Bula's Lady Posted October 25, 2008 Report Share Posted October 25, 2008 Awhile back I was talking about Bula taking off to the neighbors... Well, I did find out that they play with her. Ball, frisbee, all that good stuff. They feed off of her bc cuteness and that she brings them anything to play with. This is an older couple, in there 70's at least.....I feel bad having a "talk" with them. side note - they say my dog isn't the first to do this. They used to have a rough collie come to there house from about 5miles away. Would always leave its house and go to theres. Then they told me about living in another town and having a lab come to there house from across town. I guess they are used to having dogs adopt them and owners having to come pick them up. This has been going on for awhile now, I admit that, and I am trying to fix it now. The other day she left and I went and picked her up, brought her back home, and as soon as I opened the car door she was back over the river and to the peoples house again. I had to go physically carry her to the car. So for the past 3 days I have been taking her out on a leash. I refuse to let her run out because she will take right off. The problem is she won't go to the bathroom on the leash. Usually I could take her right out and say, "go pee pees" and she would go. Now she just sits on my feet even if I have the 16ft of leash available for her. I take her for walks around to property and she just scuttles under my feet. I turn to go back to the house, then she tries to take off...but she is on the leash. right now she is a crate dog because I can't have her out in the house if she hasn't gone to the bathroom she will go upstairs on the floor. I even took her out with a ball this morning before work to get her to play and relax, nope, still nothing. We are working on an electric fence so that she can be off leash but I still feel like this is a band aid to the situation. I have a trainer calling me at the end of the week, she has lost her voice right now so waiting on that.... I keep joking I am going to give her away to a friend - but that joke keeps turning more serious. I love my dog but I feel like she doesn't love me, or wants to be with us. I know you aren't supposed to give dogs emotions .... but.... Did anyone ever have a dog that just didn't fit with them? I don't want to give up on her yet but if she isn't happy.... * bonus information* I live on a farm, she runs and plays with me and the other dogs a lot. We go on walks. I play ball and frisbee with her. In the house I make up inside games, find the ball, put the ball in a specific place, lie down. She is very happy while engaged... she is now 3yrs old my schedule has changed and i am at work more for the time being so frustrated.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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