What do I do beside my dog?
I just adopted a girl dog Tuesday, and she was sent to bring fixed today. When I picked her up she was fine, car ride she be fine, store I took her to she was fine, and even walking her. But when we brought her inside we made up a bed for her, and I was helping her lay down and she bit me, no she didn't break skin, but my finger is swollen. Then my sister was trying to fix the bed and she snapped at her twice. What do I do? Do I preserve her and see if she changes, or take her stern? Is she just irritable? Someone PLEASE HELP!
Just based on what you said here, I can relay you're not very good with canine body prose. Clearly, she was stressed out and you "helping" her lay down was the last straw. This might not be the dog for you.
I think you necessitate to give her time and teach her that you're the owner.
But I mean it is her bed and whether she doesnt want it fixed dont fix it.
If she have had surgery they are going to be annoyed f not that she might be ill or leave her surrounded by a room with her bed for a while she'll have to get used t it or return with a different bed and leave her to lay down her self
Hope she gets to like her bed x
You should have brought her straight home to rest after the op, not gone to the store and for a saunter. She needs to take it steady for a few days to restore your health.
She might still be a little groggy from the surgery. Ler her procure a little better and see if she changes. If not next you might have to give her back.
I indicate come on she just had surgery she probably doesn't feel to powerfully.
Your dog is STRESSED and just out of surgery. Give her a break to acclimate to her new home. Put yourself into her "paws" and try to empathize next to her feelings.
Leave her alone for now.
You need to understand that they put her beneath anesthetic for the surgery, and she still has that in her system - plus, she had surgery!
You should hold taken her straight home - not to the store, a walk, a ride, and all that stuff. She wishes rest, and to heal. Surgery is painful, and she's probably still weirded out by the anesthesia as well.
She desires to be left alone in her bed, just dispense her a small meal tonight, and another in the morning - just put it down where on earth she can walk over to it, but don't touch her. Let her out to go pee, but no patting, and evacuate her bed ALONE.
She was in pain, overtired, and that wasn't just - it doesn't mean she's vicious, it just means you have need of to understand she doesn't feel good.
She be protecting herself, and telling you to CUT IT OUT!
Be very careful approximately how you act around her now, and give her some time and space. You may find she is a different dog when she starts to perceive better, but also think about the fact that she will remember that it hurt when you touched her, and she will necessitate to figure out the difference. Be careful, and go slowly next to her - and if she goes to snap at you again, speak to the rescue.
You got into a doomed to failure situation, and it may not be her fault. But just to be safe, chew over carefully about how and how much you handle her in a minute. She needed to be just put into a nice private room, and you had her out on the town - and you need to work through that supportively. Be careful.
She's noticeably in pain, scared, within a new place --- have some empathy here.
Leave her alone to heal, lately feed her and give her her meds, but wait until she comes to you - don't try to hold her.
Sit down beside some food or treat in your hand, wait until she comes up to you, make available her the food, then leave her be.
Do this for a while and she will learn that she can trust you and that you provide "righteous things".
To try to handle or grab a dog who is in a strange place, have been through surgery, etc. is not logical.
Leave her alone, make her comfortable - wait for her to come to you.
She will revision once she gets to know you and learns to love and trust you. This takes moderation, can't be done in a couple of days - I do this all the time with foreign fosters, they all come around eventually, but you cannot push them.
She might be a bit startled.
leave it alone for a while.
she probably needs her space.
Expect her to be sore for 2-3 days. She should rest as much as possible, e.g. only short on leash walks for two weeks, which is when stitches will be coming out, whether there are any.
Having said that, you've only had her a few days so you don't really know her - whether she's still behaving like this after two weeks you will know it's not the op, but that's she's got ome aggression issues that you will inevitability to seek behavioural help with.