Post # 1
A couple of weeks ago I posted a thread about how i was worried about the behaviour of my inlaws dog.
I did recieve some pretty nasty feedback. I was even called a liar at one point because ‘dogs just don’t behave like that’, that I was a guest in the dogs home so should leave him be, even though I lived here before the dog did and it had attacked me and several other people.
I was told that I wasn’t educated in dogs (never claimed to be which is why I was asking for advice) and that it was pretty much my own fault for locking him up during the day. Which I didn’t feel I had a choice in because Im heavily pregnant, had already been attacked by the dog and one occasion ended up in A&E.
but there was some lovely bees who came to my defence and stood up for me. So thanks to them 🙂 and just wanted to give you an update on the situation.
The pup in question has gone under a numerous amounts of tests and it turns out he was sufferung from Scuystsophrenia (sp). The vet explained to FIL that he was a threat not only to us but to himself, even if we continues training lessons. So sadly the pup was put to sleep in the week.
This is not the outcome I wanted and I am upset by it but it’s peaceful to know he wasn’t a ‘bad’ dog he was ill and is no longer suffering. I can’t respect my FIL enough for making such a difficult choice.
We’ve buried him in the garden, I put my slippers in his grave as he was always trying to swipe one.
Thanks for all the support ladies x
Post # 2
Yorkshirerose1991: I didn’t post on the other thread, although I read it and was hoping you guys would have a happy outcome somehow. I’m very sorry that this didn’t happen.
It is a difficult and heartbreaking thing when faced with a dog that is a threat to the people around it through no fault of its own. We have a dog that has fairly severe anxiety, and I had to have this same conversation with our vet at one point. Medication hasn’t worked for her, and I have a child. My daughter is 11 now, but she was only 6 or 7 at the time. It was such a hard thing to discuss with my vet. I felt guilty and couldn’t even get through the conversation without breaking down. I can only imagine how sad you and your whole family must feel. (In my case, I was lucky in that my vet didn’t feel our dog was a threat to anyone. He said just to give her some extra room and be extra cautious with her.)
Even though your family couldn’t save this dog, at least you all did your best to give him a good home for a time. In this situation, I think that’s all anyone could do.
I am happy that you, your family, and (most importantly!) your baby are safe.
Post # 3
Thank you for your kind words.
Post # 4
That is really rough. I followed the last post and figured it was a health issue since usually training can help dogs have better behavior… I’m sorry he was really sick though.
My heart goes out to you and yours xoxo
Post # 5
Sorry this is not criticizing or spelling police, I am just trying to understand. Do you mean your dog had schizophrenia?
Post # 6
Yorkshirerose1991: Makes me tear up that you gave him your slippers. I’m sure he is in a better place, gnawing to his heart’s content. I’m sorry for your loss.
Post # 7
My favorite dog ever had to be put down when he became vicious. This was a dog who had been in our family for 10 years, and one day just tried attacking my brothers while they were taking him for a walk. He normally loved walks, but he sounded so scary that my neighbor almost had to shoot him before my teen brothers were able to subdue him. It was so sad. He had been a wonderful dog for us and was just losing his mind when he got old. He was obviously getting scared at little things (sounds outside, etc), and a scared dog (85 lbs with powerful jaws) is a very dangerous dog. I still have dreams about that dog 🙁
I am glad you and your family got the professional advice you needed.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
It makes me sad to think that he was living a less than happy life due to his illness & he couldn’t tell anybody 🙁
I commend you & your family for taking the extra steps/tests to get to the bottom of his issues, even if it lead to this ending.
Post # 9
Yes that’s what I trying to say :). I’m usually a gramma cop but I only post from my phone and hardly ever have my glasses. Also auto correct loves to alter my typing.
when autocorrect suggested that particular spelling I thought it looked wrong but hoped people would understand it.
Thanks everyone. x
Post # 10
Yorkshirerose1991: oh no worries English isn’t my first language. I meant to also right I am sorry for your loss. Putting a dog down is really hard and you guys did the right thing. The dog would not have had a happy life and either would you and your family.