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Well, within 45 minutes all the problems we got Kola over in the past 3 weeks are back. She was food aggressive, DA, aggressive toward all men.

My brother was a huge problem that time, along with vets not knowing what they are doing with a fearful dog... I'm sorry, but you should know better than to look into a dogs eyes, grab it's collar, and pull it closer to yourself, and call yourself vet. :mad:

Well, we got over those problems, took her to a different vet today for an ear infection...

So she's food aggressive, DA, aggressive toward all people...
She took after the cat today, my brother flung her roughly onto her back, I went out to get her into her crate and she snapped at me that got every body riled up...

We're going to a professional this time.
Calling him in the morning, actually...
 

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so you are taking her and placing her with a professional for awhile? I don't understand...

It takes longer than 3 weeks to get DA, Food guarding and human aggression under control and it is a life long management issue.

Stopping the dog if he was intent on hurting the cat was necessary. Rough handling is not, unless it was the only option to stop the dog from hurting the cat??
 

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Ok, those are not going to be resolved in three weeks, and if the vet is mishandling her, of COURSE she's going to regress, then you brother throwing her around (I assume in an effort to alpha roll her) she was defending herself, you were just in the way and trying to force her to go somewhere so again she defended herself. Please be careful she COULD escalate right now and the result WILL be a serious bite. Get her in a CALM setting and work with her in a nonthreatening environment.

I do agree that a professinal should be called in, look at www.iaabc.org and www.apdt.com to get a CERTIFIED BEHAVIORIST to look at her IN HOME. Has the health testing I reccomended been done?

Remember that vet visits are often EXTREAMELY stressful and WILL cause som eregression unless you EXTENSIVE training at the vet office to desensitize the dog to the envirionment. The best bet until then is to bring her home and let her RELAX expect some 'acting out', and IGNORE it!!!!! Once the dog has calmed down from the visit THEN go back to training as usual.
 

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I'm very sorry Kola has so many issues.

Is she a rescue? Do you know what caused the issues?

She's certainly lucky to have people who love her so much, and give her many chances.

Although, I do have to say, your brother probably scares the crap out of her if he's always that rough. I'd growl at him, too!

Are you all going to keep Kola no matter what? or do you all have a limit on what you're going to do for her? Behaviorists are expensive.

Also, and this isn't necessarily related, how do you know what its time to give up on a dog with issues that are this severe? For those of you that rescue, would you rehome this dog if it came to you?

I'm just curious, because I'm reading this and thinking, "Wow, I hope I'd never have to make a decision like that on a dog that I loved as much as these people love this dog."

If you don't want to answer, you don't have to. I know sometimes I can be nosey. Regardless, I really wish the best for you all and Kola.
 

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Also, and this isn't necessarily related, how do you know what its time to give up on a dog with issues that are this severe? For those of you that rescue, would you rehome this dog if it came to you?
Honestly, there are FEW rescues that will take a dog with issues this serious. Most will advise euthinization of the owners can't keep the dog. If she goes back to the shelter with a bite on her record, she WILL be euthinzed.
 

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I read some past threads on Kola...sounds like she lives in an abusive environment.

To the OP- If a dog is currently being abused, no behaviorist can cure aggression issues.

However, if the dog was taken out of the situation and put in a place where it felt safe and wanted, then maybe I'd say that the dog has a chance IF it had a really dedicated owner who wanted to work out the issues in the dog.

It sounds like this dog's issues are enviornmental, so until the enviornment changes, you will have a somewhat dangerous dog on your hands.

My suggestion is to attempt to rehome Kola, giving her to the humane society, or try a rescue.
 

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Yes, Kola is being mistreated by certain members of the Op's family, unfortunately I don't think they'll give her up, nor will the abuser quit hurting her and a bite WILL occur, ending Kola's life.

I'm sorry Twinney, but your brother sounds like mine, he's not allowed in my house, but I have a choice in the matter.
 

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Sigh, yeah, it sounds like this is becoming a vicious cycle.

Not even the best trainer or behaviorist is going to be able to fix your dog if your brother keeps treating her as badly as he is right now.
 
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