(Closed) Our Lab passed away :( Other dog is acting aggressive.

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a pet.

 

I am not sure how to help with your  problem thouggh. prehaps if you have any firends with non agressive dogs. prehaps do a few doggie play dates? start slow and keep a close eye on the interactions?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No advice here. Just wanted to say ((hugs)), I’m so sorry for your loss.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have to words of wisdom, but just wanted to say that I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sorry for your loss πŸ™

 

Your other pup is in a rough patch right now, too (animals definitely grieve), so I wouldn’t freak out too much about behavior changes in the moment.  I’d just give him plenty of space around other dogs for now, and carry treats on walks so you can reward the behaviors you DO want (checking in with you when other dogs are around, for example, or just ignoring the other dog).  Do you have any friends with dogs he knows who could have him over for a play date?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

=( I’m so sorry for your loss!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww I’m so, so sorry. For my 5th grade graduation gift my mom took me to the ASPCA and I got to adopt a dog. She was a black lab puppy and she became a big part of our family. She lived to be 15 and it broke our hearts when we had to put her down (she needed a blood transfusion and the vet said due to her age she probably wouldn’t make it through the procedure). Afterward my parents’ other dog, who had been with our lab for 7 years, was so lost and depressed. He looked for her constantly and always stared at her bed. It was heartbreaking. He did this until he passed away the next year πŸ™

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

No advice here either, but I am so sorry for your loss.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am so sorry for your loss.  I know how painful it is to say goodbye to a fur baby πŸ™ *HUGS* and as far as your other dog, try talking to your vet, they usually have great advice on this kind of situations.  GL and again sorry for your loss πŸ™

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

SO sorry for your loss.. <3

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@Lily2323:  I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby πŸ™ It must be absolutely awful.

I would do what other PPs mentioned. Taking him out slowly around other dogs and keeping treats at the ready to reward his good behavior is the best way to start. If there’s an opportunity for a play date with a dog he is familiar with, jump on it. It might take him a while since they grew up together, but you guys are doing everything you can right now. I hope the pain passes quickly. Good luck to you.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

So sorry for your loss πŸ™

When our puppy got scared by two golden retrievers we had to create a positive association between goldens and good stuff. You could start small by giving him a cookie whenever he looks at a strange dog without reaction, or practice your leave it command by having him ignore the other dogs?

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh thats so sad =(  Loosing a pet is awful.  My chihuahua died at 12 of renal failure and it was quick.  We had his daughte too and she was depressed, looking all over for him and crying at night because she wasn’t used to sleeping alone.  We ended up moving  a couple months later and putting her in a new environment really saved her (she’s 16 now).  Clearly your not going to move for your dog, but I would take opportunity to explore new places with him whenever you can.

 

Also, it may hurt but you should get rid of anything that is reminiscent of your lab (toys, bed, food bowls, leashes).  Even if you box it and put it in storage.  Just so its not in sight/smellable to the other one.

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