Psycho-Dog aka My Little Dorkie
by Maria R.
(Aiken, S.C., United States)
One day, my daughter, brought a sickly little dorkie puppy home. Since, she had school the next day; guess who got stuck taking care of this sickly pup. Yes - myself, mom. Now, two and half years later - we have an overly aggresive, not to mention spoiled rotten, Goober Dog. But, recently, this dog of ours, literally has lost his doggie mind. He not only bites strangers, and neighbors, but his household members, also. Please, help me to understand why this little dog has turned into Cujo. Yes, he is like my third child; therefore, spoiled rotten. He has always been protective of me. But, now he literally bites me to get to others. When trying to exercise Goober without a leash - he chases everything that isn't rooted into the ground. Which terrifies me to death. What if he actually catches that rabied squirrel or those horses that got loose? When walking him with a leash - he bites and fights the leash the whole time. And, you must remember people he sees everyday, even my daughter, he attacks; especially if they go to leave our home. This is when he latches onto their ankles, their pants, their shoes. And, then it is a struggle to unlatch his lttle teeth. And, 90% of the time he succeeds in leaving his mark. I've actually had to pry his mouth open to remove a friends toe. Now, please, help me save my sanity; since my dog has lost his.