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Very naughty Labrador puppy - mean to send him away?

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SarahWL Sat 22-Sep-18 21:27:14

Hello,

I have the most gorgeous Labrador puppy (named Bambi) grin

He's a little shit.

I work from home, so thought a dog would be good. Hell no. I get no work done, he is so naughty! Biting at my toes... he always wants to play, but I can't do that while I'm working from home.

There's doggy daycare relatively local. Is it mean???

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Pinkandproud Sat 22-Sep-18 21:34:05

Where are you based?? I’ll take him off your hands grin

SarahWL Sat 22-Sep-18 21:41:19

I'm in Kent grin can collect at any time grin

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iMatter Sat 22-Sep-18 21:42:43

I'd have him in a heartbeat

But I'd change his name <helpful>

Pinkandproud Sat 22-Sep-18 21:43:09

Hmmm then you’d have to drop him off in London please - it’s not far! grin

jomaIone Sat 22-Sep-18 21:44:14

He's not naughty. He's a puppy. What did you except him to do!

Should maybe have done some research before getting a lab. They're full of beans and puppies are harder work than newborns IMO.

Pinkandproud Sat 22-Sep-18 21:45:04

Also. You can’t post a puppy thread without a photo of said puppy.

Jandbsmum Sat 22-Sep-18 21:46:57

Puppies don't come trained FFS. Imagine a baby always being quiet while you are working. He wants attention. Poor thing.

Pinkandproud Sat 22-Sep-18 21:50:06

Have you tried borrowmydoggy?

GemmeFatale Sat 22-Sep-18 21:54:27

It’s not mean to send him to a dog daycare but his manners won’t necessarily improve.

BiteyShark Sat 22-Sep-18 21:57:48

How old is he? Mine went to daycare from 12-13 weeks of age when I worked in the office but otherwise was with me when I worked from home.

It is hard but you need to find a way to work and also train them. Maybe get a play pen and some toys such as stuffed kongs, deer antlers etc when you absolutely cannot watch him whilst working.

Lucy001 Sat 22-Sep-18 22:06:17

No he isn't a little shit. You are.

You were responsible for recognising what you were taking on. He's a baby. He wants to explore and learn about the world, just like any young thing. Puppies are for life, not just for the odd moments you can be bothered about them. No it isn't unfair to put him into day care, although it would do nothing about his behaviour - but it is unfair to blame him for what he is, instead of meeting his needs which is your responsibility because you took him on.

PositivelyPERF Sat 22-Sep-18 22:09:54

Send him to my daycare. Mind you, it might get expensive sending him by boat or plane, since I’m in NI. One of my first clients was a lab. He is the most gentle soul and was like a big brother to the smaller dogs. He’s an old boy now.

SarahWL Sat 22-Sep-18 22:11:00

Wow, people can really take a joke on here, can't they?

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SlightlyTired Sat 22-Sep-18 22:13:39

Doggy daycare can be fantastic - our pup loved it and came home exhausted every day. But it completely messed with his training, because he was essentially put in a field with 20 other dogs and no discipline. So if you can find a place that takes fewer dogs and spends some time with them that’s ideal.

Ignore lucy. Mumsnet seems to attract a particular type of dog-loving human-hating individual. Be prepared for the haters if you so much as suggest that your entire life doesn’t revolve around the 4 legged member of your family.

adaline Sat 22-Sep-18 22:44:56

Like none of you sanctimonious lot have ever found your puppies hard work and frustrating?! Come on!

RavenWings Sat 22-Sep-18 22:48:48

That's mn for you. Plenty of rigid, broom up the arse folks who couldnt recognise a lighthearted post with a hyperbolic title if it sang and danced a jig.

Anyway, talk to daycare. See if they think he'd be of a decent age for it.

PeachyKeenJellymonster Sat 22-Sep-18 22:49:29

My puppy is freaking nuts still he's over a year now.. he is quite awesome though but thinks he is a person

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 23-Sep-18 08:07:13

BastardPup does a day a week at Doggy Daycare. I did say they should advertise it as 'give us £20 and we'll knacker your dog out' as it works...

WorriesGalore Sun 23-Sep-18 08:08:55

grin I like Bambi! Have you tried kong and other such delicious distractions?

CalamityJane10 Sun 23-Sep-18 08:13:48

Frozen kong should keep him still for at least 5 minutes. Also, is he getting enough rest, mine gets especially bitey when she’s tired.

ladyface69 Sun 23-Sep-18 12:03:37

second the kong idea. Or marrow bones (real/raw ones) from a pet food shop are great for soothing, distracting and tiring.
Also - have a look at kikopup on youtube, theres a video called 'capturing calmness' using clicker training that has helped me with my erratic spaniel. The premise is you teach the dog its rewarding to lie quietly as intermittently you will treat them; and you build up from treating every 2-3 seconds whilst the dog isnt looking at you and lying down on a mat at your feet (might be easier to understand on the video haha) to the point where the dog just associates lying quietly by your feet as a pleasurable activity.

Lucy001 Sun 23-Sep-18 12:09:47

Like none of you sanctimonious lot have ever found your puppies hard work and frustrating?! Come on

Err .... no. I've never found a puppy hard work or frustrating at all. I knew what I was doing when I took on said puppies, and didn't need to post up that they were little shits for not knowing how to behave when I haven't taught them how to. OP knew they worked at home - did they think that working from home equates to well behaved puppies?

Kaykay06 Sun 23-Sep-18 12:10:34

Doggy day care might just make his naughtiness worse as he’ll learn from other dogs or the staff may not train his as you would like. Perhaps he needs more trainings/exercise before you start Work tire him out more then give kong and some toys which require him to use his brain.

Puppies are hard going I know and must be frustrating if you’re trying to work and little bambi wants your attention. Perhaps someone can come to walk him after lunch for you tire him out again then he will sleep but young labs are full of energy and mischief - I used to board guide dog pups and most were labs it was exhausting but fun. Currently have a golden retriever who would snooze at your feet. Have fun and hope your toes are safe smile

ChardonnaysPrettySister Sun 23-Sep-18 12:13:38

Puppies are little bitey buggers. I too had illusions of being able to work from home with a lovely fluffy pup sleeping at my feet and everything being all love and peace. Yeah....

Hang in there.

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