I’m so sorry to hear that! But trust me on this, trying to replace your dog with another will not relieve your pain. My dog died 4 years ago and I still feel it. I’ve had another dog since then, but I still think about my baby boy everyday/ Time is the only thing that will help you.
I know how frustrating this problem seems, but it can be resolved. Try this method even though it seems difficult. Baby gates are necessary to contain her in a no-rug area. Having the run of the house is to be earned after she matures and mistakes are at a minimum. She should be removed from crate in AM and taken to the same potty spot each time. . After she produces waste or pee, give treat and praise. ( While she is going, give a verbal que constantly…..I say “good pee pee”..etc.) Return in and feed her while still on leash. Remove outside again and wait for her to eliminate. Same treat and praise. Return to crate for rest time. Half hour or so later give her a long walk. Keep a log of her potty patterns. During the next several weeks keep her tethered to you at all times or in her crate. Unless you know she has to go, ignore her pleas to be let out of crate. When she settles down, remove her immediately and go out to same spot again. (Repeat process) While she is tethered to you, watch for signs that she has to go…….it is so easy to run to door and give the verbal que. You can hang a bell on a long rope to door you use to go out. Take her to door, swipe her paw and say “BELL”. Give Treat. This will take several weeks for her to learn. You must remove urine scent from home as it is only natural for her to re-mark area. She is still young…..and she WILL LEARN if you stick to a strict schedule, routines for eating, sleeping, pottying, walking, and fun, with lots and lots of positive re-inforcement! Good Luck! Angel Wolf 13
Puppy question, Mixed breed, Help?
I’m getting a puppy, 4 months old, she’s a lab and Siberian husky mix.I know that it’s hard to determine things about mixed breeds, but I was just wondering what other people think about how she will be as an adult in terms of size and appearance.Right now, I’ve only seen a picture of her, but she looks rather small to be a mix of two pretty big-sized dogs.Do you think she will grow to be pretty large regardless? Also, she has mostly husky features, fluffy fur, pointed nose and ears, but she is entirely brown, like a lab.Any guesses on either of these things?
I will add an image soon! However, They took her picture off of the website since I am adopting her, and I haven’t gotten her yet.
Puppy qiestion! Dog lovers help?
I’m getting a puppy, 4 months old, she’s a lab and Siberian husky mix.I know that it’s hard to determine things about mixed breeds, but I was just wondering what other people think about how she will be as an adult in terms of size and appearance.Right now, I’ve only seen a picture of her, but she looks rather small to be a mix of two pretty big-sized dogs.Do you think she will grow to be pretty large regardless? Also, she has mostly husky features, fluffy fur, pointed nose and ears, but she is entirely brown, like a lab.Any guesses on either of these things? P.S. I’ll add a picture soon..
To answer a few responses..yes, it’s a rescue pup =) And I know shelters identify breeds wrongly very often, which is very plausible, however, even if somebody with no experience looked at her, they would preobably guess those breeds, she really looks it. and DEADGAME, yes it’s a mutt, and as we all know, that doesn’t matter and who gives a shit.You are and will always be a faggot go get a life.
Read up on both breeds. Make notes of normal sizes of both breeds. She can be anywhere in between these two standards.
AND… if you can talk to the breeder, find out the height at the withers and the weight of each of this pup’s parents. That’s your BEST judge.
Mixed breeds can have a zillion varied combinations of parental looks, health traits, and personality traits. If the pup will be large, she should have large paws about now. Roughly around 4mo, large breed pups paws grow to adult size as a hint of what is to come.
If you add her weight at 4mo, I can give you a rough idea, possibly as my dogs are large breed dogs. Pups grow in spurts to large breed size. One month the paws get big, another month the legs get long. Some months they look really odd. It’s fun to keep a photographic record. I hope you can do that. -!-
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