Britta Posted July 11, 2002 Report Share Posted July 11, 2002 Has anyone ever heard of this or has any info on it? I've been told that there has been some research done on this in the USA! One of the most recognsable 'symptoms' is that when 'rage' sets in the eyes turn red! The pupils dilate accross the whole of the eye and turn VERY red. Once calm again, they soften again. - If you've ever seen it happen, you'd never forget it!!! I ask this because the trainer in the obedience class i take Jess (3 year old rescue i've had for 18 month) to, thinks that this is what she suffers from! Over the time she's been with me she's turned into a pretty happy dog - 2 weeks before i got her she would draw blood when someone tried to put a lead on her... The 'only' problem i've got left with her is close handling. Most of the time i can touch her anywhere, run my fingers between her toes, check her teeth, etc. Other times she freaks out completly, 'rage' is probably a good description - yesterday she drew blood on me for triing to check her ears while in the class. (We did get her sorted pretty quickly, and treats or clickers were not part of the solution!). If this symptom exists i'd like any info on it, not because i think the aggression needs to be dealt with any different because of it, but because there may be things to prevent it occuring!? I've been told to have the dog put down by this trainer, others who know her don't believe me she could hurt a fly because she is so submissive, friendly and happy - until they have seen her in action which is not often!!! Because we've made such massive improvements since i got her i don't feel i can give up on her yet... Britta Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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