dogger_woggers Posted January 30, 2013 Report Share Posted January 30, 2013 I live in a cooperative house with 25 other people and 4 dogs. One of my housemates just adopted a new dog a few weeks ago, and so far she has been pretty good. She's young, only about a year and a half, and very hyper. I would guess that she's a lab-pitbull mix. Most of the day she stays in her crate while her owner is at work and she comes out briefly to go on walks and be let outside. The other three dogs are allowed to run around the house and when the new dog "Lady" gets out of her crate to play, trouble occurs. Two days ago we had a huge incident that makes me not want to live with this dog anymore. Lady was playing with the pug in the house and the pug was not happy about it. The pug growled at her and gave her a small nip to stop. Lady lunged at the pug and bit her hard in the face. The pug had to be taken to the vet immediately to get stitches. The two of them have not been allowed together since unless Lady is on a leash. She's always been very tough on the other dogs, especially the pug, who she will not leave alone even if the pug is growling at her. I'm persistent about separating them as soon as possible but other people I live with, including Lady's owner, always brush it off as play time and nothing more. That is, until the pug had to get stitches. I personally think these things need to be dealt with as soon as possible before the incident occurs again. Even though this dog is being separated from the pug, she is not being separated from the other dogs including my border collie. My bc will growl at her too, and I'm terrified that they'll get into a fight some day. Her owner still wants to take her to dog parks, dog training classes and doggie day care, where in all cases she will be subject to strange dogs. I'm worried that if he isn't careful and on top of her every second, she may end up attacking a stranger's dog, or worse, biting a person who is trying to separate her from their dog. I want this dog out of my house. I don't think that living with 26 people and 3 other dogs is a good place for any dog with behavioral problems to be. She needs to be in a home with less people so training can stay consistent and strict. It also isn't fair for her to stay in a crate or on a leash all the time because she has to be under control whenever other dogs are around in the home. Then again, maybe I'm jumping to conclusions too quickly. I know lots of dogs get into fights and never do so again. She's a very sweet dog and her owner loves her very much and I really want what's best for her. Am I being paranoid? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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