Frustration

This is something that is hard for me to write about but I feel I need to get it off my chest. I feel like a horrible dog mother and I wonder every day what I did wrong with Monti. I introduced him to other dogs, went to puppy class and another dog training class. We took the bus together so he could get used to everything I did and for a long time that went fine. It started about a year ago and it has gotten worse, he lunges at bikes, people and hates other dogs and go crazy whenever he sees one. Today on my walk some teenagers from the school on top of the hill where I live commentated that “there is the aggressive dog” and off course Monti had to growl att some girls walking by. I just don´t know what to do anymore and I am so tired of this behavior! walking him used to be fun and something I was looking forward to. I really hate this! inside he is a sweet and happy dog, outside he starts to growl at nothing and starts barking with no dog or car, bike or person around him. He is so strong so I had to buy one of these.

It does not hurt him he just hates it but I have no other option at this point with him being so uncontrollable. I feel like I have failed and hearing that kid say what he did was a dark moment for me.

This is not the “I am giving up and I just have to live with it post” I just needed to get off some steam.

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Portrait

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I took this photo the other day the 2th of November and I want to frame this one. You can truely see monti’s personality well here, that bored and begging look right before he starts barking wanting to get my attention. On walks we can not stand still for long before Monti gets restless. Unfortunately for him he can’t get his way all the time!