Question about Brother's Dog *Update....Good News*
My brother told me last night that he and his wife basically do not want their dog anymore. I'm not sure what breed of dog she is , but she's fairly big, black and kinda skinny. Anyway, she keeps digging and getting out of the yard and they are getting tired of it. They have an electric fence but I guess she is still digging underneath, like foot and a half deep holes. He was saying he wants to give her to my parents which I think would be a bad idea...they don't have a fenced in yard and they have a dog already and several cats...my brother admitted that Bailey hates cats. I suggested that maybe his in-laws could take her and that maybe she wouldn't be so bored because then Bailey could play with their dog Belle. But he said they both dig out when they are together (his in-laws bring Belle over to play with Bailey on most days since they live right by them). He mentioned that hitting her was not helping the problem...I didn't comment on this at the time because I could tell it was not the time to do so, but obviously he is confused if he thinks that will help the problem...I doubt she knows why she is being punished.
I think she is pretty bored...I don't think they really play with her anymore and I they used to have her in a nice front yard with plenty of trees...now she is in the backyard with nothing but one small tree in it.
They said they do not want to spend $300 on a new fence thing (I think maybe one that shocks the dog when they come near it...I'm not sure what he was referring to when he talked about it).
I was maybe going to suggest that he needs to put an ad in the paper and find another home for her. I think it is pretty sad...it is his wife's dog that she had before she even married my brother (over 5 years ago) and I can't understand her wanting to give her up. I guess they are just tired of her getting out and then having to search for her all the time.
Does anybody have any suggestions that I could give them?
Loving her cat Stormy and missing her angel cat Justin 1-13-09