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My dog bit my 12 year old brother & I found out I was pregnant 1 week later!

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Bea Bop, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Bea Bop

    Bea Bop PetForums Newbie

    Jun 26, 2018
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    I've been living in morocco for the past few years & while I was there I rescued a street puppy.

    There's a rescue centre set up by a French woman & I saw online that she'd just found 11 puppies in the street. They were just a few weeks old & the children were all using them as toys (the way Moroccans treat street dogs is appalling) & throwing them about- so she took them to her place. Anyway, I saw about it online a couple of days later & I adopted one of them. Less than 1 week after I took her, the remaining 10 all caught a disease & all passed away.

    As time went on, our relationship grew stronger & stronger. I took her everywhere with me & I loved her more than anything. She was my top priority.

    There was warning signs since she was a baby though- she use to get extremely jealous of the girl I was living with & would constantly growl at her. Even trying to attack her on a few occasions.

    Anyway, I had to go to England for around 1 month & I left her with the girl I was living with.

    (Another thing to add- I use to own a hostel which I also lived in & so my dog was constantly surrounded by new people.)

    Around a month before I left for England, she started barking excessively at anyone that tried to come into the house.

    When I got back from England, she'd gotten so much worse. I couldn't even take her out anymore, as I got banned from the place I use to walk her as she started chasing & barking at a young girl (it wasn't in a playing way). I got banned from all the cafes I use to take her, as whenever someone tried to sit on a table close to me, she'd lunge at them. I don't know if any of you have spent much time in marrakech, but the places you can walk a dog are very very limited (there's no big gardens etc- just the one she was banned from).

    Anyway, her barking started getting worse & worse & she started getting more aggressive towards people. On several occasions someone would walk past my bedroom door & she'd try & jump out & attack them.

    In April my mum & 12 year old brother came to visit me... my brother & dog had been getting on great- sleeping together, playing together etc. Then about 5 days after they arrived, my dog was on the sofa with my our cat & my brother went to stroke her & she attacked him. The worst part was if I hadn't grabbed her & he hadn't fallen backwards, she wouldn't have stopped. He had quite a big cut on his stomach & we had to take him straight to A&E.

    Then, in the morning I woke up early & took her for a huge walk (I was trying to figure out what to do) & I sat down in a cafe. She'd been sat the relaxed for around 30 minutes & a boy suddenly ran around the corner & she lept up & bit him. This time the bite was a lot worse.

    I didn't know what to do. When it's just me & her, she is the most loving, tolerant & gently dog. She truly is my best friend. She has helped me through some times that i wouldn't have got through without her. For a long time I was severally depressed, & the only thing that kept me going was her.

    Anyway, 1 week after all of this happened, I found out I was pregnant.

    I had to leave & go to the uk for a while & so I'm paying the woman I rescued her from every month to look after her.

    I visited her a few times before I left & I've never seen her happier. She's like a different dog.

    I don't know if you've ever been to marrakech, but it's a horrible horrible place to be a dog.

    I was planning on getting her passport & taking her out of morocco, but this baby means I'm going to have to stay in marrakech- this time in a tiny apartment.

    I've tried rehoming her, but no one wants her. She's a street dog & people just aren't interested.

    I can't put her to sleep. I don't believe any of this is her fault, it was just the situation she was in. Being somewhere with loads of space to run around & being surrounded by other dogs just showed me this & how happy she is.

    I'm worried to keep her because I can't trust her with a baby & she'll also be having to live in a tiny apartment.

    I've thought about leaving her at the place im paying for her to stay at now... she seems so happy.

    I just don't know what to do. I've cried nearly constantly everyday for the past few months because of this. She's my best friend.
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    If she’s happy with the lady who rescued her maybe ask if she will keep her?
    Linda Weasel and Torin. like this.
  3. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

    Jun 18, 2012
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    I would not trust your dog around a baby/toddler.

    Could you work something out with the lady who has her now?
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