Euphoria Posted May 11, 2015 Report Share Posted May 11, 2015 It's been a while since I've felt the need to post anything! Mr. Tyrael has been doing wonderful we're so happy with him! But! For the last few months he has been intensely sniffing our other dog. Like nose shoved in her fur all over just always in her face sniffing. Recently he's been starting to lift his leg to pee on her. She often growls at him and when he doesn't let up she lunges for him, connecting like 50% of the time. She looks so disgruntled when she comes back with tufts of hair in her mouth. Even after she lunges and snaps at him he does NOT get the clue and immediately goes back to shoving his nose all over her. What the heck can we do to get over this? Kasha is 13 years Tyrael is 11 months. Last week, (May 1-7) we had him boarded at a doggy daycare/overnight boarding facility while we were in New York. We had checked the place out prior to letting him stay there. It was beautiful, football field type grass, the fake stuff ya know, so no one was really able to get dirty/muddy, the staff was great the place smelled super clean it was wonderful! Good reviews at first glance. Well it turns out this place isn't as amazing as it appeared. We got our Tyrael back on the 7th and he had 9 wounds. 4 of them were bad enough the vet had to shave them to see the whole thing and we have to spray an antiseptic 3x daily, plus cone of shame. The other 5 I would expect, they were small and in various stages of healing and Tyrael is just a clumsy boy. He skinned a pad at the dog park from tripping. So the kennel had not informed us that he was in a fight that had injuries and they didn't even notice! I'm so angry with this kennel and we're dealing with that. Filed a report with animal control and disputed the charge for service with American Express. Anyway! Since he's been back he's been very slinky and guilty acting, he flinches when you move a hand too fast. Lots of training regression. We had been able to stick fingers in his mouth to see teeth, grooming wasn't a problem, touching feet and all over wasn't a problem, now he's really defensive. Walking on a loose leash was difficult prior to this boarding experience, now it's almost impossible. He seems very distant and distracted. He doesn't even want to play with his best Viszla friend anymore! Half the treats we gave him before this experience that he LOVED he won't even eat. Since he got home he's been pacing a lot also. Like he'll flop down for a nap sleepish for a minute get up abruptly pace around the room, flop down in a different spot. Rinse repeat, for like a half hour or longer. He also came back with poop matted in his butt fluff. We got him groomed same day because I wasn't able to get all the poop out in our bathtub. The groomer had to snip some of it out. Ridiculous! We went to see his favorite groomer and everything but as soon as we handed her the leash and she started to walk towards her doggie bath tub he poured all his energy into brakes. He did not want to go! She was wonderful with him, used some biscuits to coax him in, very patient. When we got him back she told me she didn't have to muzzle him to dry, which was odd usually she does because he gets snappy at the dryer (he doesn't get groomed often and we don't have a dryer at home. We love his curls!). He was a little perkier after the groom he had his ears up and a little wag. But he's still generally acting guilty or like he's constantly in trouble. How can we help him get over this quickly! Worst timing ever, he was almost ready for his CGC test (2 weeks) and now I don't know if he'll pass at all because he does not want to walk on a loose leash or let people groom him. I attached 3 of his injuries. Apparently his elbow is too big. We're just really frustrated by this whole situation. All injuries are on the right side and the kennel owner claimed Tyrael was always the aggressor because all the dogs he was in the play yard with were passive, roll over at confrontation type dogs. There's so many holes in the story and we're just struggling to keep our cool and tackle the problem in a mature manner. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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