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    Pls move to the appropriate forum section if its not placed right..

    I'll give you the short run down of the situation..

    My mother wanted a dog, we wanted a dog... so we got two.

    I live in Syd and mum Newcastle, Instead of breaking the two pups up decided I would come to mums and stay for a while and do the basic training (toilet sit no leash etc) together.

    I am confident in my training (but still know when too ask for help! )
    and thus far the pups have been pretty good still some accidents inside though but I digress.

    My main issue is my mother and younger bro(16) aren't listening to my advice or really even trying it with any effort.

    I keep repeating myself constantly I told them before deciding on these pups they have to put in alot of effort and can't slack off.

    How can I stress to them the importance of consistancy without getting to the point I want to slap-chop them?


    I could take my pup and go back home to Syd and not worry but I don't think its fair on the one who will be left behind, Plus I would feel irresponsible.

    Maybe I should just take the 2 pups back to my home and tell them to get a smaller dog?

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    Some people can put in the hard yards and others can't. In our household, I do all training and discipline. Any dogs that I have had as an adult have looked to me as the alpha and my OH as just a litter mate. It can be amusing, but also can be a little irritating. I used to have a guard dog and put in all the hard yards with him so that he was well disciplined and responded to all my commands. When my OH was around, the two of them would just fool around. My OH could give any commands or put in the hard yards. It is the same with my Ralph (Staffy), while he will listen to my commands, he is just silly with my OH.
    I know this doesn't help, but as I said, some people can put in the hard yards and end up with a well disiplined friend and others just can't seem to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    Pls move to the appropriate forum section if its not placed right..

    I'll give you the short run down of the situation..

    My mother wanted a dog, we wanted a dog... so we got two.

    I live in Syd and mum Newcastle, Instead of breaking the two pups up decided I would come to mums and stay for a while and do the basic training (toilet sit no leash etc) together.

    I am confident in my training (but still know when too ask for help! )
    and thus far the pups have been pretty good still some accidents inside though but I digress.

    My main issue is my mother and younger bro(16) aren't listening to my advice or really even trying it with any effort.

    I keep repeating myself constantly I told them before deciding on these pups they have to put in alot of effort and can't slack off.

    How can I stress to them the importance of consistancy without getting to the point I want to slap-chop them?


    I could take my pup and go back home to Syd and not worry but I don't think its fair on the one who will be left behind, Plus I would feel irresponsible.

    Maybe I should just take the 2 pups back to my home and tell them to get a smaller dog?
    I'm sorry but how on earth would getting a "smaller" dog help? little dogs need as much, if not more training and socialising as other larger breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I'm sorry but how on earth would getting a "smaller" dog help? little dogs need as much, if not more training and socialising as other larger breeds.
    Yes, but my thinking is at least if they jump on someone they won't hurt them?

    No offence intended by suggesting smaller dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    Pls move to the appropriate forum section if its not placed right..

    I'll give you the short run down of the situation..

    My mother wanted a dog, we wanted a dog... so we got two.

    I live in Syd and mum Newcastle, Instead of breaking the two pups up decided I would come to mums and stay for a while and do the basic training (toilet sit no leash etc) together.

    I am confident in my training (but still know when too ask for help! )
    and thus far the pups have been pretty good still some accidents inside though but I digress.

    My main issue is my mother and younger bro(16) aren't listening to my advice or really even trying it with any effort.

    I keep repeating myself constantly I told them before deciding on these pups they have to put in alot of effort and can't slack off.

    How can I stress to them the importance of consistancy without getting to the point I want to slap-chop them?


    I could take my pup and go back home to Syd and not worry but I don't think its fair on the one who will be left behind, Plus I would feel irresponsible.

    Maybe I should just take the 2 pups back to my home and tell them to get a smaller dog?
    IMO...you need to ask whether they REALLY want this dog or not, because if they are not willing to put in the effort...it could be an accident waiting to happen and more than likely doomed to fail!!!

    This is the problem when some people get dogs and the reason for why a lot of dogs end up at the pound! They do not UNDERSTAND that they are not getting an already trained perfect little doggy machine! It is A LOT of work...it takes A LOT of time...it costs A LOT of money to have a puppy/dog!

    So...if I were you...this is what I would do! Sometimes people just need to learn from their own mistakes as hard as that may sound.

    I would say...I do not want to argue with you, so I think it best if I go home. It is quite obvious you are not willing to listen to me regarding training. When you are ready to listen and REALLY listen AND put in the effort...give me a call and I'll come back!!!

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    No, they won't "hurt" them but it gets annoying. That sort of thinking is along the same lines as "my dog has a backyard so it doesn't need to go for walks" or "my dog is small so he/she doesn't need walks, he/she gets all it's exercise from running around the house"

    This is why little dogs have a reputation as being annoying/yappy/nippy/out of control.

    I'd suggest to your mum she go get some proper profession training - parents tend not to listen to their kids even when you're right. A third party might have more luck getting through to her.

    But if she won't even try to look after to one she's already got... getting a different one is not the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    But if she won't even try to look after to one she's already got... getting a different one is not the answer.
    good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    No, they won't "hurt" them but it gets annoying. That sort of thinking is along the same lines as "my dog has a backyard so it doesn't need to go for walks" or "my dog is small so he/she doesn't need walks, he/she gets all it's exercise from running around the house"

    This is why little dogs have a reputation as being annoying/yappy/nippy/out of control.

    I'd suggest to your mum she go get some proper profession training - parents tend not to listen to their kids even when you're right. A third party might have more luck getting through to her.

    But if she won't even try to look after to one she's already got... getting a different one is
    not the answer.
    I agree 100%

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    If you took both dogs home with you.... what would she do? Would she get another one without your help? If she won't, i'd take them both!

    Tell her you won't help her until she does some serious research and learning.

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    Trust me - I tell my mum off everytime I talk to her about her dog. When I lived at home I used to look after Lucy, but when I moved out our rental properties never allowed dogs. Mum and Dad adore Lucy but mum spoils her rotten - she's a Maltese x Lhasa Apso and she weighs about 8kgs! I've started being completely blunt - "mum you're going to kill her. She's going to have a heart attack and die" and mum also believes that constant cuddles and reassuring is the correct way to deal with fears (it's not). Dad's better - he just tells Lucy to get over it and won't put up with crap - he'll just ignore it and he won't feed her treats. Can't get it through to mum though...

    Parents just don't listen to their kids!

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