I love this new web site! Especially when I can talk to others mothers with similar ideas, struggles, solutions!
I suppose we are fortunate to have the older teens to help pick up ALL THAT POOP that our five dogs make.
They take turns in "POOP DUTY". As sad as it sounds we actually have competetions who cleans the yard the best.
OK so we need to get a life!!
When it is my turn, if our sons are off camping with Boyscouts or something I actually think to myself.
IF ONLY I COULD CLEAR THE S--- IN THE WORLD AS EASY AS I CLEAR UP THE YARD!
We need to stay on top of all the cleaning otherwise I can see how things would get out of hand as the poor dogs would have no place to run.
We have our dogs crate trained. I know there is so much controversy about that. I myself before we started training the dogs thought how could we ever put our dog in a "CAGE:!
But their "HOMES" as we call them are the only place the get their pig ears or special rawhides. They are 5 feet x 5 feet bought on ebay from Happydogs I think it was.
The only time we crate them is when we go our for no more 6 hours and at night they are in the bedrooms and each dog sleeps with one on the children.
We also feed them twice a day in their crates so we dont get food aggression.
I am sure cleaning up pee is really hard!
Our dogs are not at the old yet they are only 11 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and the last rescue we think he is about 7 years.
When the day comes and the energy level has calmed down I am sure we will next have to go through what you are going through with the aging.
That will be a tough one!
Thanks for sharing got to dash we have dogs to snuggle and fresh water bowls to clean
Love and Peace,