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I have to get rid of my doggie :(
by BeAmour
December 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

My mom called me up and said my pup has to go :(( (yes, I live with my parents so forget anything you read further and go ahead and focus and bash that).

Anyway, he is a Boxer/Great Pyr. mix. He killed a cat outside in the backyard. Well, my mom said it was severely mauled and won't make it. Either way...

He's also killed a squirrel. Apparently, doing what dogs do is frowned on. I've read Great Pyr's are bred to protect the farm from predators so he has that instinct.

Unfortunately, he has been quite aggressive with the other two dogs. He hasn't fought the other two in quite some time but she's freaking out and I kind of agree with her. Who knows when he'll be aggressive again and with who. It could be my DS next and I won't have it.

It just makes me so sad. Other than being animal aggressive, we cannot have anyone over to the house because he will literally bark for DAYS if that person remains in the house. He *IS* an awesome dog. He obeys commands very well, he is mild mannered other than the main issue. I have established my dominance in the pack so I have zero issues with him.

I feel awful. I won't take him to the pound or humane society bc either way, he'll be put down. It's going to be very difficult to place him with anyone bc he needs room to run, no animals or no young children families. I'm thinking a rescue of some sort who may take him.

My heart is breaking into pieces. That's my bud.
:((

ETA:

1. Thank you for those who've been understanding and understand what a prey drive is and that this is "normal" dog behavior especially for his combination of breed. Unfortunately, he is aggressive with our other two dogs, which is why I have no other choice but to get rid of him. He does snarl at people at the vet and it's just too risky to keep him and honestly, I would 100% keep him and work with him if I did have an option. Since I do live with my parents, I keep up the tride and true CM rule of "their house, their rules". I'll be living with them for another year until I finish school. I'm working on getting a job now that will work with my already full hours that I have with school and start saving to get out but it won't be quick enough that I'll have a say in him leaving or staying.

I do take full responsibility for his other actions other than the prey drive. He has a very high prey drive but I should have socialized him much, much more but I didn't. So yes, I do feel like I've failed my dog but at this point, I can no longer do anything about it because of the way he acts out in public and with my limited amount of time I'm home.

I'm very grateful for my parents taking care of him while I'm gone but my dad claims "he can't handle him" while he's home alone and will crate him and one of our other dogs for 12 hours or more until someone comes home. It's not fair to him. Btw, when he's out of his crate, he doesn't do anything but lay down. He's not rambuncious in the house so I have NO CLUE wtf he's talking about. He's too young and too energetic to be crated for so long. I play ball with him outside as much as I can to get some of his energy out but it doesn't always pan out.

I've been pleading my case with my parents while I've been on shift and tried to when I just got home this morning. I'll be back on shift at 11 so I won't have much time. I'm doing some research before I have to go again because I want him to have the best tranisition possible. He deserves that much. I love him with all of my heart and although some of you are crazy, I'd rather him be rehomed in a place where he's comfortable, he gets to run and isn't afraid of strangers. That's my hope.

Replies

  • Cutenessmom
    December 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Tried Organizations rescues so forth!

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    December 1, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Your aggressive dog mauled two animals to death. That isn't "What dogs do".

  • Pandapanda
    December 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM
    Yeah I agree.. dogs shouldnt be mauling or killing other animals, especially ones much smaller than them.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Your aggressive dog mauled two animals to death. That isn't "What dogs do".

  • TurtleMomma82
    December 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Sorry mama....:(

  • saraface5383
    December 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM
    Yeah :/ and great pyrs usually like cats.

    Quoting Pandapanda:

    Yeah I agree.. dogs shouldnt be mauling or killing other animals, especially ones much smaller than them.



    Quoting Anonymous:

    Your aggressive dog mauled two animals to death. That isn't "What dogs do".

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    December 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Sorry, but the dog you are describing does not sound like a  Great Pyr. It sounds more like a dog bread to be aggressive. Great Pyr's are friendly, and gentle. They protect, yes, a squirrel and a cat should not have been mauled to death over it.

    Had it been someone's pet cat, your dog would not even be allowed in a shelter. It would be hauled off by animal services for being an aggressively violent dog.

  • FelineTopic
    December 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM
    Cats are natural enemies to dogs...

    So...

    Yes...

    That is what dogs do....

    If the squirrel wandered into the dog's territory, then again, yes, the dog acted naturally in attacking the squirrel...


    Quoting Pandapanda:

    Yeah I agree.. dogs shouldnt be mauling or killing other animals, especially ones much smaller than them.



    Quoting Anonymous:

    Your aggressive dog mauled two animals to death. That isn't "What dogs do".

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    December 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    If your dog thinks a cat or a squirrel is a threat, how is it going to treat a child it doesn't know? Sorry, but it probably should be put down, before something even worse happens.

  • MooBaaLaLaLa80
    December 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Thats a scary dog.

  • maddiesmommy5
    December 1, 2013 at 3:43 PM

     Some dogs do have a higher prey drive than others, sorry you have to get rid of him:( Try to find a breed rescue. They will know how to handle him and will not place him with a family with small animals or kids.

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