Red wrote:LoveBullies, are you asking to have a behavior consultant to come to your home? With some situations it is important to see the dog in the environment where the problems seem to happen. The living situation of a dog (including who is in the home and how they interact with the animal) has plenty to do with behaviors and to see it is definitely a huge help in the assessment.I would assume that Angelica suggested it, if you already talked to her.Some behavior consultants are contacted only trough phone calls and while you can get useful information and advice I really think it'd be best to work in the home environment.
Angelica, helped me locate a another trainer closer to my area, since I would need to see Angelica on a regular basis and her the same here.... So she suggested a closer trainer, I am waiting to here back from her (the one in my area) Angelica and I have been talking back and forth and copying the other on all e-mails. We have been looking into Gator's personal life quite some bit, and even my own.
Gator was fine before the roommate moved in, and slighty after. Then the change happened. I've had a lot of changes in my home, and Gator seems to be the only one taking it oddly. After talking to MANY people I've tried to pay more attention to what's happened and what's happening now. I've noticed more now, that my own dogs are not showing him any attention, when they used to play a lot. Which this could be due to Abbey is constantly playing with Blue now, when she used to always play with Gator. Gator used to also play a lot with the roommates Pom, but stopped. He keeps to himself. Angelica is wondering if there may be a medical side of this. Considering where they were rescued from, which if I had not mentioned in this forum I mentioned when I first got him... Him, his littermates and mother were confiscated out of drug bust/dog fighting ring, Gator was not yet born at this time, but was born in the kill shelter in North Florida, he was then transported with his other siblings to the resuce I volunteered for. After talking to Angelica about this, she asked how the other puppies were doing, after calling the director of the rescue and some of the owners, I am now finding out, I am not the ony one dealing with aggression issues or fear issues. There is only one puppy out of 6 that is not accounted for, the owner hasn't called back yet, but I'm fearful of what she'll have to say. Considering they all spoke of types of aggression, one in which was the same aggression and fear issues Gator is having, the only difference is, the have a 6 year old daughter and I have a 2 year old son............ So there is a lot being discussed, I am also looking into a Vet Behaviorist that Angelica referred, I am awaiting a phone call back from the office to set up a appointment.