Immature For Adults?

have 6 kids (3 boys age 5 years old and 3 girls age 11 months old). My husband came home with a 5 pound, cockapoo dog about a week ago, as a total surprise. I am so busy, but a sucker for animals. The dog is very good with the kids, and so far all the kids have been amazing with the dog. The dog is being really easy to train and at only 3 months old, and 1 week of being in my house, she actually started going to the door when she needs to go to the bathroom. I am still mad that my husband didn’t talk to me though, therefore I’m going to try to get back at him to teach a lesson. It worked out this time perfectly, but who knows what will happen next time he does this? I just bought a new car to fit everyone like 1 month ago. I called the rental place and they said they had a car that they just bought and only had been used twice. I’m going to rent it, and then pull in the driveway pretending I just bought this little 2 seater sports car. Good idea or immature?

Should I Keep This Dog? She Has So Many Issues!?

We rescued a dog over 3 weeks ago from a shelter. Not much was known about her. Shes 3, probably a cockapoo and was either a stray or neglected but probably did live inside at one point (only had one accident and has held it for 10 hours before!). She doesn’t shed (YAY!!!) she’s incredibly loving (to me and my husband), cute and has funny quircks.. but she also has some “baggage” and behavior issues.
1. She’s very protective over her toys,treats, and sometimes her space – has bitten kids lightly.. my 6 year old doesn’t like her that much and is afraid of her.. he’s dramatic but still..I want him to like the dog!
2. She doesn’t come when you call.. she hears you, see’s you, but she chooses not to come. She’s not a big pleaser. More like a cat.
3. She just started humping our pillows AND humped me yesterday! I flipped! She was spayed 3 weeks ago!! It totally grosses me out! Guess she wants to be top dog. No no!
4. Not the easiest to train. Got past “sit” but sometimes she doesn’t

How Can I Convince My Parent6s To Get A Dog?

me and my boyfriend plan on renting out my basement from my parents next year. (its not crap really nice and its gonna be like we have our own apartment but with some benifits of borrowing everyonce in a while.) our family had a dog for 15 years. I dont ever remember not having rudy around. He recently died around christmas time. I want to get a new one to help out with the stress thats on ym parents. They said they dont wanna clean up all the hair because we have two cats already. I was looking for a way to convinve them to let me get a dog. also I need to know what type of dog to get. I need one that wont shead, one that most likely will be found in a shelter around south east PA one thats hopefully is easy to train and dosent bark alot.
I also wanted a dog because i need to loose weight and a dog would make me go and take my walks every day. thanks for your help
o i also pick out a few that were somewhat what i like and i hear they dont head they are
miniature schnauzer irish terrier chi-poo cockapoo doodleman pinscher glen of lmaal terrier lowchen maltese
no poodles please…. srry i dont find them cute.

Why Does Our Puppy Do This?

we have a 15 week of cockapoo who is nearly housebroken. He is completely fine sleeping alone at night (he sleeps downstairs) and he’s totally fine when we go to work in the morning. We have a dog walker that comes to let him out and walk him in the middle of the day. When we get home, we take the little guy out, we play with him (we don’t make a big deal out of our arrival). But if we go upstairs to change our clothes or go into the kitchen to grab a glass of water, whining starts as if somebody is trying to kill him!! It’s as if we are home, we can’t ever not be right next to him. We take him for a walk at night (at least 30 minutes), we play fetch, we give him affection, we train so I don’t think he is suffering from separation anxiety. When he’s left alone, he doesnt destory the house, he doesnt make accidents (if he has to go, he goes on the pee pad), i just don’t know why he whines so much when we are home with him but not in his sight. Help!

How Do I Get My Dog To Respect Me And Obey Me Without Being Mean?

I have 2 dogs. One is a female toy poodle who is very well behaved, is potty trained, and is obedient and very sweet. Her name is Buttercup. My other dog is a male cockapoo who is kinda grumpy, growls a lot, doesn’t like to obey, and pees in the house lots. His name is Wesley. I want to know how to get Wesley to obey and respect me. It would also help if I could get him to stop peeing in the house. Both dogs have not been spayed or neutered.

