Posted : 5/22/2007 6:08:53 PM
So, how do you suggest I get my mother to get him back into training? He's her dog, not mine. I really don't care what happens after I get out of here, but in the mean time I have to live with him too. She always complains that she doesn't have enough time to do things so I know she'll use that as an excuse. I work just like she does and I manage to get my dogs to training. I never even thought about it before, but I'm even going to try to get my Aussie a CD. Her instructor thinks she could get one and she'll be going back to class after my Shepherd mix's class is done as his is on the same night as the class she needs to go to.
My opinion is that she baby's him too much so he resents me because I don't, but she won't stop that. She got tough on her Staffordshire because she doesn't like strange dogs and goes after them, and she was taught by my Aussie's trainer how to handle her. Aside from when she gets upset at a strange dog, she gets babied which for her is fine as the only time she acts up is when she's out and there's a strange dog around. My mom never disciplines her dogs though, they do something wrong and it's just an exasperated saying of their name. My mom thinks her dogs are perfect angels. Though my dogs behave better truthfully. She doesn't think that only because her's are calmer than mine, but mine listen to me better than her and better than her's listen to her. The Shepherd mix is still a puppy so he's still learning, hence why he's back in class. I had been looking for one but when he decided he didn't like other dogs while on his leash I looked harder. When my mom's Staffy started hating other dogs, my mom blew it off not believeing me, until after she got bit by her while she was going after someones dog as she got her hands in the way.
The Pyr will growl at her if she corrects him but she doesn't do anything. I'm actively looking for a place to move to and even if I have to rent from my sister and her fiancee I will just to get out of here. I truely don't think she will do anything about him until he's destroyed her house, or until her sorta boyfriend starts coming around and mentions something. Cause you know she'll listen to him over me any day because I'm too young to know anything.
In the meantime, is there anything I could do outside of formal training as I'm not paying to train my mom's dog? Any little things that won't interfer with working with my dogs. Aside from the growling at me if I correct him, he listens to me better than her.
Ohh, and the bone issue is when we are around. My weirdo Shepherd mix likes to throw(pick them up and play with them) his things and every once in a while they end up by the Pyr and he won't let my dog take it back. How can we let them sort our their pack status when the Pyr scares the mix so bad he pees? We can't have him peeing all over the place because of the Pyr. Could it be partially due to the fact that my dog is still a puppy? He won't be 2 until next March.
I'm just extremely fed up with my mother and the way she treats her dogs. She had a German shepherd that she got damn lucky with. She never socialized him with other dogs after she got him, she never brought him to puppy class or obedience until he was maybe 5 or 6 and never actively brought him around people. That dog, aside from not obeying very well, loved other dogs and people. I now know how important all that is and my Shepherd mix got that and so will the next puppy I get. My mom also never got the Pyr to puppy class, he's only been to one obedience class and she hasn't worked with him since.
On a side note, I never had a problem until now. My mom's Staffy never growled at me, my Doberman never once bit me or even tried, even while going after the husky.