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    I feel sorry for dog that has to live with Flakey girl.

    I'm sure if you looked in her left ear - you'd see straight through and out the right ear.

    If you do hand the dog back - make sure you let her know any time she can't hack it anymore you will take him and let her know about the chi rescue people too and about no - kill shelters.

    I have been so mad at Frosty exactly once I thought she could just die in traffic - that's the time I couldn't get her back on lead to go home when I had a pile of appointments that day. I walked home and let her follow me despite the roads. Eek, but I was so angry and frustrated.

    DisneyGP - I think you did the right thing taking dog away from flakey girl even only so he could find a better life via the rescue group. Not sure it's good for his health to give him back.

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    Your Frosty sounds a bit like my Gemma was when she was young. She was so different, still is, to any other dog I'd had.

    One time I was speaking to some others down at the park and Gemma was running with the pack (5pm was big dog time at the local leash free) and I was looking for the opportune time to call Gem to me, when I said to the person next to me, well I better get going it's time for "diner" well Gem turned straight around in a flash and was at the gate waiting for me.

    It is now something that I've incorporated into my new puppies lessons, having an alternative to 'come' to use in an emergency.

    When I look back the step kids were always calling Gemma to come and not following thru. But whenever we said diner she always got fed.

    If you've already done this type of thing then please disregard the info. It's just that I was so used to being the sole influence on my dogs training and hadn't thought much about it. I completely take my hat off to people who are training a difficult breed with young children in the house and everyones on a different page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Your Frosty sounds a bit like my Gemma was when she was young. She was so different, still is, to any other dog I'd had.

    One time I was speaking to some others down at the park and Gemma was running with the pack (5pm was big dog time at the local leash free) and I was looking for the opportune time to call Gem to me, when I said to the person next to me, well I better get going it's time for "diner" well Gem turned straight around in a flash and was at the gate waiting for me.

    It is now something that I've incorporated into my new puppies lessons, having an alternative to 'come' to use in an emergency.

    When I look back the step kids were always calling Gemma to come and not following thru. But whenever we said diner she always got fed.

    If you've already done this type of thing then please disregard the info. It's just that I was so used to being the sole influence on my dogs training and hadn't thought much about it. I completely take my hat off to people who are training a difficult breed with young children in the house and everyones on a different page.
    That dinner thing sounds very useful. I might try and train Dora to it... so far she's pretty good at walking beside me, leash free, but I live in a very quite area where there are practically no cars so it's safe. Like all dogs, Dora is very smart, and seems to understand when she really has to come to me. She is still a pup though, so I have to keep a very close eye on her. Does anyone live in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney in this forum? I was just wondering if there was a dog park in this area...

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    Hey guys. I just wanted to throw in here. I made the selfish choice. Dexter is a pain and I shouldn't have butted in in the first place.

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    huh... why such a turn around DGP????? u have lost me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netty View Post
    huh... why such a turn around DGP????? u have lost me....
    She wanted him back..And I just...Idk. I shouldn't have made it my business to take him in the first time. He's an annoying dog, he had no shots or anything. Too much work. I've learned my lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    How old is he?
    I think he's about four. Maybe three.

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    Sorry...but I find this whole thing a bit odd (as I have told you DGP). Your story here doesn't make any sense to me. First she is a nasty cow and you don't want to be her friend. You take the dog because she is shallow etc...he has had no shots, microchip, desexing and you say you will take him to a no-kill shelter the next day. She then calls you to say she wants him back and you say she is distraught. You have known her for a long time, but don't know how old the dog is you just took on when asked, but you knew he wasn't vaccinated, microchipped and desexed. You happily give him back knowing what she said about him, because she is distraught and she obviously loves him?!? She says not to take on Dexter because he is ugly, but are now willing to take the "ugly" dog back???

    You say you were selfish in taking Dexter and he is "in pain"...how is that when she was talking about him the way she was and ready to dump him herself at the shelter...replacing him with a new "teacup"?

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    We can be very passionate at times over different things, eg see a bird/animal that we feel is abused, not wanted, not treated in the way that we would be doing so, some, unthinkingly jump in to rescue. Unfortunately though at times, as it was not thoroughly thought through it then becomes a burden and the good intentions then pall fast when reality of a mis match sets in. We can not save every person, animal in the world unfortunately. We have to look at our own situations FIRST. Do the pros, cons, worst and best case scenarios in our heads or on paper to make a decision if yes or no we are the best option for that animal/bird/, and can we live with mis matches and be prepared to go the whole nine yards. I feel an animal has every right to a secure home. I really do feel for this poor chi being so insecure.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 01-08-2010 at 12:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    We can be very passionate at times over different things, eg see a bird/animal that we feel is abused, not wanted, not treated in the way that we would be doing so, so the unthinking jump in to rescue. Unfortunately though at times, as it was not thoroughly thought through it then becomes a burden and the good intentions then pall when reality of a mis match sets in. We can not save every person, animal in the world unfortunately. We have to look at our own situations FIRST. Do the pros, cons, worst and best case scenarios in our heads or on paper to make a decision if yes or no we are the best option for that animal/bird/, and can we live with mis matches and be prepared to go the whole nine yards. I feel an animal has every right to a secure home. I really do feel for this poor chi being so insecure.
    Very good advice. I ended up feeling lousy, having a completely untrained aggressive bugger who wasn't nice to my cat, marked everywhere and couldn't go for walks.

    My new plan is to help Tiff with Dexter. I know she does love him in her own way...She'll be a lot more appreciative of him when he's trained etc.

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