Help with my dog. Thinking about rehoming.
I'm an experienced dog owner. I have owned dogs my whole life. Mostly bully breeds. I'm usually the one where when someone is having trouble with their dog, I'm the one helping them or even taking the dog. I've even taken a couple older dogs with behavior problems and turned them into great dogs.
Now we come to Koko. She's a lab/pit mix. I've had her 4-5 years. I've had her since she was 10 weeks old. She's a great dog/the dog from Hell, if that makes since. I've never had a dog like her.
She's very protective of my children (actually all children) which is good and bad. She tried attacking a father when he came to get his son one time. (but I do kinda blame the dad because he just reached over the fence and grabbed his child, she didn't know who he was)
She digs like crazy everywhere. Mainly just little holes but everywhere especially when DS is outside. (and we live on 6 acres.
She's fine with our other dog but any other dog she attacks. She's great with cats and chickens. LOL.
Here's the big issue I had today. She attacked our neighbors puppy. No real damage to the puppy but I can't have her doing this. I quess I should add the puppy was in our yard, but it still doesn't sit right that she attacked it. She's tried to attack other dogs too, like if they're walking past our house. My blood pressure raises evrrytime she's outside.
Now I'm sure your going to ask what have we done to keep her in the yard or help with her issues.
We gave her her own little part of the yard. (About 1/2 an acre) We have put up a 6 foot fence. - she jumped it.
We upped it to 8 feet, she climbed it and dug under it, which we put the fence in the ground 2 feet and she still dug under it.
She's fixed and up to date on her shots. I socialized her when she was a puppy. We've talked to the vet and he says just put her in a pen with a concrete floor and top. I just don't think that's a great way to live and getting her into the pen without an issue has me worried. (she is inside most of the time but if we are outside she goes crazy inside)
I'm just at a loss here. I even have to make special arrangements when she goes to the vet so she's not around other dogs. IDK if she would be better with someone else or what to do. A lot of this stems from she's so protective of DS and like has anxiety when he's around.