Molosser Talk ( The Original) All new 2010 May
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Okay so he's not a Moloss
Posted by Sara R on November 1, 2009, 2:02 pm
But this is my birthday present...or early Christmas...I'm not sure which one the husband wants to put it under but he's Dauby's new little friend... A Chinese Crested x Shi-poo... I know an odd match and not sure if it was accidental or if he's a product of some idiot's idea... I'll figure it out when I meet the owner. ANYWAY I can't really call him a rescue, although I think that's what category he falls under. |
This is Wheelie (yes named from the little decepticon traitor who helps save the day in the second movie, I couldn't help myself).
Posted by Sara on November 4, 2009, 4:14 pm, in reply to "Okay so he's not a Moloss"
So... Picked up the little guy and he's totally terrified of people... He'll follow me at about a 5ft. distance and is happy to do so but he's not at all happy if I come closer to him. When he's trying to get comfy on the bed he get's closer and closer to me but if I look at him and he catches me looking...he stops and then moves away. He doesn't roll over when I come near or pet him but he's definately fearfull. |
I'm not used to the little dogs being this way...so I feel a little out of my element. I am not sure if I should give him a crate or if I should not touch him and sit around on the floor all day waiting for him or if I should kinda force the issue... Tonight I'm going to try treating and see if that doesn't help get him to come near me and calm down. I haven't tried that yet because, up until this morning, he's been pretty adamantly against taking anything from me.
He had some pretty good matts going and so I did have to do some haircutting just to clean him up but that doesn't seem to have made any of his fear worse... Any ideas???
BTW his name has been officially changed to Spike, he's got some black skin under that white hair so my husband naturally thought of Spike the Vampire from Buffy and Angel.
Posted by Yelena Levitina on November 5, 2009, 8:06 am, in reply to "Advice?"
I don't have much experience with small dogs, but I think it is better to leave him alone and let him come to you when he decided to trust you. In the mean time just play with your other dogs and love on them when he is watching you. |
He sounds like he just needs time to adjust.
Posted by Sara R on November 5, 2009, 11:13 am, in reply to "Re: Advice?"
Yeah this morning I found him on the bed (by himself) and he wanted a belly rub... He really like Datvi too. At first he wouldn't do the stairs and to minimize touching him and chasing him to get him back up into the house (has to get up on the deck first) I had Datvi make a few passes up and down the steps and he finally came up and down on his own. She's the only one he'll follow like that when he's nervous. Pretty cute. He's really vocal too. He cries if he can't get confortable...LOL
Posted by Tracey on November 5, 2009, 12:15 pm, in reply to "Re: Advice?"
I deal with tons of dogs like this at work. The smaller breeds especially the Shiz tzu's are notorious for being fearful and/or fear aggressive. |
I don't do much with them other then ignore them and usually they get over the fear of me within a week or two, if they will take food from you the bonding process is that much quicker.
Posted by Sara R on November 5, 2009, 1:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Advice?"
Yeah I wish I could get him to take food from me but not yet. He does like to sneak in close at night and he doesn't quite cower and run past me like he did three days ago. He's doing pretty well. Prolly comes from the Shihtzu and cc that are involved in there. He's real sweet though. NO fear aggression to speak of, really a meak mellow guy.
How's it going Sara?
Posted by Tracey on November 13, 2009, 10:43 am, in reply to "Re: Advice?"
Is he starting to come around for you??? |
Re: How's it going Sara?
Posted by Sara R on November 13, 2009, 1:16 pm, in reply to "How's it going Sara?"
Yup he's chilling out nicely really. Took awhile for him to come around for my husband, he was out of town for a week when I picked Spike up but now he's doing pretty well. He's still real unsure when he encounters walking feet and tends to cower but ducks out of the way so we don't have any mishaps. I'm wondering if perhaps he was in a kennel situation and at feeding time was shushed etc... by the feet of whomever was feeding the dogs. He's real good socially with the other dogs too. LOVES Datvi the CO. Now he'll take food and soon I'm planning on using this to get him leash trained... I tried it out a couple days ago and he wanted none of it so we'll try a few different things. |
Thanks for the advice and thoughts. This little guy is funny too, it's fun to watch the different breed characteristics come out in him. He's got lots of Crested habits, like cleaning himself like a cat and little things he does but he's not too interested in cuddling, he'll ask for a belly rub but when he's ready for sleep he's at the foot of the bed, aloof like a poodle...then the cowering I figure is a shihzu thing???? I've only known fear biting ones so not sure I've ever met a Shihzu who didn't cower and duck... Hmmm...
Anyway doing well. I need to get more pics of him. His face was cleaned up a bit and he took that really well. Looks much nicer too. Anyway I'm off to work and to put the little ones out again for a last potty break before they get put up.
[ Molosser Talk ( The Original) All new 2010 May ]
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....