(Closed) Our Newest Fur Baby….

posted 6 years ago in Pets
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

So cute!!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Treejewel19:  Ohhh what a sweet face!  I’m sorry you’re having trouble with him.  Have you tried getting him any toys to occupy him and maybe help take some of the aggression out?  I am personally a huge fan of toys made by Premier Dog Toys.  They are a little more pricey, but they LAST! 

My pooch loves his bristle bone.  If your pup is food motivated it’s a great toy.  There are small, round rawhides that screw into the bone and they have to work really hard to get them out

http://www.wayfair.com/Premier-Pet-Busy-Buddy-Bristle-Bone-Dog-Toy-BBBRIBN-L999-K~PRR1002.html?refid=GX15983706420-PRR1002&gclid=CNvBy_6NpbQCFehDMgodWGYAlQ

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Treejewel19:  OMG I want to cuddle all of your dogs! lol I have a rescue and you just have to give him lots of attention. Our rescue was really really quiet and very scared. We would constantly play with him and show him around the house. Now he is very energetic and very comfortable…sometimes a little to comfortable lol!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Sorry the transition is difficult for Balin as well as you. If he seems to be struggling there’s nothing wrong with gating or crating him in another room for a little while and then giving him one on one time quietly later on. Don’t pamper him when he freaks out, be firm and correct the behaviour or at least ignore it. Lots of walks will help! What are the names of your other dogs?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My rescue dogs both had pretty difficult adjustment periods. Fern intentionally peed on our bed every chance she got for a few months, it was very frustrating. Both dogs are angels now, it just took a little while for them to get used to us, a new environment, routine etc. it will get better, I promise! Hang in there and be loving and patient. So happy you adopted!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

omg he is adorable, and what a cute face πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Treejewel19 Did anyone else have difficulties when adopting a rescue dog? Thoughts, suggestions and comments appreciated.
 
My pup is a resuce dog and honestly best dog ever.  I got him at 5 weeks so he was tiny and the pound told me he would only be 30 pds max and that he was a shit zu.  He potty trained very quickly, not so quickly with going in his kennel every day but the only issue i have with him now is he loves shoes, and if he is left alone for any length of time, watch out shoes.  He is particular about them to, it was always the expensive ones i found him with.  now i just make sure he is with in eye sight, and my advise to any owner with a pup is if there quite and you cant seem them 99% of the time there causing trouble. lol
 
He is now 53 pds (way over the 30) and is actually a short hair collie (looks nothing like a shit zu) cute as can be and he’ll be 1yr old on 01/25/13.  And honestly a resuce dog seems to be one of the best dogs.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Treejewel19:  Wow, he is adorable! Good luck with him, I’m sure he’ll get adjusted to his new home. We just rescued our new furbaby at Thanksgiving time and she’s just a little love bug. The only problems we’re having with her is she’s not house trained or really trained for anything other than getting a bath. She thinks all food is hers and will try to take it right out of your hand if you’re eating something. Fiancé’s sister found her on the side of the road though, we didn’t get her from a shelter.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Lots of walks! A tired dog is a happy dog and is much more likely to be calm.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Treejewel19:  Aw, I’m sorry it’s been difficult! When we brought our newest dog into the mix (a 1yr old pit bull mix), it was definitely a rude awakening. I guess I’ve always been lucky that the dogs my family or I have adopted have been easy to transition because this one completely blindsided me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love her already, but good god she was a handful at first. So far she’s destroyed a mattress (luckily in the spare room) which led us to crate her when we leave, which I’ve never done before, so I was hesitant at first. It’s working though and no more destroyed furniture. In the beginning she would also pee every time she got excited or she got nervous even though she was potty trained! She didn’t care that Bailey (other dog) had to eat as well, and would knock her out of the way to steal her food and was just overall a tad bit too aggressive towards her than I was comfortable with. She also had this need to follow us EVERYWHERE (I couldn’t pee unsupervised because she would scratch at the door and cry). I have to admit, after a week, I was fully ready to return her to the rescue org because I basically came home and cried like a baby every day due to stress.

HOWEVER, I’m glad we stuck it out. It’s been about 5 weeks now, and we’ve all finally settled into a comfortable rhythm. Now that she’s on schedule for her feedings and us coming/going, she’s much calmer and less food aggressive. As she got more confident of her place in our house and we spent more time training with her, the scared/excited peeing stopped as well. It’s happened only once this week when it used to happen multiple times daily, so I’m considering that a success! And my other dog is coming out of her shell and is more willing to play with Charlie, so that aggression has gone away completely. AND she’s becoming more comfortable in the house and is more independent, so I can pee alone again. YAY! :p

Didn’t mean for this to be a freaking essay, sorry about that. To sum up: give it time. And don’t be ashamed to scream into a pillow. πŸ˜‰

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

He is SO CUTE! my suggestion is to get a routine going ASAP. You have to ignore the bad behaviour and reward good behaviour. Do some basic obedience (sit, drop, stay) for 10 mins, a few times a day to keep his little mind going & so he knows that doing good things will get him treats. Walks are good but be careful because he’ll learn to expect them every day, as part of the routine and may be hard to kerb them later on. If you are willing to walk the dogs every day before or after work then that is excellent, doggies love a routine & will look forward to their daily walkies

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