Misskiwi67 wrote:Please don't ruin all your hard work and the wonderful bond you have developed with your current dog by bringing another "project dog" into your home.
You are going to seriously jeopardize your time and commitment to your current dog by accepting this new dog. You've worked too hard with Cruz to do that to him. You might be a better home for Roxy than the home she's currently in, but you will be putting your relationship with Cruz at risk... is that really worth it???
I don't think you understand how much WORK multiple dogs are, multiple animals for that matter. Nonetheless multiple dogs with issues. Don't ruin all the work you're doing with Cruz.
Red wrote:Cruzer wrote:
While most of you would say I am crazy for taking this dog on, I really know she just needs the things that I have learned how to give a dog. I have worked through many issues with my dog already successfully and want to share that with another dog and give it a good life as well.
Keep in mind that you seem to have experimented with different methods, some not so appropriated, that can get you in trouble very fast if you think to handle a dog with certain behavioral problems the same way. As a general guideline, without the necessary experience one should not attempt to work with such dogs alone. It is hardly not a "try and see what happens" type of situation and to determine the complexity of behaviors is not an easy task. Really basic questions have been asked in several posts and the answer to those questions and much more should be already in your knowledge to even think to work with a problem animal. While problem dogs make better handlers and can teach us so much they also often end up in the hands of people who realize they are incapable to deal with them, and let alone help them, when it is too late.
I agree. Just because you feel sorry for an animal doesn't mean bring it home. If you aren't equiped to handle it, don't. I think your heart is in the right place, but it's simply not logical.