For various reasons we immediately started housetraining our puppy on an indoor grass patch when we got him, and within 4-5 days he was happily pottying on the grass patch indoors as well as in the backyard. After a week we created a 28x56 inch sleep playpen with just a bed, his grass patch, water, and a very small play area in between the bed and grass. First thing he does when he wakes up from most of his naps is walk over to the grass to potty, and he readily goes again in the yard after romping around a bit. The first two nights he went to pee on his own, but then cried for us to keep him company while he went back to sleep. Last night (his 10th night with us) he slept from 11 PM to 7:20 AM without any crying.
Fingers crossed we can make this the nighttime routine.
Puppy tax: https://imgur.com/FVeU2lr
My fiancé Luke was with Waffles in the yard Saturday morning and a big dog without tags or a collar came up out of nowhere. It went right up to Waffles and snatched her before he could do anything. He fought with it for a while before I ran out and we were able to free her. We rushed her to the vet but there was nothing they could do to save her.
We are so heartbroken and feel terrible—she was afraid of everything—other dogs, cars, leaves, etc. We had been working on “outside bravery” lately—but it turns out she was right to be so timid and cautious.
Waffles, I am so sorry we couldn’t keep you safe. You brought us so much joy these past 8 months. We love you so much little girl. ❤️
A few months ago I posted about a pitbull trying to attack me and my baby dachshund while I was walking her in my yard. Luckily she wasn’t hurt but the police wouldn’t take the dog because it was it’s first offense. Well the inevitable happened and it came across the street to where my parents lived and attack both of their dogs. Luckily they are big dogs and while they are injured they will be okay and are being treated. I just hate that these innocent dogs had to be hurt to get this thing off the street when it was clearly dangerous months ago.
https://ibb.co/kHx47Ks picture of the pitbull covered in my parents dogs blood NSFW