I searched the Forums and figured out that Basenjis must not have this problem. I have a situation… After the recent PM bust in Snohomish and Skagit Countys, our young neighbors aquired a pup from rescue. It is 1/2 doxie 1/2 taco dog. I am better with larger dogs so not sure I would have any luck here... the situation is that she is now 6 months old and still not house trained and she piddles went you bend over her to pick her up. I am considering taking the dog for approx. 3 to 4 weeks and working with it. I am home full time and have a consistent schedule. I also don't like failing. I am confident that I can teach basic obedience and house break the dog (I hope) but not sure how to handle the peeing when you approach her. My thought is to not allow anyone to approach her and just teach her to come and see how that goes. What do you think? We are getting our B on 6/15 so I would want the other pup out by then! The dog's family is in the mind set now to sell the little girl for 100.00 because they can't deal with her. Also, They are gone all day for 9 hours M - F and have one little girl who is 8 yr. old who doesn't listen to adults so this shows you the family's training ability. Dog is in crate all day long! Maybe they should sell it, thoughts on if I should attempt this and how?
I thought I would quote the original one more time just so there is no misunderstanding or speculation on any of the information that has been provided so far.
What evidence is there that this dog came from either of the Puppy Mills that you have mentioned in your original post?
Just because the Puppy mills in the counties you mentioned were taken over by the authorities at a coincidental time does not mean that any shelter or rescue organization in the same area did not have other dogs that needed homes or placement.
Do you have any first hand knowledge other than the dog came from a rescue organization?
I guess I do not understand what your statement about you do not like to fail has anything to do with the dog in question.
As another person stated, if this dog is a rescue, unless there is some other agreement then the dog cannot be sold and it should be returned to rescue. With out reading the agreement that the current owners signed with Rescue none of us know for sure what the agreement is.
Can you identify the rescue organization?
You mentioned the first thing you would do is worm this dog. Well if the dog came from a responsible rescue organization, did they not make sure the dog saw the Vet and had a complete physical prior to adopting this dog out?
Wouldn't it be better to find out what this dogs medical records reflect first?
"We got her a collar and ID tag because they keep losing her in the neighborhood. "
Do you think this type of care and treatment would be within the rescue organizations guidelines and agreement?
I seriously think that someone needs to contact the rescue organization and inform them of what is really going on with this rescue dog. So if you really want to help and do something very responsible contact the rescue organization that they adopted the dog from and do the right thing. Housebreaking the dog for them is not going to help these people or the dog. There are bigger problems than PEE!