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  1. Thread: Tragic Situation

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    You know, I think Shelly said it best I have been...

    You know, I think Shelly said it best I have been thinking of a way to clarify my answer. It was simple and crass. However I am a very logical person and go to direct yes no answers. So I had been...
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    I just wanted to interject here. Labrador...

    I just wanted to interject here. Labrador temperament is heritable, and Labradors with poor temperaments should not be propagated, so it is important to seek out a good breeder that focuses on the...
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    Sorry for your loss of Bailey. I am probably...

    Sorry for your loss of Bailey.

    I am probably going to go against majority vote with "Labs Temperament is best in the world" etc. I love Labs, had them most of my life. The Lab that hit me the...
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    Sad and heartbreaking on all counts. My...

    Sad and heartbreaking on all counts.

    My condolences with the unfortunate loss of your special Bailey. Godspeed little Bailey.

    As for Winston, have you had him vet checked/tested for any...
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    I can't help but come back to this thread....I've...

    I can't help but come back to this thread....I've been thinking so much about Winston and honestly, my heart goes out to him...:image019:

    This may not be a case of "he's just wired wrong", it...
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    I am so sorry you have to go thru this situation...

    I am so sorry you have to go thru this situation with Winston. It is NOT his fault or yours. He is just hard wired wrong. One of those mistake made by Nature. Do your best for your boy and accept the...
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    Everything I had to say has pretty much been said...

    Everything I had to say has pretty much been said already. The only other option I can think of is a shelter for aggressive dogs such as:

    Surrender Your Dog | Big Dog Ranch Rescue 2018

    The...
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    I am so sorry you are going through this. I...

    I am so sorry you are going through this. I unfortunately know exactly what you are going through. We had a dalmation who bit a child. It was not a nasty bite, but a bite nevertheless. We put the...
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    Just wanted to say, go to a certified veterinary...

    Just wanted to say, go to a certified veterinary behaviorist, not a trainer. Good luck!
  10. Thread: Tragic Situation

    by Jeff
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    I do agree with a vet visit, rule out anything...

    I do agree with a vet visit, rule out anything medical. Rehoming is not really an option as your just passing on an aggressive dog who may end up injuring someone else or another dog down the line....
  11. Thread: Tragic Situation

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    I am so sorry to hear this. I remember you and...

    I am so sorry to hear this. I remember you and Winston from the acl surgeries, I think my dog had the same surgery at the time. So sorry for your loss of Bailey.

    I honestly don't have any input,...
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    Good for you, Jollymolly. The only one of us to...

    Good for you, Jollymolly. The only one of us to think of a muzzle. I wonder if it should be a basket muzzle? And I wonder if it might make Winston worse or give him other issues? Not a first...
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    I'm so sorry. I had an aggressive rescued boxer...

    I'm so sorry. I had an aggressive rescued boxer in the past, who got worse with age. On walks, he would go into the red zone when people passed on bikes; dogs passing by on the other side of the...
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    Let me first say how sorry I am for you and your...

    Let me first say how sorry I am for you and your husband. This is certainly a very, very difficult situation and my heart goes out to you...

    I'm sure you love Winston with all your heart....and...
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    This is a really tough. I am sorry for your loss....

    This is a really tough. I am sorry for your loss. run free Bailey. I would totally see a vet first. I agree with others there is no way to re home Winston. Have you considered put a muzzle on so...
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    Rest in Peace little Bailey. :( I'm so sorry....

    Rest in Peace little Bailey. :(

    I'm so sorry. I think this is the saddest post I've ever read here. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you to write so coherently while your heart...
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    I'm so very sorry...this is heart-breaking. ...

    I'm so very sorry...this is heart-breaking.

    You've lived with unresolved aggression with Winston for his entire life. It's scary. My recommendation at this point is the unpopular one. I'm sorry.
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    We are not veterinary behaviorists and we don't...

    We are not veterinary behaviorists and we don't know the whole story nor have we met the owners or the dog. Before we determine a pet should die, I think we owe it to them to ensure that it is the...
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    I thought much the same thing, but this is not a...

    I thought much the same thing, but this is not a new problem, it is a life long issue with aggression. I know you aren't saying so, but I would never suggest euthanasia lightly, or for a first...
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    This is really awful and I am sorry that all of...

    This is really awful and I am sorry that all of this has occurred.

    Have you had him at the vet to test him for pain? Lyme? A brain tumor? Thyroid? That would be the first step.

    You definitely...
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    Hi there, I am sorry you are back under such...

    Hi there, I am sorry you are back under such stressful circumstances...

    Winston should absolutely not be re-homed, or sent to a rescue or shelter, he is not anyone else's problem, and we know what...
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    Oh, my heart breaks for you. It’s very difficult...

    Oh, my heart breaks for you. It’s very difficult to manage life with a dog whose behavior is unpredictable. With his history, I think it's unlikely that you will be able to rehome him. Have you...
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    Aw poor guy. It sounds like his routine is...

    Aw poor guy. It sounds like his routine is completely different and he's uncomfortable. I guess my suggestion would be to treat this like crate training a new pup. Hope that is link helps!

    Crate...
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    Hope both of your pups heal quickly and are...

    Hope both of your pups heal quickly and are running amuck in no time.
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    Hi there, great to hear from you! I remember...

    Hi there, great to hear from you! I remember some lively OT discussions! When we couldn't find an answer to skin issues after multiple visits to our local vets, we found a derm vet. I wonder if...
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