Cocoa has been acting up lately. Yesterday, he grabbed my mother's breakfast from her hand and growled when we yelled at him for being a bad boy. He also seems growly sometimes when we play. I'd like to keep him, but my mother is still anxious about him. Any suggestions?
Thanks. We've had him since June and he's a rescue dog, so we don't know exactly how old he is. He was found after being hit by a car without any tags or microchip. The woman who runs the shelter thinks he's between three and five, but I don't think he's that old. He acts too puppy-ish at times. So far, he's only been to a trainer once. He can be so good and then his mood changes.
He gets growly or snappy. As for him being abused, I don't know anything about his past other than that he was hit by the car. What is HRI? I'd love any tips. And I live in New York. I'd love to hire one of those people who can read dogs. Lol.
There are several foster moms in your area of the country, and some of them are on the forum. Hopefully they will read your post and might have some good advice for you. Many have fostered or adopted dogs with some challenges and they know what to do.
I know that I got both of mine trained at early ages cuz these guys are super smart and can get away with whatever they can if allowed.
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
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Thanks for the info. The one down side (at least to me) with fostering, is that we might have to give him up. I've gotten attached to the little guy and don't want him to go, but at the same I can understand how my mother feels.