Margie Simon asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

We have a dog named button. Came from a breeder in Florida. Doesn't like to be "much" touched, or go for walks. Can't be housetrained.?

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  • 2 months ago

    Only because you never learned how to train the dog. Did you get it as a pup? Training should have started the day you brought her home. I am guessing you never socialize her, haven't given her enough exercise, no mental stimulation & that she has stagnated.

    You didn't mention her breed or most predominate breed or let us know what size she is & what kind of exercise she needs.

    In order to help you I would need more information about her. age, breed, where you live now, any other pets,.....

    It is just because she hasn't been brought up right to be a normal dog.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sounds to me like you bought a dog from a puppy mill.  Give it back to the breeder, sell it on Craigslist or surrender it to a rescue or shelter.

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  • 2 months ago

    That's a real shame.  You do not BOTHER to mention the breed or age of said dog or puppy.  It is either a very independent dog (or breed  -and there are some VERY independent breeds who hardly give a hoot about bonding to/with their owners) or you got one that lacks virtually all socialization/handling that should have been done, by a reputable breeder in the first 8 weeks.  (Highly likely if you bought from a BYB or PUPPY MILL).  Btw, no puppy mills will TELL YOU they are one, but they ALWAYS have puppies and/or dogs available.

    I would have to assume you:1) Did little to no research on the "breeder".  (Got no references from the national club.)2) Did not go see the litter; 3) And DID NOT pick out a pup or two that you preferred & liked the temperament of, if the breeder was choosing.

    Not knowing more information it is hard to give you much advice esp if this is a BYB or PUPPY MILL animal from lousy temperamented stock.  Too bad for you.  Experience is the price you pay.... in the school of tuition.

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  • Jojo
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    2 months ago

    How OLD is this dog.Is  Is it a puppy?

    Pups and dogs that don`t like to be touched or go outside their envoronment have not been handled or socialised when a young pup. I suspect you have been `sold a pup` so to speak, by an unreputable dog breeder. 

    Did you see the pup / dog at the breeders premises an if as a pup, with its mother, before you bought it?

    It  is going to take time and patience to rehabilitate this dog/pup and will be even harder to do if the dog/ pup has a very weak or nervous nature.

    Without more info its very hard to give any positive advice.

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  • 2 months ago

    So I'm afraid you have chosen a backyard breeder who has not socialised the pups enough in their first eight weeks. 

    Sounds like you have a nervy pup and you will have to work hard to bring him / her round.  Unfortunately people still do not do their homework prior to buying a puppy and all the time you have breeders who sell their dogs they will keep breeding whether a good or bad breeder.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Is there a question in here that I'm missing?

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