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Old 03-15-2014, 09:12 PM
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It would have really helped if I had linked to the housetraining sticky thread that I mentioned. Please forgive my poor sleep deprived brain. Here's the link https://www.dogforum.com/housetrainin...-how-tos-2135/
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:20 PM
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I wouldn't have gotten two either! There is just me and him living here. Well and the cats. I won't be able to crate train them, dad won't allow it. Will keeping them in different rooms and baby gates work ok? I can convince him easy they need to be fed apart since with the dogs we had when I was little they'd try to eat each other instead of their food if you fed them in the same place. At least it's getting towards the end of the school year but I'm not really happy about the idea of leaving them alone for 8 hours a day. If it were June then I could spend all day but I have to finish this year's school first. I just don't think this is really going to go well at all. We don't have them yet and I already feel bad for the puppies.
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Do you have a way to contact the person you're getting the dogs from? Maybe you could talk to them first and negotiate putting both deposits together for one puppy instead of two.
Next, talk with your dad. Explain that because you'll be taking care of the dogs, you just can't handle two. Show him all the articles about littermate syndrome and others that have been linked here. I think this requires a truly candid conversation with your dad about the realities of raising two puppies at the same time as well as the reality of his lack of involvement in the dogs' lives. It won't be an easy conversation to have, but I think it can happen if you can find a way to get the truth out, but also be tactful about it.
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Have you considered asking your dad if the dogs could be your dogs while you're still living at home. Then you can maybe negotiate just getting one puppy instead of two.
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Have you read the link Rain gave you about house-training? Your dad needs to rethink his aversion to crates. So who's going to clean up the messes these puppies make, in two separate rooms, while you're at school and he's presumably at work?
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Do you have a way to contact the person you're getting the dogs from? Maybe you could talk to them first and negotiate putting both deposits together for one puppy instead of two.
Next, talk with your dad. Explain that because you'll be taking care of the dogs, you just can't handle two. Show him all the articles about littermate syndrome and others that have been linked here. I think this requires a truly candid conversation with your dad about the realities of raising two puppies at the same time as well as the reality of his lack of involvement in the dogs' lives. It won't be an easy conversation to have, but I think it can happen if you can find a way to get the truth out, but also be tactful about it.
I totally agree with CadenceDiscordia.

You absolutely must have a candid talk with your dad. I know that you're still a teenager, but it's time for you to assert yourself. Your focus has to be on your school life and preparing yourself for your future.

I don't hold out much hope for getting anything out of the irresponsible backyard breeder your dad is getting these dogs from. (Your dad has a lousy sense of judgment, doesn't he?) In the end, maybe your dad will just lose the deposit on one of these dogs, but losing a couple of hundred dollars now is far better than your trying to care for both dogs.

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Dad believes taking care of two while doing school will teach me responsibility and how to juggle a family. I will be cleaning up their messes of course, which will teach me about how to clean up after a baby. (??) I do not even know where he's getting the pups from, so I can't contact anyone at all.

In this house, there is no 'asserting yourself'.. I'd like to, but it's his way or get out and I have nowhere to get out to. He's kind of old school in that respect. He is the man of the house and challengers aren't welcome even if it's things like maybe we really shouldn't be getting a dog right now, never mind two. I had good luck with Bo, but I also had all of summer vacation to get him good on holding his peepee til I got home. Maybe I can sneak crate train, but it wouldn't be reliable since it's just big cat carriers for the cats.

I wish he were more reasonable, but if you ever hear of the stereotyped Man Of The House, the sort that do nothing and still want everything done then you have it right. I just have to find a way to work with it until I'm old enough to leave on my own.
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Redwood,

You seem like a wonderful, responsible young person. I don't know how else to encourage you about your dad's plan to bring home these dogs, but I want to say something to you as a teacher and as the mother of a high school student. It seems to me that you'll want to become more independent when you graduate from high school. It won't be too many years until you can go to college or get your own apartment. Start planning for your future now. Work with your school's guidance counselor and with your teachers on getting ready for college or for a career. Make these years of preparation count.
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I hate that you are in such a bad position, and yes I do know the type of person your dad is, "It's my way or the highway.".

Hopefully it'll work out with the pups, it can but I won't lie to you it will be a hard job.

Sadly even with crate training young puppies simply cannot hold it very long. That's why you need a potty schedule in addition to the crate. For example an 8 week old pup is going to need at least 1 potty break in the middle of the night, but when that puppy is awake you need to take it out around once an hour. Like a human toddle they don't have good bladder control. Can you or your dad go home at lunch to let them out? Doing that may help if he's willing to crate them, if he's not then it's going to be an uphill battle. If nothing else can you ask your dad to wait to get puppies until schools out for summer? If he will then you can use the tether method to train the pups, that's where instead of crating them you tether them to you, or right next to you, so you can keep an eye on them and they can't wander off to potty.
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I am already working on getting prepared to go to Lincoln Tech Institute, and have been putting away money since I was little to save up for my own apartment. It's been a lot of nickle and dime, but it adds up! I don't intend to stay home any longer than I have to. It's home, but I also want to do things with my life, and electricians are always wanted. And when I'm not here he'll have to take care of his own dogs.

I might be able to make it home during lunch since I have a free period right before it. There's no way he'll bother. I remember what Bo's schedule was like, I didn't get a lot of sleep the first month!
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