We just moved across the country and wound up in a town home not by choice, my husband is military. We have a beloved dog that I am struggling with. He is used to being outside or inside as he wants but here he can only go out on a leash. I have tried taking him to dog parks but I can not do that every day. I a little one in school 2 at home and 1 on the way I just don't have the time to make it to the park every day, it is more like twice a week. We take him out frequently but it is not the exercise level that he needs. He is always at the door wanting to go out, no matter how we try to entertain him inside. He is not happy, I feel like I am abusing him in a way. Now he has taken to going to the bathroom in the house. I have tried wearing him around the house, being with me all my waking hours and it is not helping as soon as I turn my back he goes in the house. I think it is a rebellion type thing. We are not allowed to fence in our area or even a temporary fence. I don't want to get rid of him. My kids, myself and my husband are going to be devastated. What would you do? Help please.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Pets
Answer by gdiamante at 1:10 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by angelmommy11 at 12:13 PM on May. 5, 2011
Have you thought about a shocker collar? I know it sounds bad but they really don't harm the dog. My FIL has one for his dog because he lives in area that it is nearly impossible to fence unless you want to spend thousands. He only had to use it the first week and now the dog knows the boundaries. There are also kits that come with a electric wire that you put around the yard on posts. The dog wears a collar and if he goes past the wire it sprays something out of the collar. Apparently they don't like it.
Answer by Liamsmom09 at 12:11 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by gammie at 12:21 PM on May. 5, 2011
I'd find other ways to exercise him. I have a lab mix that needs the exercise, walking just is not enough for him. I take him running with my bike everyday or take him to the river/lake in the warmer months.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:28 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by Acid at 12:46 PM on May. 5, 2011
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