We ran into the same problem. We had a beautiful and friendly beagle that we acquired after the loss of our first baby girl. I can still remember the ride home after picking her up from the seller. Wonderful little puppy just crawled on to my shoulder and curled up behind my neck as I drove home. Let me say that little dog was a blessing to us in those hard days.In time she grew up and we started having more kids things started to change.As long as they were crawlers she was content to climb and sit on top of the couch. The kids didn't mean any harm but to them she was their favorite toy. When they were finally able to climb there was nowhere else for her to escape to and so began the hitting and snapping. We had no choice but to give her away but it was in my power to select the very best companion for her that I could. I gave her to a Truckee friend of mine. With a heart of gold and they are out there right now on the interstate somewhere riding. As he keeps her with him at all times. He doesn't have anyone else so they are perfectly bonded. Glad you had that same end game work out for you.
posted on 10/10/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT
by Vote 4 Nixon
To: Vote 4 Nixon
When my daughter was a toddler she smacked our dog with a stick. Dog growled a little as she looked for place to hide from our little she devil. A few days later my son and I were talking and my daughter walked up and smacked the dog on the head with a stick. I calmly took the stick from my daughter and whacked her on the head. Not too hard but she had a look of total disbelief on her face as tears came to her eyes I asked her. Honey did that hurt? Yes she cried, well honey it hurts the poor dog too, The little devil hugged the dog crying and apologize to a dazed and confused mutt. She has never mistreated animals since. My parents were raised on a farm in the 30s and 40s. They knew what a three dog night was before the band. I received the same lesson from my Grandfather one day while visiting the farm. Long story short it is not always the dog that need training.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson