Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:50 PM
Flaxbee (13,661 posts)
If you are patient with dogs, this guy needs a home: Keenan, a bull mastiff (with issues)
** This is from Best Friends Animal Society, and I'm going to cross-post it in Animal Rights Group and the Lounge. Just FYI if you are able to adopt, or foster, or know someone who can. Please keep this kicked and/or distribute the information as you can.***
Poor Keenan! His life has been four years of miscommunication. And now only an angel – one who understands doggie language – can save him. He needs you before September 30! Could you be that angel?
Maybe Keenan was attacked by another dog as a young pup. Or maybe there was some other unpleasant experience.
Whatever the case, he’s now a big, strong, dashing Bullmastiff with issues – particularly when it comes to other pets or strangers. He tries to tell people through his dilated pupils, yawning, panting, pacing, lip licking, and other cues. But no one has yet to catch on before he feels the need to act.
The result? Three bite incidences during his life.
The family tried trainers, but they used coercive tools like prong and E collars. Those methods usually backfire on sensitive breeds like Bullmastiffs. Sure enough, they made Keenan’s problems worse.
More here: http://secure.bluehost.com/~bestfri8/tinac/Files/CAA_Keenan_21Sep12.html
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If you are patient with dogs, this guy needs a home: Keenan, a bull mastiff (with issues) (Original post)
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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:02 AM
dixiegrrrrl (48,836 posts)
2. It is so sad that most people cannot understand dogs.
and the poor dogs suffer for it.
Almost all the dogs in our local shelter are young adults, friendly as can be, but untrained, and many have picked up bad habits which could have been avoided with correct upbringing.