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Monday, January 06, 2014

Today has been a pretty bad day.
This puppy training is for the birds!! I just am at my wits end with this puppy!!
I know shes just a puppy, but I have put pads down almost every inch of the room where she goes, behind the couch and futon, in corners, behind tables, there has to be 6 down right now, and she still goes on the carpet.
I cant take her outside, its like zero degrees and shes only 8 weeks old, shes teeny, like 1 lb, 2 at most.
Going outside just isn't an option right now.
The kennel?
Well, shes in it right now, she also sleeps in it, I have to put her in it if I go anywhere cause I cannot leave her out in the house alone, not only does she poop everywhere, she chews everything.
I really wish in a way I had not gotten her and had waited til warm weather to get a puppy that has to be trained.
But what difference would it make, warmer weather, eventually is going to turn cold right.
So, right now, I am very depressed.
I am depressed over the poop piles I have cleaned all day long, and I am depressed because its so bitter cold and I haven't seen sun in a week or more and no heat and my electric bill doubled last month and I am sure it will triple next.
I am depressed because for 2 days now I have eaten mac and cheese and corn bread muffins, and I have eaten cool whip and I am sick to death of eating junk and I cant figure out why I do.
I am just overall sad and depressed about all of these things and I don't know what to do.
I really just don't know what to do about anything.
I am sick of sitting in this house with no place to go and there is literally NO place to go.
And I couldn't go if I wanted because my car doors are frozen shut and probably will be all day tomorrow as well.
It is just a bad depressing sh1 tt Y day!!!
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BANKER-CHUCK 1/10/2014 10:19AM

    I feel for you with the puppy training. I thought there would be no end to the house breaking routine. Added to the house being used as a potty she had sharpe teeth and claws and chewed on everything. My hands and arms looked like a pincushion. She is a Britney and 2 years old now. But her puppy period is still very vivid.

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CAPECODBABE 1/6/2014 7:36PM

    So sorry you are so down. Be gentle but firm I was told when training (but that was years ago). Have you googled ideas how to train her?

Sounds like you need to lunch with friends when you can get in your car. A little girl talk and a few laughs can really lighten your mood.

How many days until spring???

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SOFT_VAL67 1/6/2014 7:31PM

    It doesn't matter where I put them, or if I put down 6 or 1, she will choose an area where theres no pad and go there.
The truly bad part is, in the next few days I am going to be moving and I know once I am in the new place its going to start all over again, but the thing about it is, in the new place, she CANNOT go on the carpet, I guess she will be in the bathroom in her kennel pretty much all the time, I don't know what the point is in having a dog in the house if you have to keep it locked away all the time.
I am just sad and depressed over the whole thing.

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SYNDIBEE 1/6/2014 7:24PM

    Puppy training is a true challenge. Add the freezing temperatures and I can see why you go crazy.
Tie the pup up on a leash and keep him/her with you at all times. DO NOT LET THE PUPPY ROAM THE HOUSE. When it starts sniffing or squatting run it to a designated pee/poop spot then praise it for finishing it's job in the right place...or if you scare it to the point of not having to go any more then stay there for about 10 minutes then be ready to go again. Also do not cover as much area with the puppy pads. Just put one down in your designated spot and be militant about taking the puppy there all the time. This will reduce puppy confusion.

To improve your own mood.....exercise. Go ahead and check out the spark people videos and do one of them whenever you feel down. Exercise is a natural mood booster and soul cleanser.

Chin up, the day will end

Comment edited on: 1/6/2014 7:26:20 PM

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