Still, if youâve done all you can reasonably do given the limits of your abilities and resources, and youâve not been able to create a safe environment for your family and one of the dogs canât be rehomed, then euthanasia is not an inappropriate decision. The other dog should preferably be one that is known to you, that is socialized and of a calm disposition. Toxic family members cause a lot of stress on you. Toxic family members have the advantage of gaining access to your financial information. Sure, thereâs a chance the gods will smile upon you and youâll escape unscathed. Except Fraggle. The cornerstone of a good relationship, family or otherwise, is trust. Maybe your uncle has some scent (as others have said) that the dog associates with something bad. No duh. Click here to read them. ": Include the responses to these questions if you want to know what breed is right for you. This Thanksgiving, he nipped Uncle on the back of the leg when he was just standing talking to my Dad. Something about me just pissed Fraggle off. As one expert explained about a dog taking a dislike to someone or something: âDogs may be infinitely pure and good, but they can also be colossal weirdos and rather particular. I am wondering if there is anything we can do to correct this? Or, dogs are weird and hate some people (or other dogs) for no reason just like us. Users are more likely to accept criticism when it is delivered with understanding and compassion. The folks over at r/dogtraining would probably have some great insight, and ideas, to help! Check out previous trick of the months here. Best of luck! Dogs are weird. The beagle didn't acknowledge him or me once in his life, not even after my dog's displays of aggression. [News] â Articles or new research; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. Dogs hate baths. Could you also think of the first time your Uncle met your dog when they were a puppy? Cars are rarely a comfortable temperature for long stays by a dog, and a kennel inside the house or a room or hallway baby gated off for the dog to be kept separate might make things less stressful for everyone. time. If he really only has a problem with this one person, keep him kenneled. Also, Christmas here this year was 75d all day. [â]thekennytheykilled[S] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). When he first met him, it was kind of cute how he growled and got all tough- he was so little and here he was acting like he was gonna protect us from Uncle. Is there anything about your uncle that differs from the rest of the family? This has been going on for months now, George (my dog) is completely fine with anyone in the house except for my Dad - for some reason, so long as my dad is sat down on the couch and my dog sees him, he will run right up onto the couch and just stare him down (sometimes even shaking), before he begins to growl. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community. Message the moderators to open discussion or use with the [Discussion] or [Help] tags. The best thing to do is spend at least 30 minutes of focused, one-on-one time with your dog every day. Dogs don't have to like everyone. In one such situation, 2 big dogs bonded to the owners, but had no social contact with anyone else. And at family gatherings, with all the chaos, you're not going to be able to micro manage the dog. When possible, give information such as height at the shoulder, weight, age, region of origin, and behavioral traits. [â]_zuzi_ 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago* (0 children). Do not assume a user is trolling. Youâll likely be able to solve the problem over time (and with training and desensitization), because the dog hasnât felt that he needs to escalate. [â]Two_for_joyThree terrier mutts 12 points13 points14 points 5 years ago (0 children). It turns out that many dog owners tend to overwash their dogs, which can deplete their skin and fur of their natural, moisturizing oils. We adopted a shelter dog a few months ago. He would throw a fit every time he saw a 7up machine. Advice Please?? Their jealousy, manipulation, drama, criticism and other negative behaviors towards you can drain you emotionally, ruin your self-esteem and make you feel sick. She's a coonhound lab mix, and she's horrible. If you're looking to purchase a dog, you want to get one from a responsible breeder. i hate all pets but i hate dogs the most. I hate my dog. I've accidentally done it with my dogs too and now that I've recognized that I've had to back track to solve the problem. We've tried so much, switching his diet and making sure he knows that we are in charge of him, yet no matter what we try as soon as he sees my dad sat on the couch it's the same thing day in and day out. All [RIP] posts must be approved by the moderators before they will appear in /r/dogs. You need to create an account to submit links or post comments. My dog has been barking and growling at my uncle since he was a little puppy (5/6 months old) He's almost two now(ma dawg), and every time we've been to a family gathering he growls at my uncle. [Fluff] I unintentionally taught my dog to turn on the tea kettle, [Discussion] Handicapped German Shepherd passed, looking to gift her wheelchair to anyone who may need it. If your dog simply growls or barks at one family member, the answer is probably yes. Growling, barking, biting, snarling, lunging, or any type of aggressive behavior can be caused by a variety of reasons. âWe have a whole spectrum of dogs,â says Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, DACVB, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.. âWe have dogs who if they see another dog in the distance, theyâll react aggressively and other dogs who if they see just about any dog up close, they react friendly.