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Dog sitter wont have my dog back

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babyblackbird Sun 16-Aug-15 13:56:09

I posted about a week ago about my lab who was attacked by another dog at sitters and was moved to another sitter. Anyway we picked him up yesterday and he had obviously had a lovely time. New sitter gushed about how good he was and a "credit to us". We had original sitter booked for the bank holiday weekend and I have been in touch with him today to double check arrangements to be told that he has another male dog staying at the same time and doesnt want to risk a reoccurrence of my dog being attacked again. Feel very upset that we are being punished because another dog attacked ours and have now had to change our plans so we can take dog with us which is not ideal as we are going to a wedding. Just wanted to canvass opinions.... could it be our dog's fault? Could he be giving off bad vibes ? He does seem to get bullied by other dogs alot, but last time he stayed with orig sitter he commented on how well he got on with other dogs so I dont know what to make of it.

KatharineClifton Sun 16-Aug-15 13:58:46

How long is a piece of string? Is your dog entire as they do seem to be attacked more than neutered males?

Floralnomad Sun 16-Aug-15 15:23:28

Can the sitter that had him this week not have him again ? I actually think that the original sitter is being quite fair as at least by cancelling you now he's giving you an oppurtunity to find someone else rather than potentially ending up with the same last minute problem again .

babyblackbird Mon 17-Aug-15 00:11:35

He's still entire because he is only 13 months and a lab who I was led t9 believe are better left until 18-24 months to neuter. I have also had specific advice from both my trainer and vet to leave him entire for now as he can be timid around other dogs having been bitten twice and needs the testosterone to cope for now. advice which makes sense to me. Sitter who had him last week is away for bank hol and so cant have him unfortunately. Guess I just feel a bit hard done by that my dog who has done nothing wrong is the one being labelled and not the dog that attacked him unprovoked in the first place. decent sitters are all fully booked round here and so someone cancelling on me now is not really any better than at the eleventh hour as having rung round everyone is already fully booked.

Wolfiefan Mon 17-Aug-15 00:13:22

How stressful. Could a friend take him for a weekend?
I can understand the sitter doesn't want him to be hurt again.

landrover Mon 17-Aug-15 00:47:44

I would book him in kennels and not worry, get him neutered as soon as vet advices. At least the sitter cared enough not to take him on! x

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