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Monday, April 30, 2007


There is something wrong with Santino, I thought he would be normal. I think he needs to be put on medication.

The following list is in order (#1 is most annoying, #6 is least annoying but still needs to stop)
1) He keeps biting and pulling at my neck and lips

2) He keeps mounting me.
3) He keeps trying to eat my food and treats.
4) He wants to play with toys that I want, he just got to them first. (I try to take them away, and then he goes to bite me)
5) I try to play with him, but then he repeats #'s 1 & 2 all over again.

6) He has to go outside all the time, even at night when we're sleeping (something about being too young to hold it in all night) --- I sleep with Mommy in bed, Santino has to stay in the crate because he may wet the bed AND wants to play when I'm sleeping

Mommy and daddy keep saying that he is only three months old and will eventually understand when I say no, or stop playing, or that's mine. They stop him from biting, but then he comes back and does it all over again. They also say that I have to continue telling him that I don't want to be mounted, I do BUT HE DOESN'T LISTEN!!!!!!!

They say I bit a lot when I was younger and it took me months to hold it in all night. They say that I was peeing all over the house and chewing all their good furniture and clothes. I think they're lying and just saying that so I'll be nice to Santino. Eventually I'm going to hurt him. Eventually it's gonna be me or him.

Any advice?


Sparky said...

You have to take Santino down when he tries to mount you! When I was going through my mounting phase, my mama would hold me down on the floor/ground on my side, until I would stay that way. She said that it made her the "pack leader" in my eyes - and that I instantly became the follower. Santino thinks he is the pack leader!

fig said...

Oh NO!!! I was afraid you'd get a puppy that wasn't normal!!! *sigh* My poor Balboa. This is my advice to your problems: #1 yell at him and pin him to the ground. #2 yell at him and pin him to the ground. #3 yell at him and pin him to the ground. #4 steal the toys back, then yell at him and pin him to the ground. #5 don't try to play with him. #6 ignore him.

My girl says all that stuff about how I "used to be just like that" - but I agree with you - it's a lie. We were NEVER that annoying, I'm sure of it. One time I bit IT so hard that he bled for a long time. I got yelled at, but it kinda worked. You could try that; but you gotta make it look like an accident.

Tadpole said...

What a crazy doggin! My girl said that's just what Fig did when she was little (but Fig doesn't believe her). She said Bostons can be the most stubborn - and energetic - things ever! I don't mean to discourage you, but Massah said Fig was almost 3 years old before she calmed down....

Brody the Bulldog said...

Looks like you may have a Doofus in your hands.
I do like his Tiger stripes though! I guess that's Bugs look like.

Zeus said...

When Tank tries to do that stuff to me, Mom tells me, "Don't take that from him!" and I let him have it.

Amber-Mae said...

Hmmm... Santino really needs to be disciplined! Snarl at him, maybe that will work, hehehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

You know I swear I posted a comment here but don't see it. I have to say I agree with Figs advice.