- Sep 17, 2013
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- Grimes County, TX
My neighbor has 3 dogs.. 3 REALLY DUMB dogs... , always has, and everytime one died, she'd get another, and without fail, every new dog she gets hangs out with the 2 older idiots and learns all the dumb from them!It is always a bad idea to adopt siblings intended as companion animals. A single puppy will bond better to a human if they are not being distracted by another dog, and especially one that they come to the party with. Siblings are always bonded to each other as a first priority... unless physically separated constantly and only allowed out with the owner one at a time. It makes them harder to train.
The exception is with dogs being trained for using genetically focused abilities. Herding dogs can learn their job well by observing and participating with an older dog... if the trainer knows how to take advantage of an experienced dog. Good trainers still never let the inexperienced dogs run together, only using an older dog and a single pup at any one time.
My sister in law, the dog mother, took in a stray while she was here helping with her mother as she died. The dog originally was captured by a neighbor 2 miles down the road. They posted a picture asking to help find her home. A few days later, she's down at my inlaws at the most ridiculous time. SIL fell in love but said she'd take her to the no kill shelter in Austin. Well, she kept her. I could tell the dog was going to be a problem. Beautiful dog, but can climb into the big trash cans and knock the top off. This dog chewed on everything at my inlaws. If my MIL had known, she would have been out of her sorts. She did not like dogs and did not like that if she wanted to see her daughter, it meant she had to see the dogs too and they had to stay in her spotless house. Long story short, SIL did not get rid of the dog and its been destroying her house ever since. She sent this the other day.My neighbor has 3 dogs.. 3 REALLY DUMB dogs... , always has, and everytime one died, she'd get another, and without fail, every new dog she gets hangs out with the 2 older idiots and learns all the dumb from them!
My friend is babysitting this guy as he's looking for a permanent home for him, big boy at 18 months (100 lbs), pretty smart, sucker for attention.. He's got the most expressive eyebrows! I just don't have the time,and especially the patience to properly train a dog, but I really do like him
Looks like he owns the place.Pretty dogs. My cat somebody went to the animal shelter and got him out and then dropped as a small kitten. I seen him along the road for three days so one day I stopped and he hoped right in my vehicle. Dummy me took it to the vet thought it was a female to get fixed and he already had a chip that told all about him and already had been fixed.
My dad had the same saying when hiring kids to do work. "You hire one boy and you have one boy. You hire two boys and you have half a boy. If you hire three boys, you have no boys at all."Dad has a saying: You have one dog you have a dog. You have two dogs you have half a dog, and you have three dogs you don't have no dog at all.
My grandfather had a little Cocker Spaniel mix. Don't really know what all was in him, he came out of a litter from my cousins Cocker Spaniel. In fact he never really looked like the mom, but that little dog was the toughest little dog. He would take on grandpa's neighbors Dingoes, and whip all three, send them with their tails between their legs. He was very protective of my little sister when she was a baby; mom could put her on a blanket out in the yard and no would be able to touch her other than mom. Even grandpa could not touch her. To bad we didn't have DNA test way back in the 70's, it would have been interesting to see what was all in that little dog.
Interesting... i'll have to look into this if they continue to be a problem. Right now they are play fighting, which, they basically do all day.Cowgirl, for inter dog aggression I have seen instances where the canine teeth on the aggressive dog have been reduced to gum level and a root canal done and the dominant dog immediately no longer picks a fight, he has been disarmed. It is not a cheap procedure but it works. Removing the teeth is an option but they are very big teeth and a hell of a job to get out, usually lateral bone has to be removed.
Might be effective on a Democrat though...Is that a shock collar? That's abusive.