I need advice badly...please help

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  1. casablanca1

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    Oakley's about 1, and he's crazy? Some of it is age-related. I wanted to kill my two when they were around a year old. About the twisting, nipping, hysteria - I had one dog who did that - the only thing that worked (long-term) was staying calm and not getting emotionally involved. It's very hard, because you're getting physically hurt and rejected by this dog who's supposed to love you, but if your emotions get involved in one of his outbursts, the situation just gets more out of control.

    Don't know if this helps, hope your situation improves.
     
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    i know some of it is age related, but he has a crazy play side...and then a crazy-evil side...and that evil side is like something is posessing him...i think he needs an exorcist, lol...its just scary

    and it is easy to stay calm when im in the house...but when he is growling and snapping like that trying to get to another dog...i cant .... i mean, the other owner is prob scared enough as it is...i cant just stand there, ya know? plus, he starts biting at my arm, so i have to move
     
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    I think I know what you mean. Mine would get this crazy gleam in their eye, tuck themselves into the "running cur" position and tear around the house knocking rugs and lamps flying. On leash, they would rear up and back away, twisting their heads to try to pull the collar over their head and fighting the leash like I was trying to drag them to their deaths. Usually, I was just dragging them away from the cyclist, skateboarder, toddler or Great Dane they were straining to assasinate.

    You're not alone, and Oakley's probably not too unusual. I could be wrong, of course, and I'm sure it's frustrating, but hang in there. If nothing else, age takes the edge off. Obedience training, even when it doesn't seem to be working on the problem, will help over time. Find his favorite command - my current dog learned 'sit' in 2 seconds, so whenever I wanted her to STOP DOING THAT RIGHT NOW, I told her to sit. (She, of course, soon learned that she could sit while still doing most things, so now I have to go rip the stolen washcloth out of her teeth while she's sitting obediently, but she will obey that command while she'll ignore "Drop it") Asserting yourself periodically through walks at situations where Oakley isn't hyper is a good idea - I like making mine sit and stay before we cross streets (also a safety issue).

    Hope it helps, sorry if I'm just repeating what you've already thought of/done. By the way, he's adorable.
     
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    Have you considered discussing with your vet that this dog may be displaying signs of rage syndrone or something is not wired right in his brain. This is no joke. If you haven't I would. Now having said that. If any dog of mine ever ever challenged me or made that kind of aggressive move toward a member of my family or me barring there is nothing wrong with his brain,believe me he would think ten times before he ever attempted it again. This is aggressive dominant behavior and before someone gets hurt severely you need to investigate if this is physiological or just plain being a bullish male with temper tantrums who has no respect for his owner or anyone else human! Which I think it is the later. Have you had him since a pup? Who allowed him to be possesive of his food bowl without severe reprimand? Major behavioral problems you are going to have to work on one at a time. Good luck and get some professional help to help you with him. The black dog in your post is him them I assume he is shepherd mix? or black shepherd? Black shepherds are notorius for being a little wacko if not from exeptional breeding. Worked with too many of them.......
     
  5. Manchesters

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    What Do You Expect???

    So where is the trusty shock collar now???????????
     
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    ha ha...

    i dont use it on him when we go for walks, cuz i am now walking him with a leash, and, i dont have it on when he is in the house...

    like i said, i use it basically as a portable fence...to show him boundaries..i dont shock him everytime he does something wrong
     
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    yeah, we are getting a behaviorist...we have considered the fact that his brain isnt wired right MANY times, lol

    we had him since he was 6 months

    and i said he isnt posessive of his food bowl...at ALL...i could take away food while he was eating if i wanted to...ive stuck my hand in his bowl tons of times while he was eating...he couldnt care less...

    yeah, the pic is him...we were told he was a gsd/terrier mix...and someone else said he had cattle dog in him, and someone else said border collie too...so, yeah, we dont know what he is
     

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