It's so painful but I want to share this..
Some people already knew we have much troubles with our Princess..
It's such a long story.. last almost 2,5 years..
When Hailey and her littermates were born, we had a reservation for Chafuko..
Hailey (she had the nam Bonus then) was the one pup that did not have a family yet.. At a dutch forum weekend our friend Mar (also her breeder and also known as Podenji on this site) took all the pups with her..
We always have liked the Ibizan and we sign up to have a sister of Hailey for a few months (until she could fly to Australia) But Bonus needed a new family..
We kep her into our arms and we wanted to have her so badly but.. .we did not wanted to sign out for Chafuko… and we sure did not wanted two pups..
After that, We got Pentah (haileys sis) for a few months, we had so much trouble with letting her go..
Well Chafuko came into our lives and we met the new family of Bonus..
We met Bonus a few times and every time she jumped into our arms.. if she knew we loved her so much..
When it did not go well with the family of Bonus we immediately said to eachother "she have to come to us, when she cannot stay there"
Well that time came quickly and we picked her up..
But.. she had some issues..
We thought we could work everyting out and we enjoyed all the nice tings about her.. We gave her a new name "Hailey" and were so proud that our little girl came to us!!
She is a very dominant girl and very unsure at the same time..
We noticed she became more dominant to woman and after not too much time she bit me a few times (not very hard)
We talked about the issues with Mar, and a other friend that has a sister of Hailey and it got better at some points.
But... when I got less strict it all happened again..
She wouln't listen to me and when I pushed her away she bit me.
When I am sweet to her (as I want to be and as I am to the boys) she will walk over me and she goes too far.
I only can handle her when I am allone and be strict and distand to her.
When Kas is around, she won't bit me but she stayes dominant.
To the boys.. she is also dominant sometimes.. When we play with the boys, they let hailey play along. But when we play with hailey and one of the boys want to play along, she will bite them (not agressive but hard and scary)
So, we talked about it much, and a few months ago we almost decided to search for another home for her.. Be backet our because it hurts to much.. she is our princess and she is SO sweet when she behaves herself.. (and when I am not too sweet to her)
But now, a few bites later.. we had to talk again..
We are too afraid she will get more dominant OR I be too late with pulling my arm away when she bites me...
Last week we talked with Mar, and she is now looking for a new home.
I am too sweet and cannot handle her... I have a dog to treat him/her with love and with my heart... and it is not possible to do that with Hailey.. I just cannot be strict enough..
We're crying the whole time.. she is our girl and in our heart we don't want to give her up but we don't want to keep this behavior.. it's not safe for me or the boys.. (with Kas and Ryan she is still sooo sweet.. )
It's hard to talk about and I keep thinking about ways to keep her..
She is our girl and now we have to let her go a second time...