As most of you know my Madde had 2 puppies back in October. So the the pups are 4 months old right now. The 2 pups have 2 totally diffrent personallities. Pepper, the shorter fatter one is pretty calm, likes to play and sleep more than Sox. Sox is the taller more hyper one. So we thought Sox would be great for my mother-in-law because she also has her 33 year old daughter and her 4 kids from ages 5-14 living with her. We thought she would be good over there cause of all the kids to play with, since she is so playful, and because she is a little bigger so she wouldnt get hurt as easily (like stepped on or something). We go over to my MIL house every Sunday, sometimes more. When we are there Sox is out of control. She is SO hyper. She runs around like crazy and jumps on everyone and scratches and bites. She goes running through the house and jumps on the chair in the livingroom and leaps over the back onto the dinning room table, and its a good 3 feet from the chair. She is just crazy and out of control. I try to calm her down but she just squirms and bites till you let her go. I hold on to her as long as I can. She just wears me out. They put her on a chain inthe backyard so she can have some outside time, but she just wraps herself around the swingset and gets stuck and she wines and barks and the kids dont care, they are just happy to get her out of the house for a few. She has a crate too. They keep her in there to much because she is so hyper no one can deal with her. She is pretty potty trained, as long as they take her out she will potty outside. But they dont take her out enough. The boys who are 13 and 14 pretty much have to do everything in the house. MIL stays in her room because the kids and her daughter drive her nutz, and the Kids Mom pretty much stays in her room avoiding the kids or she is at work. Its really a sad situation. I feel sorry for the dog and I dont know what to do. I cant take her back because by law I have the legal limit already. And I dont know who else would take her. I have a feeling they will end up saying they cant keep her. Soooo. Does anyone have any advise on what they can do to help control the dog and/or what I can do to help them? This really bothers me and I dont know what to do.
I did suggest that she needs some training classes. But they didnt say anything. And if I wanted her to go, I am sure I would have to take her myself. Cause they are all lazy and dont wanna do anything. I want to take Madde to Training classes, so I could take them together. But that would cost alot for 2 dogs. So I dont know.