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Behavior & Training > Helping the Insecure Dog
Frankie

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Barked: Tue Apr 8, '14 11:30pm PST 
If you know a qualified behaviorist or trainer I would check with them.
Otherwise I would request leashes for your dog and other dogs when they are together. In the end these are animals.

I have had some similar scary moments with Frankie recently and as someone told me, these are still animals, and no matter how well they are trained they are still animals. He brought up Montecore of Sigfried & Roy.

I am not here to debate proper training being an answer and a guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen. I think anyone is foolish to think that any animal is not capable of an attack at any moment, regardless of how well-trained the animal might be.

Having said that, training no doubt obviously helps prevent incidents. It obviously is not a guarantee but more like really good insurance.
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Behavior & Training > Dog snapping twice this week..very scary..
Frankie

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Barked: Tue Apr 8, '14 2:48pm PST 
Thanks everyone..hug

The vet could not find anything wrong..so I guess it is back to the stress of being at the groomers for almost 6 hours. For some reason he does not like this groomer and for him to have been there for nearly 6 hours I guess it could be stress lingering..

He is actually very good about the 'down' command and sometimes even in bed when I say to him 'okay Frankie, mommy has to move..' he will wake up and move to the other side or the foot of the bed..I guess I hate to wake him so I 'try' to just move him..obviously that is not a good idea...

Tried taking a bone from him today. Took it and placed it up on the counter..He was calm just sat there and did not move, did not even blink or bat an eyelash.......So hopefully it was just the stress lingering......

I also have been doing some training 101 with him to establish and re-affirm listening and obeying habits. So far, so good.......meditate

Thanks again...hug
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Dog Health > Dog sick for a few days..is it possible from the groomer..?

Frankie

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Barked: Tue Apr 8, '14 2:32pm PST 
The vet said likely it was something he ate while at the groomers..and because Frankie has been good about drinking water he did not see a huge cause for concern...

Unfortunately 'daddy' and I have had a heart to heart talk twice before about this, and he does not listen. He still buys Milk Bones even though I try to stick with and always have on hand quality treats from Fromm and other Made in USA companies that don't use a lot of filler and garbage in their treats...*sigh*

Frankie has been feeling better and back to himself, thank goodness...

Thanks all way to go
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Behavior & Training > Helping the Insecure Dog

Frankie

Cheese? PLEASE!
 
 
Barked: Sun Apr 6, '14 5:57pm PST 
Are you able to work with a behaviorist...?
In your dog's defense, he did give warning growls, correct..?
Where were the owners of the other dogs..?

It is hard to tell what all is going on with your dog but apparently it is something that is concerning you. I would consult a behaviorist.
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Behavior & Training > My pup acts feral - not sure what to do.

Frankie

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Barked: Sun Apr 6, '14 5:26pm PST 
Sounds like she needs a behaviorist ASAP.
Has she been vet-checked...?
GL...hug
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Behavior & Training > Dog snapping twice this week..very scary..
Frankie

Cheese? PLEASE!
 
 
Barked: Sun Apr 6, '14 4:54pm PST 
TY Tyler and Bunny.
Sometimes in general it just gets overwhelming.
As I said, my health issues have escalated in the last three years.

I will call the vet tomorrow.
Any specific questions I should ask or specific tests to request...?
I know the vet will know what to do, but I figured having some info and any possible questions or requests might be better than going in and just blindly saying 'my dog has been snapping..' ..know what I mean...?

He has always been somewhat of a pushy dog..he is pretty good with a firm 'No!' but this sudden snapping....ugh..yeah, a vet visit is a good idea..

I did read somewhere about some male dogs develop dominance-aggression issues between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, and he is right in that age range..but yeah I already have been checking for obedience classes and dog trainers/behaviorists in the area...thanks!! way to go
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Behavior & Training > Dog snapping twice this week..very scary..

Frankie

Cheese? PLEASE!
 
 
Barked: Sun Apr 6, '14 3:58pm PST 
Oh boy.

