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    What is ideal



    So this is becoming something that happens often. Without looking at this and ONLY hearing it, it sounds bad. Lots of roaring and even some yelping. There have never been any injuries. Malone will challenge Nigredo. Teeth bared and hackles raised. Malone does not submit quickly.

    He WAS initially trying to mount/hump Nigredo but Nigredo is having NONE of that and violently threw him off and pinned him down and Malone hasn't tried that for a while.

    Nigredo has to repeatedly throw him down and pin him to get him to leave him alone. He gets back up for a while and then usually he stays down but sometimes he KEEPS getting back up.

    Nigredo sometimes begins to lose his patience. He will stop battling Malone and stand with his head low and growl a certain way while Malone is still jumping at him and harassing him. I always intervene at that point and remove Malone. Malone either does not detect the potential danger or does not fear it.

    Nigredo has never shown aggression towards another animal, but they say the quiet and peaceful ones are the most dangerous when pushed too far. That stance to me means "I HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND I AM GETTING ANGRY".

    He is a dog and as thus is not totally predictable and if he truly snaps, Malone will get hurt and there may not be anything I can do. Nigredo is 100 lbs and ridiculously STRONG when he wants to be.

    This stopped without me intervening but I HAVE felt the need to get involved from time to time despite being told it is best to let them work this out.

    They are not left together EVER when I am not here. Malone is always crated when I am not home. If I shout at them, they will stop momentarily but often resume in a moment. If I get/stand up and am very stern, they will break it up and move along.

    Malone is nearly 7 months old and not neutered yet and he is bad and I understand that this behavior of testing Nigredo is SOMEWHAT normal for his age and whatnot, but it isn't getting any better.

    The day Nigredo finally loses his patience is a day I NEVER want to exist.
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    Here they are outside. Malone is harassing Nigredo (blocking his path over and over) and spinning in circles like a maniac....
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    This dog had food aggression at 5-6 WEEKS old. He came to me with temperament issues. He still has hyperactivity and other annoying issues. He has decided to snarl at me over a bone. This kind of stuff I don't play with.

    I can just as easily take him to the pound and tell them he bit me and he will be dead by tomorrow. I tried to give this dog a home. I have spent a lot of money on him... But I am TRULY losing my patience with him.

    This is disgusting behavior. I can and WILL handle it but I should not have to. I have been nothing but kind to this dog. He was taken from his mother far too soon and he has a horrible temperament.

    If these issues continue to crop up, I'm not even going to lie... I am going to have him put down. I cannot have a large adult dog that is this unpredictable. I won't put anybody in danger.

    He had NEVER shown any possession issues until this particular toy. He did not bite me but he WAS NOT playing. I was extremely angry as where I am from, you do not growl at the person who cares for you.

    If my father had witnessed this behavior at the point of it happening, Malone's fate would already be sealed. He would be gone immediately. My father is old and disabled and these types of dogs cannot be trifled with. He cannot defend himself should a dog attack him and he doesn't take chances. Neither do I.

    He is 20% pit bull and I hate pit bulls and I hate the temperament of this dog. He has been NOTHING BUT TROUBLE since day 1. Everyone in my family and even my friends are just telling me to GET RID OF HIM. I am getting close to listening.

    I know with the way people here think of dogs and whatnot... There will be only sympathy offered for the dog, which is pathetic, but it is what it is. I have really done a lot for this dog and he has caused me nothing but headaches and vet bills. There's no JOY out of owning him. NONE.

    I needed to rant and get this out so I figured to do it here.
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    MJ from GA
    I hear you. I’ve been there. I want you to know there’s at least one person out here who gets it.
    Good luck whichever way you decide. It’s a tough decision.
    don

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