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getting rid of the dog

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BaylesObedience 1
KnightRider 1
BellaLaVie 2
puppylove 3
Sarah H aka Boot 1
HotGeekChick 4
AussieGirl 1
Ladybug1230 1
firefly 2
Maleficent 2
Kiko 3
RUserious 1

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HotGeekChick --- 10 years ago -

anybody know good places to take a dog when you can't keep them? i feel awful, especially since we actually paid good money for this dog, but he chews everything we own. and i can't handle the stress of a dog who is super high needs with anxiety. 

Sarah H aka Boot --- 10 years ago -

What kind, how old? 

Maleficent --- 10 years ago -

I don't want to come off as an a hole do please don't take it that way but have you tried all the stuff to get him to not chew? They usually do it because they are bored. Does he have a chew toy he likes? Do you crate train him? What is your discipline strategy? Does he go for long walks? What kind of dog is it?

If he has anxiety truly there is some doggie calming stuff at petsmart that is amazing. 

puppylove --- 10 years ago -

I agree with maleficent. He just needs some training. Also if you got him froma breeder or shelter they will normally always take them back. 

HotGeekChick --- 10 years ago -

I don't want to come off as an a hole do please don't take it that way but have you tried all the stuff to get him to not chew? They usually do it because they are bored. Does he have a chew toy he likes? Do you crate train him? What is your discipline strategy? Does he go for long walks? What kind of dog is it?

If he has anxiety truly there is some doggie calming stuff at petsmart that is amazing.


yes i have crate trained him, but he has never gotten to the point where he will sit in it while i'm home and not whine. if i leave and put music on he is fine. i cannot spray stuff on all my son's toys. i don't think that would be safe right?! i tried some calming aids and they did nothing. i would welcome the name of what you used. he is a dachsund. just over 1 year old. i try to walk him but with school and my husband gone it is not always a reality. he has plenty of bones around the house for chewing. he just chooses to chew on other stuff. returning him is not an option. basically i made a mistake in letting my husband get this dog and i am tired of being the only one responsible for a dog i don't have time for. 

Maleficent --- 10 years ago -

:( I wish I could take him. I go to school, have my autistic little one, a 10 year old a st Bernard and a beagle. My husband got back in December from his last deployment. I understand how it can be. It CAN be done but I understand just not wanting to anymore. I really think its boredom. He could benefit from one of those jackets too. And there are so many calming things you just have to find the right one.

With that kind of dog there is probably a lot of people who would want him. Try listing him on PYS or petfinder.com. I would give for a little one! My horse of a dog is such a pain. Lol but I've had her for 9 years now and wouldnt part for the world. Good luck. Though. 

puppylove --- 10 years ago -

I know it's hard to deal with a puppy with problems and separation problems are the worse. However with training they can be fixed. I know there are several trainers on base that will come to your house and help you. Or Laurie at the petco off
Mission is really good. It sounds like he needs more exercise, training (and training works out a dogs mind so it is exercising them), maybe make a friend and go to a dog park on base together once or twice a week just let them run around together.
Also train yourself as well. If he likes shoes make sure they are put away, make sure he doesn't have the run of the house. If he has the run of the house he has to much freedom.
I have two dogs both pretty we'll trained but they only have the kitchen and living room when as we awake, bedtime they only have our bedroom and the only time the go into our office is if we are in there. Dogs need rulers nd restrictions. Good luck. 

BaylesObedience --- 10 years ago -

if you wanted to try training let me know and we can make it better. Dogs with problems have a underlining issue, and once we find and fix it thinigs fall into place and get better.

YOu can PM on my personal page (im only on here every so often)

www.facebook.com/baylesobediencetraining 

Kiko --- 10 years ago -

Hey, your "title" caught my eye!
I have a doxie too. And I honestly think you need to give him another chance. They are great family dogs - never a day my husband is gone that I am ever cold or lonely!! He use to dig holes in our carpets and sometimes chew on the wall I gave him chewing toys and all sorts of toys to consume his attention..I tire him out with a game of fetch, running up and down the stairs chasing the ball, or a walk. Now, the carpet is just something he uses to scratch his back :)
He pee'd everywhere too , you need a lot of patience with potty training. Plus doxies tend to leak sometimes esspecially when they get excited but we found ways to help him control himself.
I think all future dog owners should research about the breed they are about to get before actually getting the dog. It's sad to read, "I feel awful, especially since we actually paid good money for this dog."

But I do know of a Doxie rescue in san diego where you can surrender your dog because of something reasonable. 

