This post might also help: So glad you understand. So, puppy classes to learn for both of us, and some private sessions with a good trainer gave me some good tips for handling him and different strategies for working off some of that high energy (our vet listed him on his card as “exhuberant” LOL), and patience, and working with him, and more patience started making a difference. If I had brought him back to the shelter I would have made one of the biggest mistakes of my life. Just like with children, I try very hard not to judge anyone on how they raise their dog, ( I am far from an expert and am definitely not perfect) until it becomes neglectful or abusive. After raising a weimaraner, I will not judge someone who decides they can’t keep their puppy or dog because of the stress it causes. Enter my desire for another dog – was it my desire for him to have a fur-sister – or more likely my desire to have a young healthy dog just in case Shian’s disease took him over the bridge. Remy is exactly what I wanted. Keep on writing!! For some strange reason she finally said yes. Sometimes it really is YOU. Thank you for your blog, Lindsay. I would rather just give him up to someone whos ready and would give him all the attention he truly deserves. Haha! The support here and IRL is helping so very much as I've heard so many similar stories. I helped re-home one of my dog Loki’s sisters this past summer. I was about to return Tofi to the farm but asked her if she would be willing to make changes – and by some miracle in 30-60 days – Tofi learned to respect Shian’s space (that is – his ball) and to allow Shian to be petted and respect his sleeping space – and to stop playing rough with him. Honestly, I was expecting to start second-guessing my decision to get a second dog a lot sooner, but it just hit 2 months in for me. old. The dogs are pretty separate … we’re working on it! It’s snowing and housebreaking sucks! I put him in his pen because he was getting to excited and needed to calm down. If you’re second guessing yourself about your new dog …, If you’ve truly made a mistake and regret getting a dog …. I went through those emotions with our puppy Remy. I know it was right for her, I was her “transition” person. Dogs can adapt quite easily either way. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. If I wanted to go somewhere without the dog I was awful. My in laws said they didn’t want to create stress in my marriage and they did. He is sleeping through the night and going most of the day without accidents. But he’s getting better. Does she need to go out now vs. when I usually get her at 5:45? Fabulous mothers can attest to experiencing postpartum depression. If a dog bite pierces the skin, bacteria from the dog’s mouth can get into the body, which can cause an infection. Severe Puppy Blues - Physically Ill (Help?) Something that has really helped us is lots of crate time. First week is rough, but by the end of one month things have settled into a rhythm. So shes basically confined to her crate all day. It is already better today than yesterday and while I don't think I'll feel better each day (I'm sure there will be setbacks), I am more optimistic than before :), first of all, i really would try and make time to go talk to your doctor, to rule out anything physical (like a bug or something) that you may just be attributing to stress, but also talk to your doctor about your stress too. I love all four of my rescues so so much though and wouldn’t trade them for anything ! Mine was pretty good at around 4 months but I thought it would happen sooner. The cost of having a puppy extends beyond the initial adoption or breeder fee. I would discuss all this with your family honestly. Sometimes, rescues and breeders are overwhelmed with all their work and may not have time or energy to offer you any support. Today, we’re going to learn about symptoms & preventive measures for common pit bull health conditions. I manged to get back to bed at 6:30, I kept waking but couldn’t hear him so would just go back to sleep. Lack of sleep, potty training not nearly as easy as I thought, having to be constantly vigilant when he wasn’t in his crate. I’m at work now thinking about her and how she is alone and in that crate! We make it cozy with a blanket over the top so it’s more like a den & when he goes in it, we give him something like a Whimsy to chew on. They told me I had to decide if I wanted the dog in two hours because they were going to reserve the dog to go and buy it. She has made my big, old dog so sad. Nothing beats a reliable support system for those times when you need a helping hand with your puppy or dog! He’s an awesome dog! Warhol can be exhausting barking, biting stuff, begging for food, taking my space, annoying visitors, demanding attention when I’m busy… in a million ways, but not a single day goes by in which he does not pay me back with wonderful moments