Athena

Hi! My Name Is Athena

Athena wandered on to someone’s property as a young puppy. She was then rehomed by our Aunt. Our Aunt had another dog that was very reactive and they did not get along. We were under the impression that the issue was with our aunts original dog and decided to take her in, adding her to our family of two cats and another dog. After about 3 months, she randomly attacked our dog, quite violently. At that time, we began working with a trainer and she was given a diagnosis of PTSD. We began giving her flouxetine to manage her anxiety and noticed a huge change in her demeanor. We began working with her and our other dog by taking them on paired walks and other scenarios like rewarding them for positive interactions with each other. Other than training, we kept our dogs separate in our house with bay gates to avoid any more attacks.

Now after about a year, we have been able to let them hang out together in our house under supervision and even allows them to play outside of leash. We felt that we had corrected the issue and everything had been going smoothly unlit last night. While she was laying on the ground, our other dog rolled over on his back and stretched out and sort of touched her with his paw. She then very violently latched on to him and shook him until we were able to separate them.

Athena has become such an amazing companion to me and is a very sweet dog. At this point, we feel like we have exhausted every measure to help her with her ptsd and that she would be better off in a home as an only pet. It is no longer safe to keep her with our other animals.

Almost a year later,

  • Bulldog - English & Australian Cattle
  • Female
  • Youth (24 - 60 Months)My DoB is 09/01/2020
  • 41 - 50 Pounds
  • White & Brown
  • Active and Playful
  • I Like All Kids
  • I Like Select Dogs
  • I Like Some Cats
  • I Like Some Small Animals
  • I Am Scared of Farm Animals
  • I'm Currently In Training
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