training problems - so off to a shelta they go

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  1. mrose_s

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    im on this site at the moment ( http://www.awlqld.com.au ) and it has a list of the pets that have been brought in, and why they were surendered. Ppl are givingup their pets for things like, jumping the fence, digging, missing the tray, crying at night, unsuitable with chickens, owners were moving (all dog breefds are allowed every state in Aus), most of these are training problems and can be fixed, GOD IT MAKES ME SO MAD!!!
     
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    Ya, no kidding...I saw a Great Dane (Harelquin[sp?]) that was 9yrs old in at a shelter and she was relenquished because she "dug holes in the yard". I mean man, you'd think people'd have more respect for their companions! Maybe she was bored or hot or something!
    It really irked me when a Min Pin came into a shelter because he was "too hyper". I mean, it is a Min Pin for crying out loud! What did you expect!
     
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    yeah, our dog sophie once dug about 2 meatres in under the cemebnt downstairs. but hey, what are you gonna do?
    there is this one dog their that was brought in because it was "unsuitable with chickens" it was a bloody GSP, they were bred for bird hunting and the owners are surprised when it mucks up around their chickens?
     
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    *sigh* all because some stupid owners didn't research the breed before they went out and got it...I think the excuse that really made my blood boil was for a 6yr old chow..."The kids are bored with her, so we're getting rid of her." OMG!! Dogs aren't toys you idoits!! :mad: They are meant to be with you for life! Not just as soon as you get tired of them you kick them out! :mad:
     
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    Here is a similar post that I came across on a GSD rescue forum (sorry it's so long, but some of the reasons listed are so ridiculous, the sad thing is they're ALL 'real' ones people have used).

    Poor Excuses

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    When I was dog walking at the sanctuary where I met Brandy, I saw a lovely greyhound called Honey come back after 24 hours in a new home. When asked the reason for the return the couple said that she was very gentle and nice natured but they hadn't realised until they got her home how tall she was
    Elaine Hardy Sept. 1999


    Just wanted to add the saddest excuse I've ever heard. As we were leaving our shelter the other day, this guy (older man, actually) was at the counter turning an animal in. His reason was "it's just a miserable animal".... Ok, guess what kind of animal it was... Not a cat, not a dog, it was a little budgie bird in a cage...
    Jane Guild Sept. 1999


    She's aggressive. She didn't used to mind it when my son pulled her around by her lip, but now that she's bigger she's started snapping at him


    I found him in the kitchen (not doing anything - he just walked in there)


    My friend gave up his beagle because his fiancée said that when they had kids SOMEDAY the kids would have an increased chance of developing asthma if there was a dog in the house. They broke up several months later and my friend was broken hearted because he had given away the dog for nothing.


    "He stares at me and "my girl" while we're on the couch"


    I became bored with the dog when it grew up, I want a puppy now.


    I have a family reunion this summer and I have to get my yard in shape for it and can't do it with a dog here


    Dog is too stupid. No matter how much we hit him he never learns.


    He stands in front of the TV too much.


    I took in a rescue dog. Their reason of getting rid of it, it bit the kids. They pulled the dog's teeth out with pliers. I was so mad at them!!!! The dog is now in a very loving home, where she gets the love she deserves. Thankfully, those other people can no longer own a pet.


    I have a 2 year old Siamese who insists on sleeping with my son...up by his head. When my son isn't home she steals his socks and curls up with them and uses them as her pillow. She is altogether too attached to my son and I won't stand for it!


    When we let her out of her crate twice a day-she jumps on us and expects too much attention.


    Because I got caught in between a cat and a dog and the cat was small and the dog was big so I gave away the dog page. And also it had to many words that I had no Idea what they said so thats why I gave it away. Oh! Did I mention a pro wrestler said that he would kick my butt in to the middle of the next generation if I didn't!


    "She bleeds all over when she comes in heat." This dog was brought in to be euthanised!


    Our fourth cousins who visit once every five years can't stand him.


    Neighbors complaints about barking resulted in 30 day notice to get rid of dog. )


    We had to get rid of the truck the dog was chained to. (Read on a rescue website).