Last night as Frankie was in bed with me I went to pick him up so I could move him, as he was edging me out of the bed. He growled pretty viciously and his head did and exorcist type of moves and within 2 seconds he almost bit my face, boob, and hand....luckily I was able to get out of the way fast enough..He was still growling and had a stance as if he was about to attack so I picked up a pillow and scooted him onto the floor (as gently as possible). He continued to growl and snap once on the floor. Very scary. It really looked like he was about to attack. I pulled the alpha voice as much as possible and told him to go into his crate, which he did. I went to close his crate door and he again was growling and snapping.

Now, last Sunday, he had a bully stick that I had to take away from him when it was time to put him in his crate (he sleeps in his crate sometimes--after last night probably permanently!), as I did not want the risk of him choking on it in the middle of the night. He again NASTILY growled and snapped. This was not a mild growl, it was very attack-mode sounding growl with the lunging and snapping....again, if I was not fast enough, there would have been a heck of a wound....

He has not been a dog to snap when I take a toy or food away. So that part really scared me. The snapping in the bed was one thing, as he often growls if I try to move him in bed. But the snapping with the bully stick was very scary. Last night was the first night he actually snapped as badly as he did..had his teeth made contact it would have been a huge mess...it was that nasty of a repeated snapping.....As I said, he has slightly growled and slightly tilted his head to snap before when I went to move him but last night's episode was reallllyyy baddd...

I know the old saying let sleeping dogs lie but the snapping, in particular with the bully stick, is obviously a huge red flag. He never has been good about being picked up, even since we got him as a pup. I have tried and tried to condition him and it seems he is getting worse.

I do wonder if the stress of him being groomed a week and a half ago is taking some sort of extended toll? As I posted in the health forum, he had a bout of diarrhea for several days after being groomed. So I wonder if he was just stressed to the MAX...S/O insisted on taking him to the groomer this past time (a different one than usual--this one we had been to twice when he was 4 months and 6 months--he did not like the place then, I kind of thought he might be okay being he is older now-he will be 3 in May.) But IDK if it is just a coincidence but he seems to different since then. He whined when I dropped him off (I had found a groomer that Frankie likes and we had been using and it really ticks me off that S/O insisted on going to a cheaper place) and he was SUPER-clingy when I picked him up and super-clingy the following days. Understandable in part because he was sick. Usually when he comes home from his 'regular' groomer he does his 'zoomies' and then tuckers out. This time he was clinging to me like a dryer sheet. His usual groomer takes about 2 hours, this groomer we last went to has dogs there up to 5 or 6 hours, as she works on dogs in-between. So I am wondering if he was just stressed to the max and acting out, not that that is excusable or acceptable. Toy breeds usually do not like being separated from their 'pack' and he has never been without one of us for more than an hour or two...

Today he is not the clinging type he usually is. Which oddly is somewhat of a relief because he really can get underfoot sometimes. But obviously there are issues here.

I almost feel I can't keep a dog that is unpredictable. I have poked around on the internet and most links say a dog should never snap, especially at it's owner.

If it was up to me I would seriously consider putting him up for adoption and making sure whoever adopted him knew what was going on so maybe he could get with an owner with more dog experience. Me and S/O are getting older and have health issues so that is a factor as well.

The kicker is S/O is adamant about NOT getting rid of this dog. He can be and is a sweet dog 99.9999% of the time and is outgoing and loves meeting people but this snapping and seeming unpredictability can be a problem. Any time he has been around kids he has been really excellent with them. So I am wondering too if the lack of activity of our house is the problem. But again, I am no spring chicken and in the 3 years that I got him, my own health has gotten bad...

And fwiw yes it bothers me that S/O is seemingly putting the dog before me.....confused
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Dog Health > Diarrhea all week, now butt licking and couch/carpet licking..groomed last week..

Frankie

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Barked: Sat Apr 5, '14 11:28pm PST 
We had Frankie groomed it will be 2 weeks this coming Tuesday. He had quite a bout of diarrhea the next few days after he got groomed and was very lethargic and not himself until late that Sunday evening. This past week his stools have been firmer.

