View Full Version : Serious Question for the Dog Owners/People Informed about dogs

06-02-2008, 08:04 PM

06-02-2008, 08:06 PM

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 08:13 PM
So are you saying you're against the training or you don't think he's capable of being trained (your dog)? The best advice would be to make an executive decision. If you're going to keep both dogs, then ask around and see if training will benefit the pairing or will it be a moot point. I know that some breeds, no matter the amount of training, are just not able to coexist. I would first ask a reputable breeder/trainer about your situation and go from there. If you cannot find a reputable breeder/trainer, then snoop around all other avenues. This includes groomers on down to the variou dog right/dog lovers' groups in your area.

06-02-2008, 09:47 PM
I'm not allowed to have dogs at the house we rent, sorry. But I was able to train my cat to not scratch the couch, stay off furniture, and scratch her post on demand (almost all the time at least)...so if that's possible, so is your situation with your dogs.

06-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Not to sound bitchy, but if your dog is that important, (which is cool cuz my cat is that important), I would kick the chick and her dumb ass dog out.

Or tell her to stop being a bad pet owner and train her own dog. Having a pet is like having a kid - both are initially incapable and dependent on their parents/owners and need to be raised correctly. You wouldn't let your kid run around shitting on stuff and eating your belongings, so why should you let your pet?

06-03-2008, 08:31 PM
It really sounds like if she trained her dog then yours would fall back into step. It kinda sounds like you had your dog under control. She really needs to train hers to be better behaved. I know that when my hyper active border collie is around better behaved dog she will often listen a little better. Having her living with you is like having a well behaved kid who is around a kid who doesn't behave at all. Yours is the kid whose parents discipline and teach and hers is the kid that when the parents tell them to behave the kid tells them to fuck off.

Where are the pictures of your dog on here? C'mon!

06-03-2008, 08:41 PM
she needs to get herself and her dog trained. im working with mine, she is doing pretty good, but we're still gonna take a class. like others said, your dog seemed to be ok, have her train hers. don't you pay for it. nothing!!

Hopeless Semantic
06-03-2008, 11:30 PM
It is her responsibility. I mean, I don't own a dog so I may not be the best advice giver--but its your domain, isn't it? Then you tell her what's up.

06-04-2008, 07:04 AM
Just look on Craig's List. ask for references.

any dog that's not been mistreated can be trained to behave. Generally it's the owners that need training more than the dog.

Young blood
06-04-2008, 08:00 AM

06-04-2008, 08:41 AM
Sounds like it's time to send her and her lil' dog to school for obedience lessons to me.

psychic friend
06-04-2008, 08:49 AM

Young blood
06-04-2008, 08:54 AM

06-04-2008, 09:07 AM
Pet Smart does a pretty good basic class for not alot of money. And it could be something the two of you could do together with your dogs. Awww bonding... so cute.

06-04-2008, 09:30 AM

06-04-2008, 09:32 AM
ok that blonde is kinda hot, and i of course mean that in a completely heterosexual way.

06-04-2008, 12:00 PM

06-04-2008, 11:12 PM
Alfie is about the cutest fucking midget dog I've ever seen! Well, actually, he's the only midget dog I've ever seen...

06-05-2008, 09:33 PM
That. is. a horrifying story.

06-05-2008, 11:33 PM
what a crock

06-05-2008, 11:40 PM

06-05-2008, 11:41 PM
Dogs that don't whimper are the best.

06-05-2008, 11:49 PM

06-06-2008, 09:51 AM
Petsmart is a good suggestion for classes, as is "The Dog Whisperer",
Cesar Milan-and as Tom said, Craig's List.

Sometimes local shelters or rescue groups offer low cost training.

There is usually a lot out there.

You just have to be patient and consistent, or calm assertive, as the D.W.says.