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Old 04-12-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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I want to let everyone know the success story. I closed down the last line simply because I was too heart-broken to want to hear about it. I actually called Safe Haven to talk to them about returning her and spent a day in mourning (depression). All my previous dogs I got straight from the litter, this is my first shelter dog. Well, a couple of trainers called me with .. are you ready for this? ... free advice. I would have happily paid either of them, but their advice worked. The main word being that I'm not being firm enough. This seems so silly to me. I was in the service, and have a great "command voice", but guess what? I'm not using it. I got to thinking about it and it is true, my "no" sounds the same as my "yes", my "good girl" the same as my "bad girl". I also took Mom's advice and rolled up a few pages of newspaper. The good news about that is we've never had to use it. Just tapped her once (and I do mean tapped her) and just showing it to her works. She's back to doing just puppy mouthing, which I can deal with. It was just when she jumped 5' to snap at my face (I'm 5'9") she'd have to go. Well, we got that behavior to go. Yay! For our dinner party, and for the day before when computer guy came by, and the day before that when a couple of folks came by for a nightcap, and even yesterday when an impromptu guy and kid came by, she was perfectly lady-like, sitting under the table. So, happy ending.


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Old 04-12-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
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Yaaaaa!!!!!! We love happy-ending pet stories here! All four of the canine family members send a "good girl" to Rosebud!

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Old 04-12-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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i am so glad to hear this. good for you. give her a hug from granny.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Claire, you just made my entire week! As Dave says we like happy ending pet stories (and people ones too of course!). I had so hoped you would be able to keep her. Violet and Joie send congratulations to Rosebud (I think they could actually take some lessons from her!)
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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I'm soooo glad to read your good news.

Don't over use the newspaper. If you do, she will think of the newspaper as a weapon for attacking her. Then it wouldn't be a big surprise if she attacked the mail carrier or paper boy as they approach the house, "weapon" in hand.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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lol, taxy. good advice.

is that why i feel like attacking the guy at the mall who sells men's belts?

i'm glad to hear about the happy ending with your little lady, claire. i hope you have many many years of doggie fun with her.

lol @ a command voice. hoorah master chief woof!
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:43 PM   #7
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I am so happy for the three of you! Hooray!
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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I'm so glad to hear that it is all working out!
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #9
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How beautiful!!!! I'm so happy for everyone. Our Sadie Sue sends her best.
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