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I am hoping this is for /an/. The context is a little weird, but hopefully I can find an answer here. A dog is in the middle of this mess. I feel really bad about it all, but essentially, I cannot fix the situation. Or I don't think I can.
>have bf of three years
>lives in family home with his sister, parents, and two of his uncles
>sister has a 5 year old mini poodle, looks like pic
>his 30 year old sister hates me with a passion, other family members like me though
>since the first day I've ever met his family
>not sure why, bf just says she's a bitch
>the poodle was very defensive at first, but understandable
>it bit me one of the first times, but it was scolded a bit
>months pass, dog is still aggressive with me
>we attempt to calmly bring it in room with bf and me, so it can be assured I am safe
>sister finds out, tells us to never play with her dog follows with "don't put my dog near trash again" and lame insults
>whenever I go over, she praises dog for snapping at me, growling or whatever
>been like this for two years
>tried so many times to assure dog I am safe, sister is reinforcing dog to hate me
>sister uses idiot "dogs can sense bad in people" to justify dog's actions
>obviously dog's behavior is reacting to her emotion of me
>I love dogs, I have owned so many dogs in my life time.
Is there any way we can get this dog to like me without the help of the sister (who is it's main care taker)?
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Who here has got some bad Petco experience?
I was just at Petco (which I never go to because I prefer Petsmart, but It was close to where I was).
And the shitty employee starts questioning about my dog. She starts commenting on shots and asking where I got her from (in a judgement tone). She was lecturing me on things that I didn't ask ANY of her opinions in. I finally said to her.
"wow, you are so concern" and the bullshit excuse she gave for her unprofessionalism was,"oh, corporate is coming today", WTF.
PETCO sucks and I am never EVER stepping foot in one.
Share your shitty employee pet shop stories here.
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Anyone here have any luck training compulsive barkers?
I have a three or four year old yorkie/ maltese mix; she's been mine for about a year now. She's the smartest dog, learns new commands in a matter of hours and has been responding really well to obedience lessons. Only problem? The barking.
Oh, god... the barking... I cannot express to you how shrill, piercing, how utterly infuriating the noises that come out of her mouth are.She used to be triggered by everything from people to cars to bikes to noises, but she's been better lately. Her ultimate trigger, though, is dogs and she has shown no improvement. She is only reactive when she's on leash, in the car, or on the other side of a fence, otherwise she's great. There has been no change in her reaction to dog since I've gotten her. And I've tried everything. Exercise. Obedience training. Agility training. Socialization. Nothing works.
I'm losing my mind.
What do, /an/? What do?
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Recently at a reptile convention I purchased myself a leopard gecko and the whole shebang for him. Got a 10 gallon, fine sand substrate, two hides and some moss, UTH and a probe thermo. I also got him some mealworms and crickets.
It's the third day now though, and he hasn't eaten anything. I got the cool side at around 24c/76f, and the warm side around 30c/90f, but he hasn't left his hides except once to poop.
I've tried not to meddle to much, but I've put crickets in there twice, and mealworms once. He doesn't even poke his head out. Should I be worrying? I don't want him to go hungry but he doesn't seem to be interested.