09-01-2007, 12:01 AM
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Nope, no history at all. All I can say is I can guess that she came from a good home and was probably just too much for them to handle. Especially the way she reacts to other dogs as well as fast objects like bikers and joggers. She's a real lover-girl. Loves hugging and kissing. If you are on your knees, she'll come up to you, and instead of jumping on you and scratching with the paws, she wraps her front legs around your waist or chest, and puts her chin on your shoulder like she wants you to hug her and run your hands up and down her head and back. She's awsome. Loves people, and especially kids. Down on the trail, she get's to interact with many things. For the first almost a full week, I've pretty much let her do what she wants, letting her get used to me, the house, the area, and the parks and trail.
But now the training begins. It took 4 days, but I finally got her to stop going after my heels when I run. About 95% of the time now she'll run with me, and not go for my heels. But there's an occasional time where she swings around and goes after the heel. But it doesn't hurt, it's just her nature. It's what is bred into her. But it can be controlled. She also knows sit, up, good girl, bad girl, no, stay, come, and her name. She still has a long ways to go on heel. Also, when I take her to the park and say up, she jumps up on the park bench. But if I swing her around, and get some speed, when I say up, she leaps the bench without even touching the bench. And the benches have backs on them, they are not just flat seats. She completely goes over the bench. She's doing very well with this, and today was only her 2nd day of doing Up. Talk about a fast learner, lol. We also get a lot of exercise. Yesterday we ran 2.5 miles, then walked back. We also hit parts of the river beach on the way back, and I ran along the river, and she ran in the river, in a foot of water. Really giving her a good workout. And the funny part, I look much more tired than she does, lol.
But anyways, that's an update on her. I think she was from a good home, but was probably just too much energy for them to handle, or just didn't have the time. But now she's got a good home, and I'm really loving the time we spend together. She's a ball of energy, and is only getting better and better every day.
09-01-2007, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by willow
i'm glad she has found your home. :)
glad she wasn't mistreated.
will you continue to let us know how she gets on. ?
Yup, will keep you updated....
09-29-2007, 09:45 PM
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Well, some bad news here. Betty is doing very well, but I may be bringing her back to Spokane after my vacation, which starts tomorrow. She is absolutely awsome in the home and with kids and some cats, but she still has the viciosness with other dogs. Don't know if her past was brought up to be ruthless with other dogs, but it's really stressing me out. Can't take her out on walks without her pulling me towards other dogs because she wants to shred them to pieces. Same in my yard as well. She does great til a dog walks by, then her focus is 100% on that dog. She's attacked a Beagle (luckily no blood was drawn and I knew the owner), and had a runin with 3 rotweilers. And I was stuck in the middle. Luckily the rotweilers seemed to just want to play and was no apparent threat to me, but she was. And she got me too, got a hold of 2 of the rottys and they ran with their tails between their legs. The 3rd never got too close, and left with the others. I tried to get Betty to the ground, since she seemed to be the threatening dog, and that's when she got me. Then there was the run-in with a German Shephard. He came up to the fence that surrounded his yard, and she leaped up on the 4ft fence and would have got him of I didn't jerk her completely off the fence. It's just been really stressful, and am looking for something else. I don't think I want another dog that the past is not known and was dropped in the drop box at night. And I really don't want to take her on my trip to Oregon either, as my mom has a mineature dochsund. The kennel is coming with me, and also the corkscrew thing you screw in the ground with the 15ft lead. She will be kept away from the dog, and will take her on walks there with my mom and dad, as the dochesund stays home.
As for in the house, that's what makes it so hard to part with her. She is awsome with people, kids, and is just a doll, and completely listens to you. If you tell her to sit, she sits. She also knows stay, no, up, lay down, good girl, bad girl, and a few other commands. But the biggest thing, she tries to be a lap dog too, but is quite big for that, lol. She gets on your lap, puts her head on your shoulder, looks at you with her big brown eyes, and licks you on the face. She's the perfect house dog, but you can't keep them housed up, as they need lots of exercise.
Well, enough with the venting, lol. I'll be looking for something else here. Gonna try to find something about the same in size, but as either a puppy, or a dog that's known to be good with other dogs, and the history is known. I may even look at getting 2 dogs for playmates while I'm at work.
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