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    Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    I had a puppy given to me on my birthday, which was about 6 months ago. He's 8 months as of now.
    My mother and father gave him away to a woman who says she's giving it to someone else 2 days ago, on Valentines Day :l I didn't even know about this and they just did it... I've been crying for two days and now my mom told me that she's going to take me to the persons house to ask for it back. She misses him too. :l
    The reason he was given away is because he's potty trained to go inside a cage, but for some reason SOMETIMES when he pees, he accidently pees outside the cage--resulting in us having to wipe the floor atleast 5 times a day ;___; he does NOT sleep in the cage, for it's only for restroom purposes, not for sleeping purposes. He has a bed in our bedrooms
    I was wondering if there's anyway we can take him back?
    We have vet papers and Shot records.

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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    Why would you want him back?

    It seems that you had a puppy that you didn't know how to train. He became a problem for you, so you gave him away.

    He's untrained, so he became a problem for the other owner, who is also giving him away.

    The only reason you miss him is because the woman you pawned him off on says she's giving him away, too. If she hadn't said she was giving him away, you probably wouldn't even be thinking about him.

    Just because you have shot records on him gives you no claim to the dog. Possession is 9/10s of the law. I'd say no, don't try to get him back. He's not yours anymore to worry about.

    I would say the only way you should even consider taking this dog back is if you are willing to put some time into training him to be the dog you want him to be.

    Good dogs aren't born, they are created by consistant positive training. There is no sense in taking him back if you're not willing to work with him.

    Frankly, I'd say he's probably better off with a family that will understand what taking care of a dog is all about.

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    Hi Pink,

    Just out of curiosity, why would you train a dog to relieve itself in a crate?

    A dog has a natural aversion to peeing/pooping in any confined area (he doesn't want to step in it any more than you would). The dog needs to learn that he relieves himself outside, not inside.

    There are lots of great dogs out there who need a home. But I'd suggest that you learn a lot more about dogs before you commit to having one. It's real easy to read the posts on this board about problems people have with their dog...and then read the good suggestions people make about how to solve it.

    Please don't be in a big hurry. Learn first.

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    No, my mother had taken him to the woman because she said she was interested in taking in our dog. Which then later on, we found out that she's a dog seller..and she just wanted to take the dog and sell it. :l And I never agreed to give it away either. From the day my mom "joked" about giving it away I had cried. I didn't want it to happen, so I'm not missing it just because I'm thinking about her giving it away again..I don't even know this woman :l

    But later, my mom and I are going back to her house to see if she's willing to give it back. I pray to the Lord that she'll show sympathy.

    The thing with the crate is, there are holes so that the waste can go down onto the newspaper, making cleanup easier. For all the past dogs that we've had, we've potty trained them to go on newspapers. For the part where you said we need to take them out to relieve, we don't wnat to get any fleas on them or other diseases out in the open, so we result to potty training them. (That's why they also sell Wee Pads at Pet stores) He does not sleep in the crate, because I know that restroom + bedroom = nono. He sleeps in our room with us, so that he won't be cold.

    I've had other dogs before, all potty trained. I still have another one now, and also a Guinea Pig to take care of. I've been trying to learn about animals since the 4th grade, with the ambition to become a veteranarian. Thanks for the comments you guys (: I keep learning everyday.

    But I still pray to the Lord God that the woman will return him back to me later...
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    I see that you are very young and had no choice in this matter. Good luck with your dog.

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    I'm 16, I guess still considered young. I do research on the animals, hoping to give them as much of a worry-free life as possible... But I think I've convinced my mom what a horid thing it is to abandon a puppy, having it think that we'll go back for it. Now, she wants to take Bebe back. I just don't know if the woman will give it back since she's a dog seller ;_;

    If there really IS nothing at all we can do about it -- I will just pray that the Lord will pass an Angel to Bebe, protecting him and loving him always. To shielf him from all harm. And to have him always remember us.

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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    You do know dogs are protected from fleas and disease by going to the vet and getting shots and flea preventitve from th evet. thus letting them go outside. I dont knopw what dog would be happy living in doors all its life.

    If she is a dog seller, why would she keep the dog for so long? this story doesnt make sence.

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    I agree with the other posters that it's a very bad idea to train a dog to go in a crate and I have never liked the idea of crate training a dog. If you really don't want to take him outside to go (which I've never understood) consider a litter box or one of the many other similar devices floating around

    Taking a dog outside to eliminate is not going to cause them to get fleas as long as you've got them on a good quality flea medication and you're not going to expose them to any more diseases than you're exposing yourself to. If the dog is vaccinated, he'll be fine. Besides all that, a dog needs to be outside IMO. I keep my dog inside and when I'm at home he's constantly in the house by my side, but I make sure he gets his share of fresh air and a long walk every day. A dog needs fresh air as much as a person does.

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    Oh! I didn't know that. I thought that it were possible to get fleas as long as it's near some. If that's the case, then I don't mind taking them out for walks because I'd like to go for walks myself too &She's had the dog for 2 days as of now (or almost 2 days), and she told my mom that she wanted to get the dog fixed first.

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    I agree let her get the dog fixed. and then let the dog outside. dogs love the outdoors.

    my dogs are outside a lot and they have never gotten fleas from it. just keep your dog away from dead animals that maybe carrying fleas.

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    If you get the dog back, and want to take it outside, make sure it has had all of it's vaccinations (especially Distemper and Parvo), and make sure you keep him on a leash unless you have very secure fencing (where he can't dig under, jump out or fit between spaces where the gates are.)
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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    Got it, thanks! But what about during rainy days?

    &this is all assuming the biggest thing. IF I get him back. Which I really, really hope I do..

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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    if the dog has guard hairs then he will be fine in the rain. if not then buy him a raincoat or keep your walks short

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    If it's raining keep the dog inside. Either in an area where you trust the dog or in a crate. Let the dog out long enough to do it's business and come back in. My Spaniel has very quickly caught on to the fact that if he pees in a hurry he gets to come back inside. I put him outside and he now makes a bee line for his special spot in the yard.

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    okay. thanks everyone! may i just ask for your prayers to let him come home!

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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    As for taking the dog outside when it is raining carry an umbrella. Maybe the dog would stay under it with you and maybe not. It dos not matter as long as the dog is able to relieve himself. If the dog gets wet then towel dry the dog off.

    Also any dog needs some exercise daily so walks are good. Make sure that if you do get the dog back that it has flea medication such as frontline plus. Also make sure you get a good heart worm preventive medication such as Interceptor. Sounds like your a first time owner.

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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    Is this a joke?

    You've had dogs before and never take them outdoors because of fleas?

    Sorry Pink, if anything I "pray" (very offensive of you to assume btw) that this dog finds a good home.

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    Aw come on...surely this story isn't over yet! I gotta know how this ends!


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    Re: Gave away dog- Can we get him back?

    I'm sorry, but it doesn't sound like the OP needs the dog back. If anything, it sounds as though it was a good thing that it found a new home. Peeing in its kennel, and never going outside? WTH?

    BTW, y'all gave the dog away. The dog is that woman's to keep. I'd be surely POed if someone gave me a dog, and then decided they wanted it back because they changed their mind. Not a chance in [bleep].

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