Hello ! My name is Mihai and I have a rather pressing issue. My "man´s best friend" is acting weird lately and I hope that someone in here can help me with some advices. It is an unusual situation as…Continue
"Thanks again for all the answers I got here. I do appreciate it !
Just arrived from the vet, and after what she saw in my dog now the conclusion was : recommended castration. So it looks like we are heading that way. I will give it one more week to…"
"Your vet may be on Thor's payroll ;-)
Your vet's recommendations may reflect a cultural difference; vets in the US do not hesitate to recommend spaying/neutering dogs who will not be explicitly used for breeding purposes. It is…"
"Jess, no worries mate, none taken. I understand what you say and I know unexperienced people can easily let the dog be the alfa. It is not the case as I am rather strict with the dog, and I see the dog as a dog not as a "kid". He is…"
I have a similar situation with a dog I adopted 5 years ago to help my daughter overcome fear of dogs (all of our friends and neighbors had dogs at the time and our girl could not be around them). My amateur "dog exposure"…"
"Thanks for your answer. You reminded me something that I forgot. He is at the end Rhodesian mixed. When I got the dog I did read a bunch about the breed but I forgot about it.
Regarding the kids, I will never expect him to like kids, I hope I…"
"You've got a difficult dog. Lots of abuse when he was young, which I understand is hard for dogs to get over. Then, on top of that, he's a Ridgeback. They are great dogs (I had a Ridgeback/Shepherd mix for about 10…"
"I kind of feel that like this I loose the whole purpose of having a dog and creates an extra stress for myself. I don´t want to have a separate from my life dog experience but rather have the dog experience integrated in my life, if you…"
"I agree totally with you. I avoid the dog park when there are males there. I avoid having kids around my dog as well. I can´t avoid having friends. I can´t avoid having the dog coming in contacts with humans. "
"He destroyed the things when we left him alone. We left him alone 2 months ago for 5 hours and all went fine( I had a camera in the room and he slept trough. We left him alone 1 month ago, less than 1 hour and he destroyed things. Puzzles me why 2…"
"Hi Will ! Thanks for your answer. The dog is not alone in the day too much at the moment. The main problem is that it starts to be aggressive with other dogs and people. Our guests can´t move in the house as the dog starts barking. My goal is…"
Hello ! My name is Mihai and I have a rather pressing issue. My "man´s best friend" is acting weird lately and I hope that someone in here can help me with some advices. It is an unusual situation as you will soon see :- I never had a dog in my life - last year I moved to Mozambique ( I am Romanian ) and been there for one full year- I adopted a dog, it was 3 months old when I got it, and was in a pretty bad shape. Full of ticks and fleas, had his tail broken, abused, scared of everything,…See More
"I have my 5 fingers for about an year now. I was never ever in my life able to run properly. I had always experienced pain in my knees and kidney area. I started running and using the 5 fingers shoes and first I have experienced what you are talking…"
"Just recalled a very short speech from a Tom Selleck movie. Quigley Down Under
(Speaking after winning a gunfight with a pistol) "I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." "
"As a middle-aged guy, I'm certainly not going to be one of the more attractive people in the room.
Though I can see myself saying something like that about other things, I understand you on that one."
"Yeah, says the person who is probably attractive. The issue is that those who are attractive do not even notice it. Those of use who are not see the preferential treatment, and are sad that it does not include us. I am guilty of it too -like all…"
"Either you didn't read or you didn't understand my post. I don't like to repeat myself but in this case I will.
I am AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. It's a State Function, always has…"
"I would not call it being an asshole, Rick, just a tad assertive with the personality.
Hard to do, especially for introverts, or those with social anxiety. Also easy to overdo, then it is being an asshole."