- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
So, we have a one year old miniature dachshund who we got as a puppy, and is decently well trained. I can leave shoes out with her all day long, and she doesn’t touch them. This is embarassing to admit, but she is already a year old and not 100% house broken. We had initially pad trained her but once we moved tried to switch over to outdoors only, but it seems like she never totally got the hang of it, no matter how many treats she gets for going outside, etc.
Anyways, we had been discussing getting a second dog for our household once I got out of classes this May for the summer. We started looking on adoption websites, and found a cool beagle/bassett mix that was on the “Urgent” county animal shelter adoption list…you know what that means. We ended up getting him just a few days later.
It’s been two weeks now. The first week, he was an absolute angel. No accidents in the house, such a sweetheart, didn’t chew anything up. But in the last week, everything has changed. He has had like 4 accidents (on my bookbag, ON OUR GUEST BED, UGH!), and I came home yesterday to the trash completely destroyed and all over our kitchen. Today he opened up a package of bendable straws and they were everywhere. I’m wondering where this devil dog came from?
Overall, he’s so sweet to our little dog, (he weighs four times as much as her), and I really love having him around most of the time. A complicating fact is that we live in a duplex and I’m afriad to crate him during the day because he has not been previously crate trained (or so it appears) and when we have tried to, he just howwwwllls. Our upstairs neighbors have been relatively understanding so far, but they have a newborn baby themselves, and I know that would get real old real fast.
I’ve never had a bigger dog before (dachshunds only up until this point) so maybe I’m just not used to a big dog, but ZOMG I think I’m going to go crazy if I come home to another thing like that. He just destroys toys, trash, anything. FHSDKFHJ.Not to mention, he got out of our yard the other day (TWICE) when we’ve never had any sort of problem with our other dog sneaking out!
Anyone have any hints? How to get him out of the trash? UGH.