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You might poke around here and do some reading. https://www.cesarsway.com

Not the greatest website though.

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(07-23-2018, 01:54 PM)Jypsie Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-23-2018, 01:45 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]So how many dogs do you have? From your post there are at least 3. Why so many? You also say you have 6 children at home. That is way to chaotic of an environment for those animals. Why not rehome the others and keep the aggressive one?

It’s chaotic to someone who isn’t in my home 24/7.
My house is actually pretty calm.  Not everyone is bouncing off the walls. The active times are when we all leave or come home.  My herding dogs have excellent off switches.  They know when to play a
We have five dogs- one of them is a senior- the others are all adults.

They are pretty chill.  They play outside, and sleep when inside.

Are you in the country on a farm? If you are in the city I'm pretty sure what you are doing is illegal. You are hoarding animals. There is a reason there are limits to how many animals you can have in your home. Google the stress on animals when there are multiple ones in the home. You have to think of them before yourself. You may like to care for them, but are you really doing what is best for them?
(07-23-2018, 02:19 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]Wow Jypsie, I am sorry for your situation. What a horrible, horrible thing to have to go through. I can imagine all the thoughts that were running through your mind when it happened.

I've mentioned him on here before, but I think it was before you joined up. I took in a rescue German Shepherd several years ago that was by far the meanest dog I had ever met. The day I picked him up, he wanted nothing more than to kill me...that, I have no doubts. He had been on a chain in someone's back yard for his first two years. The yard was privacy fenced and the couple who had him didn't have other family. I doubt he had rarely seen other people or really, any other animals for that matter up until he and I met.

Once I got him home, he was a little better of course, but he just barely tolerated me at that point. He was good around my daughter, otherwise I wouldn't have even given him a chance of course.

You can even see his snarl in this photo as I was trying to get him to pose. This was just a couple months after first bringing him home:

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He absolutely hated everyone else and he too went ballistic if the doorbell rang. There was no way I could trust him around my daughter's friends, but we started working with him. In my case, the secret was "Zebra Cakes" lol. I had some in the cupboard one day and one of my daughter's friends came over. I squatted next to him and grabbed his collar with both hands (his leather leash was tied to a couch leg also just in case). The friend came in slowly and right away, the hair on his back stood up and I felt the low grumble in his throat. My daughter handed her friend a Zebra Cake and she very, very slowly offered it to my dog. He actually took it gently and that's how things started.

Often, we would work on training by offering him a treat, then ring the doorbell. I didn't want to do it the opposite way since of course he'd go nuts and I didn't want to reward that behavior. He finally got to the point where he'd run to the door when the bell rang, but with his tongue hanging out and all smiley looking. We then started taking him on walks, but I kept a few dog treats in my pocket. He didn't want to get too far from those of course, so he stayed close to my side. Dogs are very much food motivated and I thought I needed all the help I could get lol.

It took some time, but we finally got him "normal" and where I could trust him around people finally. Here he is at Christmas a few years ago...you can see he's just a big dork by now lol...

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I know you can do this, but I'm not sure how much time you have. I am afraid to say, it's going to take some work to get your dog ready. I would suggest you try the "treat/event" method now and hopefully your dog's a quick learner. One thing I do think that would help is, once you move, cover the dog's kennel with a dark blanket when she's inside (depending on the room temp of course). My beast was too big for a kennel to be practical, but I found him curled up under my desk, so I'd fold a blanket over the top to cover the opening. He seemed to like hiding in his "cave" when there was too much going on.

I wish we were closer, I'd be happy to take her in short term to help you out. I think you need to try what you can to keep her. I felt your heart in your post and I know what you'd go through if you tried to give her up.

Good luck and God Bless my friend... Heartflowers



I can’t say thank you enough for your kind words! People who have never experienced this situation just do not get it.

And I am going to try the treat first/door bell- and yes, she does love food!
(07-23-2018, 02:25 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]Are you in the country on a farm? If you are in the city I'm pretty sure what you are doing is illegal. You are hoarding animals. There is a reason there are limits to how many animals you can have in your home. Google the stress on animals when there are multiple ones in the home. You have to think of them before yourself. You may like to care for them, but are you really doing what is best for them?

Your point was noted and you now have permission to shut the fuck up.

Thank you for playing...
Ps @Catch what a beautiful dog!!!
(07-23-2018, 01:54 PM)Luvapottamus Wrote: [ -> ]You have to condition her to stop.

The Dog Whisperer technique works.





That's not Cesar Milan^^^ but it's what worked with my rottweiler mix that came with the house.

Anytime he was aggressive, I'd say "no", then I rolled him over on his back and held him down.

Wait for it to lick it's nose, that's the sign of submission.

And use verbal "no" commands first, and if it doesn't stop, roll it on its back.

You'll have to spend some time on it.

I've used this too with my Rotti/Lab mix.  Works well.

ETA: check out these guys: http://www.dogsbestfriend.com. the website of
dog training by the Monks of New Skete. I used all their techniques with my girl
and I could take her anywhere off lead and she was totally obedient. They say
their method is a "benevolent dictatorship".

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(07-23-2018, 02:25 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-23-2018, 01:54 PM)Jypsie Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-23-2018, 01:45 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]So how many dogs do you have? From your post there are at least 3. Why so many? You also say you have 6 children at home. That is way to chaotic of an environment for those animals. Why not rehome the others and keep the aggressive one?

It’s chaotic to someone who isn’t in my home 24/7.
My house is actually pretty calm.  Not everyone is bouncing off the walls. The active times are when we all leave or come home.  My herding dogs have excellent off switches.  They know when to play a
We have five dogs- one of them is a senior- the others are all adults.

They are pretty chill.  They play outside, and sleep when inside.

Are you in the country on a farm? If you are in the city I'm pretty sure what you are doing is illegal. You are hoarding animals. There is a reason there are limits to how many animals you can have in your home. Google the stress on animals when there are multiple ones in the home. You have to think of them before yourself. You may like to care for them, but are you really doing what is best for them?


Hey asshole- I’m within my county limits.

My dogs are extremely well kept- up to date on shots, flea meds- heartworm meds ect.
And yeah- I’m on 55 acres.

But thanks for your judgement.
Lmao @ the dog being a lover of zebra cakes.
(07-23-2018, 01:53 PM)Road Glide Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-23-2018, 01:49 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]Sonic waves!

This gets our dogs attention pretty well.

https://www.petsmart.com/dog/training-an...13823.html

Of course I also have no problem putting my boot in their asses when they need it, and they do need it from time to time.


This isn’t the same as a shock collar type thing is it?
(07-23-2018, 02:31 PM)Debauchery Wrote: [ -> ]Lmao @ the dog being a lover of zebra cakes.

Lol- whatever works!
Zebra cakes it is!
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