With the kids out of school I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Ruthie starts summer school on Thursday, my son's 8th birthday is today, we are planning a HUGE party, and we are having to put our dog down. He has a pretty severe case of Food Aggression. Our other Dogos were gentle, laid back, easy going, easy to train, lazy, and sweet. This dogo is anything but those things, he has bitten the kids on several occasions, never seriously but bad. He only becomes this psycho dog when there is people food involved. One time he found the pantry door open and in it was the trash, Patches walked in the room and he lunged at her and bit her leg. SHe bled but we knew it was b/c of the food and he is very confused about the pack order. Another time he bit both Ava and Michael when they tried to remove food from him, he could attack them and maul them but it isn't like that, he just bites and goes back to eating. It's like you see on TV, he is letting them know he gets the food and they are under him. This is not good and I fear they have been the ones to enforce his poor behavior and he would do fine in a home without children, he LOVES children, just not around people food. Does this make sense? I hate to kill a dog that is beautifully trained and just needs to be in a home without kids, he is fine any other time with kids. He NEVER even nips if an older person is there, it is a pack order issue. Our other Dogos were wonderful about pack order and just knew their place. My DH and the kids are devastated. I have been trying to find someone to take him but if we don't he needs to be put down.
Tonight we are making and enjoying ice cream cookies for Michael's treat. He picked salad for dinner and then those. MMMMMM
I know I have let you down Lorie, be patient, I will do it!