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Maya - the most troublesome dog in the world!

Post by skyedream » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:33 pm

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This is my beautiful girl Maya. She's an Akita cross (her mother was a rottie/staffie/lab!) And in her short two and a half years in this world she has caused me more trouble than I have managed in my twenty five years! There are the usual issues. Chewing things; mostly mail, headphones and ps3/x-box controllers. Months and months of house-training. Escaping from her crate no matter how many locks we put on it. Terrible, terrible recall! The list goes on...

Then there are the not so usual things. Like the time she had to be cut out of said crate by the fire brigade when she speared herself through the paw with one of the bars she had buckled during her escape attempts. The crate went into the tip after that and a dog gate and mail-catcher were installed to begin dog-proofing my house! Five firemen and women were involved in the rescue effort.
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But that wasn't the only time the emergency services visited my house since getting this dog. The next time was a bit weirder. One day I went out for a five minute walk with the dog only to come back to the house half an hour later; dogless, confused and covered in blood! I spent the night in A&E and made sure that my brother, my neighbours and the police were out looking for Maya. Thankfully my neighbours found her wandering around one of our walking sites in the evening. Poor thing was terrified but unharmed. Not sure exactly what happened; I had a concussion and a massive headache, my face was badly scraped and a little bit of my scalp had to be glued down, but apart from some scratches on my knuckles and elbows I was otherwise unharmed. The dog was terrified of cars, buses and trucks for a few weeks afterwards though so the general consensus is that it was a hit and run. It's been almost two years and I still don't remember anything!
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Then there's her fondness of horses. That one has gotten me into some trouble! Twice she has gotten into a field of horses owned by the most psychotic farmer in the world! The second time he got the police involved and I almost had to go to court! Thankfully, apart from some dog-related mishaps I've been a good girl and nothing came of the incident, apart from a visit by the police and the dog warden. I'll admit, the second time it was my own stupid fault as I had her on the lead, scanned for horses, didn't see any and as soon as I let her off the lead she was off like a shot into the field! She doesn't mean any harm, she just tried to get them to play with her; she was 'mouthing', play bowing and making little woo-woo noises at them!

So those are the main ones; the ones that involve all three main emergency services! But there was also the time she locked herself in the bathroom and I had to come home from work and kick the door in! (It was amazing, like being on a cop show!) Thankfully the door survived the incident as she hadn't knocked the bolt too far in. She has also stolen a large portion of christmas dinner one year and eaten an entire box of eggs on one occasion and her joint supplement on another. Both of these events ended in very runny poop and in the case of the eggs; toxic gas!
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She is now recovering from surgeries on her hind legs to repair ruptured cruciate ligaments. It seems she was born with bad ligaments (and here's me thinking mutts have little to no health problems!), the ligament in the left leg ruptured then a month after her surgery the right one went too. Thankfully, I had insurance to cover the very expensive surgeries otherwise I would be seriously in debt by now (my baby comes first!). She's doing good at the moment, we're about six weeks past her final surgery and apart from some limping in the right leg she's almost back to normal. Now if she'd just stop with the random acts of aggression towards some other dogs! Since she's been recovering she hasn't been allowed near other dogs because she would always get over-excited and hurt herself. So now I have to go through the lengthy process of re-socialisation again!
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Anyway... now she's an adult most of her issues are resolved and I have a much more well-behaved dog. She still has her moments but I think most tamaskan owners can relate! I feel like I probably have more stories that I've forgotten about but I'll post them later if I remember them!
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:15 am

My goodness she sounds like more than a handful! She is very lovely though :D it makes me happy to see all you have been through with her and she still remains as part of your family. I see it too often where some would have given up their dogs going through anything similar to what you have :evil:
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Post by skyedream » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:57 pm

I would never give up my baby, she brings me so much joy! Yeah, so she's been trouble but she's been worth every second of it!
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Post by TerriHolt » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:05 pm

it's really good to see that, she is the equivalent to a teen who needs and ASBO or a spell in juvie but you keep her. i've seen so many dogs been re-homed lately it's depressing and the pathetic reasons are even worse. you probably disagree but it's kinda funny reading it all... and unbelievable too :D
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Post by skyedream » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:30 pm

No I completely agree, and I wish I'd made it all up! I wouldn't compare her to a teen that needs an ASBO though, she's just an over-excited girl who tends to get herself into bad situations! At least she's not caused much trouble for a while now; I miss having a puppy but I don't miss all the trouble they cause!
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Post by Lynwae » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:34 pm

Pretty girl :D

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Post by AZDehlin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:11 pm

Gorgeous girl, sorry to hear she is such a handful.

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Post by Tiantai » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:51 pm

She may have gotten you into so much trouble but she's definitely a cute dog nevertheless
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Post by TerriHolt » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:43 pm

skyedream wrote:I wouldn't compare her to a teen that needs an ASBO though
yeah, you right... no dog should be compaired with a human.. they are better than most... never known a dog do so much tho :lol:
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Post by Sylvaen » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Great photos and interesting stories - it was really hilarious to read about your crazy experiences with Maya! :D :D
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Re: Maya - the most troublesome dog in the world!

