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Old 11-17-2012, 12:14 AM
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Off the property, Daisy was never a biter. She was the type who would flip balls at the vet and poop, pee and express her anal glands all over herself (mostly for nail trims). We had to sedate her for trips for a little while, and I guess somehow the sedation helped her become a little desensitized because after a while she stopped needing it and she still stresses a lot (stress panting, drooling, yawning, shaking) but she doesn't flip balls anymore. It especially helps to have a female vet vs. a male vet, Daisy is much better with women. I also hold the pointy end if they are uncomfortable.

In public, I don't typically have a problem with people wanting to pet Daisy. Large black dogs tend to be imposing anyway, and even layman can plainly see that she's scared by the shaking and panting. She doesn't really go out in public though except for walks, to the nice lady that boards her and rocky when my parents go on trips (which is once a year), to doggie daycare, and to the vet.

Coco, the dog I had in childhood, was brought to the vet pre-muzzled and my dad or my mom would help with holding the pointy end. Coco was not a dog to be trifled with, but our vet was understanding and lovely.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:28 AM
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Hold the head and tell him to grow a pair. :|
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 AM
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Hold the head and tell him to grow a pair. :|
that would work but jayson got his pair that he grew removed lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:10 AM
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My vet is a godsend in this area. Abby is ok. Will get growly when temp is taken and I'm always aware that she is a very scared dog at the vets. My vet is wonderful with her, never seems worried and is so calm with her, gentle and patient.

He is pretty no-nonsense with me, because I exacerbate the issue by stressing about the situation. I'm getting better.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:33 AM
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Am I lucky or what? My dog bagged the Mr. Congeniality award in the local canine beauty contest. After after a little whimpering when the vet pokes and prods my well behaved baby would wag its tail. My dog will never be a guard dog. I guess he will meet an intruder with a grin and wagging tail.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:17 AM
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As embarrassing as it is to say, Tucker hasn't been since he was a puppy. He went like two weeks after we got him for an exam, he feel asleep on the table, no issues. He went back a week later for a shot, no issues. He went when he was 7 months to get neutered and the tech had to literally drag him into the room and I'm pretty sure he started to flip as soon as the door shut behind him. When we got him back they informed us that he was not friendly so I assume someone got bitten or almost bitten.


I have NO IDEA how we are going to deal with the vet when that day comes. He'll go in a muzzle but I mean, he will absolutely flip out. I'll probably end up crying. What worries me most of all are the long term effects. If I restrain him while the vet touches him will his trust in me erode? I mean not only will I be not protecting him from the evil person, I'll be physically forcing him to get touched by him. And then afterwards will his human aggression be through the roof because he's just been assaulted by his worst nightmare? I mean he has learned that when people approach us outside of the house they won't touch him, but is he going to change his mind and be reactive on walks again?


What I'd really like is to be able to bring Tucker by for visits to just hang out with the vet so Tucker can make friends. But I'm sure vets don't have time to hang out lol. We'd have to pay for an appointment.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:51 AM
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The vet tech restrains Milo. Surprisingly enough, they usually opt not to muzzle him, and he screams and fights but has never bitten at the vet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:55 AM
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Tucker would be the type of dog who would go after them after they let go and then be inconsolable until removed for several minutes. Or at least that is how he sort of acts in the house. He might be so shut down in a vet office that he opts to try and hide instead.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 AM
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It was easy for Classic. I work at a vet and there for, nobody else ever had to restrain him. I always but a basket muzzle on and would restrain him myself, he was pretty used to this because of all the dog show training and would actually do pretty well since he grew up knowing the vet. He wasn't a big fan of the vet and would still react when first seeing her, but would actually be pretty good during exams. Still always muzzled though. There was one vet tech that I trusted him unmuzzled around but he had a weird way with her from the beginning. When he was injured, we would automatically sedate him.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:43 AM
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The only real issue with Morgan at the vet is that SOMETIMES he can be Mr. Dramatic. If they need to do bloodwork in the back room or anything of that nature, he will occasionally do the "dead dog on a leash" impression when they try to take him. It isn't common, but the times he does do it, the easy fix is for ME to walk out of the room first. At that point he's like, "Oh, mom-lady is gone, I guess YOU are my new mom-lady!" and will go with the vet without any hesitation.

It's not really that he's a "no-touchy" dog, but he can put on a good pout when he's in a mood.
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