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        03-03-2013, 04:14 PM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    I agree with above - can you find a room mate, or would moving to a new neighborhood help your anxiety? I think your issue goes beyond the dogs - you don't feel safe and possibly the best thing you can do is move elsewhere.
    I have to stay here to care for my grandfather, and yes I am terrified of people from abuse. I live way up in the mountains and I am 3 hours from town. It was a great area until recently. At christmas these things started, presents were getting stollen, stuff like that.
         
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        03-03-2013, 04:16 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by wausuaw    
    Labs, and pits are both very friendly dogs and terrible guard dogs, aside from their size, looks and a pit's reputation (though, I have more fear of a chihuahua than a pit). I would say, in your case, probably going to be better to get a better fence and landscaping to deter thieves. (High fence, thorny, thick hedges, etc.). I rescued a very badly abused dog (a catahoula) who is both large and very timid toward people. He's turned into a good guard dog but not by intention.

    As a general rule service dogs are trained to be accepting of strangers, and social situations. You can try rewarding your dogs for barking when folks are around, try with friends or some such, starting with a "speak" command, and then transition into only using that command when people come around. Eventually they associate people with the command. You can also teach them certain bad habits, such as jumping and such. I doubt you would ever really be able to make them aggressive.
    Yes I never alow my lab to be aggressive which is why I adopted the pit bulls.

    The rescue said ther were aggressive but I think it was lack of exersice in a small cage
         
        03-03-2013, 04:24 PM
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    Originally Posted by Animallover707    
    I have to stay here to care for my grandfather, and yes I am terrified of people from abuse. I live way up in the mountains and I am 3 hours from town. It was a great area until recently. At christmas these things started, presents were getting stollen, stuff like that.
    Do you live with your grandfather, or could you? You clearly don't like being alone. I know you have your reasons, but possibly some therapy could help you? Being so far from town I'm somewhat amazed you have so many problems with security? I would think being so remote would mean the dodgy people would have to put a lot of effort into causing trouble.
         
        03-03-2013, 05:06 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    My one wolf/shepherd will snarl and charge the gate when people approach. The other will pee herself if strangers come up. Breed doesn't have much to do with it, it is individual personality and their parents temperaments. Not every dog is accepted into training for protection training or bite work and there is a reason for that.
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        03-04-2013, 12:37 AM
      #25
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    Do you live with your grandfather, or could you? You clearly don't like being alone. I know you have your reasons, but possibly some therapy could help you? Being so far from town I'm somewhat amazed you have so many problems with security? I would think being so remote would mean the dodgy people would have to put a lot of effort into causing trouble.
    No I don't live with my grandfather and I can't he has a one bedroom cabin, if I want to sleep in the barn or outsde I guess I could but it gets about 8 degrees at night. It is a very small community but there are a lot of drugs in the area people could be stealing for money to get dope.

    I tried therapy, the lady put me on drugs that made me suicidal. So she put me on a different drug(i told her I don't like drugs). And then I got really angry and went to jail for punching her but it was the drug she put me on. She said I have post tramatic stress disorder. She took my service dog away from me and I went to heck... I mean BAD. She said there was no way my dog was helping my anxiety, but if I have my dog with me I don't get as nervous just hanging out with people or shopping. So I went in and renewed his licence as a service dog with a different doctor. Therapy didnt help me, the people in high school forced me to go to one and after talking to her for a while they pulled me out of school because I had random attacks and would flip out on people and just start punching them.

    Also I should mention social services tried to take me when I was younger, and I was so bad they took me back after a day.
         
        03-04-2013, 02:21 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    Also I don't really want anyone living with me because if I did blow up on them I might get arrested.... I truely don't mean it when I do but I can't really stop it.
         
        03-04-2013, 04:27 AM
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    Go to a different doctor! If that doesn't work, go to a different one again. (not to sound harsh) let go of your pride, you are damaging yourself more than helping. Supervised prescription drug use is not going to harm you - it is going to help you. You can not blacklist all drugs because you clearly need help.

    My Mom had mental health issues caused by something I won't share over the forum. It took several different doctors and many different combinations of medicines to get her stable - she managed to lead a relatively normal life for the majority of the time. It didn't happen over night, there was trial and error to find the combinations/therapists that worked for her.
         
        03-04-2013, 02:59 PM
      #28
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    Go to a different doctor! If that doesn't work, go to a different one again. (not to sound harsh) let go of your pride, you are damaging yourself more than helping. Supervised prescription drug use is not going to harm you - it is going to help you. You can not blacklist all drugs because you clearly need help.

    My Mom had mental health issues caused by something I won't share over the forum. It took several different doctors and many different combinations of medicines to get her stable - she managed to lead a relatively normal life for the majority of the time. It didn't happen over night, there was trial and error to find the combinations/therapists that worked for her.
    Im just FINE if I have my dog when im around people!!!! All the shrinks want to take him away! I havent had an attack in a year if I HAVE my dog im fine around people. But if someone starts MESSING with me that's when I have an attack because I get nervous or scared. My dog serves me just fine so im not going to take any drugs for a POSSIBLE attack because of some stupid person. Plus I REFUSE to drive 3 hours down the mountain and 3 hours back to see someone who is going to tell me the same thing ALL THE REST DID, I only learned to drive a few months ago and im not good at it and there are at least several crashes a week on that road. And my grandfather got his licence taken away.

    Plus my father was on drugs when he hurt me, im not going to take them. Last time I was on those drugs I tried to kill myself! But im just fine without them aside from a BIT of anxiety sometimes when I get scared or nervous which is mostly around men that I don't know.

    O and a friend of mine who is a shrink for kids told me serveral years ago she saw a huge difference in me when I had my dog when I went places with her. She said I seemed more cheerful and willing to talk. When I told her the shrink wanted to take the dog and put me on drugs she said that the dog worked just fine and that I should just try to keep him unless my anxiety got worse. I don't see a problem with me not being on drugs unless someone trys to hurt me which in that case it would be there fault not mine. She is the one that told me about the "self induced acoma" and why I go into it to protect myself.
         
        03-04-2013, 03:09 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Wow. I'd want a giant snarling dog, too with all those drug-seeking, car crashing rapists running around your very remote 3-hours from anything house.
         
        03-04-2013, 03:17 PM
      #30
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Sahara    
    Wow. I'd want a giant snarling dog, too with all those drug-seeking, car crashing rapists running around your very remote 3-hours from anything house.
    haha its the roads this time of year they are horrid covered in rocks and pot holes I crashed a few weeks ago.

    These things just started happening a few months ago!!!! Its insane!!! Idk what to do! I know a whole bunch of people got busted by the game wardens for marajuana this year, over 10,000 plants were taken out in my area alone.
         
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