and a sense of loyalty that I have never seen in humans. Clever me. I did the bulk of the puppy work with my girl because my husband hadn’t been keen on a dog and part of the deal was that I would do the heavy lifting. and he has been a good puppy, not a terror like some. He is now 7 and while not perfect, he has made great strides and brings us great joy. Like, even if he barks at the wind and growls at cats and knocks over toddlers like they are bowling pins, he may have a perfect down/stay that he holds with the cutest, innocent expression on his face. You can ease into leaving, which is what most people choose to do. i am sure that you will never regret getting Remy. Got a Toy poodle a month ago he said now 3 months. I likely sound dramatic but I am quite scared. It sounds like your stress levels are very extreme. Our puppy is a bit older (6mo) so I know it’s not the same as your situation, but this has been working wonders for us. Either way, puppies do grow up and adopted older dogs will adapt well to a new home. When I took them home – Tofi was so dominant and so overwhelming that my relationship with Shian was forever changed – Tofi needed a very strong if not severe master – Shian is obedient by nature – he saw a dog parenting side of me I never needed to display with him – and add to that – Tofi bullied him for a month to the point that Shian was showing every sign of canine depression. When it comes to the pup, take a big deep breath. Juggling a household, your family, work, AND a puppy is more than a full-time job. The ankle joint, which connects the foot with the lower leg, is injured often. This is why I foster kittens, so I don’t end up adopting a kitten/puppy! He was 7 mos. In a recent survey, people with severe depression felt more relaxed, less lonely, and had less pain after short visits with a therapy dog. I read lots of stories about this before getting our dog (almost 11 week old heeler/beagle) and did not realize it would ramp up my already existing anxiety to an 11. An allergy to a particular dog food is triggered when the immune system responds in a hostile manner to one or more of the ingredients that make up the food. It is SO much work, both proactive (all the things you need and want to show them and yeah them) and reactive (all the correction and cleanup and damage control). Hang in there with those two puppies! I thought I was ready to have a pet as I am totally independent and stable in life. I can’t say no or shove his nylabone at him enough, he just won’t stop. My husband didn’t want her but lets me live my life the way I want. In fact, we now have two dogs : aged 2 and 3. I don’t like that the dog is treated as if it’s more important than I am. My dad does help. 🙂, Also, you will soon be able to put a backpack on Remy. We did as much research as we could prior to getting him— breed, gender, breeder, temperament, and what to expect. Good Luck with Remy! Puppies grow up too fast and in no time you’re going to have your running buddy. On one condition I pay for everything which I was fine with because it was my dog. We have a 4 year old and decided for some crazy reason to get another one. The new version is inexpensive too and I recommend it but if you want to start right away you can download the pdf free and start reading immediately. Thank you! After all, one returned dog means that there’s one space less for a dog in need. Even the most prepared and responsible people are allowed to feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a new animal or baby. So going to work makes me feel slightly better until it's almost time to go home and then I get anxious all over again. As a person who suffered from depression and anxiety to the point of not being able to get out of bed regularly at one point in the not-so-distant past, I would really urge you to rethink this and put your mental health and wellbeing first. Learn 3 basic steps to identify and treat your dog’s skin and food allergies. Feeling overwhelmed isn’t only for those adding second puppy, trust me! I have had dogs all my life and at present have the best one (who drove me crazy for three years as a puppy), that I have ever had the pleasure to share my life with. A blue pit bull owner shows how in the 2-part, must see video below. The English Setter is a medium-size breed of dog.It is part of the setter group, which includes the red Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and black-and-tan Gordon Setters.The mainly white body coat is of medium length with long silky fringes on the back of the legs, under the belly and on the tail. Read on to find out what you can do to make things better. I walked him a lot and he was still crazy all the time! I am just struggling. Fortunately he was sweet (not the sharpest knife in the drawer), but perfect for a new dog owner & he turned me into a dog lover from someone who had been fearful of many dogs. I