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Old 02-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #76
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Take him to puppy school. The sooner he knows his boundaries (in more ways than one) the happier you'll be, the happier he'll be, and the happier visitors will be.

Smart dog like that you don't want to eat all at once. No seriously, a smart dog like that SHOULD know not to dash after things. I am reading an article that says they're runners. A lot of dogs are. But they CAN be trained, because they are also intelligent.

Or trade him in for a less running away dog.

Kidding. Please to read this posted article, maybe it will help.

Personally, I wouldn't be happy with a dog that doesn't walk by my side when he's supposed to, and doesn't know his boundaries when he's outside, and jumps on people and yelps. I like a dog that lays down once in a while.

He's awfully cute, but the breed sounds to be a handful. Good luck!

Dog parks are where dogs can run wild, which a dog like that needs to do once in a while. I forget, do you have a fenced in yard?

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-a...ht-dog-for-you
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:33 PM   #77
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yeah, I didn't get the min-pin. I got that big stupid shep/lab mutt who wants to play 20/7. (well, he does rest for about four hours)

I do have a fenced in yard but he's used to 12 other dogs (he was fostered) and he's lonely, I can tell.

two cats STILL in basement.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #78
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provide cats with rocket boosters?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #79
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Just love him Tril.
Train him, but love him.

He'll stop being not-Autumn soon.
And start being him-indoors-I-must-obey.

Diz probably thinks his name is Jesus-Christ-Diz.

But IM hit upon a truth, even in jest.
If you really try but still feel you can't provide the best home for him, he can be re-adopted. It's really hard, but giving up a dog to a more suitable home doesn't hurt them like giving up a child. I do have experience in that at least (pet not child.) I doubt Hely still dreams of me in her little cat brain. I hope.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #80
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yeah, I didn't get the min-pin. I got that big stupid shep/lab mutt who wants to play 20/7. (well, he does rest for about four hours)

I do have a fenced in yard but he's used to 12 other dogs (he was fostered) and he's lonely, I can tell.

two cats STILL in basement.
Oh, I'm sorry. I do see now that is ain't that dog.

Still, I think you'd enjoy puppy school.

Give him a big nose kiss for me.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #81
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I love his face! I want to kiss him right above his nose. Handsome feller.
You know that makes me sneeze.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #82
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Our little rescue, Aesa is still a challenge some days and we have had her since May 5th 2012. She is a cute girl, with a great personality, but she still has fight or flight issues ( with her its talk back more so than anything) She still barks at air, and will still eat half the house when left alone. She doesnt do it every time... but enough to still be an issue. She has eaten light bulbs, books, paint, she will open brand new boxed crock pots just to see whats inside, that sort of thing. She is a huge counter surfer and will get into any glass or plate left anywhere near her reach. There are days I wonder why us? why can't she just be like our Freya.

My Freya girl would never have done any of these things. I am learning, while they are the same breed...Aesa is not Freya.

Aesa wants to be a loving dog, and curl up with you, and does. She tries to listen. She is a sweet heart, and loves going for walks. She sleeps with me, spine to spine. She is my shadow. She knows sit and wait. She will shake a paw. She is Loki's best freind. They play well together and sleep side by side, if not on top of each other.

Aesa would have had several more homes by now, simply because of the destuction when we are not home, and the aggressive play ( its just boxers, she's just noisier than most). We can handle her, we love her. Sometimes its the different that we need.

There is a poem out there, that makes me cry every time... because its true. While I don't know where you got your new baby Scout from, I do know I got Aesa from a home 2 hours before she was taken to the SPCA. This poem hits home, and maybe when you have your " wow, do you ever rest?" times with Scout you can think back to it. Its helped me with my "rescue".


I Rescued A Human Today
Author: Janine Allen

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor
peering apprehensively into the kennels.
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident
I had in the back of my cage.
I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy
and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card,
I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.
I only have the future to look forward to
and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head
up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck;
she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw
to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright
that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could
to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.
So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors.
So many more to be saved.
At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #83
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That's brilliant.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #84
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Great poem!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #85
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OK. I'm giving him ONE MORE WEEK.

he just chewed a forty dollar pillow....sigh. I am rash, irresponsible, lazy and stupid. Why did I DO this?

I did love the poem, Jaydaan, and I thank you for it. I wanted small and older and I got big and younger. The Universe laughs and laughs. I must learn to relax.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #86
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Carrot ate my toothbrush yesterday (the second one).

If I totalled up the damage he's done over his year it's into the hundreds of ££s.

Never had a dog who was destructive before. Pilau would destroy any toy that came near him within moments, but he didn;t chew my stuff or the house. Though he did steal food.

Carrot is very respectful of his toys. he has toys there still that he had when he was 10 weeks old. The house and random stuffs are whole other story :p

Sometimes that's their bag. They all have something. Some quirk, physical or behavioural. The thing that sticks around for ages that you think they're never going to fucking well grow out of, until they suddenly do. usually :p

Ride it out, he's a baby. You've taken him on now. Either that or take him right back, tomorrow before he's had a chance to fully settle and feel secure. Don't let the lad start to feel settled and then take him back or it'll take him twice as long to settle in his next home. And if they run out of patience and take him back after 4 weeks, it'll take twice as long again the next time, and so on.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #87
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Sorry, that sounded judgemental, it wasn't meant to. But it's a real problem pattern for these dogs once they start to go through the rehoming process. If the first rehome doesn't work out, people often lose patience after a couple of weeks. So the dog gets sent back into the shelter just as it started to feel like it was in a pack. The next time they go to a new home, they won't even start to relax until they've got past the length of time (roughly) they got to the first time out.

Which means the next adopter is now more likely to lose patience (4-6 weeks maybe of really unsettled behaviour this time around) and take it back, and maybe now here's a dog that has serious abandonment issues and becomes difficult to rehome at all.

Happens distressingly often.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #88
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Loki ate a cordless drill charger, hubby's phone charger and blue tooth headset and 2 books, all in one day when he was a puppy. I know hubby was not happy but we did leave them in view. We quickly learned to puppy proof the house! Helped with the normal dog eatables, you know, shoes, pillows, purses... but then came Aesa. She opens cupboards, and takes apart boxes to get things. Not normal dog eatable things either... craft paint, all over both dogs and my new carpet, CFL light bulbs out of the box in the cupboard, ceramic coffee mugs from on the counter... LOL.

Give him time, especially if he is teething. We found Rollover filled real bones at Walmart, and the dogs love them. Normal teething type stuff didn't work for us, the dogs were bored with them very fast. Another thing.. a bored dog is a bad dog. Try to take him for a few walks a day, and make it routine to train him for a few mins each day too. They love the challenge. We are still working on the "sit, wait" and my dogs are almost 2 and just over 2. I do notice huge changes when we go for more consistant walks. Its harder for me with a bad hip and two dogs that are very strong if they want to be... I need a second person to go with me. But its worth the nagging to get someone to go too, the dogs love it. Gets us up and moving too, see a win win!

Just remember:" its just a pillow, Mom. I didn't mean to make you upset... here let me kiss you and make it all better".

Good luck with him, I am sure as you bond, and he gets used to being an only dog, he will settle down.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #89
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #90
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Dana, Loki ate a door once, now I don't feel so bad. Its funny.... LATER, I suppose. What posseses these cute little babies to go all tazmanian devil and eat the strangest things? I understand the cigarette buts/ dirt, etc as the vet explained most times that is for a missing nutrient.. but walls? I am certain they know damn well there is nothing good or helpful in that wall/light bulb/ etc.
I wish just for one day I could have my two talk, and tell me really what they think, and why thye do the things they do.
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