Why Does The Media Portray Pitbulls As Bad?

we currently have 2 pitbulls and a cockapoo and let me tell you they have a ball. people base their beliefs on a story they heard. i recall last year a pitbull saved a family from their burning home and the media would not mention it was a pitbull.. why do they do this? u can train any dog to be agresive just like u can train people! it is the owners fault not the dog. some pitbulls are used for narcotics & even for therapy.. did you guys knew that even hellen keller has a pitbull, i was suprised that hardly no book mentions that she had a pet and IT WAS A PIT! lol
the dog from the lil rascals, Petey was a PITBULL.. u think if they were soooo aggresive they would have them around kids for such long periods of time
pitbull was used in the Disney movie Homebound…
list goes on lol some of you folks can be so ignorant lmao
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Why Does The Media Portray Pitbulls As Bad?

we currently have 2 pitbulls and a cockapoo and let me tell you they have a ball. people base their beliefs on a story they heard. i recall last year a pitbull saved a family from their burning home and the media would not mention it was a pitbull.. why do they do this? u can train any dog to be agresive just like u can train people! it is the owners fault not the dog. some pitbulls are used for narcotics & even for therapy.. did you guys knew that even hellen keller has a pitbull, i was suprised that hardly no book mentions that she had a pet and IT WAS A PIT! lol
the dog from the lil rascals, Petey was a PITBULL.. u think if they were soooo aggresive they would have them around kids for such long periods of time
pitbull was used in the Disney movie Homebound…
list goes on lol some of you folks can be so ignorant lmao
VOTE YES FOR COMMON SENSE
VOTE YES TO BRING LOGIC BACK
STOP boycotting GOOGLE.. RESEARCH is still free (for knwo at least lol)

I Need Advice With A New Dog?

i lost my dog, bichon frise, in august. he was around most of my life and it was hard on everyone in my family. anyway, my sister got a kitten in september. he’s good and he is used to dogs, but he still gets afraid. we watch my neighbor’s dog when she goes away. she comes to our house and she gets hyper sometimes and when she runs, the cat goes running upstairs and hides. also, another dog came over our house, a small yorkie and the cat was swatting at him, haha. he’s declawed, but still he probably could’ve have beaten him up! anyway, what kind of dog should i get? i need an easy to train dog, im planning on getting one this summer, i will be working, including everyone else in the house. i wanted to get a cockapoo, they seem like nice dogs, but i don’t know anything about them. we are going through a breeder because my mom is afraid to go through an adoption place, we know people who have gotten dogs and they had problems with them. we found a place that is good, does not over breed and takes good care of the dogs. what kind of dog should i get in my situation? easy to train, good with cats, not mean or anything?

What Breed/type Of Dog Would Be Good For Me?

Alright so I know It’s Summer 09′ but next Summer I’m supposed to get a dog! Alright, well I’d get it at the end of June so over the Summer I could train it, walk it, spend time with it, let it get used to me, ETC. Well I need to know also what dog would be right for me because I’m at school 7 hours of the day. And it HAS TO BE a dog that does not bark a lot. Right now I’m kind of looking at a Jack russell terrier.
Like this: http://www.breederretriever.com/photopost/data/511/medium/jack_russell_terrier_roux.jpg
I need help! But when I get one, I’m just going to search free dog/puppy, and whatever come’s up. As long as it’s a small dog/that’s already house trained, that is NOT a chihuahua. Than I’ll probably get it… HELP, PLEASE AND THANK YOU 😉
And as I said, I want a free dog. It DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FREE, I’m not pooor. I can spend $100-$250. I just want a free one, so it’d be easier on all of us.
I’m not asking if a Jackrussell is good for me, but WHAT TYPE OF DOG IS GOOD FOR ME? Cockapoo, Chihuahua Pitbull, Boxer, what?
And it HAS TO BE a common dog. Not a Cavachon or anything, because they don’t usually sell those/they’re rare. It has to be a common dog people sell on regular basis.
+++++++ I was looking at french bulldog’s/boston terrier’s, I really liked those! But I heard they have high medical bills, and when they do have problems is it often? Or only certain dogs. Please help!!! Thank you so muchhhh

When Should A Dog Be Put Down For Being Vicious?

My good friend was out of town over the weekend. She had a dog sitter come by to feed and let the dog out. He apparently didn’t latch the fence gate well enough and the dog got out. The dog ran at a neighbor who was walking her two small cockapoos in the street in front of the house. The neighbor picked up her two dogs to protect them. One of the cockapoos was bitten. The neighbor was scratched. It sounded as though my friend’s dog was pretty aggressive. The dog sitter successfully got the dog back behind the fence after it was all over. My friend’s dog is 7 years old. She’s a golden lab/chow mix. Are there other ways rather than putting the dog down that you would recommend to ensure the neighbor’s safety if the lab/chow were to ever get out again? Electric fence? Muzzle? Socializing training? Other thoughts? Is the lab/chow too old for re-training?