Post your Pet Photos

Forum related to everything not related to our not so human friends, including importing animals, buying animals, pets, veterinarians in Chile, animal rescue causes, and anything else related to animals in Chile.
Forum rules
No advertising of any sort beyond NGO organizations or services.
User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:59 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:
thaitochile wrote:So, how long before a newbie can post their pet pics?
I already see your pet's pic in your avatar ! Keep on posting till acumulating more than a few " dozen posts"...
Hi Hy, the avatar isn't my pet....I just liked the dogs expression, lol.
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:05 am

This is Buckley as a pup. I got him from a litter that the next door neighbor had at my home in Thailand. The mom is a German Shepard mix (unknown mix) and the dad is a Black Lab/Rottweiler.
Dad will scare the heck out of you by either looks or his bark but he is actually a slobbering softy.
Attachments
rsz_rsz_imgp3146 (1).jpg
Awwwww
rsz_rsz_imgp3146 (1).jpg (39.31 KiB) Viewed 2531 times
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:20 am

Here is a second 8 week old Buckley pic...sorry for posting two but as you can see it was worth it.
Attachments
rsz_rsz_imgp3129.jpg
Tired but not too tired to eat...
rsz_rsz_imgp3129.jpg (90.23 KiB) Viewed 2528 times
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

Britkid
Rank: Chile Forum Citizen
Posts: 2062
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Location: Talagante area, Chile
Contact:

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:50 pm

We got a dog here in Chile (Lucas), but honestly it is not working out very well. He is very hyperactive and is constantly trying to jump on and scratch and bite everyone. If you try to pet him, he tries to bite you for example. When I open our gate to go out, he (if not tied up in advance) will immediately run out into the road and start running all around barking at much bigger dogs. When I pick him up to carry him back inside, he tries to bite me. He likes to run short circles round and round me at a hundred miles an hour making it almost impossible not to step on him.

I tried doing some research online and with another experienced owner of dogs to train away some of this behaviour, but we were not very successful so far. As he grows up he is actually getting worse. Letting him have the run of our large garden for the whole day doesn't calm him down. He is probably a bit lacking in care from us to be honest, but only the emotional/attention/lonely sort. But it is kind of a negative cycle. You try to play with him, and he's so annoying you give up. You try to train his behaviour by ignoring him on negative behaviour and giving him attention for positive behaviour. But almost all of his behaviour is negative, so the only result of that is he gets no attention.

He is the same with our 2-year old son, constantly trying to jump on him, push him etc. In one case he knocked him onto the floor and then jumped all over his face. At this point we had to admit we have made a mistake in getting Lucas in the first place, we should have done some more research on breeds etc before getting the dog. He would be better suited to a home without young children - and to a very patient owner willing to spend more time training his behaviour (or putting up with it). At the moment, we have to tie him up whenever our son goes outside. Even then, my young son will walk over to interact with him, and I even saw him pressing his face up against Lucas's face as a game which looked like a good way to get your face bitten off.

But no friends or close family want this dog, and we are somewhat reluctant to give this dog to just anyone because then we don't know if he will be well treated. The other issue is that if we are honest about what this dog is like, no-one will want him. If we are not honest, we run the risk of just passing off the problem to another family that won't treat him well or know how to control this behaviour.

We cannot keep this dog because he is not safe for our son. But, we honestly don't know what to do at this point. Let me know if you got any advice... or if you have a big enough heart to be Lucas new owner! I don't mind going as far as Santiago (1 hour from me) or Vina (2 hours) if by some miracle someone is actually interested.

Photo - scroll down to bottom http://www.idledreamer.com/?p=310

frozen-north
Rank: Chile Forum Citizen
Posts: 1886
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:28 am

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by frozen-north » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:39 pm

Britkid wrote:
We got a dog here in Chile (Lucas), but honestly it is not working out very well. .............

We cannot keep this dog because he is not safe for our son. But, we honestly don't know what to do at this point. Let me know if you got any advice...
Have you watched the videos of Cesar Millan, the 'Dog Whisperer'?
HTH

User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:38 pm

frozen-north wrote:
Britkid wrote:
We got a dog here in Chile (Lucas), but honestly it is not working out very well. .............