    This is a woman I know and her dogs she got rid of and the one she has now-- 1-a poodle--New husband won't let me have her--had 4 years. 2-Yorkie--no time to take care of it--had 5 years 3-Shar-pei-4 years old-still have him but trying to give him away because the neighbors are complaining about him hanging out on their porches.


    a dog that was totally perfect: the excuse was it doesn't bark! dog has since been re-homed and is barking!!


    Sheds too much


    Barks


    Digs


    Chew


    Moving (to Florida in 2 hours)


    Going on Vacation


    Retiring and want to travel


    Allergies


    Having a baby


    Getting married


    Getting divorced


    Husband doesn't like the breed (didn't like the last three of that same breed she bought and subsequently dumped either)


    My wife is jealous of the dog and the time I spend training her


    Boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't like


    Has fleas


    Not housebroken


    Didn't know it needed all that grooming


    Didn't know it needed all that much attention/exercise


    Didn't know it would get so big


    Don't have time


    Going to college


    It's our son's pet but he's away at school now and we don't have the time; we'll just tell him it ran away.


    Apartment/Town home/Condo/etc. doesn't allow pets (didn't allow them when we go it either)


    Needs room to run/roam


    We got it for the kids but they won't take care of it.


    Keeps running off (unfenced yard, no leash)


    Didn't know they got so big/eat so much


    He was a cute puppy, but now he's too big


    Doesn't get along with our new pet


    I don't love it anymore


    Bought new home and dog doesn't go with new colours


    Pet clashes with new furniture


    Just got new furniture/carpet


    We only had it for the kids and they're all grown up now


    He chases the new kitten


    She doesn't like the new puppy


    He tracks mud all over the new carpet


    She got lost, and we got a new one by the time she showed up at the pound, so we left her there


    He (a twelve week old puppy) refuses to be housebroken, and we hit him every time he goes in the house. I'm worried, 'cause you can only hit a dog so much before it turns vicious, and I'm afraid it will start biting the kids.


    She (the pet) had a nervous breakdown


    She's seven years old now and can't make puppies anymore.


    Too friendly


    He keeps jumping on the kids, and the kids are now afraid of him.


    We have a handicapped child in a wheelchair


    We're remodeling our kitchen and didn't have time to take her to puppy class, and now she's too rowdy


    She has seizures (allergies/hypothyroid/etc.) and we don't want to spend another penny on medication


    It makes me sad to have her around


    Tried to kill a collie


    Killed a neighbor's goat - afraid she will start attacking people


    Received as a Christmas present - can't keep


    Daughter's dog - she went to college


    Breeder won't take him back because we neutered him


    She got herself pregnant - we're keeping her puppy


    She got herself pregnant - we're keeping her kittens


    We can't afford the vet bills


    Pulls on the lead


    She's turned blind


    Doesn't like my new husband


    Keeps breaking the chain at her dog house


    Tears up the house when we're at work/school


    Noisy when we're at work/school


    Apartment management doesn't allow dogs


    Can't find house to rent that allows dogs


    Didn't turn out to be show quality (of course we told the breeder we wanted to buy pet quality too save money)


    He won't stay at home, no matter how much I yell at him


    My elderly mother keeps letting him loose


    He's too happy


    Drools all the time (St Bernard, Bloodhound, Mastiff)


    We're putting the house up for sale and it won't show well with a dog.


    We bought him/her for conformation shows and he/she didn't win (eight month old puppy)


    Her ears won't stand. (un-cropped Dobbie ***** 5 months old.)


    Took him to Schuntzhund, now he is too aggressive


    Had a friend, make him a guard dog, now all he wants to do is bite people.


    I trained him myself to be a protection dog, now he's trying to kill me


    He rides my leg


    He always has an erection, when company comes over, it's too embarrassing


    He peed on the baby


    He won't defend me! My husband beat me and the kids, and the dog ran away! (8 month old abused Rottie)


    He makes a mess in the bathroom, every time I give him a bath


    He gets car sick. ( wanted the dog for protecting their car, while they're shopping in Florida)


    It wants too much attention


    Her teeth are crooked


    She keeps having puppies


    She got pregnant again


    She's a slut


    She got raped


    The kids keep getting poison ivy. He gets it on his fur when he runs loose in the woods, and they get rashes from touching him, so the doctor says he has to go.


    She hunts all the time (hound, retriever)


    She won't hunt


    Gun shy, only shot over her that once in the yard...


