I know it makes me sound horrible, but I very much dislike a dog my husband got a few months ago. I was okay with the idea of adding to our family. However after a couple months of training she has not improved at all (she's almost 3yrs). She chews up stuff, goes to the bathroom in the house, steals food right out of my daughters hands, she even chewed a hole in our wall today while we were here. This is not seperation anxiety. Do I just deal with disliking her, wait out training, what!?! I'm at my end with it!
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I do care about her, just hate the behavior, and I never hit my animals. So no worries. Thanks.
This is what confuses me. We have a professional trainer here 3 times a week with her and she is never left alone longer than a couple hours. I really want to make it work. Just driving me crazy.
This is a great answer but we have and are doing it all. She goes out every two hours. The previous owners just let her eat whatever. So it's hard to break that yr habit. I'm the one with her the majority of time. She is sweet just misbehaved.
Remember this- That dog has been ripped away from the only home and owners it's had for a long time and is probably heartbroken. They may have allowed alot of behaviors you don't, which is very hard to deal with for you both. Every 2 hrs is alot ??
It is alot! But I'm trying to keep her from going in the house. It doesn't work. She goes out for half an hour comes in pees less than 10 minutes later. She came from a horrible breeder. I guess maybe I need to get her some slack.
This is what worries me. What if she doesn't get better? I can't get rid of her because as much as I'm annoyed, this dog "replaced" my husband's dog that died a year and half ago. He loved her the second he saw her.
Thanks. We have tons of experience with dogs, and my husband had the same breed for over ten years. Her behavior is right on for dachshunds, just not training as easily. Thanks.