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I fell in love with a dog, and I adopted him from a shelter in 2013. At this time, I did not know that I lived with depression, nor did I foresee being diagnosed with bipolar two disorder in 2017. I was in high school from 2013 to 2017, and I was essential a career athlete. I was never home and when I was I just couldnít get going. I went to college in 2017-2018. To make matter worse, I was unable to take him for walks because we fell behind and were unable to get his shots. I let him run around our huge backyard. He is also extremely attached to me.
My dad has a short fuse, but heís been putting in a lot of time letting my Zacky run around the house. Problem is, he keeps peeing. He used to make a mess going into trash cans, but we doggy proofed them. I am saving up money to go half on dog fees for the vet, but I wonít be able to have enough for another two weeks. I convinced my dad to let Zackís cage be in my room, so heís around me even if he canít be out. I need to potty train him (heís somewhat potty trained, but when he wants attention he pees.)
He also is usually gentle with company after he meets them, but heís been getting a little rough with people who come over.
I want to train him to sit (heís got this one down), lay down, and not jump up on people. I also want him to not jump up onto my bed all time time because his fur breaks me out. He will sometimes be okay finding a place to snuggle on the floor, but heís not super fond of that. I desperately need help because if I donít make some progress with him in a month, my dad will make me give him up! Iím healthier so I can definitely manage having him and training him as much as possible! My dad said he was un-trainable, and I completely disagree. He's a pug/shih tzu/chihuahua mix, and he's adorable and loving. He just needs some help, and I will help him!