But, we can try to ensure that scary experiences are few and far between during these sensitive periods of development. And if bad things do happen — we can recognize them for what they are, and be proactive in responding and addressing the fear before things get worse. Wonderful post! I know you tackled more serious issues, but how much can we as dog owners do to help our dogs overcome the fear of getting their nails trimmed?
I know walking them is supposed to help, but I have a few dogs whose nails grow like crazy. I know what a struggle it is for them and the vet staff to trim their nails. At this point, is it a necessary evil for adult dogs to just get their nails trimmed as quickly as possible? Nail trims are a huge issue for many dogs, and there are actually lots of things owners can do to help their dogs overcome their fear about them. This is a very large issue for our rescue Shepherd who never got a fair shake at being a dog till we adopted him at 20 months old.
After a long time, I went in the back and saw them wrestling and pinning him down with a muzzle on. They could have killed him from overheating, and it was pointless, a command from me and he would have laid down for the trim.
I had RIPE words for the vet and his staff and never went back. You can have them dremelled many dogs prefer this to clipping, but both take training. I suggest educating yourself to do it at home as it will be a less traumatic experience than going to the vet in general.
Thank you for this insight. As McCartney matures, I will be ever diligent to mind any untoward experience. As you say, no bubble, but being aware is key. Thank you. Love this blog. It is definitely a tough balancing act… no bubble, but also not throwing caution to the wind. Fortunately, McCartney seems to be doing great so far! I have a rough coat collie who used to take walks with me as a pup around the neighborhood until one day when something.. I have never been able to figure out what it was.
He ran up on the neighbors deiveway tail between his legs shaking like a leaf and i literally had to carry my 40 lb 6 month old puppy home. To this day.. I would love for him to be as excited about walks as my wiener dogs are but i think it will take lots of time.
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Poor guy! It takes lots of time and patience, for sure! Well written in good understanding. I have two Borzois and both had this bad experienc during this period. My girl was biten in the back in the ring of a dog show, she was best borzoi….. She is five know and still have a problem when a dog walks behind her. And when he comes to near she now showes clearly that she dies not like it.
But in other periods she snarled extrymle and I had to take her on short lash. My boy, now seven years, was attacked by a free running small dog whos owner did not look, he was occupied with other things on the parking. So I let me borzoy boy out from lash and then the small one runned away to its owner. This man has seen only his dog crying running to him and my dog trying to keep the other away from me. So the owner treated my dog with the foot with the hard shoes you use for skying.
My dog cryed coming to my and the other owner behind and wanted to attack me.
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So I am not afraid of mens like this and I stopped him immediatly and calmed my dog taking him beside me. I told what happened. Than the wife of the owner came and said to me that she understands the situation and it was their faut not to have looked to their dog. I have two wonderful gentle soft big dogs, but it was hard work. They are now absolutely clean with other dogs, will say now they get bitten in den legs and foots when other dogs will attack as.
They are gentle towards even smalest children and small gentle dogs. They love friendly people. They got my therapie dogs and we three are very closed and have a good time together. Thanks so much for commenting! It sounds like your dogs definitely had some bad experiences that left an impact — it can be very frustrating when other owners fail to control their dogs, leading to your dog becoming hurt or frightened.
Good article, it certainly re enforces my understanding of my dogs behavior towards other dogs. He was attacked as an 8 week old by my adult dog. I can imagine! Very good article. She is great in class but when we walk our local riverfront she barks and lunges at anybody who acts like they are going to approach us…she will even bark if I speak to somebody on that path.
I do believe it had to have happened on a walk. We are surrounded by people and dogs in our obedience classes and nothing…. It got worse and worse. I went to the behaviorist and he said that the dog is dominating you when the dog tries to lunge at other people or dogs. He then said that you are the bubble that she is protecting and will do whatever it takes to protect that bubble. He then explained to me and my wife that as dog owners, we need to stop treating them like kids and treat them like pack animals.
He then showed us what he meant by demonstrations that triggered what he was saying to us then proceeded with steps on how to train the dog to not lunge at people.
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It was very interesting! Poor pup!
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Regardless, kudos to you for working with your dog to try and help her. I know this can be a very frustrating problem to deal with! Thank you for this article. My pup and I relate to it very much. I had a very well socialized, get along with anybody dog until she was chased and attacked by 5 off leash Jack Russels at about 14 mo of age. She was not physically harmed but it certainly rattled her and now at 8 years of age we are still living with the consequences. She is a 60lb powerful dog and decided she was not going to be attacked ever again and is inappropriately defensive.
We had several heartbreaking dog fight experiences in the early years before I figured out what was going on.
I wish I could have recognized what had happened earlier and done more about it at the time. Despite having worked exceptionally hard at protecting her from any experience that might result in a dog fight, and working at changing her behavior I am shocked and horrified when so much is out of my control. My heart dropped. How can this happen in my own house?! I often ask myself what more I can do when I feel I work tirelessly to protect my dog and educate myself and others?
Your poor pup! Thank you for the info. My two fox terrier mixes are rescued Dogpound dogs, that I got at different times. Lilly,now about 9,I got 7yrs. If there is commotion, excitement or one of the other dog gets excited or if aggression starts between any of them she will fight.
My mom has two Maltese.
Barking and crazy mode really need help, forget visitor Lucy will bite and keep barking her head off. That definitely sounds like a difficult situation for all of you! The first step is to separate the dogs during high-risk times to prevent fights from occurring as much as possible; for some dogs, unfortunately, this may mean that they are physically separated at all times.
The preferred goal is to work with the dogs to help them learn to be calm around each other in these types of exciting situations — sometimes we may teach an alternate behavior that can be rewarded, like sending both dogs to separate crates or mats anytime the doorbell rings and rewarding them there.
If possible, I would recommend trying to find a veterinary behaviorist or a good reward-based trainer in your area who has experience with this issue — hands-on guidance can be really helpful, especially in the early stages. Thank you for responding to my cry for help.
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