Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Dog Wars

I sent this to Ex Sis in Law, E being her ex husband.

I meant to ask you if you had seen E's post of his bleeding hand after a play encounter with Dog. Before Christmas we were at G's and E and Dog were there, with E fixing G's spouting. Dog was on a very long leash allowing her to roam the backyard. I was in the middle of the back yard and Dog jumped at me, very excited for no reason and would not stop. I was scared and no dog has ever scared me. I knew to put my hand up to her face to block her, but you can't do that when she is playfully attacking you up on her hind legs gripping you with her front legs. I turned around and went inside. If she did that to Mum, she could have been knocked over. As for your grands, it is unthinkable. It could have been you or W. The playful strong jumping up was so unprovoked. Now Dog has drawn blood from her Master. Unless she is on a short tied leash, no one should be in the company of Dog. She cannot be trusted at all.

Yes, of course I am going to have a word with E.

I did have a word with Tradie Brother. Coincidence or not, he and Dog were with a professional dog trainer last Sunday. It is very difficult having a large and powerful dog who cannot hear. I think Dog at least must learn to never jump up to anyone.

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  1. Training a deaf dog would present a lot of challenges. Glad that Tradie Bro has enlisted the professionals.

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    1. EC, it is not until you experience a deaf dog that you realise how difficult is.

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  2. I love dogs too but there is no way a dog should be allowed to endanger a baby, elderly mum or any other human.

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    1. Hels, that is my great concern. Tradie Brother is fairly cautious with her around Mother.

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  3. That sounds terrible when dogs gone astray and attack innocent people in public space.

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    1. Roentare, not so much attack but exuberant jumping to play. I've never heard nor seen signs of her attacking anyone.

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  4. The Stalker
    Hi Andrew, the doggie was probably playing roughly , and wouldn’t have meant it. I have seen deaf dogs whose parents have taught them dog sign language from an early age and it works… deaf and blind dogs make wonderful pets but like any dog need to know what is acceptable behaviour.. at the moment we are teaching our Aggie to refrain from thinking she is a World championship wrestler because she plays with vigour and old Wolfmans legs aren’t what they used to be…..and let’s face it dachshund legs ain’t long anyway! Good wishes

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    1. No doubt it was play, Stalker. But play with a large powerful dog can be dangerous. She already follows some commands by hand signals but the thing is they have to be watching you to see them. Poor old Wolfman, but a young dog around an older dog often gees them up a bit.

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  5. Oh dear. Hopefully the trainer can get things in hand. Uncontrolled dogs of any size are a worry. You were wise letting Ex SIL know.

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    1. Caro, I too hope the trainer can help. It is worse when it is a large powerful dog.

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  6. My new neighbor slept in the back of his truck cab a couple days ago, now working nights, and the reason, he told me, is he can't sleep days inside because his dog yaps constantly. I know that because if dog is in their yard, it's impossible to be outside. Their dog needed training a long time ago and maybe its too late now. I hope the deaf dog can learn manners. They're rambunctious and like to play and can do terrible damage, even if not aggressive.

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    1. Strayer, that isn't great. Older dogs can still learn but it is harder. Unbeknown to us, our West Highland Terrier used to bark when we were out. It was only when I complained that a builder at the property next door was ruining the grass in front of out place by parking his vehicle on it, he remarked about Jessie barking constantly. We did not know at we confirmed with neighbours that it was true. Subsequently we kept her locked inside when we weren't home.

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  7. Nothing more scary than a big untrained dog jumping on you. Hope E gets Dog trained well.

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    1. Diane, Dog is young and she should be trainable enough. Fingers crossed.

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  8. At the VERY least, the dog should be taught not to jump on people. That's horrible dog behavior.

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    1. Debby, that is precisely what must happen. If it happens to someone more vulnerable and an injury happens, you know what will need to happen, and no one wants that.

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  9. I sincerely hope that Dog does learn not to jump. They can be taught, but I don't remember how. I saw Dr Harry do something like that in an episode of Better Homes and Gardens back in the day when I used to watch that.

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    1. River, I probably saw the same by Dr Harry but I can't remember. He was quite good on tv. How is your mouth, your teeth?

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    2. New teeth are comfortable, chewing is still tricky with sore gums, but once that heals should be okay.

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    3. I still have swollen "chipmunk cheeks"

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  10. Dog sounds difficult and untrained

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    1. Partly trained TP. I am hoping she gets there.

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  11. Deaf dogs can be trained to behave acceptably but it takes a good deal of patience and reinforcement. I hope Dog learns quickly, poor girl.

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    1. Jabblog, Tradie Brother is quite patient and he knows certain behaviour is not acceptable.

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