My 14 y.o. DD begged for a St Bernard. She claimed she had done extensive breed research & knew how to groom them & train them & generally care for them. So, stupidly, I caved & got her an AKC 1 y.o. male St Bernard. In the 6 months she has had him, she has done virtually nothing with this dog. She loves the idea of him but mostly ignores him. She puts him outside in the mornings & leaves him until I let him back in. (She goes to online school so is home all day) She yells at him for simply walking up to her. She never brushes him or trains him. He only knows one command. Basically, I have a 200 lb monster loose in my house. How do I make her start caring about this dog? Do I make her find a new home for him? I am at my wits end with this child & this dog--I don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be great but please don't flame me. What's done is done & I just need ideas for moving forward.
Answer by toriandgrace at 8:19 PM on May. 12, 2009
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Answer by itsnotaclowncar at 1:03 AM on May. 13, 2009
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Answer by melody77 at 6:58 PM on May. 13, 2009
I would just find the dog a new home. It sounds like your poor dog isn't getting the attention that he/she needs. St. Bernards are great dogs (I grew up with them) but they need attention and exercise! Tell your daughter that she can either start taking on the responsibilities of the dog, or you will find the dog a new home.
Answer by bookay at 9:30 PM on May. 13, 2009