love having them for a week or two but I’m always ready to give them back after that. Puppy Blues. It can be truly exhausting. He was 6 months old when we adopted him, he has bad seperation anxiety from being left behind in a backyard when his first family moved away. I’m glad your pup slept well the first night. Your job and your dog aren't going to stop that. He has been peeing all over the living room, chewed up half of my carpet and have been biting me nonstop.I know I made a mistake and I am a selfish person, the guilt is eating me up. Puppies are tough. To all those surprised by how much attention your dog needs: I think that any responsible adult knows that owning a dog means a lot of extra work. Aww, he’s such a good boy. I hope you’re ok and I’m sure things will get better for you! He and US are still a work in progress. It’s true that some dogs are just slow learners, so don’t beat yourself up over it if you’re following good practice and he’s taking a long time to learn. For $100 which I offered (hundreds less than they were asking). even now, she still wont mess with them. I wanted a dog who can go hiking and to the beach and to training classes. Had been chatting to the breeder about my potential puppy well before it was born, researched the crap out of everything, told all my friends about the puppy etc. It had been many, many, many years since I had to deal with a puppy. Hang in there!!! Both are Havanese males. Our personalities don’t match, hes difficult to train and as much as I hate to admit it I don’t have as much patience as I thought I would. Ace’s first owners re-homed him (to me). However, it’s highly unlikely that your puppy won’t get a hold of at least a few of your belongings. I guess I am just venting as I cant vent to anybody else in my life as I am afraid of being judged. A couple weeks ago, I tried again with a puppy and, while I mostly felt the same way at first (although no vomiting this time for me) the extreme anxiety went away after getting back into my schedule 3-4 days in. I know this is her just being a puppy and that it will pass but no amount of common sense self-talk eases the anxiety I’m feeling all the time. Not for the work it takes but for the situation I put her in! I was losing sleep over a dog that wasn’t even mine! Running will help tire him out! I had to return a dog I planned to adopt because of her serious prey drive around my cat. Got to 9am and herd him so ran downstairs and my dad had been playing with him in the garden. Believe it or not, but he had been dropped off and then returned to that rescue 2 (!) I’m thinking of rehoming. Well, in our opinion, the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dry Dog Food is the overall best. Now we are settled into a schedule that works, he has learned to leave my elderly dog alone, and most of all I have had time to develop a bond with him that didn’t magically appear when he was a high energy puppy. Barbara Rivers contributed to this article. I don’t know if my dad would agree as he loves dogs and has always wanted one. This is not a good situation for you or your family, and it’s not a good situation for the dog either. Whether you decide to re-home or keep the pup, best of luck and don’t be too hard on yourself. I think you need to tell your husband (calmly and politely) exactly what you just wrote here. He can kind of be a butt hole to the cats just cause he wants to play with them all the time and they aren’t having it. His potty training only took a week, he excels at puppy training and he has so many friends at the dog park that it makes my heart burst with happiness. It keeps my expectations in check. And I am extremely sorry for your dog who had the misfortune to end up in your home and what it is even worst, he probably thinks you are the best ever and will never understand why you don’t want him. Your older guy might adjust just fine with time to the new puppy. This can extend into your work routine if you’re used to pulling home office shifts and need quiet time to be productive. Even the best thought out decisions does not always go as smoothly as planned! After he was gone, we were looking at other adult dogs (or at least juveniles) until one of the local shelters had the litter of puppies available. Thank you for listening. What I’m trying to say is second guessing yourself about adding a new dog is normal. And now she’s three years old and we love her so much! There are numerous dog skin problems you're likely to … I doubt myself on everything I do. I wish I had thought it through more before we got him. But I still sometimes wonder if I would have made the same choice in getting pup knowing what I know now. They told me that If I said no they wouldn’t tell him. I have now had him for 4 years and I have to say that feeling did pass. There were days I didn’t think we’d make it. I am forever grateful they made that choice, as hard as