â [Discussion] â General questions/topics seeking information; the default tag if no others fit, [Link] â Generic tag for links; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. I was amazed and had no idea why. We were at my mother's house and a friend of her's came over. ": For best results, include clear photos of the dog standing from the front and from the side. [â]thekennytheykilled[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (3 children), I wish it was some distinguishable feature that I could pin it on. Aim to educate. For example, "[RIP] Speckles, Mixed breed, 17". It didn't break skin, but gave him a bruise. [Help]My dog dislikes ONE person in our extended family for no apparent reason. Some exceptions may be granted to posts with a PSA quality. That could be your issue: by treating the dog as cute when he growled, therefore subsequently rewarding him for growling at your uncle. Check if your local humane society offers a low-cost clinic. I go because the dog likes it though. Do you remember laughing or anything when he started doing this? I feel terrible about it. Don't forget, we're a part of the family too! We most likely inadvertently reinforced this behavior. See our rules and guidelines. She also has raised her voice at him a few times when he peed indoors. There could be a distinguishing features about him that sets your dog off. My grandma's little mutt (he was, like, 4 kg) loved anything in this world but loathed my father (otherwise loved by any other dog we or our family had). My family is the one of the most evil I know about. (Thankfully he didn't get close!) I had no idea why he did this behavior until one day when he did I noticed that I reached down and started petting his neck! Use with the [Link] tag when linking to an outside web source. But he HATES one family member. She was basically dumped on us by a family member about 5 years ago. Growling and barking, making a fuss, when the only other time he had reacted that way was when we came across people he knew made us nervous. I was standing there talking to my trainer once and we both looked down and Fraggle was calmly biting my leg. In fact, family members are often the hardest to deal with, because theyâre connected to us in a more complicated, intimate way. they are the most useless creation ever to come into existence and serve no purpose other than to fill the emotional voids of weak pathetic people. Search the subreddit for questions similar to yours. We kinda know why he hates her, she vacuumed in front of him when we first got him and it kinda freaked him out. The dog was extremely dangerous. [Help] My dog needs surgery after an injury from a grooming shop. I'm a dog owner. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. Part of me says that dogs are good at reading humans, and if you're not that fond of your uncle for some reason, your dog knows it. [Breeds] â "What breed is my dog?" That's the closest to a good explanation I've heard. Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs. (I got him at 4 months old - but he hadn't have a great start in life.). Posts requesting financial assistance will be automatically removed. This happens for no reason, and as much as my Dad tries to ignore him, the dog only gets angrier it seems. For clarity, the car he spent Christmas afternoon in is a VW van, plenty of room, food & water etc. I'm pretty sure now that y'all did something to encourage it. Do not partake in a thread if you have nothing helpful to contribute. We want to go wherever you're going, and being included on family outings will strengthen our relationship with every family member. My dog utterly hates & constantly attacks one person in my family. So our family dachshund (3 months) is a cuddly and loving dog (if a little feisty) he loves anyone and this includes strangers. Observe your dog's behavior. âMy dog drives me crazy. [â]mahmcn 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (4 children). But do you know what dogs hate more than baths? and "What breeds are right for me? No one wants to think of euthanizing an otherwise healthy member of their canine family. [Link][Discussion] âExcess protein enabled dog domestication during severe Ice Age Wintersâ / Scientific Reports / 7 Jan 2021, Bernese Adventure Bear & Screaming Search Lab. I've had dogs all my life, been around tons of them and none of them had an issue with me. Both of those people were smokers. Step 3. We laughed and probably picked him up started petting him and talking all lovely to try to calm him. Unless your dog is really well trained, and under perfect voice control, I'd be really leery of letting him interact with your uncle. While adult dogs rescued from difficult situations may be the most likely to over-bond to one individual in a new home, this can also happen with dogs brought into the home as puppies, particularly if one family member assumes most or all of the puppy raising duties. Instead, here are some tips on affording veterinary care and here is a list of organizations that can provide assistance. Health and behavior questions: It may be helpful to include this information if you're posting a health or behavior question about your dog(s), but is not required. If possible, include information about your general location, otherwise responses will likely target the average US dog owner. Posts are automatically locked. If he becomes aggressive, he may be trying to protect you. Wethought she just might need some time to get used to him, but there is no sign of her warming up. Anything a dog could misconstrue as attention for doing the right thing? "What breeds are right for me? This dog is unpredictable