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    I am just curious why you got a kelpie, which has boundless energy and is bred to burn countless amounts of energy, if you have only experienced small dogs. PLease don't be offended, am just asking out of curiousity.

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    Dad's dog is fine with little dogs. She still runs around like she is a puppy at 6 years old. I was just concerned that cleo was to big for her. and she was getting jealous and trying to bite her. everytime i went outside with both of them there. (she was fine when i was inside) but as soon as i went out she didnt want me touching that pug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    I am just curious why you got a kelpie, which has boundless energy and is bred to burn countless amounts of energy, if you have only experienced small dogs. PLease don't be offended, am just asking out of curiousity.
    At the time i did lots of research and thought i could give it enough exercise. I actually now feel weird not walking a dog every day.
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    I understand where Hya is coming from. It seems that you got Cleo without really considering what having a kelpie would be like in reality. You know it was a mistake. We know it. I think you're a pretty clever person, but perhaps a tad impulsive, am I right? I think we just want to make sure that you really consider this decision very carefully this time. Not just what it would be like to bring home that little puppy, but try to really imagine what it will be like to have this dog for the next 15 years and making sure that their needs are met whilst at the same time your needs aren't seriously compromised by it either.

    I'm not saying you haven't done that already! But I hope you do understand why I want to make sure.

    Cleo is happy where she is now (yay!) but I know you would never want to rehome another dog. And I do get why a maltese is different from a kelpie. Kelpies can be difficult dogs to have in the suburbs. But of course any dog is going to need work. I don't know much about the Maltese's energy levels.

    If you are sure-sure, take your time to find the right dog. I know it's hard because I got Banjo very soon after my old dog died. Just couldn't wait. She's a great dog, I love her to bits, she's easy to look after, but a little voice in the back of my head sometimes tells me that I should've spent more time looking and not rushed into it. What's a few weeks or even months when you are making a 15 year commitment.

    But whatever you do, we'll still be here to annoy you with our endless advice.

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    Your advice isn't annoying. lol. The biggest problem with cleo was not being able to house train her. I am moving on monday so i can actually do it now. Maltese's are pretty hypo as a pup for the first few years. i will be able to play with it all day if i am able to house train it which i will be able to do this time. I am home every day pretty much all day.
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    I have to ask, and not meaning any disrespect, but what makes you think what happened with Cleo won't happen with this puppy? You rehomed her because she was jealous of your relationship with your dad's dog (to that effect)? I realise it's easier to train out of puppies, but that doesn't it can't happen. Currently being in a pack situation where things can turn ugly pretty fast, I don't think the problems you had were all that difficult to circumvent. Training would have sufficed imo. Obviously I don't know your situation/s, but I assumed if you were moving and you are then capable of training then it would have been fine. I don't think the size difference is a big issue tbh. I'm just going from what I've gathered

    I apologise if I'm incorrect in my assumptions. This just doesn't sound much like a breed issue at all. However, what's done is done. If you have your set on another dog then good luck

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    This puppy will be growing up with dad's dog from the start not 7 months on.
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    It doesn't matter how old the puppy is if you don't train it.

    It may be easier, if you're all together in the same home but there were a number of problems with Cleo the kelpie that could have been solved with training, even the house training - if you had crate trained her - she'd be unlikely to toilet in the crate and she wouldn't be able to harrass your dad's dog either, so that would help her learn better habits. And when you got home you'd be able to supervise and prevent naughty behaviour and supervise toileting and praise in the right place.

    I'm worried that you won't cope with the new puppy whatever it might be, and it will develop naughty habits while you're not home to stop it. And it's likely that if you decide you want to move out again, that your dad will be ok looking after an extra SWF but is that fair on him?

    Are you ready for a dog lifetime of committment? Can you support her if you need to move? Would you only move to a place you coud take the new puppy?

    It's wonderful you found a home for Cleo but I think it's a bit soon to be getting a new dog. It may not be so easy next time.

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    I don't even look at houses that say no pets. Look, what's done is done. There is no point in arguing about it. I can train dogs. I just didn't want to take the risk with dad's pug. You can judge me based on that all you like. I don't mind. The fact is you shouldn't judge anyone unless you are perfect too. Which i doubt you are.
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    Perfect is very different from taking a different approach to the situation and getting a positive outcome. Regardless! Whatever breed/puppy/route you choose, good luck

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