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    hi! i adopted 10 mo. old great dane from someone that shouldn't even have a goldfish. i was aware of the difficulties that he had due to lack of, well, she fed him and that's about it. anyway, i took him home and it began. he was terrified of everything. you couldn't approach him at all, he wouldn't let me close enough to put a collar on him and when he saw my husband he lost it. it's been about 5 mos. and we've worked each day without fail. he's improved so much that he naps on the sofa with me and adores my husband. we go for walks on the leash(finally won the collar issue) and he even greets any visitors that drop in. i thought that with his advances he was ready for a little socialization and i had a brief salon staff meeting today, that it was a perfect opportunity. things would be calm and controlled for less stress but in public to start him easily. now i know a few things more about him. 1 is that he doesn't care for roadtrips(ours was 7 min.) 2 when he sneezes it reduces windshield visibility to almost nothing, and finally my fav. 3 came during the meeting with all in a group together when my guy gets nervous he gets gas. noxious and quite audible. this meeting was to introduce me as the new manager to everyone. they won't forget me now. next time my boy and i'll try an outdoor spot to socialize.

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    Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 05:03 PM.

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    • #3
      Sure, blame the dog.....lol....that was funny allison. Congrats on being new manager!!!
      SheilaB from SC

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      • #4
        ROFL -That actually was probably a great way to break the ice and kept things on a lighter note cause I would've been silly with laughter with all the noise the pooch was making of course my sense of humor is warped. Good for you giving that dog a home and working with him so diligently.

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        • #5
          allick, I've rescued several dogs in my lifetime, and one of my very favorites was a Great Dane that had come into my vet's office horribly abused, over 50lbs underweight, broken leg, broken neck, and not a hair on his body due to some horrible skin condition. He was at the vet's for three months, yeah the vet was a FANTASTIC person, and worked very closely with several rescue goups in the area, one of whom was Great Dane rescue.
          Anyway, long story short, a friend of mine, who worked for Great Dane rescue, asked me to keep him for a short while til they found a foster home for him. I was only supposed to keep him for the weekend, absolutely fell in love with him and ended up adopting him, and had him for the remainder of his life. He had some of the same issues in the beginning, but came around to being one of the best dogs I've ever known.
          I wish I could assure you that he got over his farting problem, but I'm afraid that would be a lie, like his Boxer siblings, he could clear a room.

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          • #6
            if you want take a look at this web site I have had 2 sessions with her (1 for each of my dogs) and it has worked miricles. good luck with the new baby!

            www.petspeak.com

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            • #7
              pups

              I socialized my standard pup while going to school.
              We were all encourage to bring our dogs once in awhile.
              I put him in a crate where he could see everyone the first
              couple of days. Out of the way, yet he could see us.
              He is a little nervous and is a happy tinkler.
              We slowly added different dogs that he could be around that would
              pretty much just ignore him, and over two months or so he got much better.
              As far as the gas goes, about all you can do is make sure
              he has no corn in his dogfoor. It makes more methane gas than
              those that don't.

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              • #8
                Too funny! That is so nice that you adopted him and are taking the time to give him the care that he deserves.

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                • #9
                  So Funny...

                  Originally posted by allick06 View Post
                  hi! i adopted 10 mo. old great dane from someone that shouldn't even have a goldfish. i was aware of the difficulties that he had due to lack of, well, she fed him and that's about it. anyway, i took him home and it began. he was terrified of everything. you couldn't approach him at all, he wouldn't let me close enough to put a collar on him and when he saw my husband he lost it. it's been about 5 mos. and we've worked each day without fail. he's improved so much that he naps on the sofa with me and adores my husband. we go for walks on the leash(finally won the collar issue) and he even greets any visitors that drop in. i thought that with his advances he was ready for a little socialization and i had a brief salon staff meeting today, that it was a perfect opportunity. things would be calm and controlled for less stress but in public to start him easily. now i know a few things more about him. 1 is that he doesn't care for roadtrips(ours was 7 min.) 2 when he sneezes it reduces windshield visibility to almost nothing, and finally my fav. 3 came during the meeting with all in a group together when my guy gets nervous he gets gas. noxious and quite audible. this meeting was to introduce me as the new manager to everyone. they won't forget me now. next time my boy and i'll try an outdoor spot to socialize.
                  That is so funny! I bet they won't forget who you are now! Hey...anyone got a match?

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                  • #10
                    Danes!!! Yeah!!!!! Farting machines! Ranger my old man came from a bad place too. We are still working with his aggression issues. He came to us through a friend of a friend. He is about 6-7 had and awful tumor in his upper jaw got dumped in the Rockies (mountians that is) wandered around till he found family #1 was too big for the wife. Got dumped at family #2 and was too protective of the wife growling and acting weird. Then on to me and my husband right befor we bought our house (2 days before closing). It has been about a year and he still has issues but he is my throw-back to the old war danes and snuggle bunny. I still love him even if he is a bad dog. (We are careful and watchful of him he has been through alot) Good luck with your new couch potato/ digging machine.

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                    • #11
                      ROTFL! Poor bugger! Good luck and congrats on the manager position.

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                      • #12
                        It sounds like he has come a long way. You guys should really be proud of what you have done for him.

                        Congrats on your management job. He made such a good first impression with you co-workers. Probably would be best to have your meetings outside from now on, especially if he is going to be attending.
                        "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
                        Diane

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