I'm dog sitting a monster!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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4797 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ChellFish22:  Oh boy, that IS stressful! I have 4 dogs from puppy to 16 yrs old. Did this little dog go the bathroom IN your friend’s house? Part of it can be that she is stressed out by not living where she normally does and needs to get used to her new situation. Does she bark while locked in the bathroom? Are you raising your voice when she’s naughty? No judging, I’ve just read tons on behavior because mine are all rescues and dog #3 is actually going to be seen by a behaviorist.

She could be as stressed out as you are. As for potty training, one thing you can try, but it’s a pain, is to leash the dog while she’s inside and then you will have her next to you wherever you are. I’m going in all different tangents, but another thing would be if she goes potty outside praise her like she just won the lottery! Is she crate trained? Normally you would take a dog out for a bathroom break after she wakes up, after playing a bit, and after eating.

I’ve cleaned up tons of pee and poo and it is a pain and frustrating! Puppy isn’t quite there yet and I have this old old dog.

Ramble ramble ramble.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You need to call this person and tell them that you can’t take care of their dog. I think it’s really nice of you to try and help her through a tough time, but I don’t think you’re going to see any of the money to replace everything the dog has ruined/will ruin. For her to cut your offer in half and then say, “I’ll buy anything she needs”? Uh, yeah she should. It’s her dog. I think you’re getting royally screwed here. If you don’t want to stand up to her, I’d keep the dog outside 24/7 (you’re in Hawaii which helps) and make sure you get your money back in any way you can.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Im not sure where you live but where I am at there are boarding places that run $15/day. Which is pretty reasonable! 

I have a 10 year old pomeranian that ive had since I was 15. She was not potty trained for the first 7 years of her life because I was a 15yr old and I didnt care, then I went off to college. After college my mom insisted I take her when I officially moved out. She is now 100% potty trained and has been since a couple months after I got her back. It is very easy  to potty train if you control food and water. If you give them water they will have to go about half to an hr later. Same with food. 

We also got a german shepherd in the last year and he was potty trained in a matter of days because I controlled the food and water. I cant count on 1 hand the number of accidents hes had in 1.5 yrs. 

But, with that said. This sounds like a behavorial Iissue! I would definitely control the food and water and it might help but ive never heard of a dog that poops all over the place like that! And I wouldnt think you friend would let her poop all over her couch and bed, so it cant be because thats what she is used to!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

 

ChellFish22:  that would be really frustrating. Especially when trying to potty train anothet dog! Hopefully it doesnt hinder your other one! You are a very good person for doing that for that person! I dont think I would be able to handle it! It would be so stressful to have to constantly be cleaning up after her!!!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ChellFish22:  Well I feel for ya, for sure! I just cleaned up pee and poo since I wrote that! Puppy doesn’t always quite hit the pad. She probably really is stressed out, poor thing. I know it’s super frustrating, though. Yeah, maybe give yourself a time limit and if it doesn’t improve, call that friend up and say it’s not working out. Too bad it wasn’t just for a few days. I haven’t been able to go anywhere overnight for a year since I got dog #3. He’s NUTS.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If her poop is really messy and watery (which is what I am assuming from your posts) her stomach is messed up already. She might need to go to the vet for that if she is having loose stools. 

Other than that, I have no idea what I would do given your situation. My sisters dog is a complete pain. He vengence pees on things (like our entertainment center and kleenex that he shredded). I hate watching him, but I always feel obligated. So I know your pain. 

Maybe getting a cheap drop cloth or shower curtain to cover places she keeps going? I would also call the owner and ask if this is her normal behavior. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think many of us told you not to be a doormat… not sure what you expected. You shouldn’t let people take advantage of you. She doesn’t really sound like a good friend!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

ChellFish22:  You’re just too nice. It makes me sad that your house is getting torn up 🙁 🙁 and it’s not like it’s the dog’s fault either!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I commented on your last thread, and what a terrible update to your previous thread! I see that you have one of two options here: 1) Ask your friend again that you need her to meet you in the middle at $300, and that you also need her to replace what her dog has destroyed. 2) Tell her that if she can’t meet you halfway that you need her to come pick up her dog ASAP. You can’t have another dog destroying your home and making things uncomfortable for your pets. Just tell her that all of the marking/pooping/barking is upsetting your current pets, and you can’t handle the damage when she doesn’t want to compensate you fairly.

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