So you're saying the one-year-old poodle at the shelter is not housebroken? This could be just because the former owner didn't do the job of training him/her. It's not too old to be trained, if the dog is healthy and your friend has a clue about how to train. Positive reinforcement methods are generally best when training any animal.
I agree with Sharon, the 1 year old could be housebroke and may even BE housebroke, which is sometimes hard to tell in a kennel type environment. The Poodle Club if South California has a rescue if you want to check it out.
Keep in mind it is often hard to find purebred miniature poodle "puppies" in a rescue situation. I would expect there would be a waiting list however deserving older dogs are more often available to good homes. Sometimes these dogs are in foster homes waiting for their forever homes. Good Luck Jodi
Post by charliebunny1 on Jun 15, 2011 5:00:30 GMT -5
the easiest way to house train any dog especially older ones is crate training. as they do not like to go to the toilet where they sleep i know in UK shelters will hire you a crate but don't know if they do that in US. but yes most dogs are fairly easy to house train if you take the time to do it correctly
I think ..you both have enough pets I know that sounds strange from a man with 2 guinea pigs, 3 chinchillas (and maybe 2 more soon..maybe) a rabbit , 2 dogs and 4 birds but it just sounds like you guys (ladies) are in a collecting mood I havent heard any reasons...except that she /you "want" one
Heres what I think... spend some time and build a nice big C and C cage for the guinea pigs keep them away from the cats and have a good time. I would love to see you get to know your animals and your friends animals more,,,and better.
Ashley... there is a magic , a genius, a specialness about each being on earth ,...especially our pets. I get so many letters worldwide from people who just let their pets "be"
I would love to hear in the next few days how you and YOUR friend decided to communicate with the vicious cat and see why its so angry, You may be surprised what you learn.
In your profile it gives an age of 22 ...is this correct?.. just wondering why you both are looking for so many pets now when I was 22 I was playing guitar in Russia and planning the rest of my life, my house, my car... and had one dog that I loved madly.