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Considering rehoming DS! (A not entirely serious rant!)

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MothershipG Sat 17-Nov-12 13:12:44

So last night he got in from school with 6 chocolate muffins he'd made, in a tupperware box in his zipped up school bag and just left it lying on the floor in the hall.

Eldest dog is 6, DS is 12, so he's lived with this dog all of her life and half of his and HE LEFT THE BAG ON THE FLOOR!!! She can open zips, she can open tupperware so OF COURSE she ate the muffins. hmm It's not like this is a new thing, she's very good at getting to food, she has been honing her skills for the past 6 years and HE LEFT THE BAG ON THE FLOOR, have I mentioned that????

Fortunately she has a robust constitution so apart from being somewhat wired she is ok. I have pointed out that this could have had much worse consequences and he is banned form his beloved xbox.

DD thinks boarding school would be a good solution. Any one know a good rescue that will take a 12 year old??

BeerTricksPott3r Sat 17-Nov-12 13:25:32

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D0oinMeCleanin Sat 17-Nov-12 13:30:09

DS needs to know his place in the pack. Make sure you stand in front of him and eat a biscuit before he has his meals and that he doesn't walk through any doors in front of you, if he goes to leave the room you must jump up off the sofa and run to the door to make sure you get to the door first. Sleep in his bed sometimes too, just to prove you are the boss.

MothershipG Sat 17-Nov-12 15:32:45

What you mean I have to put some effort into training??? Can't I just rehome him?

D0oinMeCleanin Sat 17-Nov-12 15:59:13

You could try a shock collar? I saw some one use them on the telly box once, if they're on the telly box they must be dead clever and really good at what they do.

Sounds easier than training.

BeerTricksPott3r Sat 17-Nov-12 16:08:32

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LadyTurmoil Sat 17-Nov-12 16:09:24

Very funny thread!

BeerTricksPott3r Sat 17-Nov-12 16:14:06

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PetiteRaleuse Sat 17-Nov-12 16:18:22

Always starts like this. Next thing you know he'll be biting the dog. Best to rehome now OP before he does some real damage.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 17-Nov-12 16:27:11

If you find a good home can you put in a good word for my 2yo dd? Makes a lot of noise and breaks domestic appliances, I kid you not. Totally unsuitable for our household unfortunately.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 17-Nov-12 16:28:25

Can you tell from my nn that I prefer dogs to my children?

MothershipG Sat 17-Nov-12 16:57:52

Thanks guys! You've really helped, I am definitely going to try some of those tips (although not the one about sleeping in his bed, I really don't fancy that!) I'm sure that they'll be really effective.

If they aren't Ive decided to try and rehome them as a pair, blooming dog is having another fox poo phase!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 17-Nov-12 19:28:56

I've got another small child to add to the original offer. They've both gone up and had a shower in our bathroom and used up an entire new bottle of my lovely shower gel. They're lovely and clean, if that helps. And they smell nice instead of the usual wee smell.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Nov-12 19:31:50

Hold your fire MothershipG - where the dickens are you going to take him?
Don't you think that re-homings are over-run with 12yo boys? And ones that have such obvious ishooos as yours, well, hmm . He won't get homed this side of Christmas.

If you live near Bluewater in Kent then leave him at the MacDonalds and I'll pick him up.
(I don't want to wait till you put him in rehome, I'd have to have a HomeCheck and pay a donation). I didn't have a homecheck when I got my DC from some dodgy breeder, (me) so I'm not starting now.

I've got a 13yo DS that I could pair him up with.

The fact he's trained in X-Box is a huge advantage.

Just leave him with a Crappy Meal and all his vaccinations books etc, and I'll swing by tomorrow.

Failing that in your shoes I'd just leave him at the side of a busy road (obviously tie him to a fence so he can't get injured)

Good Luck.

flamingtoaster Sat 17-Nov-12 20:22:47

You've had such good advice already I don't have much to add other than to say it sounds like you could be on a slippery slope with DS. Best to act immediately before it gets worse. Have you tried changing his food? He obviously cannot be trusted with chocolate muffins so perhaps just dried food and water for a while would help?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Nov-12 20:42:23

Have you got a crate Mother?
You might be able to get one on Ebay/Freecycle.

Your dog sounds like a clever animal to open a zipped bag and a Tupperware dish (other brands of plastic sealable food storage boxes are available)

I'd keep the dog well away in case she can open the crate and let your DS out.
What about a DS walker? Keep him out of mischief ?

Have you had him neutered OP? Might help with the behaviour - give it a try before you give him away.

(2 bricks and a heavy stick for him to bite should suffice.)

pimmsgalore Sat 17-Nov-12 22:01:53

I think you have been given some sensible advice here.

I just wanted to add that I really wouldn't recommend you go down the boarding school route, have you seen how long their holidays are? You could be creating too much down time for your DS, also not many of them would take such an untrainable beast. Maybe you could encourage your DD to try and help DS with his issues, is she younger or older?

Please don't give up on him rescues are bursting to the seams with unwanted DC at this time of year.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Nov-12 22:21:10

My DS sprinkled on the toilet seat and I rubbed the buggers face in it. Not had a peep of trouble from him since.

You just need to get him to toe the line.

I'd shut him in the yard if you can.

LadyTurmoil Sat 17-Nov-12 23:03:46

still funny!

MothershipG Sun 18-Nov-12 08:46:21

Sorry, 70 I couldn't possibly get him done as I'm hoping to breed from him in the future. But he also has the toilet seat problem you mentioned so I will definitely try your suggestion there.

So do you all think he's one of those dominant creatures? Out to take over the world pack? Should I try an alpha roll?

BoneyEm1972 Mon 19-Nov-12 10:12:48

I think we may be approaching this from the wrong angle !!

Clearly rehoming centres are not an option at this time of year so perhaps the Op could get rehomed herself. I think JOhnny Depp was looking for a new woman and he loves dogs.

Problem solved !! grin

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