Well i’m sorry to say Jerry had a lot of problems aggression and possesive wise and we have had to take him back to the rescue centre, he was great with me and listened to what i said although he had had no training whatsoever, didn’t know sit even, but picked up very quickly that he had to sit before i would put his lead on and had to sit quietly before being led out the door, BUT he hated my husband would attack him if he moved, snapped at my daughter when she happened to reach over for something on the floor, he thought she was after his chew, snapped and growled at her again when she walked him, Sarah was very upset by that and it made her wary of him (don’t blame her!) after a family meeting it was decided that we could not risk our grandaughters coming and him being there. Needless to say i am heartbroken, i loved having him and he got me out the house for walks twice a day, i haven’t walked that far for ages due to having this Menieres Disease.
He needs a home with one person in and no children or cats. I e mailed the resuce centre with all the problems but also said he would be a great agility dog as he loved to run! I don’t think the previous owner trained him in anything, he would not eat dog food if i opened the oven or the fridge he was there, didn’t like being left (whined even when i went to the loo!!) although the rescue centre said he could be left for 4 hours on his own, well he probably could but not sure there would be much house left after!
After another family discussion we decided maybe a puppy would be better as we can train him from the start, but we are not rushing into things, i must admit although we only had him 4 days i miss him.
My husband has admitted that he did me good though and is not averse to another dog at some point.
Feel rather guilty but it was just not worth my familys safety to keep him.
- 10 Nov, 2009
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