PhilliesFan001 Posted August 28, 2011 Share Posted August 28, 2011 I've recently taken in a dog called Bailey. I don't know what breed of dog she is, nobody seems to, and her age is also unknown. The vet placed her between 3-5 years old, but couldn't figure out her breed. However, she's a big dog and was rescued from a dog fighting ring. She's not aggressive, and surely not afraid of humans - I have the exact opposite problem. The poor thing is SO desperate for love and affection that she's constantly jumping on me and trying to cuddle up to me. You literally can't walk 2 feet without having Bailey attack you with love. From the moment you walk into the door until you fall asleep at night, she's too excited and can't sit still for more than a minute...she needs to be pet, hugged, cuddled, every second and if she's not getting that she goes nuts. It's only a problem because A) sometimes it does get a bit annoying, and B) she's a big dog, with big claws. She doesn't realize her size and she'd never hurt a fly, but my arms and legs are covered in bloody scratches and welts from her. Another thing is, sometimes she bites - only play bites, when she gets overexcited, but her teeth were sharpened by her previous owner into fangs (I assume to fight better). So when she play bites, it effin hurts! she really is the sweetest, most kind natured dog I've met and she's never so much as growled at my Maltese, they get along famously. I feel horrible because I'm sure this constant need for attention and love stems from her being abused, so I always give in and cuddle her/pet her, but at some point it really does need to be toned down a notch! I just don't know how to do that? Any advice?? Link to comment
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