Adolescent German Shepherd Knight is a challenge. He is now nearly nine months old, wilful and strong. His owners do all they know to give him a good life – they walk him, feed him and love him. Unfortunately, living the life of a much-loved family pet just isn’t enough. Read more…
Sadie attacks the man. It sometimes looks like she attacks out of the blue. At other times I swear the little dog, a 10-month-old Pomeranian, sets him up!
She mainly targets him, though sometimes the lady too.
The little dog shares their bed and attacks them when they try to get in. She will do the same if one of them has to get up during the night.
She attacks them when they get ready to go out. Sadie will go for the man’s feet and hands even if he’s putting his shoes on to take her out for a walk.
Worst of all is her behaviour around resources.
They leave her food down all the time. She will take a piece of her dry food and jump with it onto the sofa, next to the man. Then, there is only one way of describing it, she taunts him with it! If he moves, she attacks him.
She also treats the lady as a resource and attacks him if he so much as leans towards her.
The poor man has bite marks over his hands and arms. It’s fortunate she not a bigger dog. They’ve had several dogs before, but never one like this. (more…)
Yesterday I visited a 9-month-old Cocker Spaniel called Willow. Wonderful! My own irrepressible Cocker Spaniel, Pickle, has given me some good practice. Here is a list of things Willow does: Jumping up on people, excessive licking of people’s faces, jumping at the table and sides, barking (answering) back when told off, Read more…
Barney is a wonderful 7-month-old Flat Coated Retriever. His family are first-time dog owners and like many inexperienced people getting a puppy they make assumptions regarding their puppy’s needs based on their own human perceptions of what a person might need. Comparing the dog to a young child would be Read more…