Question by Maci<3: Scared of boyfriends dogs?
Sorry for the re-post, I just wanted some more answers
My boyfriend has two German Shepard’s who I am very afraid of. The only reason I am scared of his dogs is because they constantly bark, jump and scratch at me. I am not typically afraid of dogs, but I am always very uncomfortable as soon as I walk in the door because that is when they get all hyped up. Every time i walk into the room they are in, they will jump and scratch as well. I have a Yellow Lab, so they are about the same size as my dog, but mine NEVER jumps and scratches. I really like my boyfriend and don’t want to break up with him over his dogs, but they really scare me. We are both 15, and i don’t want to sound rude to his parents considering my dog is the exact size (probably larger) but just way more well behaved. I have told my boyfriend that they scare me but all he does is just try to get them off of me, and by that time i am already scratched up. I am very tiny at only 5 foot tall so they probably look at me as a large toy. His parents get mad if we lock them in a room so we cant do that. Any suggestions?
30 minutes ago – 4 days left to answer.
I don’t feel that it is my place to be attempting to “train” his dogs since they aren’t mine. I really do enjoy going over to his house, because he just has a fun house to be at in general. And we cant be locked in a room together (were both 15, our parents don’t allow it..yeah you get the picture lol)
18 minutes ago
@Suki – exactly! i don’t want to tell his parents how to train the dogs. Plus i they were rescues and they didn’t get the dogs as puppies to train them. His parents just yell at the dogs, thinking it will do something. I don’t want the dogs to get hurt, but cant they just grab their collar and at least pull them down?
15 minutes ago
I have told my boyfriend they scare me, and he really does nothing about it. His mom already doesn’t like me (apparently my shorts are too short and i talk about inappropriate things) so I don’t want to give her another reason to not like me. In all honesty, he has an odd family. They cant exactly see the obvious, such as how I am uncomfortable when the dogs jump on me.
9 minutes ago
@Foon – No, they arent calm at all when they see the dogs on me. They yell at them, which I think has an even more negative effect.
@Foon – When his parents walk in, they seriously ignore them. The dogs are just generally wild. It is a male and female, i dont know if that has anything to do with it as well.
Answer by Stephania
That really sucks. I mean what CAN you do? You can’t lock them up nor train them and apparently the parents are snotty and don’t like you. All i can think of is trying to calm the dogs down when you’re there; Like, maybe giving them treats when they sit or just really getting them calm. Try petting them or gentle playing. Have the learn that you’re good, but not a chew toy. get them to respect you.
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