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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

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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

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    If she’s happy with the lady who rescued her maybe ask if she will keep her?
     
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  3. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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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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