That CONFOUNDED DOG!!!

@ElicBxn (60402)
United States
October 27, 2008 6:41am CST
Well, that BAD dog of the roommates woke us up attacking some cat just before 6 this morning! Da-yam! I'm ready to do INJURY to the DOG if she keeps this up! I made her go out, but she acted like she was happy to go out so I doubt she thinks of it as punishment! The roomie is putting the shock collar on her tomorrow night, we can't have her going after the cats - she's too big for that. And I need my sleep! I do NOT need to awaken by anything before its time to get up, but here I am, almost an hour later, still awake!
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Wow! If the dog is still chasing the cats around, maybe it's time to give the dog up to a home w/o cats? I know dogs and cats can get along in general but I've known/owned dogs that I just couldn't break of wanting to harm cats. Those types of dogs need to be in a cat-free home. Not fair to the dog or the cats otherwise.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
she only chases some of them, but she needs to learn to leave those along too!
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• United States
27 Oct 08
She doesn't harm them thou, does she? If she's just chasing, you can always crate-train her and keep her in the crate at night so you can sleep. Your dog sounds like Domingo. He knows he can only chase the one cat and they have fun chasing each other around the house in play. Thankfully, they only do that when we are awake.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I've suggested getting a crate, but the roomie is resistant. She's got a shock collar that she's putting on her tonight!
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I am sorry to hear that. the doggie needs to be scolded LOL. I have new neighbors now and their dang dogs bark all night long and they come over in my yard to take a crap. there are no leash laws here. I love dogs and do not want to hurt them but the owners need to care for their dogs and our property more but that will never happen. They do not care. One of the dogs likes to attsack also. I will hurt that dog if it even acts like it wants to attack us or my dog. I have a fenced in back yard but my dog gets out front every now and then with us.
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• United States
27 Oct 08
Whenever you clean up their dogs' mess, put it in a covered bucket till it is filled then go over to their house late at night when they are sleeping and dump the contents on their doorstep. If they come over and complain about it, all ya gotta do is tell them you were cleaning up THEIR dogs' mess and figured they should dispose of it themselves. Keep doing it till they finally get sick of it and control their dogs' whereabouts. lol
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I sure have thought about doing that but it would more than likely make matters worse here. they do not care how their yard or home looks at all. they would probably start vandalising my home when I am alseep or away from my home. I do not trust them at all. I requested your friendship. I am in Indiana.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I would probably call the city or whoever - sheriff about the attacking dog. There may not be leash laws in your area, but I bet there's laws about vicious dogs. We've had beware of dog signs up, but for some reason they were all destroyed. I've warned the neighborhood kids that this dog would hurt them if they got into the back yard and would destroy their toys if they got into the yard so they leave her alone. I don't think she'd hurt them if she got out of the yard, she's only defending her yard when someone gets in it and is fine when they are properly introduced, tho she's got the memory of a goldfish.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Could the cats be in one room and the dog in another room at night? Hope you get some sleep. Take care.
@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I'm for letting the dog spend a cold night outside - it isn't cold enough to kill her and maybe she'd be better. Other than that - the bathroom is where she's going to be!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Either way, sounds like it will be a learning experience for the dog. Take care
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@GardenGerty (93513)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Oct 08
So the dog got into trouble on purpose, to get put outside. I am sorry that you got woke up. I hate being kept awake, or woke up early. Can you lock the cats into a safe room, away from the dog? Of course the dog would probably just find another thing to disturb the house, and think it was funny. I do not see roomie posting on here lately.
@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
She was attacked off list by some member who knew her from someplace else so she quit. We're more likely to lock the dog up!
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• India
28 Oct 08
its generally the habit and nature of the dog.it has imitated this from its mother so the result.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
28 Oct 08
We got the dog at 10 or so months old after it had been running as a stray out in the hill country for a while. that was almost 7 years ago. I told the roomie she needed to take her to training, but that didn't happen.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Thats why dogs are cute =D!!
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
28 Oct 08
That's not cute, that's one BAD DOG! She keeps that up, shes one HOMELESS dog!
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27 Oct 08
Hi ElicBxn, Oh!!! dear, you poor thing, yes something should be done about the dog, maybe the dog should be put in a room away from the cats? just a thought, but I don't think it will work, lets hope you can get some sleep tonight. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
We could lock her in a bathroom and keep her away from the cats, but the roomie doesn't want to do that.
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@BarBaraPrz (18430)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 08
Oh dear! Hope the cat's ok. Maybe I should get my cousin to send you the Bad Dog costume?
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
27 Oct 08
We've looked for any injuries on the cats, but have found none. I'm afraid that Zoe would tear up the costume too, she destroys stuffed animals.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Have you considered taking the dog to a trainer? They might be able to give you some clues or even your vet.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I have suggested REPEATEDLY taking the dog to a trainer, but she's the roommate's dog. All the dogs probably ought to get some training - but when I tell you that my dog - the one that's been an outside dog for the first 5 years of his life is the best trained one of the lot, it kind of tells ya something - huh?
• United States
29 Oct 08
Yes, it does. Some people are just not responsible enough to have pets (or children). Pets take just as much work as children and if your roommate is not doing anything, all of you suffer.
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
29 Oct 08
Every response that you've had, is blaming the dog. It is a dog for God's sake. What is it supposed to do. Oh, poor guy, he's sleeping. Don't bark. If dogs don't bark, then who is supposed to. Tell you roommate to do something about it in a nice way. My neighbours dogs bark. It did wake me up the first one or two times. But later on it just became part of routine, and it just doesn't bother me. I don't wake up for their barks any more, unless it is something more. Do practice tolerance.
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
29 Oct 08
This dog WASN'T sleeping - she attacked one of the CATS. I don't, in fact, care if the cat attacked her first - but that's pretty doubtful - she can't be attacking the cats. If it had just been barking, it would've been bad, but not as likely to make me so angry.
• Canada
28 Oct 08
Dogs are really something. my husband and I are not dog people, so we know how you feel. We babysat the ex-wife's dog for a while, and she drive us absolutely crazy!!!
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@ElicBxn (60402)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I swear, this dog is sometimes just going to drive me NUTZ!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
28 Oct 08
LOL! Poor L'Elic! Sounds as though you need to oust a roomie & her dawg! Or maybe the bark-collar will do the job. Maggiepie, whose cat seldom barx....
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