Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jax *Updated

I just got off the phone with Mr. Sparky. He was totally out of breath and a little shaken. The dogs got into a fight again. This time Jax (the instigator) had Austin pinned against the sliding door. It was bad.

Last night as we were making dinner, the dogs were outside sniffing the grill, the sliding door was open and Jax just attacked Austin. It was the worst I had seen it (up until today's) and it scared me more than the attack last week. I've been doing some research online, but I don't think this is something we can handle on our own. Mr. Sparky is calling a guy whose name we got from our vet. I hope this works. I'm not afraid to put the dog down if I have to. It isn't safe for kids.

All night after yesterdays fight, Jax would not let Austin walk anywhere. Everytime Austin would make a move, Jax would be there, aggresivley blocking Austin's way with his body. It was scary. I think there might be something wrong with my dog.

*Mr. Sparky spoke with the dog trainer yesterday and he is coming out on Sunday to meet with us. It is going to cost $650! and that's a reduced rate because he is training someone right now. Usually it's $1200. I pray that this works, and that we figure out where to get the money from. We may have to take it from our homestudy savings. I think we will have to ask the church for the homestudy fee. I don't want to but I don't see any other way.

2 comments:

jamie said...

Just lending some sympathy. I am really sorry, this situation totally sucks. Animals can sometimes be more a pain in the butt than they're worth! My cat, Dax, (rhymes with Jax!) is evil and always tries to escape the house. The thing is, he has lukemia and the vets have always told us that he shouldn't be outside because a common cold could potentially kill him. He has given me so much grief over the years, because every once in awhiloe he makes it outside and just makes a run for it. We have to chase him down with flashlights. For this reason we had to put a bell on him, and a reflective collar. It makes it easier to catch him. Any hoo...I sure have a way of making a short story long! Good luck with the pooch thing.

jamie said...

Just lending some sympathy. I am really sorry, this situation totally sucks. Animals can sometimes be more a pain in the butt than they're worth! My cat, Dax, (rhymes with Jax!) is evil and always tries to escape the house. The thing is, he has lukemia and the vets have always told us that he shouldn't be outside because a common cold could potentially kill him. He has given me so much grief over the years, because every once in awhiloe he makes it outside and just makes a run for it. We have to chase him down with flashlights. For this reason we had to put a bell on him, and a reflective collar. It makes it easier to catch him. Any hoo...I sure have a way of making a short story long! Good luck with the pooch thing.