1/7/13.....Weekly Roll Call....

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
1/7/13.....Weekly Roll Call....
Mon, 01-07-2013 - 12:02pm

Good morning everyone...and I hope you all had a great weekend.  The holidays are really over....everything is packed away.  Just think....less than 12 months until Christmas....LOLOL....

Let's have your name, location, furkids' names and breeds and....have you made any New Year's Resolutions?

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Registered: 06-23-2009
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 1:19pm

Well, a puppy followed my home last week.  Couldn't find the owner.  She's

a chiuaua mix. I can't even spell it.  I've notice that when we try and hold her, when she has

something else she wants to do, she growls horribly.  We've been her in a time out in her crate.  Is

This normal for little dogs??

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 2:47pm

It depends on the dog.  Usually small dogs like to be held....but not all of them.  My mom had a chihuahua for almost 12 years and she just was not a friendly dog.  She was wonderfull with my mother but didn't like other people.

Since you found this dog you really don't know what her backstory is; she could have been abused and equates being held with being hurt.  She may have a medical problem like a sprain that may cause her pain when she is held.

Have you had her evaluated by a vet?  If you rule out medical issues, then maybe she just doesn't like to be held.  You and your home are also very new to her; she needs time to feel comfortable with you, your family and her surroundings.  I'm sure that with lots of love, patience and time she will soon become a wonderful companion animal.

Bless you for giving her a home...and please continue to keep us updated.