it must have been. Even I have bought a puppy which is like 8 weeks old and I m having puppy blues but I think it will get better I just wanted to hear that yes it will get better….. I'd love to feel normal for like an hour! A pure-bred English Cocker from friends who couldn’t handle him & their 3 children. It’s important to factor those costs into your budget, whether that’s in form of a puppy savings account for medical expenses or dog insurance. Luckily after that dip, things rapidly improved. Sorry to hear of the trouble you’re having. To see a picture – hit the website link below. It’s nice to see so many people here are able to be compassionate to others. I was so much calmer last night and while the anxiety started up again around 5 AM today (is she ok? She writes about dog training and behavior, healthy raw food for pets and running with dogs. You make adjustments, you get creative, you work through the problems. It definitely helps when you can start taking them places. Let them help you make the right choice. It probably took a year & much more intensive work because he was smarter and needed it. I’m wondering what you decided to do after you were thinking about rehoming? Thank you – today I took Shian and Tofi to lake, nature reserve, dog beach and then to ocean later tonite – and yet I never feel like I am doing enough – go figure! Is she whining (my husband sleeps by her at night and I'm by the cat upstairs)? It’s a lot of change! He’s now 4 months and had had all of his shots, we’re socializing more and I really hope that helps some. I don’t have any advice, as I’m kind of going through the doggy blues myself. I’ve tried to seek someone out in the past and got nowhere because of those reasons. It will get better! That being said, both shelters and rescues tend to be crowded and would really prefer not to have to take a dog back they previously adopted out. I've used this subreddit SO MUCH in the last few weeks already and it's been extremely helpful <3. I do think what you’re feeling is normal. I feel like the crate is giving me my life back in a way. That post gets new comments every week. I ended up taking him back pretty quickly because I thought I just couldn't handle it. Puppydog Blues is collection of humorous and whimsical, rhyming poetry that is meant for children (and adults) of any age. 😉. I’ve found the best way to combat feelings of doubt about a new dog is to do something you KNOW your new dog is good at, that you love. It takes a while until puppies are housebroken. Hope some of that is helpful. I am empathetic by nature and her crying and howling when I leave the room just kills me (I hear it at night even when she is not actually doing it; she sleeps through the night with my husband watching her while I sleep next to the cat for the time being in a different part of the house). You can minimize puppy destruction by offering puppy-specific chews and toys. Unfortunately he passed away before his 2nd birthday and we had puppy blues all over. A bruise, or contusion, appears on the skin due to trauma. I don’t hold any resentment toward those people, but I hope and pray that the next time they might think about bringing a dog home, that they prepare themselves and commit to it 100%. I’ve had this feeling many times since I got my puppy, Colby. Puppies don’t have an on/off button and require the same amount of attention Now after month and months of looking at puppy after puppy trying to find the right fit a dog that would get along with our 2 cats and run with me we finally found her! I am stressed out everyday and resent the dog now. 🙂, This post is very apropos of my feelings this weekend. We took three weeks off so we could all settle together and he is super happy sleeping in his crate. Andy weighs 11 lbs and although I saw hints into the newer puppy’s lack of socialization, I adopted Zander and took care of his “surprising” medical needs of 2 hernia repairs. I’ve tried the getting up and ignoring him bit, he thinks that’s part of the game. Luckily I did have an SO to support me through and talk me down. That puppy dynamic mentioned earlier is going to disrupt your daily routine. But I just don’t think I was ready for this, and I have no clue what to do. you thought this thru and you knew exactly what you wanted. I am so glad I came across this blog, it has given me hope at a time when I’ve never felt quite so low. ( it is like being tackled by a football player full on) I know that if I persist I will make him a good dog, it is mostly puppy acts I hope. I vividly remember getting our first pup (as adults, we always had dogs when I was growing up) and just about a week in I really really regretted it. I could always take her back to the place we adopted her from but then what am I supposed to tell my family. I was beginning to feel this way almost immediately after he was brought to our home. in fact, i wish i had more. He’s