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What to do when you dislike a pet?


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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    Peeples 4 years ago

    I do care about her, just hate the behavior, and I never hit my animals. So no worries. Thanks.

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    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.

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    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.


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    Peeples 4 years ago

    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.

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    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.

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    twig22bend 4 years ago

    Great tips on how to train your dog and correct their bad habits. The leash tip will also help the owner bond with the pet.