KnightRider --- 10 years ago -

^^^^ our doxie did the same thing. When I was out of town, and my husband was suppose to be watching him, he chewed up the carpet in two different spots (and not little spots either). He also piddles when hes excited and doesnt tell us he needs to go out, like our other dog does. But now the only thing he chews up is my underwear if my husband leaves the closet open, so he can get into the hamper. It takes ALOT of patience but with training they do get better. I also have him go in his cage when we leave and hes now to the point where he notices we are getting ready to leave, so when I open the gate to the kitchen he goes straight into the cage. I'm not going to lie, when we brought him home and it was one accident after the other I thought I lost my mind getting another dog because our Aussie was never this bad BUT I'm so glad that we kept him. He is a super cuddle bug, almost to the point where my husband cant sleep next to me lol. 

Kiko --- 10 years ago -

^^^^Yeah, he chews on our underwear and socks too. He grabs it and runs around the house so we dont catch him LOL 

RUserious --- 10 years ago -

not to butt in...but im so surprise this lady havent comment on here yet....smh
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puppylove --- 10 years ago -

It doesn't surprise me that she hadn't really responded. She already made up her mind about what she is doing with the dog before she posted this. She didn't want help training the dog or advise on how to fix the problems she is having with the dog. She wants to know where she can drop it off so she doesn't have to deal the dog anymore. I think if the only reason a person feels bad about getting rid of a dog is that they spent good money on the dog, the dog is probably better off without those owners. Sorry but if you get a dog and don't train it then it's not going to behave it doesn't know what you want from it. If you get a dog take the time and train it. 

HotGeekChick --- 10 years ago -

It doesn't surprise me that she hadn't really responded. She already made up her mind about what she is doing with the dog before she posted this. She didn't want help training the dog or advise on how to fix the problems she is having with the dog. She wants to know where she can drop it off so she doesn't have to deal the dog anymore. I think if the only reason a person feels bad about getting rid of a dog is that they spent good money on the dog, the dog is probably better off without those owners. Sorry but if you get a dog and don't train it then it's not going to behave it doesn't know what you want from it. If you get a dog take the time and train it.

judgemental much? i am already in contact with bayles obedience who responded to this post. also i'm trying to be fair to the dog. if i don't have time for him like i thought i would, and my husband doesn't put in the time he promised he would, wouldn't it be better for him to go to a home that can care for him? i did take time to train him. he's housebroken. knows to "go home" to his crate on command and walks on a leash. i just got busy with school and a kid which is frankly way more important that a dog and haven't had time to continue the training. 

HotGeekChick --- 10 years ago -

Hey, your "title" caught my eye!
I have a doxie too. And I honestly think you need to give him another chance. They are great family dogs - never a day my husband is gone that I am ever cold or lonely!! He use to dig holes in our carpets and sometimes chew on the wall I gave him chewing toys and all sorts of toys to consume his attention..I tire him out with a game of fetch, running up and down the stairs chasing the ball, or a walk. Now, the carpet is just something he uses to scratch his back :)
He pee'd everywhere too , you need a lot of patience with potty training. Plus doxies tend to leak sometimes esspecially when they get excited but we found ways to help him control himself.
I think all future dog owners should research about the breed they are about to get before actually getting the dog. It's sad to read, "I feel awful, especially since we actually paid good money for this dog."

But I do know of a Doxie rescue in san diego where you can surrender your dog because of something reasonable.


well everyone in my husband's family has doxie's and he assured me they were goog dogs. i know nothing about dogs so i trusted his judgement. then not only does he never help with HIS dog but apparently they aren't great right away which he failed to mention. i'm not joking when i say i'm lucky to get a shower everyday. training a dog is hardly doable in that kind of situation but it wasn't like that when we got the dog. 

BellaLaVie --- 10 years ago -

I love my Doxie. He chewed when he was a puppy, too. And he has accidents here and there...especially when he gets excited. I've been told they are one of the top 20 hardest dogs to potty train. But I would never give him up - he is one of the best dogs I have had. He is such a snuggler! I hope you can figure out a solution for your pup...they are great little pups. 

BellaLaVie --- 10 years ago -

So tempted to take him but I can't since I have 2 dogs :( 

AussieGirl --- 10 years ago -

Great pups need great owners. That's all.
I hope he finds a forever home and soon. 

firefly --- 10 years ago -

did you get this puppy from murrieta by any chance? 

Kiko --- 10 years ago -

www.2ndchancedoxie.com
This is the website for the doxie rescue.
If your family has no time to care for him then find him a family that will. Maybe even post him on PYS. 

firefly --- 10 years ago -

I have 2 male doxies. If you want to bring him over to see if they will all get along we will take him in. 

Ladybug1230 --- 10 years ago -

Maybe change the posting to something a little more positive¬Ö "Hi, I have an adorable doxie puppy just over a year old that needs a family!" Post a cute pic. Boom, done. 

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