overall a good puppy, sweet and smart, I just need to remind myself that this is a phase. I don't want to take her back as she is very sweet and I feel attached to her (probably making the anxiety worse, ironically) but wasn't expecting the nausea part of this whole thing and when I can't control my own body/brain I spiral out of control. In the recording, the President is heard saying, “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” and Raffensperger has consistently rejected Trump’s arguments of voter fraud as conspiracy theories. Well I haven’t had any tears yet! I will try to talk to someone at least online or on the phone if I can’t in person. (And right now a dozen people are thinking, yeah, coulda told you so!). I got so frustrated with him on Friday night that I yelled at him and stuffed him in his crate, because apparently I am about as mature as my 4-month-old puppy. (He certainly is precious) and thanks for making the rest of us feel more normal!!! You’ll be experiencing a lack of sleep until the puppy is about 5-6 months old and fully house trained. He is changing every day and my sweet girl is growing older without me noticing because the male is always in my face. The initial excitement wears off after a few days and you’re like … what the hell have I done? If you’re feeling anxious, talking to someone might help. Thank you. I first adopted a dog a couple years back and, with my anxiety, I threw up the first morning while eating breakfast and couldn't keep any food down either. Our puppy was driven through several states to get to us. Have any of you experienced “puppy blues”? Your resident pets might not share your enthusiasm about the new puppy addition to their family. I was shocked when I read it. He bit me viciously, he chewed the couch, he wasn’t house trained, he woke me up at odd hours for no reason (on top of potty training). I'm scaring both my husband and myself with my rapid heart rates, trouble sleeping, lack of appetite, and now making myself physically ill. I regretted getting him bitterly when I first got him. In fact, you probably signed a contract saying you WOULD return the puppy to the breeder vs. taking the puppy to a shelter or rescue group. I think she's learning, slowly but surely! Did I really help her? My mum is warming to him which is nice. I’m more anxious than satisfied. Fast forward 3 months later and I am no longer vomiting every morning and have gained back all the weight I’ve lost. I’m bewildered at how emotionally and physically drained I feel. It is really, really hard work. The boys bonded quickly, with Andy showing Zander the ropes … indoors Andy would submit but outside he would put Zander in his place. If you don’t have Dunbar’s book, you can get the older version of it via free pdf download (just google Ian Dunbar pdf). Blue Buffalo is a well-known brand of dog food that was founded in Wilton, CT in 2002. I ended up relying on the crate alone, rather than crate plus playpen. Hang in there, Kate! Everyone told me I was nuts and maybe I was and sometimes I think I am but then, I look at these two sweethearts when they are good and I melt like butter. Training is helping and he excels at what he learns but never uses it when out of class with me. Whats even worse is I don’t want a constant reminder of my failure. I guess I needed to find justification to why I am thinking about rehoming my puppy. There is no right or wrong answer, and I hope you find peace with whatever you do decide. Or maybe you were looking for a daily walking partner to accompany you on your weight loss journey. I knew there were going to be big changes from having an adult dog, I knew I would need training help, I knew there would be “things”. It’s been a week and I’m full of regret! she loves our me time together. My thought is: Is it OK that we just do what the wild dog mom does in the wild in raising her puppies? Now, at two years old, I have a great walking companion, a dog who still loves to run at top speed, but does not whack into me, and who can play fetch until my arm drops off. I agree. The Puppy Blues. Every time I foster I love the dog/cat but I’m so glad to see them get adopted! I’m 63 now. I was so clever; I praised him for NOT barking when someone came to the door, before it even occurred to him to start. i think that you are just overwhelmed with the puppy, and writing the blog, etc. I would imagine that a lioness in the wild would just leave her cubs in the den when she needs to go out to catch food for the family; the cubs, when not protected by mom, might get killed by the snake. The exocrinefunction involves the secretion of inactive digestive enzymes and bicarbonate into the intestine where they become activated to help break down ingested foodstuffs. I had anxiety but it was never THIS bad (vomiting). I find myself wishing to have my life back. In two years you will be looking at your beautiful, perfect-to-you dog, realizing you can’t even remember the last time he did [insert annoying behavior here] and thinking, “I raised that gorgeous, amazing dog.”