I’m a nurse at a high-volume emergency animal hospital in the middle of hick country. I see disgusting injuries and animal abuse cases daily. AMA
Hey /an/ need some advice on what to do with this stray dog my parents found.
So I live on campus and just arrived to my parent's place for thanksgiving and as I walked up to the driveway I see a dog just hanging out front with no leash or anything. He was very defensive and looked like a stray.
When I brought it up with my parents they said he broke into the garage and now won't leave. Me, my father, and my best friend have tried to bond with the dog but he's very skittish and super defensive with his head ready to throw a bite if you're not careful.
The issue is me and my dad love animals, my mom lost a puppy to her aunt murdering it in front of her at a young age and since then she's only let a few animals into her heart.
So the weird thing is my mom is the only one the dog has warmed up to. I walk by him, he runs, starts growling, and will shiver. My mom walks in, he's charging at her, tail wagging, doing biscuits on her legs. What can I do to get the dog to open up to me so I can bond with him and keep him from being so defensive?