Monday, June 7, 2010

All is not well today

Apparently we're unfit to be parents of a Dog and a Child.

Our Idiot Puppy is no closer to being potty trained than the day we brought her home - if not further from it!!

She is CONSTANTLY peeing on the floor AND my Couch! The floor I can mostly handle, it happens, I'll just carpet clean again soon - and will continue until (if) the day she is house trained. My couch, though, we Love our couch. I know, it's a silly thing to love. But we do. It was in practically new condition when we bought it. It's the ugliest green 70's couch - but it's awesome and LONG and Comfortable.

I have done everything 'in the book' to get this dumb dog housebroken. I have done everything not in the book. I have exhausted almost all ends short of sending her to some 'school' thing that I can't seem to find one in town that'll deal with housebreaking versus other trainings.

Leaving Kenny at home with the Baby and the Puppy for any length of time is almost impossible. Withing 15 minutes of me being gone he starts to lose it already because the dog is terrified of him - she pees. Rylee freaks out for whatever reason. Then we have a frazzled husband. I can't get out of the house for 2 hours a week without ending up having a bad rest of the evening because of this Freaking Dog!

I do love her, she's so stinkin cute. But she will not train. I haven't been to work in nearly a month just so I can stay home and try and get her trained as much as possible. I want to pull my hair out. Chihuahua's are among the most abandoned dog because people don't realize how hard they are to deal with at first - I will not be one of those statistics. I knew the dumb dogs are, Well, Dumb. Yet - OH MY WORD she is beyond the worst!

I'm sick of fighting. I'm sick of trying. I'm sick of the constant strain it's actually putting on Kenny and I.

Rylee loves the puppy. Rylee is the reason we got her in the first place. What a mistake that has turned out to be. I do not want to get rid of her, for Rylee, for me, but maybe it'd be better? I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm frustrated and tired. I'm sick of life yesterday, today, probably tomorrow too.

It's stressing me out, pissing me off, straining our relationship, and frankly - I don't like who I am these days.

Okay, I'm done Venting.


Kaitake said...

I worked as a dog walker during my high-school years, and I found that the sooner you start training, the better. You just have to be consistent and tough. I used to find that most dog owners were too soft, but I could usually teach their puppies to sit and stay, because I didn't have such a strong love for the dogs, and also maybe cos I was getting paid to spend time with the dog! haha I also recently had a close friend with a new baby decide that her 2x doggies were just too much. They got a good arrangement where they can go and visit the dogs on a local farm. :)

Best of luck with the puppy! :)

sweets said...

Can't give any advice, but hope things get better!

Samantha said...

Have you tried the following:

Keep puppy in the kitchen, lay the entire floor with newspaper. Puppy pees or poops on the newspaper, then you remove the newspaper leaving a patch newspaperless. The theory is that puppy will learn to not pee or poop on anything thats not newspaper and will learn that outside is best.

It will take a while, but its a theory that works :)

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