Lafitte's_Mom Posted November 17, 2006 Report Share Posted November 17, 2006 I have been here since I got my new BC puppy, "Lafitte" (name of a legendary pirate in New Orleans, nobody out of New Orleans gets it so I thought I'd explain). Lafitte is almost five months now and the best thing to come into my life in a while. I didn't find out that the breeder I got him from was less than honorable until he arrived, skinny, dirty, full of worms, etc. I actually found out about him at this site and I feel so stupid for falling for what it seems only the most ignorant and naive people could fall for. I got my dog from Richard Sw*fford (gulp) and as a result don't know if my dog is of the lineage he is supposed to be from or anything about his background. When he first arrived at 12 weeks, he seemed to be frightened of everything (noise, people, garbage bags, etc). Now, since I have socialized him as much as possible, he seems to just be cautious, with the exception of UPS trucks and kids on skates, but extremely well adjusted and happy. The biggest problem I am having now is that I cannot seem to brush him. He gets so frightened of the brush that he does everything he can to get away from me. I have tried to feed him treats but he would rather not have them. Food has never worked that well with him. I tried to show him that it would not hurt him by brushing my hair with it, but he ran towards it growling and lunged for it. I really need some help with this - I am at a real loss for solutions. Also, here is a picture of him. I would appreciate all of the advice and encouragement I can get. I know that some of you get angry with people like me who don't seem to have done their research, and trust me, I thought I had done my research and am angry to find out I was wrong. I know I made a mistake but I am glad I have this puppy and need positive advice, please. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.