I think I "own" a Golden now...

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  1. Zoom

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    Yeah, I wish.

    Ok, so using the time I have with her...how in the world do I teach her how to walk on all-fours while on lead?! Right now it's a constant battle of her dashing in front, zooming back to hit me in the chest, grabbing my hand to see if there's any treats in it and then running back to the end of the lead. Doing 180's aren't having a huge effect on her (at least not yet) because she's just so darn happy to be out of her room that one direction is just as good as another. I'm trying to mark her behavior, she's picking up what "yes!" signals, but that gets her so excited that it pretty much undoes the marking.

    I know she needs more exercise. But she's getting much better about not jumping on the door to her room when I walk by!
     
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    Her bill must be pretty hefty now ..... does she know she could give Zoe up and wipe out her bill ???
     
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    I think, not for sure, that at this point, if she steps foot back in the facility, she has to pay at least some of the bill. If she never comes back, we eat the cost.
     
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    WRONG !!!! Full payment or forget it Charlie !! Partial payment .... you get Zoe when you've paid in full ! It sounds like you have a great establishment , but the rules need to be enforced !
     
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    Oh they are...that was my penchant for sarcastic understatement coming to the fore...if she comes in she has to pay the entire thing and no amount of complaining is going to get her a discount. She did not, and does not, qualify as a "Compassionate Rescue". We do that occasionally for very sick clients, or those who are being deployed for a short time.
     
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    Ok, so we've talked to the mom a couple of times since I last updated...she was supposed to come get her last Friday...never showed...so the GM called and said "We need at least partial payment here" and the lady was adament that she was coming to get her dog this Saturday (yesterday) and she'd better be bathed. So I gave her a really good bath (Zoe is so good in the tub)....and the owner never showed. Not that we were expecting her to, but even our corporate people are starting to go "I don't think she needs this dog back..."

    We'll have to wait and see how today goes; I'm off, but I'm going to call the GM and have her call me if the lady does show up today.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Can't you just be straight with someone who ever owns the place where you work?

    Sounds like there are just feelings being thrown around - be BLUNT.

    Say - this woman clearly is not interested in this dog. I AM.
     
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    I have. Many, many times. Everyone at work, including a few clients, know I want this dog.

    But there is also the law to take into account, and that's what is holding us up. The law here specifies that we have to go at least 14 days without contact from the owner...we keep getting little bits of contact with her; she just never comes to get the dog. Our side probably wouldn't hold up in court, depending on the judge though.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Has anyone tried asking the owner what she wants?
     
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    Hence the numerous phone calls to her...she "says" she wants the dog and is def. coming to get her that day...and then never shows up or calls us back to say that she's running late and will get her the next day. It's always a pattern of we call her, we get excuses and a "new pick-up date" and then we still have the dog a week later. The lady is a flake at best.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Give her an ultimatum - whether you stick to it or not.

    You give her a time and date, and say - if you do not collect your dog by this time, we have legal possession of it.

    Should get the ball rolling a bit... Whether you legally do or not - it just gives her a shove.

    It could go on forever....
     
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    Ugh!!! :mad: What a woman!!! :(

    Poor Golden! :( She must feel so confused! :(
     
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    Can you just come right out and say that you have someone who would love to have her if she'd sign a a release form and that the kenneling would be erased ?
     
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    Yes! An ultimatum is needed to get this done as she obviously doesn't WANT the sweet golden!!!! :mad:
     

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