. I am terrified I'm going to traumatize this puppy by leaving her to work during the day (husband visits her at mid-day) and terrified that I'll never be able to provide her with everything she needs. I have been comforted by the nonjudgemental and kind responses written here because I am considering rehoming this puppy. It’s not your fault. Stop using that as an excuse. If you've had similar anxiety before you got the dog than you need to make the time. They also pass. It’s almost the time it takes to find someone that is taking patients and within your insurance that’s the most daunting. See my post on Returning a rescue or shelter dog for some support. Cindy, so sorry to hear your older collie died last fall. Such injuries to the ligaments or tendons of the ankle happen during athletic events, while running or walking, or even doing something as simple as getting out of bed. (Fast forward two years and those two are best friends, but that took time to develop.) So sorry you are going through a difficult time with the pup. He is a 10-year-old Labradoodle and I bought him because he was the last one left in the pet shop after being there for 8 weeks. I’m grateful to that first home for letting me take her without much argument. *If you would like to receive our FREE down-to-earth, weekly dog training tips, Click Here. Bathing can help with dog dandruff. That’s particularly true for rural shelters. Or, return her and move on, as hard as it is. It was a spur of the moment decision. A dog with severe difficulty breathing may have a tongue that looks purple/blue instead of pink, showing that they are not getting enough oxygen. Please, any guidance will help me (even when it just comes to overcoming anxiety in general other than talking to a professional as I simply don't have time with a job and the dog). I’m not ready for this but don’t know who to go to for help without being judged.” I myself thought, “What the hell did you get yourself into?” a few times in the early days. Lindsay Stordahl is the founder of That Mutt. Remy will give you so much more back in love, companionship, etc. I am currently in a situation I wish I never got into! Personally, I don’t think so. And there we found Tofi – a very rare mix of Border Collie and Great Prynees (known as Great Collies) – a truly spectacular animal in terms of looks, intelligence – she was 6 months old and a bit out of control. Take sick days, talk to your supervisor. I am keeping both as being collies, they are remarkable companions and each day it just gets better. We are not perfect. I'm glad you are feeling better nowadays!!! Likewise, your pup will be just fine if you decide it’s best to re-home to a better situation. When we got our first dog as a puppy, we took her back after 3 days. I’ve felt the same way with our newest edition Krypto. More importantly, the dog food is grain-free and features only healthy … If you think your dog might have a fever, contact your vet right away to set up an appointment for an examination and to ensure that your dog receives the … I'd be lost without him. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, GSDxLabxGR (7 mos), Toller (3yrs) & 2 cats (9yrs). They’re adorable and lots of fun, but they also make an unholy mess. If things truly don’t work out with your new pup, they will be OK if you decide to return or re-home them, so don’t stress yourself out about that option too much. Physical activity . Went to sleep at 8pm and woke at 5am. He also developed a bit of dog aggression from another dog at the dog park, which we have now learned how to control. Thank you Lindsay for your blog it’s truly been helpful. We went to see them, spent some time with the little brindle boy, and brought an eight week old puppy home. I know myself, I could never get a puppy even though I can see many advantages. Sometimes the dog has issues you just can’t deal with. My female came submissive of sorts,and the male very aggressive. But I love my ball of overwhelming responsibility and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Mind you the crate is very large it belonged to a German shepherd my cousin had. I also thought it would be a link to my daughter who is married but is not wanting to have any children. We have time for the things we make time for. Up until then it seemed just work w/no pay back & I had no experience with dogs. He is fairly well potty trained though and sleeps from 10:30 to 5. My first fur-kid is Shian – I adopted him over 4 years ago from a hippie love child who found him roaming in Wyoming – she did a great job with him except for dealing with his Mega-Esophagus – a truly insidious incurable disease that makes the esophagus non-functional. Etc. 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