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SpicyPear Mon 18-Mar-13 08:59:54

I have two dogs. They are mostly lovely, but the little one is seven months and still in training. His main issue is stealing food and begging.

I love him, but it's not working out. My DH is seemingly unable to follow simple rules about putting food out of reach and it can't go on any longer.

So I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with a suitable rescue place or loving new home for DH? He's mid-thirties, good job and partially house trained. Ideally a home with no dogs or children and someone with the time and patience to continue his training with regard to domestic tasks. I would hate my work to go to waste.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 21-Mar-13 22:51:39

Spicy just take him out somewhere quiet in the car and he'll think he's going for a lovely day out.
He'll be so excited thinking he's going for a walk and a pub treat that you can leave him there and he won't realise you've dumped relocated him.
Remember to remove any identifying evidence (like his name/address/phone number).
Someone will take pity on him don't worry.You know it's for the best.

I tried rehoming mine back to his irresponsible back street breeder. She'd already moved onto looking after the next batch bred by her female .
Bugger found his way back home hmm

Turniphead1 Fri 22-Mar-13 15:46:22

Good idea 70. And you can tell the kids he's " gone to live on a lovely farm with lots of space to roam" á la Monica & Ross's dog in Friends.

SpicyPear Thu 28-Mar-13 10:58:25

UPDATE: Thanks for all your input, although some of it was a bit harsh. I do feel a bit better that I am not the only one with some of these problems.

I have decided to give him another chance as it's become clear that it will be quite difficult to find a suitable home and I would feel very bad about him being bounced around from house to house. I've put some new boundaries in place and we are having fewer accidents so fingers crossed. I have also looked into a behaviourist but they would only accept him if he referred himself and it was very expensive.

Sunnywithshowers Thu 28-Mar-13 12:49:26


Turniphead1 Fri 29-Mar-13 10:31:17

Fair play Spicy. I think you have taken on board the comments of posters on this thread.

A word of caution - Easter can be a potentially dangerous time for those with that combination of ill trained DHs, dogs and chocolate eggs...

Good luck with him.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 30-Mar-13 19:01:50

Ah yes Turnip but Easter can be a good time to re-establish the ground rules.
Long weekend, lots of time.
A few kitchen scraps to treat him if he's good (few slices of chicken and veg leftovers)

And you can assert your place as Pack Leader by making him wait for his food and s-l-o-w-l-y eat a chocolate egg in front of him.

"Mmm this is nice. Do you want some. Do you ? You can't have chocolate. No no no no no no no.
Chocolate baaad for DHs.
You can have a bikkie if you're a good boy"

It works.
Just make sure he knows he's on last warnings.
I find it helps to have the Yellow Pages left open at the Adoption/Rehoming Advice pages on the hall table wink

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 10-Apr-13 22:37:25

fabulous thread. i feel less alone. We had 2 dogs and 2 cats when my DS was tested for allergy to pet hair - sadly it turned out that he was, and so i had to rehome him.
it only took 21 years.
it was for the best. He keeps threatening to find his way back home though...he isnt micro chipped so im hoping that no one finds him and fetches him back.

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