|Barked: Mon Jan 21, '13 1:31pm PST |
|Hate to point this out..
For all I know she could try to come after my own pup and I cannot risk it. For all you know, she could pick up GOOD habits from your dog, or really like your dog, or vice versa. OR.. Your dog could decide she doesn't like the other dog and go after HER. Changes perspective a little, doesn't it?
I'm in agreeance with Tiller and Sabi.
Unfortunately, it sounds like you're not even willing to TRY to make it work - and because of that, I'm wondering if the only reason you posted was to reassure yourself of a decision you've clearly already made.
There ARE ways to curb barking. It sounds like nobody has been CONSISTENT with working on it, which sounds like the ultimate issue. It DOES NOT sound like a socialization issue. It sounds like a lack of confidence, and boredom.
If the complex told you that the dog had to be removed, that's fine. If it comes to that, cross that bridge when it comes to it. If you have an SD and an ESA like your profile suggests, then if I'm correct on the laws, they DO NOT count towards the number of PETS ALLOWED in your building. I may be wrong on the ESA, but I do know SD's don't count as pets. Have you tried posting an ad up for temporary foster? Or.. I dunno, contacting a rescue about fostering temporarily even?
There are a lot of options in this situation.
Quite frankly, I'm with Sabi on the fact that if while I was homeless, anyone had told me to get rid of my dog, or said they wouldn't have my dog in their homes, I would have stayed in my car, or, goodness forbid, on the streets even. My dog is my life and has saved me from edges a person cannot go back from. If there's one thing that helps a person get through loss, it's the unconditional love and loyalty of one's devoted best friend. I got lucky and all of my family, no matter what, would have taken me into their homes, my dog included.
You, however, sound set in your decision and don't even sound like you're willing to try at all. You sound set in your ways and it does seem like you posted to reassure yourself. It sounds, ultimately, like you're trying to confirm that your decision is the right one, for the right reasons, and you'll keep making reasons it CAN'T work.
And if that's the case, you may as well just have a talk with him and tell him that your mind is made up and his dog isn't welcome. He'll do whatever he'll do from there.
I apologize if I come off rude, in any way.
Edited by author Mon Jan 21, '13 1:32pm PST
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