So my little Boxer girl finally has a name.....Lillian, I call her lil for short. She has been doing so good at making herself at home here.......but momma is spoiling her!!!! Lol I have this little puppy who is going to be what....around 40-50 lbs.....and I'm teaching her to lay on my chest lol! I just love to look into those little eyes, she is the sweetest thing in all the world. Since she's been getting shots of propen G she has REALLY perked up! I can tell she is feeling better, but just a couple more shots to be safe. She still needs to adapt to being part of a pack, when I let the dogs out to potty she just hangs by the back door wanting nothing to do with the other dogs, but as soon as I go outside she is right at my heels. I haven't been to demanding on her potty training, I can't force her to stay outside in this cold the way she looks.....I took her out this morning and she just curled between my legs shivering, I finally broke down, brought her in and let her potty on the floor lol. DH just stood there and shook his head....but he knows once she's nice and chunky enough to keep herself warm outside then I'll work on the housebreaking. So we had snow last night, got about 2 inches here at our house, which means this little girl would have been covered again, and most likly would not have survived the night. SOOOO glad we got her when we did. Still no people at the home she came from, all of our notes, and official paperwork is still hanging on the door. After a week of non response, she becomes an abandonment case, and we become her new family. I'm going to Petsmart tonight, I'm going to try and contact a guy whom I had met there (he used to work there). We had been doing an adoption event when he came in with his white Boxer who was deaf. I spent about 45 minutes talking to him about his little girl and the training he was putting her through. Seemed like a GREAT "daddy" to have for any dog. He had mentioned that if we ever rescued a Boxer he might be interested in adopting, so I'm going to try and contact him about Lil. I would LOVE to keep her, but I'm limited on space. If by the time she is ready for adoption, and I have adopted out both Savanna and Chevy.....then I may be able to keep her. I just need to think of my other dogs first. She has definatly stolen my heart though.....and the more I look at her, the more I miss Diesel.....a Boxer I had 3 years ago who was rehomed....long story....and if ya ask, I'm more than happy to share. I should....(should being the key word lol) be getting a new camera this weekend, so if I do I will post some more pictures of her. She's still skinny, but in a few more days she should pack on those pounds!!!! I'm going to love watching her grow while she's here!
i do have reservations about your allowing her to potty in the house. i think you are going to have a hard time once the weather breaks of re training her to only go outside after she has been shown it is ok to go inside. i understand why you dont mind her doing so, but i htink if you bought her a dog coat and put it on her and insisted she potty outside, it would be a much better idea. even if you cant buy her a dog coat, maybe you can use a small human ocat that has been donated to your store.
i would hate to see her get adopted and then returned because they cannot get her housebroken.
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I know what you are saying, lol I just feel sorry for making her stay out there untill she has gone, and I tried the cage method....doesn't matter how small it is...she still "goes" in it. I had the same trouble with Savanna at first, but once she got used to the other dogs she went right out with them and did her thing outside. I mean she's been peeing outside more than in, but if she does have an accident I just smile and clean it up lol. Maybe I should get some puppy pads?
I would say if you are determined to not break her to going outside yet, then at the very least use puppy pads or newspaper. Then it will teach her at least a proper place to go that is not going to be all over the house. As the weather breaks you can start moving the pads or paper out the door until she is going on them outside, then slowly take away the area size of the pad until she is going out there completely.
Good luck. We teach ours both paper training and outdoors, it works for us.
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Yes, it sounds like you are creating a spoiled little monster, LOL, but you go right ahead and spoil away!! That beautiful baby deserves it. Bless you for what you do for all of these dogs you help. You are a saint in my book:)
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Why not let her out without all the other dogs around?
Let her get used to their scent and their living in the same house before you force her to interact on a pack level. She prob left home at 6 weeks or something disgusting and has very few canine social skills.
Better then letting her use the bathroom inside.
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