(Closed) This new dog is driving me insane.

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsRuby:  I definitely understand where you’re coming from, I have 2 chihuhuas and one of them I adopted from the humane society and she was previously abused. So she needs special care she pees from nervousness and doesn’t always like to be touched on certain days. It’s hard but it’s a commitment you make when you adopt a dog from a previous owner. As far as my other puppy she isn’t potty trained either yet and it’s super annoying 🙁 Just give it time, if it doesn’t work out than the dog is better off somewhere else at a home where they possibly to have another pet. Certain dogs have special needs unfortunately. Good luck to you

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have a new dog too. The peeing is a nervous habit. The chewing, well all puppies do that even ours(: If he doesn’t have a bone to chew on he chews everything in sight! Honestly if your beagle does hurt her maybe she will be a little more causious and not so aggresive? What kind of dog is she? How old?

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Could she possibly just be adjusting??

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The peeing sounds like submissive urination. It should lessen as she becomes more comfortable.

How much exercise is she getting? Excessive chewing is often a sign that they need more mental and physical stimulation.

I also think you guys might have set your expectations a little too high for a brand new dog to be honest. Even if it she is an adult, you should treat her like a puppy. Supervision at all times to prevent accidents, shoes and other chewables picked up, crated when you’re gone, etc.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m concerned about your beagle, who was in the house first.  I’d give it a couple of days, but if she’s aggressive to your other dog, I’d be giving the new dog the boot, especially if the people you got it from already have other people interested in it. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The peeing sounds like submissive urination. My chihuahua had that at first (she had been abused before going into rescue). We just learned to be patient and not approach her in certain ways..instead have her come to us…until she was comfortable with us. It worked itself out pretty quickly.

As far as your beagle…how did you introduce them? Best idea is to do so on neutral territory so nobody is threatened. Since it’s already done, might be a good idea to keep them together but separate until they get used to being around each other. Whenever I bring a new dog into my house (permanent or foster) I keep one dog baby-gated in the kitchen and the other loose for a few days, rotating who is in the kitchn. This way they can see/smell/hear each other and learn that this animal is not a threat.

As good of manners as a dog has, moving to a new home (new people, new environment) can make them revert to some old habits. It just takes a little bit of time and patience. If you are getting fed up, maybe you aren’t ready for the committment. If other people are interested, it might be fairer to let them have a chance at giving her a home.

best of luck.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@MrsRuby:  I may not be the best judge, considering our dog we rescued has tested us like no other and has gone through 3 trainers and kicked out of obedience school. My first instinct is to give the dog more time, it took us month with our guy and lots and lots of trial and error before seeing progress, but it will happen! 

Some dogs are just such creatures of habit that any disturbance to their routine, settings, different smells, etc will seriously take them a while to adjust. I am careful to re home them too much, because with some patience, they will make great pets!

On the other hand, I dont think rehoming is always a bad thing and it doesn’t make you a bad or irresponsible person. I just think you should give the dog more time and explore some other options before sending it back. I TOTALLY understand the issue of not letting a dog dictate everything, but once you bring them into your household, sometimes things have to change. It was hard for me to adjust to at first, but pets are a huge commitment and I had to relax and set new “pet boundaries”. Aggression won’t be tolerated, but chewing and peeing may just take some time to overcome. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@MrsRuby:  well if she is being aggressive I would look into rehoming her, if its other ( non aggressive) issues, I would wait it out a bit. I will be very cautious when/if we get any more pets in the future, because you truly never know what issues you will need encounter. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsRuby:  That was pretty low of her to not take her back per your agreement. I’m glad you found a more suitable home for her!

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