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Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
Thank you, I was hoping you'd answer!
It's wood she chews but also ds's plastic dinosaurs and legos.
I guess dh could make her a wood chewy, he's got plenty of scraps downstairs. I just don't want her to get splinters in her gums.
I read that you shouldn't punish a dog for doing the warning growl/yip thing, as then you have no warning and they may go right to nipping after that.
I am worried that ds isn't going to "get it" and I don't know if I can handle keeping them separated forever. I have to worry about keeping her separated from the cats outside (she's fine with them inside) and I think it may be too much for me. The rescue lady said that rehoming her would not be so difficult, as she loves other dogs, big and small. She said that it is actually harder to find a dog free home than an adult only home. That makes me feel a bit better I guess.
I feel a sense of urgency because we all are so attached to her already and if I have to give her back to the rescue I feel I should do it fairly soon. I want to do what is best for us, and the dog. She may be happier in a home with other dogs and no children, and not have to be muzzled all the time!
This rescue does not foster, so I guess I could say I've fostered her for a month anyway. She no longer counter surfs, jumps on humans, steals food, lies down on command and can navigate stairs pretty well.