HappyPuppy wrote:So we just got back from dropping Sherman off. They are going to evaluate him and have a possible home lined up (an original inquiry on Sherman as well) with a hard core trainer who has been looking ofr a high drive dog to do WP or Schutzund (sp?), etc. with. The consensus today was that he is high drive (tho not hyper) and we are not high drive. I sort of feel dumb for feeling 'scared' when he probably really wasn't trying to actually 'hurt' me but because it did hurt and he was seriously focusing on US each time, I wasn't sure how far he was going to go and I didn't know how to redirect him. But we have learned what we have in the 3 months we've had him. I'm anxious to hear how that goes for him - sounds like it will be an excellent match. Queen Ruby will enjoy the private attention for awhile, I'm sure!
I'm sorry to hear that he didn't work out for you guys,you did the right thing with giving him back to the sbt the rescue.I hope they will find the perfect match for him,as now they know about his high drive.
I don't like to give advice on temperament issues on the internet,because maybe in person I would see the dog from a different perspective than you or someone else.
Yes these dogs can be VERY handful,APBT's at least have a turn off button,when they're tired they lay down and relax,Staffords just keep on going..
When Milo needs attention he would try to grab my sweat shirt,bark at me to let me know he's there and want to go out etc.
He's doing it right now as I type,and he just had a 5 mi bike run,and an hour walk after that today afternoon.
Maya and Nico are sleeping of course...
But that's why I love his little rat ass.
So again don't feel bad,hopefully next time you will choose the right dog for your life style!