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June 24th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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I need some advice ladies...

In April we got a puppy for Katie....he is really sweet, and good with her....BUT....OMG....this dog will not housebreak....we have done it ALL.....
And I do admit, it is hard to really do one on one training with a pup when trying to occupy a toddler and all of the other things to do at home. Plus, Sadie, our standard poodle is becoming aggressive towards him, and has even showed aggression towards Katie...I simply can not have that.

With that being said, I have decided to rehome him. My Pastor wants to take him. She lives alone, has a fenced in yard and the time to really work with him. So he is leaving tomorrow. I feel so bad ....But I truly believe this is for the best.

I know Katie will question where he is, but I also have a kitten picked out for her that we will get this weekend. This is what I should have done in the beginning, since she really loves cats more than dogs... I figure it will fill the void of the pup,and give her something that she can play with without it destroying our home.

please tell me I am not a monster for doing this....

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June 26th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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What a hard decision to make, I would feel bad too. BUT you cannot have a dog sparking aggression in another dog, especially around a kid. Sorry you had to make a decision, but at least you have a good home lined up for it. And maybe Katie can visit the dog once and a while.
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June 27th, 2011, 10:00 AM
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You have to do what is best to keep everyone safe. I wouldn't feel bad. We recently rehomed our cats due to the fact they like to sleep on top of the kids and I wouldn't risk them trying to sleep on the baby.

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June 27th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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I know it's a hard decision, but from what you have said, it is the right decision. Hang in there, girlie! Maybe Katie can visit the puppy still.

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June 27th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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The important thing is that you already have a new home lined up for the pup...Katie is still pretty young, she may wonder, but she'll forget about it all quite quickly. Has your dog ever been around cats?? Sometimes that can be an adjustment, too. Good luck and you aren't a bad mom!

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June 27th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Thanks so much Ladies.... you have all made me feel better !!

well, this has gone better than I thought ! Swiper the pup is doing well in his new home with our Pastor, so I am relieved at that. We can visit any time....only about 5 minutes away!

Sadie our dog is sooooo much happier ! Totally different demeanor now....Katie has asked a few times where he is, but nothing too extreme.

We did not get the kitten yet,since things are going well w/ Katie, we are not rushing. We do have a 12 year old cat as well....Sadie is great with cats.

thanks for everything ladies !

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