We just got a puggle last Thursday so I know she's very new to everything at our house. She has been moved around a bit and I think abused by a man she seems to be afraid of them. She was great the first couple of days but slowly she seems to be having some issues. I want to get them resolved, but I want to go about them the right way because she's such a sweetie and I want to keep her. She's 11 months old beagle and pug mix, and she's not fixed.
My first Issue- She growls at everyone, especially my boyfriend when he leaves the room and comes back, or goes to work and comes home. She hasn’t been aggressive in anyway just growls at people but she won’t bit if you try to pet her then at all.
Second- She's peeing in her crate and I found two pillows today that she went on (only accidents she’s had so far). I took everything out of her crate ( I had a blanket in there), scrubbed it and put newspaper in it then she went on that so I took everything out. She doesn’t seem to like it but I don’t want her thinking its okay to go anywhere in the house even her crate. It’s not too big the next size down she can’t even turn around it because I had to exchange it for this one the next size up. She goes in the crate at night, when we go away, and whenever I can’t devote my full attention to her and the kids. Since she’s so new I don’t trust her around my kids without me monitoring.
Third- As soon as the sun comes up she starts with that hound dog bark, so I get up and let her outside and she does nothing every morning. We’re all on second shift so the last thing I want is too get up at sunrise and let a dog out that doesn’t even go to the bathroom. If I let her outside she whines and barks non-stop, if I bring her back in and crate her she continues to bark and I can’t have that with a 1 and 3 year old sleeping. How do I get her on our time? Anyway to tame down her barking?
I did change her name because I was told that if you keep it the same they will associate it with the previous owner, I changed it from Lilly to Hadlee. The people before told me they bought her from someone who kept her crated a lot, carried her around, and never named her. She only had her for a few weeks I think before she needed to find her another home due to her son’s medical issues, that’s when we got her. I bought her a harness since she’s never been on walks before and tries to pull your arm off. She listens very well though, when you say: no, down, come, or stay. A few times she had bolted out the door but she isn’t hard to coax back.
About a year ago we got a shitzu, and it was just a hot mess. The dog went potty all over the house, she could have just went on a walk and would go in the house when we would get home, and bit my 3 year old so I couldn’t keep her after that and gave her to a friend’s mom who wanted her. She still has potty issues too to this day, my bf says it’s almost like someone only trained her to go in the house.
I just want some advice on how to resolve some of these issues because I really believe she just needs someone to love and care about her and she can be a really awesome dog for our family!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:42 AM on Jun. 15, 2012 in Pets
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 6:40 AM on Jun. 15, 2012Credits: 11849 Level 21 Pets Degree
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