We cannot keep this dog because he is not safe for our son. But, we honestly don't know what to do at this point. Let me know if you got any advice...
Have you watched the videos of Cesar Millan, the 'Dog Whisperer'?
HTH
I have at the moment 7 dogs (all different types and personalities)....one inside and six outside....plus one inside cat. I adopted all of them from the immediate area plus offspring before I had the chance to get the area dogs "fixed" at the vet. Thailand and all of Asia for that matter has a huge street dog issue (many are not really street dogs and do stay near or at someone's house however, even if it isn't their dog). I take care of another 5 dogs in the area with attention, food and training. I have had a dog in my life since I was 1 years old. All of my dogs have basic training and some more than basic....and no, it doesn't take a lot of time to do it. Also, I have been trained myself....more important than training the dog!
By the way, I am not some wacky dog person and although I do have a lot of dogs it only came about from the needs in my neighborhood. The Thai's for sure think I am a wacky dog person but they think all Farang (foreigners that are white) are wacky. I think they just believe I was a dog in my last life, lol. They have no idea why the dogs listen to me and obey me....it's a great mystery to them I think. Most Thai's just ignore the dogs and feed them if they have food to give....usually rice and leftovers. I have rarely seen them train a dog or even be affectionate with a dog.
Since it sounds like you are at the end of your ropes and your dog is attacking you and your family...I would agree that the quickest method to get Lucas under control would be a dominance-based method like Cesar promotes (just watch some vids on YouTube or elsewhere). I have no idea if Lucas's behavior is bad enough to deserve an "alpha-roll" or not. I just want to warn you that doing something like an "alpha-roll" is a last resort and you need to follow-up with more positive methods as you could just make matters worse with frightening the dog. Cesar's new show is called, Leader Of The Pack. He lost the rights to The Dog Whisperer a while back but you can still find his videos online.
Let me add that I normally really hate this method of dog training and it can lead to major problems in the future. Dogs are not wolves and haven't been for at least 10-15 thousand years. If you had the time I would have suggested a relationship-based training method. Dogs want to have a relationship with a human. They are the ONLY animal that prefers humans (only one sometimes) over their own kind including their own mother...
I wish I was in Chile so I could help you but alas I am in Thailand for a few more years. By the way, what is the breed of dog and is it male or female? Has it been "fixed"? Where did you get Lucas? How old was he when you took him home?

By the way why would you post this under the pictures thread??? This should be in the open forum on pets to get the maximum help for your problem.
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

Britkid
Rank: Chile Forum Citizen
Posts: 2062
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Location: Talagante area, Chile
Contact:

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:59 pm

I thought I would consolidate into an existing thread that I knew dog lovers would be watching rather than start another one, admittedly that may have been a mistake, I did not even realise there would be a whole section of the forum devoted to pets and animals. The breed I don't know someone told me maybe a cross breed of part poodle and/or cocker, I wouldn't know myself. The dog, which is male, has not been fixed.

Just having a look now at Cesar's website, thanks for that.

User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:09 pm

Britkid wrote:I thought I would consolidate into an existing thread that I knew dog lovers would be watching rather than start another one, admittedly that may have been a mistake, I did not even realise there would be a whole section of the forum devoted to pets and animals. The breed I don't know someone told me maybe a cross breed of part poodle and/or cocker, I wouldn't know myself. The dog, which is male, has not been fixed.

Just having a look now at Cesar's website, thanks for that.
How old was he when you got him? Do you have any idea when he was separated from his liter...at what age? I'm trying to determine what is called "bite inhibition".
Well he is likely an intelligent dog if a true cockapoo....but they can be a bit anxious sometimes....separation anxiety especially.
Also, does he really bite or does he take your hand in his mouth and light-medium bite down without breaking the skin...called mouthing?
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

Britkid
Rank: Chile Forum Citizen
Posts: 2062
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Location: Talagante area, Chile
Contact:

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:23 pm

He was very young when separated, like a couple of months maybe. Probably too young. He probably hadn't been cared for very well, we could not get him to eat or drink much and he had to spend about 3 days at the vet under professional care, right at the start, and I think he was dehydrated when we got him.

He does bite I'd say, I mean it hurts and he can draw blood (not much).

User avatar
thaitochile
Rank: Chile Forum Full Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by thaitochile » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:12 am

Britkid wrote:He was very young when separated, like a couple of months maybe. Probably too young. He probably hadn't been cared for very well, we could not get him to eat or drink much and he had to spend about 3 days at the vet under professional care, right at the start, and I think he was dehydrated when we got him.

He does bite I'd say, I mean it hurts and he can draw blood (not much).
Okay, since you aren't sure when Lucas was separated from the mom and especially his liter mates it may just be a "bite inhibition" issue. Please Google this. Many dogs in Thailand have this issue due to the Thai's separating them from the liter at 6 weeks rather than 8+. This may be what is going on with Lucas....he never learned from his liter mates how hard is too hard to bite when playing and also doesn't know that human skin is even more sensitive. Please read more but basically when he bites you do not pull away (I realize that this is very hard to do) but when you pull away a dogs reaction is to lunge forward and bite harder...you'll also scrape your hand on his teeth frequently doing this. Instead when he bites you let your hand go limp and loudly yelp like a puppy would. I know this seems funny but it will usually stop the action immediately and you remove your hand. Also, if he was taken away and mistreated at that age he likely is suffering from a type of separation anxiety....read some on this as well.
Hope that helps a little.
Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.

ARISTOPHANES

Britkid
Rank: Chile Forum Citizen
Posts: 2062
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Location: Talagante area, Chile
Contact:

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Britkid » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:08 pm

Thanks, just having a look online now, and will give it a shot.

Mustachemike
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Post your Pet Photos

Post by Mustachemike » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:45 am

Moving to Guaquen La Ligua do you think Roscoe will have a hard time meeting other dogs not knowing the language[/size]
Attachments
1510236555108.jpg
1510236555108.jpg (28.15 KiB) Viewed 1040 times
1510236555108.jpg
1510236555108.jpg (28.15 KiB) Viewed 1040 times

Post Reply