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12-24-2012 02:12 AM
GatorBytes
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Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
If you click on someone's name, then "find more posts by XXX" you can read past posts
I commented on this thread and on her words being re-interpereted...she has had past issues I was not aware and am not about go looking through her past threads when I am noting, that beating a human down when they are down is as useless as spanking a dog for doing something after the fact...this will make it worse....want to help the dog, then help the human help the dog

Some posts gave it to her straight, some came on to recognize and say move on now do better and then some came on to admonish and condescend
12-24-2012 01:53 AM
msvette2u
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Not aware if this as ongoing,
If you click on someone's name, then "find more posts by XXX" you can read past posts
12-24-2012 01:52 AM
msvette2u
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Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
Since you are looking ahead to what's best for the dog now, one suggestion:
spend a lot of time over the holidays praising her like she's made you the happiest human on the planet when she pees and poops outside.

One of the most vexing things for me to rehabilitate with a foster is a dog that's been punished for peeing and pooping in the wrong place, as it becomes very hard to teach them to go in the right place if they are fearful of doing business in front of a human. These dogs won't potty on a leash, as they think "potty makes the human scary, so human must not see when I potty." That's sometimes a very hard issue to rehabilitate, once the dog gets that in their head -- so it's worth doing some work now to convince your pup pottying makes you happy.


I've found that also - we have had dogs who cannot control their BMs, and I know they've been struck for it.
We have one right now, with very low muscle tone due to past back injuries. So poo will just fall out on the floor, sometimes she feels it but more often she doesn't. When she first got here she'd start shaking and roll over on her back in fear of being struck.
It took a few months but she finally realized accidental poo isn't a big deal here (we just clean up and move on) but she finally got over that.
12-24-2012 01:52 AM
GatorBytes msvette...Not aware if this as ongoing, I just commented based on she did not imply anyone was being rude.

There is something going on with her personally and if this transferance onto the dogs is the result, then she would need to get to the root cause, her anxiety is causing the dog anxiety, then she needs to get to HER root cause and needs support to get there.

I am NOT condoning hitting, spanking or other...she may be overwhelmed and not have been able to find the patience to take and implement any advice she may have got here...just like dogs, some humans need more help, guidance then others AND they both need a soft touch
12-24-2012 01:49 AM
Magwart Since you are looking ahead to what's best for the dog now, one suggestion:
spend a lot of time over the holidays praising her like she's made you the happiest human on the planet when she pees and poops outside.

One of the most vexing things for me to rehabilitate with a foster is a dog that's been punished for peeing and pooping in the wrong place, as it becomes very hard to teach them to go in the right place if they are fearful of doing business in front of a human. These dogs won't potty on a leash, as they think "potty makes the human scary, so human must not see when I potty." That's sometimes a very hard issue to rehabilitate, once the dog gets that in their head -- so it's worth doing some work now to convince your pup pottying makes you happy.
12-24-2012 01:37 AM
msvette2u
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Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
it's a stressful time of year
Which would make sense, if it had only just started happening.
However, Nikitta has been advised since she joined that slapping and spanking her dogs was not the way to handle them.

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I didn't come here for sympathy. I saw what I had done to her and felt horrible. I will do better. It was a huge wakeup call.
And in the end, this is what matters.
12-24-2012 01:30 AM
GatorBytes
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Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
This post is not rude, this person is genuinely curious.
People have been extremely polite in this thread, all things considered.


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Originally Posted by Nikitta View Post
I never said they weren't. Stop shoving words down my mouth. I never said anyone was rude. All i said was I no longer wish to discuss this and goodbye.
Nikitta...

Merry Christmas...you are human, we ALL make bad judgement calls in the heat of the moment, whether it be snapping at someone we love or don't even know...it's a stressful time of year, nobody knows what may have happened or is happening in your life that may have triggered a moment of weakness. What is important to note, is that you feel bad, so you are not a bad dog owner - maybe a frustrated one...but you care how she feels and that makes you a loving dog owner...

She may be stressed depending on what is going on with you in your life and this is the result...anxiety.

You'll figure it out
12-24-2012 01:08 AM
dazedtrucker That went bad quick... LOL!
12-23-2012 11:28 PM
arycrest Have you consulted with your vet to make sure there's not a physical problem causing her to mess her cage?

How long are you gone when she pees/poops in her cage? If she were mine and I could make shorter trips that's what I would do ... if she goes when you've been gone for 3 hours, go home in 2 hours and let her out. If that's impossible hire someone within the time frame she needs to relieve herself to take her out.
12-23-2012 11:26 PM
DharmasMom
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Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
This post is not rude, this person is genuinely curious.
People have been extremely polite in this thread, all things considered.



People have been very nice about the situation. And if you didn't want to talk about it, you probably shouldn't have started the thread.
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