Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
Tazmanian Devil, You missed the last part of my post. I didn't train this dog. He came to us so beaten down, sick and disspirited, that he's been a joy to watch blossom. The first time I threw a stick for him, he cowered shaking and threw up. It took 6 months before the guys next door could touch him. It was a year before his tail and ears were routinely erect. I truly think he stays with us because we were the first people to be kind to him. (We got him at 2 yrs of age, heartworm positive, beaten, with an embedded collar scar. He had been a cruelty rescue and was going to be euthed at the local pound.) We ride a lot with Bill (IrideHorses) and he can tell you what a great dog he is. WE were just lucky that the dog I took pity on turned out to be a fantastic, gentle dog.
He has NO mean, he just submits...it's like he thinks whatever you hand out to him he must deserve. He was either that way to begin with, or someone completely destroyed him. I would like to have 10 minutes with his previous owners.