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    Why dont people think.
    Friends of mine brought a Lab about 3 months ago for their 4yo autistic son.
    Had they done their research this could have been a really good thing.

    Instead they got a 10week old pup from a byb, neither of these people have any idea of what a pup needs or how much it would cost (neither had a job at the time they got the pup although they do now)
    It was stuck outside with no thought to walking or training.

    I asked about the pup about 2 weeks after they got it and was told it was a monster that jumps and bites.
    I visited they a couple of days after that (would have been sooner but it's a 2 hour trip to get to there) She was just a normal little pup doing puppy things.
    I was told she knew how to sit, but I didn't see evidence of this.
    I gave them tips on how to stop the bitting and jumping, such a smart pup was sitting on command by the time I left. But while the woman was willing to listen (she wanted all the advise she could get) the man wasn't.

    Now I've just heard the 6 month old pup is free to a good home. I'm angery they haven't even tryed but I'm glad this pretty pup is getting a second chance and really hope they do the right thing and find it a good home and not just dump it.

    Ok rant over

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    Hopefully they've learnt something though. People make mistakes, it is those that are too dumb, arrogant or selfish to learn from their mistakes that cause problems.

    Can you push them towards surrendering her to a rescue? At least then she will be desexed and not contribute more to our pounds.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    It's frustrating that people aren't just born with knowledge of how and where to buy pups and how to rear them.
    It's even more frustrating when people want to learn but get shunned for their mistakes.

    I hope they learned something from this. I would say they have learned that they don't really want or need a puppy. If they replace it with another anytime soon I would be really peeved.

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    I am hoping they learn from this, I tried to help when they got her suggesting puppy school and training but they just didn't know what they were getting into.

    I will try to get them to surrender her to a rescue but I really dont think they'll listen.

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    Puggerup they haven't been shunned, I didn't expect them to know everything. I tryed to help but there's only so much you can do if they wont listen.

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    Oh no.. I wasn't talking about you in this instance. It was a bit off topic.. oops.

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    I was a bit worried, I mean I'm sure there's alot more I could have done to help but they're so far away (not that that should be an excuse) and I did try to help where I could.

    I do feel bad for them, if I know before hand they were going to get a dog I would have suggested an older, mature lab, from a breeder that understood they're needs as it was supposed to be a companion dog for they're son.

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    They're not my neighbours are they???!!!

    No. Ours have a five year old deaf son, and thought a BYB Lab puppy would be good (looks like half Rottie to me).... Mind you, their closest friends told them they were not to get a dog, the words being (when I was there) "You can't even look after a cat!".

    He spends his days wandering the town looking for attention, and is a big clumsy pup, jumping up on any kids he can find and getting shooed away from everywhere.... and I have no doubt will shortly be in the same boat as this pup...

    People don't like to be told. I've run out of breath for these people, and have even thought of calling the ranger to come pick him up when he's out the front encouraging my dogs to try and get out to play with him. But I'm not that hardhearted just yet... not just yet anyway....

    Sorry - my rant over

    I hope your friends pup finds a home soon. Maybe if they get desperate you could take it from them - straight to a rescue group who would no doubt find it a home quickly.

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    It's really hard to see into the future. They seem to have had good intentions but just didn't have enough information.

    I hope the pup gets a lovely home

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    Oh Dear! This makes me soooo angry!!!! There's been dozens of people like this that I've dealt with/tried to give advice to. Most of my examples are with new parents, they have a baby and all of a sudden no room for the dog.
    I have a similar problem at the moment.
    I know some people I used to be close to, but now only see occasionally.
    They have a 4 year old.
    One day the mum took the 4yo to a pet shop and the 4yo demanded a puppy. Threw a tantrum! Mum dragged her out of the shop.
    She told me about it and said that she might get the pup for the 4yo. I advised her not to buy from pet shops. Told her about puppy mills. Asked her if the parents wanted a dog as it's a commitment, expanse etc or is it purely fo the child. Told her the child's not old enough to look after the dog, on it's own everyones heart has to be in it. When she said they all wouldn't mind I advised her to have a good, long think and then research what breed/ xbreed would best suit them. Gave dog rescue websites, breed info websites even gave her info on a rescue I knew of that was in foster care and loved kids.
    2 weeks later she rings me...We got a puppy from a pet shop ( maltese x)and it's so stupid, and not toilet trained. I couln't believe it! And thought who's stupid?
    To cut a long story short. Pup was doing all the normal puppy things, as well as biting the child, but I found out that the child was also pinching the dog.
    Anyway, the latest is....we just can't bond with it, it's not very smart I tried to get them to go to puppy school/obedience,socialize the pup and have child included in training...
    Answer= that's ok, he lives in the back yard now so he can do what he wants it's just that he barks at the fence all the time.
    Really? I tried to get them to try and re home the pup. It would have a chance to find a loving home he deserves. I told her I'll rehome it. She said no only because the child would get upset.
    I was soooooooooo angry! I felt like stealing the pup one night from their yard...
    Sorry to make this long but this sort of stuff makes my blood boil!!! I've seen it sooo many times. You just can't help those that don't want to be helped...and that's soooo frustrating!

    *****So I take my hat off and congratulate all you mums out there that take care of children,juggle between family, work etc. and love and include your pooches as part of the family******

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