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If you do a search under my name, you'll probably find some threads I posted about issues I was having with my Aussie when I initially got her last summer.
I recently boarded her at a new kennel (first one we tried did not work out – she had virulent diarrhea while at the kennel, and for one week after coming home. Note that she did not catch something while over there - she was tested for all sorts of parasites and the results were all negative). This new kennel then told me they would not take her again, as she was not "house-trained". I went on to explain that she was a nervous/anxious dog, and that she had accidents at my house for the first month or so after arriving, but I thought that in time, and with repetition, she would probably come to be at ease at this kennel, thus not soiling her crate. Nope, they would not have it! (I was disappointed and somewhat mad, as I'd been going there for 10 years with my previous dog...) Anyway...
All this to say I was pretty bummed out about this setback. Then I got this piece of information -- I won't go into the details, but I was recently informed that my breeder's dogs were most likely abused over a 3 years period - by a man! That explains SO much about my dog's temperament, you have no idea...
What I'm asking all of you is what would you do if you were in my shoes? I doubt I have any legal recourse that I could take against the breeder, since this information would be considered "hear-say"... But not disclosing this information, and selling me a dog $1,000, that was clearly victimized????? And that's not counting the hundreds of dollars I've spent on consultations and classes to get this dog comfortable in her new environment.
So, what approach would you take, if this happened to you?
Thanks in advance!