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    [QUOTE=last5oh_302;802866]This article was just sent to me yesterday. It's a long read but very informative. Hopefully you can sort this out Sharon.

    Very funny and interesting.

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    It is not always the dog's fault, but they never win. People can be so stupid when approaching a strange dog. If they ask me, " Does your dog bite", I reply "Of course she does. She has teeth. Will she bite, only if you do something to hurt her or annoy her. " I always stop people as they approach and make them ask to pat the dog. We teach this in our beginner obedience class. Make people stop, get your dog under control (sitting) then let them be patted. It is a privilege to pat my dog and if I don't want you to I will tell you. I tell the handlers that they don't need to be polite to impolite people who run at their dogs or allow their children to run at a strange dog. I have been known to give more than one parent an earful about this.

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    agree except in my case I gave permission in both instances to pat the dog and was shocked at the dog's response. Never seen it before.

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    We all watch Ceasar Milan. In cases like this he normally suggests the dog is reacting to the owners nervousness and anxious feelings being unwittingly transferred to the dog. This may be a little simplistic as I suspect there could be many reasons for this behaviour.
    My brother owned a JRT for 12 yrs (Spike) and although lovable, he was a bit of a nutbar. In his case I think his nutty behaviour was a result of his own insecurities.
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    I think this is true. In my case I was perfectly confident in having my dog greet people so no nervousness here. There sure is now.

    Appreciate all the input. Thanks.
    If I had 50+ strangers willing to greet my dog with a cookie, I might be able to desensitize him , but not possible. He is not in public that often (probably part of the problem now), but normally running with the setters in the woods. Both situations were not common to him - 2 year old and 90 year old- but, I will muzzle him in public. A dog that bites ONCE is at great risk of being put down by the authorities here in London.
    Last edited by Sharon; July 2nd, 2014 at 02:33 PM.
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    Sharon. don't give up on him. A friend has one she calls Rat Dog. She aquired him when someone (must have known her ) left him tied to her car with a note saying that if she didn't want him to take him to the pound to be put down. He is a beautiful little dog with great manners but she has done a great deal of work with him. He does obedience, Rally-obedience, drill team and even flushes for her. He is good around other dogs now and is very social with people. He lives in a household with 2 Vislas, a bull terrier mix and until recently a German Shepherd. The owner also has a hawk.

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    Sounds like Dr. Dolittle. lol

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    I have met "Rat Dog" and I know the amount of work that went in to socializing him . it is too bad that your guy could not go all the places the "Rat Dog goes . It is amazing to see him flush rabbits for the hawk and heis not too shabby putting up a ring neck.
    The muzzle will work . When the terriers are doing the go to ground trials ,they all wear muzzles.

    As a child the family had a Jack. He bit so many people that i would be typing a long time . The meter reader got bitten once a month but refused to knock before entering the house . The Jehovah Witness ladies were regularly chased down the street , all of the kids

    got nipped too . It was never a big bite. maybe if we had not made him dress in doll clothes and ride in the doll carriage he would have been better behaved. When we complained about the bite our Mother would say I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE THE DOG ALONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood Witch View Post
    I have met "Rat Dog" and I know the amount of work that went in to socializing him . it is too bad that your guy could not go all the places the "Rat Dog goes . It is amazing to see him flush rabbits for the hawk and heis not too shabby putting up a ring neck.
    The muzzle will work . When the terriers are doing the go to ground trials ,they all wear muzzles.

    As a child the family had a Jack. He bit so many people that i would be typing a long time . The meter reader got bitten once a month but refused to knock before entering the house . The Jehovah Witness ladies were regularly chased down the street , all of the kids

    got nipped too . It was never a big bite. maybe if we had not made him dress in doll clothes and ride in the doll carriage he would have been better behaved. When we complained about the bite our Mother would say I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE THE DOG ALONE.
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    Hilarious! Exactly what my MOther would have said. LOL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etKfmx_n6ho
    Last edited by Sharon; July 1st, 2014 at 10:28 PM.
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    Sharon, if we cross paths again out running dogs, JR and I and the weims would be happy to help work with the pup. Not sure if you ever run him out at the conservation area.

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