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    I hate picking up dog poo too........We are lucky we have millions of dung beetles. One poop and it literally walks away
    Pets are forever

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    Problempaws if you love her enough to give it a good shot then go for it! If you don't, that's ok. Sometimes a match between a person and dog is just not quite right, just like a match between a person and a person.

    There is some great advice here if you want to give her a go. I think she sounds like she has terrific potential, she's very young and impressionable. I also might be a bit biased... I grew up with Sheps and have a big soft spot for them.

    If you feel the same way then stick with it. There are ears here for when you need to vent, and much support for when those little things finally go right. The little triumphs can make you feel the best.

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    Haha to be honest, I am not phased about picking up dog shit, I have changed hundreds of shitty nappies over the years and well a dog crap is easier and a lot less messier....and at least they aren't ever gonna smear it everywhere (oh yes my adorable cherubs have done that!!) When they are young, dogs are hard work, but they are lovable and will love you unconditionally!! Rogue can be toilet trained and taught obedience, if you have the time to give. Your brother was thoughtless to bring the pup home, but it sounds like you have come to love this dog, because you have cared for her and cared about her welfare. Just forget about him and work on Rogue yourself and i reckon you will end up with a loyal little mate!!

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    Lol let me rephrase that - i dont ENJOY doing it, but i dont mind doing it either, i mean its something that has to be done & it doesn't bother me, i do it every afternoon because if i dont one of them will roll on it lol. I still walk my dogs even if i cant be bothered, usually when i get going i enjoy it.

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    Yea dont get me wrong, I usually enjoy it too once I get going....though not every time. Sometims I hate it, like if Barney is being a pain on the lead, or its hot and sweaty.

    But sometimes I relly cant be assed and so I dont. If I did, I woudl just be ina foul mood and noone would enjoy it anyway. Rather have cuddles on the couch with them or a game etc if I cant be bothered.

    I am totally far from a perfect dog owner LMAO...dogs are happy, healthy and loved though so thats the main thing to me.

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    ProblemPaws......

    My husband did much the same thing............... I told him to please think about buying a dog... big responsibility... big costs... and
    a lot of time and effort involved.... well he went out and bought a dog anyway.............

    It turns out I have fallen in love with our pup....... he is totally Loyal to me and he is my best mate...........

    I would say at the moment you would be totally frustrated at your naughty puppy............Bad behaviour, well just puppy behaviour..
    Get her trained properly and I think you will eventually change your opinion when she is a behaved dog..............
    Puppies are hard to deal with when they just don't behave...

    My pup lately has been a pain in the b*@$.
    We have trained him to do many things but he needs proper training at a dog facility..
    I love my pup........... and I could not give him away...
    I would ask your brother to contribute to the cost of you raising the dog as I don't think it's fair on you....
    You will be up for VET COSTS, FOOD COSTS , and all the rest.......... But as I did say you can benefit from owning a lovely, Loyal mate....... for many years to come....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Yea dont get me wrong, I usually enjoy it too once I get going....though not every time. Sometims I hate it, like if Barney is being a pain on the lead, or its hot and sweaty.

    But sometimes I relly cant be assed and so I dont. If I did, I woudl just be ina foul mood and noone would enjoy it anyway. Rather have cuddles on the couch with them or a game etc if I cant be bothered.

    I am totally far from a perfect dog owner LMAO...dogs are happy, healthy and loved though so thats the main thing to me.
    I'm the same! Lol the intention is always there but sometimes I'm too tired or don't have time! I never pick up poop either, the dogs go down the back! Lol out of sight out of mind!

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this about the biting yet, next time she does it, say a loud NO and give her something she can chew. It's normal for puppies to be mouthy. You just have to teach them it's not on!

    It's worth it to put the effort into her too if you are willing. Training will help you both create a strong bond. And the unconditional love at the end of the day is worth it!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I made a 'game' out of picking up poop. Villain 'finds' it, then 'points' (I have a Dobermann Pointer!!!) until I go pick it up. If nothing else, it's a bit of mental stimulation for an unavoidable job.

    Works for me!!

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    I like that idea V&F! My two do follow me round while I do it but they arent helpful about it lol.

    LOL Jadie, I am glad there is someone else like me! In saying all that though....I did just go out for a walk (I literally walked in the gate 2 minutes ago). I had to go by myself today, which I never do as we usually go as a family (Batney is much better behaved for the OH coz he doesnt like to displease his dad). So walking the pair of them by myself wasnt that fun...though it wasnt as bad as I anticipated either LOL....I am all hot and sweaty now though. I much prefer walking in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Unfortunately when he was about 6, he got out of the yard and after a week of searching for him they wee informed his body had been found by a train track (suspected some nutjob threw him in front of a train...I mean, what dog doesnt get out of the way ffs). They were just gutted.
    I actually know of an owner who was walking their dog around parklands that run along a train track. Their dog got onto the tracks and didn't move in time. There are dogs that won't get out of the way in time, unfortunately

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