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Dog issue

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I want to get rid of our heeler dog. He's a pain in the ass, chews up everything in site and while we finally got him tapered on that habit, he bull-runs the outside front door when the inside front door isn't shut, knocks it open, and runs for an hour or two. We can't keep him in, he's torn up sections of our fence (and we rent, so that's a problem). Yet my wife tells me we're going to scar our daughter who at 8 makes sure he's fed, etc. What do I do? I can't afford the damn behavior training crap and of all the dogs I've ever had, I've never had one this wild. Am I a monster for doing this to my daughter?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    break the house, or your daughter's heart... wow...
    Have you looked into ALL training alternatives?
  3. printdust

    printdust New Member

    We're just strapped right now and got a few more stressors at work. I just got the call from the lady who wants it, am supposed to take it over this afternoon before the kids get out of school. Wife is bawling now. Damn.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I think you have to go through with it and just be the bad guy for a bit.
    There is a good chance my roommate is moving, which means I have to move back into an apartment, which means my dog of 15 years is going to have to be put down.
    All of my friends and my girlfriend don't want me to do it, but sometimes in life pets just can't be had. At least you are finding your dog a home.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    When she comes home from school tell her that Fido went to the Big Kennel in the Sky.

    And remember, puppies are free.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

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  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nothing wrong with getting another dog, just one more in tune to your surroundings... How long have you had this one?
    Ms. Slappy's sister-in-law works with some animal groups that deal with rescue dogs.. find one more appreciative.
    The other day, the SIL was on the way to work and found a year-old basset hound running down the freeway with a harness and leash.. no one was around, havent seen any ads in the paper... so it's now at a basset hound rescue place... am sure you can find a dog to fit your needs (want a basset hound?)
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's awful... no alternatives?
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So you're going to kill your dog because you roommate is leaving?
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Or he went to chase cars in a nice big field with grandma and Heath Ledger.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Roommate doesn't get the job?
    It sucks, but my dog is really old, going blind, has taken to defecating in the house periodically and generally has led a real good life.
    I just don't think there are any other alternatives.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Roommate owns the house I live in. If he moves, then I have to go to an apartment and I can't afford the deposits for moving an animal into the apartment.
    Plus, I lived with this dog in an apartment once for three months and it was terrible.
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