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Old March 10th, 2006, 04:07 PM
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Grey - I appreciate your experience. But there are small children involved and a mom who already has her hands full. It also might be that with work things don't change - not all dogs are meant to be best buddies - and now we have lost good time in finding another home and potentially a child gets hurt.
Trust me I am usually the first to say give it all you've got and make the right changes and the dogs will turn around. But my gut feeling is that it is too much for this family.
A super soaker does not teach a dog to respect the people, and the scene you describe could get a child badly hurt. You don't use children as bait to teach your dog manners by spraying water on her.
This dog thinks everyone is under her - not just the kids, and she is willing to use her teeth to maintain her role in the house. Not a good scenario.
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~Elizabeth & Doug
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