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Old 08-10-2013, 11:03 PM
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Unhappy That's it i need to vent!!!!

And DF is such a good place to do it

As some of you know Tessa got spayed on Tuesday, today is Saturday and the little bugger is driving me insane! For the first 2 days she cooperated, let me pick her up, slept, chewed nicely, etc. Well now that we are going on to day five she's become a nasty pain where I'm ashamed to put a window ( it's a saying). She's decided her chews are no fun and mommy tastes better, jumping is a sport, and " yes, that cat outside must be barked at and chased through the the window!" ( envision a lot of barking and jumping at the front rooms window.

I'm bout ready to have a heart attack about her stitches, which thankfully so far look fine. I can take the barking and annoying jumping because I've got her on a leash and her crate; it's a struggle to get her in it, but she does eventually get in. I just can't take the biting! It more like I gnawing now. She was doing pretty good but now she grabs my hand ( or her fave, the meaty part near my wrist) and chomps down; she looks exactly like she does when shes gnawing on a bison rib bone, only the lucky bison is no longer attached to said bone and i am still very much attached to my arm.

.I'm covered in bruises and out of ideas. Ive tried crate time outing her, no luck. I've tried my tie up method, no luck. I've been keeping her mind busy with puzzles ( today she broke one by throwing it against the wall, cuz dang it she wants the food now!), kongs, quiet training exercises, little slow walks in the front and back yard; the vet said no full walks for a few more days( I don't know if I'll last). Nothing is calming her down! And if she bites me one more time I'm going to give up on everything and go cry in the closet!

What hurts is she's so good 95% of the time, but 5% of it she's pure evil! Please tell me what I can do! I know this is my fault, obviously I've negatively reinforced her somewhere down the line, but I just can't function like this anymore. She bit me so hard tonight as I was going to bed that I seriously think my left wrist is sprained. I'm in pain. I'm scared of my dog. And both of us are miserable.

Thank you for listening to my pity party rant. I'm going to go have that cry now.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:59 AM
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I feel your pain. More than once are dogs made me angry.

When we took Minnie to training classes, we asked the instructor the same thing, she was biting up and it really hurts! He said that when she would do that, say something in a loud voice (ie, No, Stop, etc) and walk away from her (works great if your tethering her and she can't follow you). We only had to do it for a couple of days and she caught on pretty quickly that if she was going to do it, she wasn't going to get any attention and we weren't going to be playing with her anymore.

Hang in there!
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:03 AM
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Hang in there, this too will pass.

She is bored, and is frustrated, and you are her outlet. She needs her exercise, but she doesn't realize that she can't get it right now.

Can you get her a puzzle toy, something that she has to use her brain on?
That tires them out pretty well too.

But the advice to turn your back and walk away when she is being obnoxious is very good advice.

It happens to a lot of us.
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This might give you some ideas of what to do to keep her busy:

https://www.dogforum.com/dog-health/2...ivities-51130/

Do you think she might be having a bit of pain? She let you pick her up the first day or two because she was probably still feeling the effects of the surgery and anesthetic. Now she is over all that and is frustrated for sure, and likely a bit sore. Sorry you are feeling so down.
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It's not getting better, and I think I need help

Today I was able to take Tessa for a little walk. She acted fine all morning. Then nap time came. Tessa went under the bed to sleep, as usual, and I laid down on top of the bed. All was alright, then out of no where Tessa jumped on me and started pouncing on the back of my head; It's so bad I have to go to the hospital because I can't stop seeing spots. She pawed me in the eye and then put my hair (it was in a scrunchy) in her mouth and began to do a mean tug of war with my head. I get she's been bored, but really this is plainly unacceptable.

This cannot be normal. She's bitten me before (though had only left a few bruises), but this is starting to escalate and I don't think I can make it. My mom's already convinced we'll have to put her down (she bit my mom when she pulled her off of me, using her leash).

I don't know if this is a result of the daycare incident or what, but it's not right and needs to stop now. She's scared of people on walks (she barks A LOT and cowers when we meet them, but then acts normal after she gets used to them. So I've been trying to keep her at a distance), she doesn't have any more play dates with our neighbours dog because he's near deaths door so she needs a new friend to play with (but I can't take her to the dog park because she's scared of the people and will raise her hackles; I'm gonna assume some dogs aren't going to like that). I just don't get it. I threw puppy parties, I carried her into petsmart as a pup, I socialized the heck out of her with my friends GSD pup and pyr, and our neighbors lab. I don't get this behaviour!

It's like I'm a big pink, screamy, play mate and she loves it and doesn't know how to contain herself.

I can't stop crying because I'm scared for her and me. If I keep at it will she stop? or will she wind up biting me worse? or even worse, bite someone else? I don't want to give up on her, but I'm scared she's going to get more aggressive. On one hand I love her and want her flower, but on the other I'm terrified she's going to keep attacking me. It's not fun.

What makes it worse is my mom's gonna be off work for awhile (hopefully she get's WCB to help) so all my money has gone to help with the bills; I have a little in reserve for any medical needs, but otherwise I'm down to $70 till next pay day in September.

Help, please!

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Get her to the vet and get a full work up asap!
Something is wrong, and don't let it go.

I'm wondering if they put her to far under and something happened.
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Yes take her to the vet and get her checked out again. Explain to him everything that has been going on, how her behavior has changed since the surgery, how she's becoming borderline aggressive in her play. Ask if it's O.K. to up her exercise since excessive energy, coupled with boredom and frustration, may be what's causing the aggression.

I'm so sorry you are going through all of that! I do think there's lots of hope for her, and I honestly think her behavior is just what I wrote, a very energetic pup who is very bored and frustrated with not being able to exercise, sort of like a 3 year old bouncing off the walls and pitching a hissy fit when he can't get what he wants. I think that once you can give her more exercise the behavior will lessen and with work you can have her become the great pal you know she can be.
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She goes in tomorrow for a check. Our vet made a suggestion over the phone that it may be the Metacam (meloxicam). Apparently it can have a side affect of aggression with dogs who don't do well on it (along with liver/kidney issues and some other behaviour isses) which I never knew. We went over all the things I was doing with Tessa, kongs, training sessions, bones, quiet play; and for how long we've been doing each. Our vet said with all that I have been doing she should be fine, but to have her checked just to make sure.

I hope nothings gone wrong, and she's just uber crabby.

Oh and I got back from the Hospital, no concussion but I've got a bump on my head (like a baby has when they smack themselves on the coffee table); Doctor said I'll make it
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She goes in tomorrow for a check. Our vet made a suggestion over the phone that it may be the Metacam (meloxicam). Apparently it can have a side affect of aggression with dogs who don't do well on it (along with liver/kidney issues and some other behaviour isses) which I never knew. We went over all the things I was doing with Tessa, kongs, training sessions, bones, quiet play; and for how long we've been doing each. Our vet said with all that I have been doing she should be fine, but to have her checked just to make sure.

I hope nothings gone wrong, and she's just uber crabby.

Oh and I got back from the Hospital, no concussion but I've got a bump on my head (like a baby has when they smack themselves on the coffee table); Doctor said I'll make it
My charlie is on metacam and thankfully isnt aggressive on it, very good pain med though seems not for tessa sadly. Glad you dont have concussion. I was horrified to read what she did to your head! boy do you have your hands full atm!
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I don't have any advice to give you, but I'm horrified about what you've had to endure. It's obvious you care about Tessa very much, I imagine some one else might have thrown in the towel by now. I hope a vet visit will be the answer to your concerns! Sending good vibes your way!
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