and has lunged for and bitten 3 or 4 people, so they have to be super vigilant. Speaking of family, a toxic sibling can become even more toxic if they're being egged on by your parents. My uncle is a gentle, sweet guy that never has problems with other dogs. My husband is awesome with dogs, even the really mean ones, and he can only barely keep our dog in line. She asked if my dog was friendly and I said yes - just as my dog launched himself straight at this woman's face. face palm Now I do everything in my power to be mindful of when and how and why I'm interacting with him. Well, thatâs one of the first results that comes up when you search âpeople that donât like dogsâ. Titles of [RIP] posts must be in the following format: "[RIP] Dog name, Dog breed (optional), Dog age (optional)". Our friend is over 6ft with dreadlocks below his knees and our dog wasn't a fan. [â]bludart 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). No one in my social circle/family smokes. I hate living with one for the same exact reasons you mentioned. FYI it is typically 20 degrees warmer or cooler in a car depending on the time of year. Now two years into a project to train dogs to go into an MRI â fully awake â so that we can better understand how their brains work, I believe the answer is: Yes, dogs miss us when weâre â¦ [help] When my dogs sniff the same spot, one ends up peeing on the head of the other. This has been going on for months now, George (my dog) is completely fine with anyone in the house except for my Dad - for some reason, so long as my dad is sat down on the couch and my dog sees him, he will run right up onto the couch and just stare him down (sometimes even shaking), before he begins to growl. She also chased me to the car several times and wouldn't take any treats from me. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. Or maybe a medical condition your uncle has? Aggression in dogs toward familiar people is a frustrating situation that dog owners may face during the ownership of their companion. All of these things affect your health both directly and indirectly. Be constructive. Rendered by PID 3847 on r2-app-0773ec80fdfdd8ba3 at 2021-01-11 00:18:00.472149+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. [â]mahmcn 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). ED: English adjectives and plurals, man. This time should be spent doing something active such as playing fetch or tug, having a training session, or trying a new sport such as agility or flyball where you and your dog can work together as a team. Face-Palm indeed! When in doubt, go to the vet. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story. Glasses, hat, height? Other Farkers comment on the links. There are multiple reasons that a dog may exhibit aggression toward family members. This happened to me with a friend's dog. Not that this is any help to you, but sometimes it just happens. I think even for people that generally like dogs, after 15 minutes or so the âfunâ factor is out of the window and you realise that you have an animal to take care of and have your schedule revolve around for 10+ years. My dog had always been fine with everyone. [Survey], [Meta], and [Update] are usable when appropriate. She barks and digs and destroys things. But another part of me says it doesn't really matter why that happens: what does matter is to keep everyone safe, keep your dog and uncle separated. Eventually after a few more consistent visits/treats/etc he came around to him. We've had a trainer come over before to see what he could do, however he attacked the trainer and went after everyone in the family on that particular day, likely because the trainer spooked him, which meant that the trainer more or less said that there wasn't anything we could to do improve his behaviour and there was something mentally wrong with the dog. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. A total list of related subreddits may be found here, including breed subreddits, dog picture subreddits, and other animal subreddits. I've always had dogs and I've never had a problem with any of them. [â]TwzlGolden Retrievers 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). [Help]My dog dislikes ONE person in our extended family for no apparent reason. She barks and chases people down the â¦ I also worked with an abused pit bull. Until Spenser. Youâre asâ¦ In fact, due to this temperament, it is not at all strange for a family to raise a Labrador pup as a one-person dog for the child. We dogs love going on trips, whether it's to the dog park for a great game of fetch, a camping trip full of new exciting smells, or a long wet walk on the beach. It's stressful for them. Mariella Frostrup says she needs to focus on the real causes of â¦ This is the number of comments. This happened to me once when I was a kid. [Vent] â Angry or emotionally charged posts. The condition/placement/lenght/colour/presence/absence of hair is an important factor in animal social behaviour, especially in pack animals like domesticated dogs, where humans are considered pack members. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 3847 on r2-app-0773ec80fdfdd8ba3 at 2021-01-11 00:18:00.472149+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. I was also thinking perhaps he has a particular smell your dog doesn't like- does he wear a certain aftershave or something like that? She and I have become very close, but she either ignores or avoids my husband. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Welcome to /r/dogs, the community for dog-lovers on Reddit! According to Google, Iâm a monster. The [Fluff] tag cannot be used to post ordinary dog pictures. 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