Tonight he went out and poo'ed and about 10-15 minutes after he came back in the house, he began licking his butt/the couch...(I read somewhere that they like to lick the couch or carpet afterward, to "clean" their tongue..lovely..)

I would imagine his anal glands were expressed when he was groomed so I am not sure if he is still having issues in general. It was very dark and cold and rainy when he went out this last time tonight, and being his stools had seemed back to normal, I did not bother to look. He just went in his regular poop corner outside and we will get it picked up in the morning.

Now not only is his butt wet and smells like a fish, so does the couch....

I tried expressing his glands and nothing came out. I know how to do it and have done it in the past, so I totally know the gross horrid smell and goo that comes out...but not a drop, nada...Grabbed a wipe and washed his butt off. He is staying in his crate tonight.

Why does this crap always happen on weekends...? (no pun intended)..confused

Any thoughts...?
thanks..
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Dog Health > Dog sick for a few days..is it possible from the groomer..?

Frankie

Cheese? PLEASE!
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 30, '14 8:57am PST 
Thanks Maxwell.
He has had an episode or two in the past of vomiting or diarrhea, but he always recovers immediately..This has been days now. frown

Definitely going to take him to the vet tomorrow....
So hurtful and worrisome when our little furbabies do not feel well. frown
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Dog Health > Dog sick for a few days..is it possible from the groomer..?
Frankie

Cheese? PLEASE!
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 30, '14 8:29am PST 
Frankie vomited about a week ago. It looked like milky white, not frothy or anything, just literally looked like milk he had thrown up.

Then he was fine.

He got groomed this past Tuesday and Wed-Thur-Fri and even yesterday he has had diarrhea. Very loose stools. On Friday I went to get him out of his crate and he pushed his food bowl way to the back. I wanted to grabbb his food bowl and had to pull his donut-type bed out, with his blanket. Underneath his blanket were two somewhat solid stools, one was larger than I had ever seen from him, the other also large for him, then some runny diarrhea.

He has been very lethargic. He does have bouts of play but they are VERY brief and no where near his normal self. When we take him on walks he trots along just like normal.

He has been drinking a good bit of water, thankfully.

BUT HE HAS HAD NO APPETITE.

This past few months/year, Daddy has been spoiling him with human table scraps (I have tried and tried to tel him, he does not listen) and while Frankie had been on a VERY GOOD schedule of breakfast and dinner of kibble, the perfect amount and everything. GRR....

But 'daddy' has been taken to feeding him Milk Bones, AGAIN, he does not listen....Friday Frankie came running into the living room with one LARGE milk bone, then an hour later with a small Milk Bone. "Daddy" got him two boxes of Milk Bones...confusedconfused

I tossed the Milk Bones in the garbage and will do the same with any new boxes...

Frankie has in recent weeks been 'boycotting' his kibble because 'daddy' gives him the 'good' (bad) stuff, and he will wait and wait and wait until Daddy gives him something....confused

So, basically Frankie had nothing but Milk Bones in his belly Friday...BUT, he has been sick for a few days prior. This past week he has eaten SOME kibble if I put it in his crate and leave him there with it (but even that is not flying the past couple of days-not sure if it is because his little tummy is so upset...

He has never been this sick for this many days..and the odd time or two he has ever thrown up, he rebounds immediately..

So this is very concerning..

Is it possible he picked something up at the groomer, if so, what..? I know his diet being crap lately could be the culprit, but he has been sick too long now...

I plan on taking him to the vet tomorrow if he is not better..

Oh, I *did* feed him some white rice on Wednesday, then on Thursday (on Thursday I had to mix a dab of peanut butter in it, as he just was not having it)..The rice is a big no-no now with him, so I boiled him some chicken, a VERY small amount, as not to make him sick being his tummy is delicate and empty..I also boiled him some chicken last week when he threw up the milky-looking stuff..
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