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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by candysmum, Apr 23, 2011.
That is such a shame
I hope that dog is never allowed near children because the boredome will eventually drive her mad
If it was me I would be giving them a piece of my mind and taking the dog Lol but neither of my sisters will get a dog.
Very sad, hope she's spayed or guess it will be the old "accidental litter" story soon
Poor dog ...
scare them into wanting to walk her?
tell them she is a big dog she needs at least 2 hours walk and cooping her up in there is going to drive her mad from the boredom then the children will be in danger because a hyper and bored dog can easily become an aggressive one.
Well I agree with you and also think its disgusting.
I think if it were my sister she'd be getting a mouthful - but thats not always the way to go!:
Maybe you should go softly, softly and ask her if they are having problems walking the dog. Then ask her if they need any help. You might make them feel so guilty, they could take action.
Thinking about it, if it were my sister the dog would end up being mine. My OH and me would be going up there all the time and walking/training the dog for them and then I would just take it home!!!
You know what they say - you can pick your friends but you can't choose your family!!!
They are fairly quick to learn
Originaly for herding and guarding the sheep.
A bored gsd will also become vocal and may try to escape to go and find some fun.
All the ones I've had liked to carry something! my first foster girl was always having a big stick in her mouth lol and not met one that doesnt like to fetch
they are very good with their noses and hiding their food in the garden can also be a way to stimulate their mind
I would have to intervene especially as it's family and you live so close.
I couldn't sleep knowing how that poor dog is being treated.
Could you perhaps offer to help train the dog not too pull? and maybe encourage her or someone in the family to work with you?
I would perhaps take it out on my own for a walk to assess the situation.
I know this puts pressure on you but with a bit of intervention it just might ( hopefully) give them a small kick up the backside!!!
Dont know how old the dog, is but they may well be setting themselves up for problem behaviour. GSDs are a guarding breed. Without being taken out for
socialisation and exercise, she is likely to become stir crazy and vocal from the lack of exercise, and even more territorial and guarding because thats all her worlds going to consist of the garden and the kitchen.
Its a shame that you have to end up taking the responsibility when its not even your dog.
Dont know if they will be willing to pay to kit her out, which might give you and them come to that, more control and security when walking her but my Nanuq can pull when she wants to and being a Mal/sibe cross she has the height and extra weight of a Mal, but the agility and more athletic body of a Sibe. I put her in a made to measure harness with, brass fitting and buckles
and a made to measure collar as well. The Harnesses are £13.50 extra £2.25 if you want them fleece lined and the Collars are £6.75. They also do a double end training lead with two clips, so you can fit one end to the collar and one end to the harness they are £9.50. They also do a walking belt that can make life easier but they are quite expensive at £28.75
If you want a look dogtraininginfo.co.uk - low fat natural dog training treats and food supplements, dog training equipment, harnesses, collars and leads. Just click on the SASS products. The harnesses are the Tracking ones and its the Buckle collars.
Otherwise a Head collar may help if worse comes to worse (those they dont do)
Some recues might help with spaying costs if you explain situation, I know you will need your sister's permission, but maybe you could work on her? Good luck!
All the best and well done for caring enough to try and help
How sad for the poor dog. I've only had my GSD for 2 weeks so still learning lots about them. They are pretty quick to learn and very eager to please. I know when my girly is bored she is very vocal but in a nice way. At the very least she has one walk early morning which lasts an hour, off lead if it's safe or on a long line otherwise. Then she has 3 other walks a day, usualy road walks of about 20 to 30 minutes. I walk her on an halti type collar and she's pretty easy to walk and control. (she had never been walked before and she's 18 months old).
They are a breed that need lots of exercise and stimulation, sounds like they are setting themselves up for trouble. Part of the pleasure of having a dog is the walking, don't understand people like that. I hope you can work something out.
sadly it happens and we have one in our family who is never walked also - a very overweight ckcs (apparently over weight as the neighbours throw food to him....ummm yer cause he was like that before they even moved there) in fact one day we took him out and upon return they said 'was great that you took him as we managed to take the kids to the park then' i don`t see why one can`t sit in the park pushing the swings whilst the other holds the dog but then they`ve dropped so many hints at us to have him so i guess i shouldn`t be surprised the saddest part is that he gets so excited when he sees any of us as he knows he`s going out