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    Hi everyone

    Complete new member. Just joined.

    I've had dogs all my life and just recently have paid for a brand new little pup.

    However, a bit of an accident due to BAD Melbourne weather.

    My fence in the backyard has literally fallen to pieces. I mean, it's still up but it has parts missing, holes... etc. I'm renting and work part time, I cannot afford to pay for a new fence myself and the owner of this house will take his sweet ass time repairing it. The neighbour... Well, apparantly he is going to replace the fence but I don't know when.

    The pupstar will be inside most of the time but while I'm at work she will be outside.

    Can I ask what you would do in this situation?

    IE: Keep the dog on a long chain until you are back home then let her off.

    IE: Call the breeder and explain the situation, ask the breeder to hold the dog for a bit longer until the fence is fixed (keeping in mind this could be months)

    IE: Not bringing the pup home at all

    Sigh... I don't know what to do.

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    Keep the puppy inside? Why is that such a problem?

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    Mate, just by some wire and chicken wire, cheap as chips, do a quick patch job, and you get your pup. If it's impossible to patch up, get some steel pickets, some wire, and make a quick fence for the pup, shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to do.
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    Me- I would leave the pup inside, If that's not an option. I would go with Dingoofus idea and build a cheap fence. Then Puggerup right I know if it was me i would stress Sorry i'm not much help What breed of dog is it?


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    I would do a quick patch up job. If it is only a puppy you are getting, you don't need anything too high or fancy. If it were me, I'd keep him inside in the laundry or bathroom. That is what I have done in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudnine View Post
    Hi everyone

    Complete new member. Just joined.

    I've had dogs all my life and just recently have paid for a brand new little pup.

    However, a bit of an accident due to BAD Melbourne weather.

    My fence in the backyard has literally fallen to pieces. I mean, it's still up but it has parts missing, holes... etc. I'm renting and work part time, I cannot afford to pay for a new fence myself and the owner of this house will take his sweet ass time repairing it. The neighbour... Well, apparantly he is going to replace the fence but I don't know when.

    The pupstar will be inside most of the time but while I'm at work she will be outside.

    Can I ask what you would do in this situation?

    IE: Keep the dog on a long chain until you are back home then let her off.

    IE: Call the breeder and explain the situation, ask the breeder to hold the dog for a bit longer until the fence is fixed (keeping in mind this could be months)

    IE: Not bringing the pup home at all

    Sigh... I don't know what to do.
    What sort of pup are you getting?

    Certainly the chain is a big NO NO. It's bad enough to chain an adult dog but to chain a pup who isn't even used to wearing a collar yet would be extremely cruel IMO.

    Even with secure fencing it's not a good idea to leave a pup alone outside while you are at work. Puppies can squeeze through very small spaces and get into all sorts of trouble chewing and exploring. Also puppies are cute and not all people are honest. It's not unheard of for people to help themselves to pups left alone in back yards. Actually before we put up new and much higher fences a group of Japanese tourists reached over our front fence, picked up my adult Pug and started walking off with her. Fortunately I was home and went after them. They told me she was cute and they were taking her for a walk. Who knows where my dog would have ended up if I hadn't been home? Our home is fenced like Fort Knox now and would keep in a herd of Chihuahuas or a pack of Deerhounds but even so I never left my Sheltie pup outside when I was out, just in case.

    There's very few problems that can't be solved but if you are still having doubts it might be best to reconsider getting a pup now. Perhaps have a word with the breeder and see what he/she thinks.

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    Thanks everyone for all the replies.

    I called the breeder this morning and explained the situation.

    I decided to not bring puppy home... Sigh.

    I wouldn't even know how to do a patch up job and the side of the fence that is broken is along the cement driveway. So I don't think I would be able to shove poles or whatever into the ground.

    The breed of pup was American Staffy.

    I guess I'll just wait until the fence is fixed then see what happens.

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