Stress and TTC

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 17
Member
8065 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

theresabow :  also train the kids to keep their toys put away at the same time lol. I’ve told my daughter not to leave a bowl of cheerios on the floor because the dog will eat them and I let her learn the hard way if she doesn’t listen. She doesn’t leave her snacks on the floor anymore at least! I would do the same for toys.  I train them both to be good “siblings” to each other.

Lastly a tired dog is a good dog. Running around in the yard isn’t always enough exercise or stimulation. Make sure she gets structured walks every day and run through training exercises on your own to stimulate her (it can be 5-10 minutes, nothing crazy). 

Post # 19
Member
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

  theresabow :  Im sorry but three months TTC does not = “hard time!” You have 6 other kids…did you conceive all of those on your first cycle or something? I’m not trying to be snarky here but I really don’t understand why you think you’re having a hard time after three months…

Post # 20
Member
8065 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

theresabow :  Don’t split your time – take care of them together!  Put the little ones in a stroller and take everyone for a nice long walk around the neighborhood after dinner. The kids will enjoy some time with you and some fresh air, and the dog will get tired out and less likely to bark all night. Let the dog curl up with you all on the floor while you read books to the kids so she doesn’t feel abandoned. My daughter will toss a ball for the dog while I’m making dinner so that they’re both entertained and I can get shit done (obviously make sure you trust the kids and the dog to play nicely before leaving them with minimal supervision). Don’t try to parent them separately or else you’ll be pulled in too many directions. 

Post # 21
Member
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

your dog barks and chews on things. I’m sorry but what exactly did you expect having a puppy with 6 other kids would be like? 

Post # 24
Member
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Having a dog escape through a nice electric fence all the time doesn’t seem quite normal to me. Have you had anyone help you train the dog with the fence? Is there any chance it might not be set properly?

 

If the dog is getting out all the time and cars have to dodge it, I think that puts a slightly different spin on the rehoming idea. It’s understandable that young kids let a dog out, but if the fence can’t contain the dog, then this is not a safe situation for the dog to be in. I know it’s against the grain of most of these comments, but I’d consider rehoming. The dog sounds like an excellent pet and deserves an environment where cars do not pose a frequent danger.

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors