Cheating Hurt by Infidelity
Betrayal Wayward Donations lying
Welcome

Forums

Guidelines

Find a Local Counselor

The Healing Library

Media

Contact Us
lies
cover
In Association with Amazon.com
Support
Infidelity -
-
like us on facebook
You are not logged in. Login here or register.
[Register]
Newest Member: 4hazel (45322)

Off Topic Post Reply     Print Topic    
User Topic: Rescue puppy
Kalleigh
Member
Member # 1214
Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

if all goes well and we are approved we will be getting a rescue puppy
she is 6 months old, coonhound, we went and met her and they took her out of her kennel and she ran like she was being chased. i thought OH BOY!!!. Well we got to walk her and she settled down. Hyper puppy we can deal with. what I am unsure of is she is not housetrained yet. Now its not like we are 1st time dog owners, but its been awhile since we had to house train. I would invite any training ideas.

Thanks

PS she was dropped off at the shelter in the middle of the night in freezing weather and just left outside until someone from the shelter came and found her. so sad


I love my husband and kids, but there is something missing, LIKE MAYBE A LIFE!!!!!!!

Posts: 6507 | Registered: Mar 2003 | From: Wisconsin
IrishGirlVA
♀ Member
Member # 39694
Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

she was dropped off at the shelter in the middle of the night in freezing weather and just left outside until someone from the shelter came and found her. so sad

I am a cat person. Never owned a dog because I'm not home enough to it let out, go for walks, etc. But what I am is an animal lover and this ^^^ makes me sick. This is why I sometimes love animals more than people.

I hope this puppy finds its forever home with you! I love happy endings.


Me, the "B": 41yo
Him, the "W": 38yo
DDay: June 2013
Status: Over

Posts: 291 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Virginia
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Being 6 months old she definitely is old enough to go for periods of time without pottying, but if she has been kenneled in an area large enough for her to go whenever she wants you may be starting at square one. I would definitely talk to the people at the rescue, and find out what her habits have been up to this point so you know where you are starting from.

I am a HUGE fan of Kennel/Crate training. This does a few things for you and your pup. Gives her a safe spot, a place where she can go to be quiet, and not have people of things bother her, be it kids, thunderstorms, or just lots of commotion. It allows you to be a happy pet owner, because you can put her in there when you can't keep an eye on her, or are gone for any length of time. By doing this you prevent her from chewing up anything she shouldn't, countersurfer (my Lucy's favorite pastime) or getting into the trash.

The other thing I have done that has helped tremendously with potty training is using a bell on the door, google it. It's pretty popular now, and they will get where they will nose the bell when they gotta go. In addition to doing that, I keep my pups on a short leash in the house and loop the handle portion around my ankle. Most dogs want to sneak off to potty if they can't then they won't so easily have an accident, and you are much more aware of where they are and what they are doing. So if they start looking like they are gonna go, you can race to the door and let her out.

Coon hounds are scent dogs, and I bet she will need to be walked a lot. I would talk with a trainer on how best to accomplish this with her. She will want to keep her nose to the ground and follow whatever she fancies, making walks a challenge.

I am so happy for you and your family to be getting a new member. Please post pics of this cutie soon!!!


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8691 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Williesmom
♀ Member
Member # 22870
Default  Posted: 9:45 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The best thing I've done with puppies is to take them out every hour, on the hour.

As they get older, I make it every 2 hours.

Then, I set a schedule for the day: 7AM, Noon, 4PM, 7PM, 10PM. You get the picture.

You could set your watch by my older dogs. They would head for the door right on time every day.


You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7761 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
marchmadness
♀ Member
Member # 6475
Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Kalleigh
Congratulations on your new addition. I have to agree TNurse...crates are wonderful when used properly. As tempting as it is to let her have fun and get used to her new home, unless you are able to focus on just her and where she is, keep her in the crate. If you can get her to see the crate as her den, and not as a punishment or a clue that you are leaving, than housebreaking will be much easier. Fixing dinner, put her in the crate with a toy. Her turn to eat dinner, let her eat in the crate. Watching television with the family, let her watch with you while she rests in her crate. She is still small, so keeping the crate somewhere more central in the house is easier.

The other suggestion I have is to not let her sniff too long when you take her outside. Being a hound, she is going to LOVE to smell. And like children, puppies get easily distracted. If you train her to pee on demand, rainy mornings and cold nights will be much more tolerable. Catch her as soon as she "squats" and tie it with a command word (I used "wee wee" with my dogs), heavy praise, and a treat. You want the goal to be pee first then sniff around for enjoyment.

Good luck and enjoy her!


You get to sleep in the bed you make...be careful what goes on between the sheets.

Posts: 416 | Registered: Feb 2005 | From: pa
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The other thing that I have done that helped with potty training, and limiting the number of times you have to get up at night is picking up the water bowl around 7pm.

My Lab who is a hoot knows the first thing that happens when I get up is to go potty, so the second my feet hit the floor she is standing in front of the door, the next thing is to feed her, so when she comes in she races to her bowl, and spins and hops, and does a happy dance until I pour her food. The next thing is another potty break fro pooping. So the second she is done with her food, and does her around the bowl inspection back to the door she goes. If I'm not right there, then she does laps to me and the door. Then when she knows the last person is about to leave for the day, she actually goes into her kennel on her own. She usually makes sure to grab her bone as well. We give her a fresh bone every week. Labs are by nature chewers and if she has something healthy to chew on it, it saves all of us.

My point is once they learn a routine they know it, and you can set your alarm to it.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8691 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Topic Posts: 6

Return to Forum: Off Topic Post Reply to this Topic
adultry
Go to :
madness  
© 2002 - 2014 SurvivingInfidelity.com. All Rights Reserved.