    Hyperactive


    Eats cats


    Eats the house


    Bit my husband when he hit her for getting on the sofa...


    Steals the baby's toys


    Follows me all the time, even to the bathroom


    Always wants to be petted


    Stares at me


    Bumps into my legs


    Steals food off the counters


    Takes my things


    My wife hates her
     
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    I live outside of Portland, OR and I just heard on the radio today that a nearby shelter has recieved 180 animals since Friday! That's 180 animals in 4 days. That is sick and people should be ashamed of themselves. I don't understand why people abandon their pets. :mad: Now the shelter can't house or feed all of them and they are begging for donations and for people to come adopt. So sad. :(
     
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    That is so incredibly sad and sick! What kind of race is this human race?
     
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    Some people are just plain stupid. But there are some things that are good reasons. Where I live,if your dog attacks a chicken or chases a cow it is as good as dead. It is nicer for the person to give it up than to just let it get shot by someone. You can say you are going to train all you want but it only takes one time and they are gone.

    I still think people rarely research their breeds though.when they get angry because there herding breed is nippy,or that a husky sheds or howls. And I can't count the number of times I've heard people say "as soon as we get rid of this dog we are getting a puppy". Don't they realize that the puppy will soon be an adult too!
     
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    GRRRR how could u get bored of a pet???
    and if you want a dog to keep the kids entertained then why get a chow thhat doesnt really care about ppl, chows are like cats, just another case were owners didnt ressearch the breeds.
    Plus you just DONT get rid of a pet....
     
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    I hate people that get dogs, expect them to automatically know all commands, and to be the perfect little angel every single second of the day. If they find a strand of hair on the couch, they freak out and scream at the dog....before you know it, the dog is in a shelter kennel....soon, being euthanized.
     
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    its SO horrible, how people can do that, and they dont ressearch the breed, its like saying, my husky wont stop pulling the sled, what do they expect, really, whatever they get bred for is in them and if it isnt going to suit your lifestyle, do the pet a favour, dont get one
     
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    We live in a disposable world and some people take that into the Pet world, it is just sad. That is why I believe you should have to take classes or obtain a license to allow you to buy a dog.
     
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    yeah, ppl get a cute puppy, and it grows, eats, needs training, needs walks and attention, mental stimulation, friends and someone to bond with, a lot of ppl just dont relise it's noty for them
     
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    Even when you do research a breed, though, you frequently see only good things about them. Herding breeds are never called nippy in books, for example. If you read between the lines of the average, blandly positive general breed book and think about what herding entails, of course, you might realize the potential for nipping is there. But it's a bit hard on the average person who just wants to own a dog to have to research the job description of 180+ breeds. I think the Border Collie people have done a commendable job of spreading the word about the drawbacks of their breed - at least, what would be drawbacks in a casual, average home. Other breeds need to receive the same vigorously honest scrutiny coupled with PR efforts to reach people who don't go to dog shows. It wouldn't prevent all bad choices, but it would be a help for the average person who wants to make a smart choice without devoting six months of research to the chore. I stress average, though even the most fanatical dog lover has succumbed to the need to OWN A DOG RIGHT NOW.
     
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    yes. but on the net these days there are many "quizzes" that show what dog suits your lifestyle, this narrows down the choices a bit and allows you to choose carefully. And if someone really needs a dog that bad, then the research should be done on the breed you decided on or... you learn to live with it, for instance, Sophie is big, lazy, smelly and drooly, her spit makes you itch and she wrecks all the gardens, we didnt know this when we bought her but we love her and will live with it.
     
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    And Buster doesnt like other dogs, takes a hell of a lot of training and time, doesnt listen all the time (getting better) and etc. but we keep him
     
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    "dog clashes with furniture" All time worst excuse/reason EVER. Not that the others are much better, but come on people...they make different colors of furniture and it's not like you couldn't match paint chips before redecorating. :rolleyes:
     
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    lol, yeah, really thats stupid, "drools to much" look at the breed.
     
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    I personally hate the 'moving to a place that doesn't want dogs' excuse. There's no way i would even consider a place that doesn't want dogs...
     
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    yeah, we have over looked tonnes of nice homes because they dont suit our pets, We were going to loose our rabbits but I dont think I could gove them away now
     

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