- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
About two months ago I stumbled upon a half Boston Terrier (my fav breed) online who was to be euthanized in a matter of days. She was just over 1 years old, and had been at the shelter for 3 months already.
I love this dog, her name is Izzy, but we are having the HARDEST TIME EVER training her. It is to the point that FI and I argue about it all the time, and sometimes I just want to let her go free on our walks…(I could never actually do that).
So, the problems are as follows:
1) She pees in her crate EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. We have her on a regular schedule, and have had her tested for any medical issues. She is fine. We have tried feeding her in her crate so she would associate it with food. We have made sure she had plenty of bedding. We have now thrown out two beds. We have taken all the bedding out, so she would be in a puddle. We have made the crate bigger. We have made the crate smaller. We have restricted water close to bedtime. We exercise her. We give her treats and ackowledgement when she pees outside. We scold her if we catch her peeing inside. Nothing is working, and I really just feel beside myself.
2) She also pees in the house, even when we have recently taken her out.
3) She eats EVERYTHING that is on the ground, acorns, rocks, poop, dust, paper…EVERYTHING!
I really do love her, and the thought of something bad happening to her devastates me, but I really don’t know how much longer I can continue with this. I don’t even want to get out of bed in the morning, because I know I am going to have a mess to clean up.
My FI wants to take her to a kill shelter, but I just can’t do that. I have always been the person to save a dog, not drop one off. I recently moved to Los Angeles, and I have no friends or relatives here. Actually, I don’t really know anyone except my FI and neighbor. This makes it much harder to try to find her a new home. I really feel this is building a wedge between FI and I.
Please Hive, I would really appreciate any insight or help you can give to me.