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#1 leb

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:26 AM

My boyfriend adopted his dog when she was 6 months old. He didn't properly train her because he didn't have time for her and was in college. When she was younger she loved people even strangers and now at 3, she hates everyone but the two of us. Every time someone walks by our apartment she barks and lunges and growls at the door. It's not just a normal bark it's definitely an agressive bark. She also lunges and barks aggressively towards anyone she sees while walking outside. I get scared to take her outside. Yesterday she was pooping and I was looking around constantly to make sure no one was coming and a lady was so quiet and came out of no where she jumped around me lunged at her jumped on her and started snarling at her neck. She's never bitten anyone but I'm afraid she's going to. I started crying uncontrollably and I'm lucky the lady was nice she said it's okay don't worry about it. I'm just afraid to think that if it was a child or old lady who could have gotten knocked over. I feel bad because my boyfriend loves her so much and I do too but he's not getting her the proper training. We're fresh out of college and don't have the money to spend on getting a dog trainer or behaviorist. I secretly want to get rid of her but I know that will break his heart. I don't know what to do because I don't want to put her down but she's stressing me out and it's putting a lot of stress on our relationship especially from me to him.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

wow if you cannot afford help and none will try to train her no offense your state of mind I understand unf too many dogs end up like this --trough usually no fault of their own. Is she home alone all day with little or no stimuli?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:33 AM

Can you and your BF make some sacrifices for training money?  It's not really that expensive, perhaps you can even get a discount.  Find a positive trainer willing to work with you.  Dogs should be a lifetime commitment, the same as having children IMO.  When you think about it, training is far less expensive then paying someones medical bills if you, God forbid, get sued.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:57 AM

Leb you have a serious issue... The best solution for all the 3 of you is to send her to a dog trainer. Yes, they are not cheap, but definitely are effective.

If you really can not afford the money then you can try with some training books and train her on your own. It is possible.

I would recommend you this book or Cesar Millans books are also ok. 

 



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:30 AM

Leb you have a serious issue... The best solution for all the 3 of you is to send her to a dog trainer. Yes, they are not cheap, but definitely are effective.

If you really can not afford the money then you can try with some training books and train her on your own. It is possible.

I would recommend you this book or Cesar Millans books are also ok. 

 

No, no and no.  Never send your dog to any kind of training.  I guarantee you the dog will learn out of fear and will come home shut down and untrained.  Training a dog involves a hands on owner and the end result is trust, a strong bond and loyal well trained dog.  C.M.  is not a dog trainer he is an animal abuser.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:33 AM

Espcecially Cesar--nasty dude


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Leb you have a serious issue... The best solution for all the 3 of you is to send her to a dog trainer. Yes, they are not cheap, but definitely are effective.

If you really can not afford the money then you can try with some training books and train her on your own. It is possible.

I would recommend you this book or Cesar Millans books are also ok. 

 

Sure send your dog to a trainer whom  will more then likely abuse your dog bring one into your house and BE there


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