|02-24-2014 10:02 PM|
|ArkAngel||Yes, they were the ones who told us he had that issue. Then we experienced it when we met potential adopters|
|02-24-2014 09:57 PM|
|02-24-2014 09:16 PM|
|02-24-2014 08:11 PM|
Have you tried this rescue organization
below is link to form to fill out for them to contact you
|02-24-2014 06:56 PM|
|02-24-2014 06:20 PM|
Don't know if that applies universally?
|02-24-2014 06:04 PM|
I also agree with what 'sit,stay' said. I think it's wonderful that you found him and took him in, and I'm so glad that he has been able to experience love.
I hope you can find peace with whatever decision you make.
|02-24-2014 05:42 PM|
Try it and see. Fill a kong ball with peanut butter, freeze it, and then take it out and give it to him in the pen. leave him in the pen to work on that, or on an antler. You might want to increase the time he spends in the kennel. You can make that two kennels, 20'x4' each and have two out and one in. Dogs do not get as lonely when there are more than one out there.
It's definitely worth trying.
|02-24-2014 05:31 PM|
|ArkAngel||I do have a dog run that is 40x4 in my yard, im just afraid he is going to go ape-s*^t because he wants to be inside with us. He does that being in his crate when we go into our bedroom|
|02-24-2014 04:13 PM|
Do you have three crates?
Put two dogs in a crate and let the other one out. This is only temporary until you can find someone to take the dog.
I agree that euthanasia is not the worst thing that can happen to a dog, but, the dog has been with you for two months. That is such a short time. Those bites or nips or whatever they were, happened when this dog is totally unsettled. If he comes from an abusive situation, than he can be worked out of his demons. If he has bad nerves, then it is only a question about how much he can improve as well as being managed.
But for now, instead of putting him in a crate the whole time, rotate.
Also, for about $300 buy a kennel from Tractor Supply, 10 x 5'. If you have the money, buy a few more panels. Put it up in the basement, back yard, or garage. Put a dog house in it and a bucket of water and a rubber toy of some sort. The dog would not be crated 23 hours a day this way. This way, you get up in the morning, let him out of his crate to eat, potty, and take a walk. Then kennel him.
In the evening, put the other two dogs in crates for a couple of hours and let this dog in. Make him work for everything. Do some training with him. He is smart and quick to learn, that will tire him out much quicker than running him around the block. Crate him for the night.
Leave one or both of the other out in the house. It won't kill any of the dogs to have some crate or kennel time or yard time.
I think you are being very realistic about finding him a new home, with a baby coming. Yes the baby is the priority now, and two dogs are plenty with all of that happening.
I feel bad because the humans in this dogs life failed him miserably. Not you. But the previous owners, and possibly the breeder as well. The dog needs a home where he can bond and trust a person who is responsible and wont put him in situations where he is likely to fail. Maybe that home just isn't there at this point.
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