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    Now you know why I said earlier that I do not sell puppies to inexperienced people during school holidays or if they take holidays. Because people smother the puppy with love and attention and then it's a shock when everyone has to go about their daily work or school commitments.

    You now have to do what has been stated above, if necessary advise your neighbours. Maybe they go to sport on Saturday mornings and you can save that time for the longer periods of time outside. And just like everything else you are going to have to set aside time to do the training for this.

    Give her a bone outside when you are home. She needs to be outside more even when you are home.

    None of my dogs stay in the house when I am not home. I know I have more than one but it still wouldn't happen. When they see me grab my bag and keys they head for the back door and wait for their smacko, I'm sure they are thinking, come on mum, give us the treat and rack-off.

    If I go thru the rear garage door then they know they are coming with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Now you know why I said earlier that I do not sell puppies to inexperienced people during school holidays or if they take holidays. Because people smother the puppy with love and attention and then it's a shock when everyone has to go about their daily work or school commitments.

    You now have to do what has been stated above, if necessary advise your neighbours. Maybe they go to sport on Saturday mornings and you can save that time for the longer periods of time outside. And just like everything else you are going to have to set aside time to do the training for this.

    Give her a bone outside when you are home. She needs to be outside more even when you are home.

    None of my dogs stay in the house when I am not home. I know I have more than one but it still wouldn't happen. When they see me grab my bag and keys they head for the back door and wait for their smacko, I'm sure they are thinking, come on mum, give us the treat and rack-off.

    If I go thru the rear garage door then they know they are coming with me.
    Perfect example in a house behind us. They got a puppy during the holidays. It sounds like a small puppy actually. Now they have gone back to work and kids are at school...this little sweetie is SCREAMING and SCREAMING...all day!!!

    Masha...you need to take a step back and start again regarding this. It is nothing you can not change, but you need to be persistent.

    Do NOT give in to Dora's screaming...ONLY let her in when she is calm and then praise her. Yep...let your neighbours know you are training Dora to be outside to help with toilet training and I am sure they will understand. We went to the neighbours before we got Sumo and told them...we are getting a new puppy...if you hear him scream it is because we are having him in the laudry at night, so don't worry about it and they were fine with that.

    You have to remember...you gave Dora a lot of attention over the holidays and now you are back at school and working, which means she is not getting what she is used to getting re attention!

    MAC...I agree and I thank you for pointing this out to me regarding NOT selling puppies over the school holidays...it is definitely something I will remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Now you know why I said earlier that I do not sell puppies to inexperienced people during school holidays or if they take holidays. Because people smother the puppy with love and attention and then it's a shock when everyone has to go about their daily work or school commitments.
    MAC, that's a great way to explain things, I use the same concept even when it comes to rehoming adult dogs. Not knowing their background I try to get them used to being left alone within a day or two of their arrival. Big dogs will go down into my kennel runs while I go out, and yes sometimes I hear them carrying on as I'm driving away (thank dog I don't have close neighbours), after a few times they settle down and get used to it. I want to prepare them as best I can for a home where the owners may work full-time, if I never left them I'd end up wrecking them.

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    I thought when I said that earlier in the school holidays that the penny may have dropped.

    I am trying very hard to be more patient and understanding of people with limited dog experience.

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    I never thought of that, so over the holidays and christmas is the most popular time that people get dog's?

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    A lot of people think it's a good time to get a dog and it is if you go about things right.

    I also think not selling a dog during school holidays means you eliminate those idiots buying a dog to entertain the kids.

    I think the Easter long weekend is great, that length of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Oh how a doggy door would make things easier... but we have a Ragdoll cat. And he's not allowed outside cause parents dont want him stolen. He wants to go outside all the time, just sitting at the door, silently begging for us to open it... and that leaves Dora with no free access to the yard.
    you got a ragdolls i got two anie and smokey

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I'll try and start tomorrow in the morning or evening (cant today, she's going to the vet). Yep, will warn the neighbours (we live in a complex... the neighbours can hear EVERYTHING) and try and get rid of this anxiety. Thanks again

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    Yea, There was no way any of my pups were going to be even advertised till after Christmas due to the gift purchase.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    We've had this problem with puppies and old dogs.

    Just posted a discount code I received from UrineFree on another post for 25% discount until end of Feb at this website

    Code is ST8491

    It is supposed to be for members only, but I had lost my password and they just told me to sign up again. Hope it helps!

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