with a bite history. I would not take a dog with a bite history because of the fact that Insurace companies are refusing to insure people that own GSD's.

There are medical things that can cause aggression. So that is why I said a complete medical work up, with blood tests, thyroid test for sure.
What could there be in a thyroid causing a problem?
 

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Re: Waco, TX 3 yr long hair silver Shepherd, male

Has he been to a vet recently for a check up/shots? Maybe I overlooked that info.... not sure.
 
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