Post by JulieSmith » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:47 am

:lol: loved the stories, they are funny tales to tell once you have got over them. Saga has managed to eat a pack of my older dogs join tablets. Her worst habit at the moment is racing up to small dogs to play with them, often she is rewarded by a game of chase usually when the small dog runs in fright :twisted: if I am luck they stand their ground and tell her off then she is fine and ignores them. She only wants to play but it does upset some owners :oops:

Maya sounds a wonderful dog even if she is a handful, who wants a boring dog anyway :lol:

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Post by TerriHolt » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:27 am

JulieSmith wrote:She only wants to play but it does upset some owners
yeah :lol: you ain't kiddin there... sam likes to jump on their head :roll: which prompts the owners to yell some profanities and run off hugging the dog... i wish dogs were brought up to be dogs *sigh* he has taken to grabbing sleves as people walk past and sometimes, fingers have been curled at the edge :oops:
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Re: Maya - the most troublesome dog in the world!

Post by skyedream » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:36 pm

Maya likes to pounce on small dogs when she's on the lead. She looks like she's going to behave herself and just have a little sniff then she goes mad and bounces around the poor wee things!
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Post by AZDehlin » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:43 pm

skyedream wrote:Maya likes to pounce on small dogs when she's on the lead. She looks like she's going to behave herself and just have a little sniff then she goes mad and bounces around the poor wee things!
My Tamaskan Zephyr does the same thing. I just can't have him around small dogs, he is just to rough.

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Post by skyedream » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:59 am

I forgot to mention the time I was throwing sticks for Maya by the river and she bust my nose! I bent down to pick up a stick, she was underneath me and threw her head back. That was unfortunate! The worst part is I had to walk for a bit to get to a place where I could reach the riverbank to clean myself up; I walked past a woman (hands and face covered in blood) who did a double-take, probably thought I was scum and walked straight past me! What a massive bitch! I know it's all part of human psychology being unwilling to get involved in events like this, but really! She could have offered me a tissue... :?
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Post by TerriHolt » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:05 am

skyedream wrote: I know it's all part of human psychology being unwilling to get involved in events like this, but really! She could have offered me a tissue...
i have never understood people like that, i would never hesitate to offer help to someone who looked like they needed it. i once ran down the street practically screaming for help and people more or less ran away from me (one person did say "OMG" before walking briskly away)... how obvious for help can one get :roll: . people who help people must be mentally unstable :lol:
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Post by skyedream » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:11 am

It makes sense though. Helping people can sometimes land you in dangerous situations. We're all about self preservation, just like every other animal out there!

(I would have stopped and helped too though) ;)
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Post by blackmeadows » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:41 am

skyedream wrote:I forgot to mention the time I was throwing sticks for Maya by the river and she bust my nose! I bent down to pick up a stick, she was underneath me and threw her head back.
My boyfriend helpfully suggested that she "bitchslapped you". Fffhaha.

Your girl sounds like a wonderful 'little' terror.

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Post by skyedream » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:22 am

blackmeadows wrote:
skyedream wrote:I forgot to mention the time I was throwing sticks for Maya by the river and she bust my nose! I bent down to pick up a stick, she was underneath me and threw her head back.
My boyfriend helpfully suggested that she "bitchslapped you". Fffhaha.

Your girl sounds like a wonderful 'little' terror.
Clearly I wasn't throwing the sticks fast enough for her! That'll teach me!
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Post by melanie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:59 pm

Hi to every one.I have just been reading some of the things that Maya has been getting up to.
She is a very sweet dog to look at .and sounds very playful :D
My Oscar is a bit mad,many times a have received a head but from him,whilst playing.The hard knobly
bit in top of his head.We call him chissel head,and we have had bruices from the odd knock.
I loved looking at the funny pics as well lol :lol:

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Post by skyedream » Wed May 30, 2012 10:07 am

Maya just had her first hydrotherapy session yesterday. She was very uneasy but seemed to settle once she was in the pool and spa. I was worried about her since she's such a timid dog but by the time she was towel dried her tail was curled up over her back again and wagging. Sorry about the quality of the photos and video, it was very hot and the lens kept steaming up! I'm going again on tuesday so will try to get better shots then!
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Post by issylupus » Wed May 30, 2012 10:25 am

try wiping the lense with a VERY small ammount of diluted washing up liquid. That stops the lense steamming up. I've done this when I took my cammera into the forrest on a hot day and it work's great. It also wont dammage the lense coating.
Maya looks great and she should feel better for it. :P
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Post by skyedream » Wed May 30, 2012 10:53 am

I'm hoping she grows to love it since I paid for 10 sessions yesterday! Thanks for the tip, I'll try that next week.
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Post by Rahne » Wed May 30, 2012 10:58 am

To me it seems Maya did fine for her first session! Hopefully she will feel better after her sessions :)

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Post by skyedream » Wed May 30, 2012 11:05 am

Thanks Rahne, she did do really well. She wouldn't let anyone put the life jacket on her but me, she just kept walking circles around me when anyone tried to touch her. But she took treats from everyone and I'm sure in time we can build up the trust.
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Post by JulieSmith » Thu May 31, 2012 1:10 pm

Good luck I hope it helps a lot for her, looks like she did fine for a first trip.

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