Originally Posted by Yogiwick
Just wanted to say in response. I don't feel anyone has been uncompassionate or cruel to the OP or has put her down in any way shape or form.
There have been many suggestions made and several ideas come up again and again. Hopefully the OP can get something out of it.
Oh no, I didn't mean that anyone had, intentionally, been mean; it's just that when people get emotional about their beliefs it can be overwhelming to the person caught in the middle. Her dog is caught in the middle and she loves the dog, so...
And yes, I think it could be considered putting her down when we say she has allowed this situation to happen and we don't think she can change. I am guilty of having done that myself in past posts. I hope HarleyWood can understand that we all care about her and her dog and wish we could help. I'm far from perfect and have had things happen that I should never have allowed, I should have been aware but I wasn't. What makes the difference is when we admit our mistakes and try to fix it as best we can.
HarleyWood, you aren't a dog trainer and you have a dog that is beyond your abilities. I would be in the same position, I would be lost to help a dog like yours. I would have to search for help. Being in over your head does not make you a bad person! You do need to search for someone or some group that can help, please.
BTW my brother has Dobermans and my breed of choice is Pitt Bulls. A friend has a Malinos and her sister raises Cane Corsos. I am very familiar with "dangerous" breeds, they do take a lot of care. With help from pros!