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Old 02-12-2013, 10:25 PM
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First of all, I feel pretty sad having to do this, but I've been thinking about it for a long time now.

We have a small chihuahua boy, long coat, about 3.5lb, registered pure breed from a breeder, white and fawn, neutered, vaccines up to date, almost 2 years old.

I want to be honest with all the details about him, and also would like to find the best home for him. Thus, I am not posting on craigslist etc...

The problem with him is that, he eats poop. He doesn't eat his own, he LOVES our other dog's poop for some reason! It's like that since we got him. We brought him to the vet, tried the powder that is suppose to help discourage his behaviour. Nothing has worked. The vet said that it's a embedded in his mind to do that. He even brings it into his sleep area to eat. He doesn't do that with his own though, and we feed both dogs the same food. I think it's best for him to go to a home where he can be the only dog.

Another strange thing he does is that sometimes out of the blue, he would be really scared of going down the stairs. He screams like a rooster out of no where. He is not hurt or anything. Our friends would say they have never heard of a dog 'barking' like that before!?

He is very sweet and loves to play. My husband and I both work but my in laws would play with him during the day. It has been almost two years and nothing has changed regardless of everything that we've tried.

We have a baby now and we don't want him to be mushing up the poop in her play area. Or screams and wakes her up in the nap. Our baby is a very light sleeper and it's already stressing us out having to spend 2 hours to put her to bed at night.

If you know of anyone who may be interested and wants a little chihuahua as a companion, please contact me! I only want a small adoption fee.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:29 PM
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You are rehoming your dog because he eats poop and doesn't like stairs?

1. Poop eating is (unfortunately) a common trait in Chis. The best way to stop it is to pick up the poop. If there wasn't another dog around, he'd probably eat his own poop. It's a fact of life sometimes.

2. At you dogs size, he shouldn't be doing the stairs. He should be carried up and down the stairs.

Are there other reasons you need to rehome him? He's a beauty!

Edited to add: are you rehoming him because of the baby? If I was closer I would definitely take him. He is really beautiful.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:35 PM
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It's not even about picking it up anymore... we've been trying to do positive training, I've read so much on it and tried different methods of what worked for other people. Nothing is working.

He eats it off fresh following my dog's butt.... even he feels disturbed.

He is okay with stairs, he runs up and down no problem. Only occasionally we don't know what is the matter with him he just screams. He screams in the middle of the night out of the blue for absolutely no reason. And it sounds like a rooster, waking everyone up I don't know what to do.
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Poop is like a delicacy with one of my dogs no big deal. Trust me your other dog doesnt care dogs do things we would consider gross. I agree pick it up he won't eat it. None of my dogs use the stairs what about putting upmamgate you will dp that anyways once the baby starts crawling. Boy I wish you were closer I would scoop him up. Those are really the reasons you are giving him up?
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Poop is like a delicacy with one of my dogs no big deal. I agree pick it up he won't eat it. None of my dogs use the stairs what about putting upmamgate you will dp that anyways once the baby starts crawling. Boy I wish you were closer I would scoop him up.
I know right! If I wasn't thousands of miles away, I would be on my way to get him. I hope someone on here takes him.


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It wasn't my plan to rehome him even after having the baby. Until it started becoming more and more problematic....

I dont' want to be irresponsible, and i always support adopting dogs, but it is definitely becoming a problem that is normally not expected. I really don't want the baby to be crawling one day and find her with remaining mushed up poop as her toy.
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Try this my puppy tries to drink my females pee while they are going how is that for gross.
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It's not even about picking it up anymore... we've been trying to do positive training, I've read so much on it and tried different methods of what worked for other people. Nothing is working.

He eats it off fresh following my dog's butt.... even he feels disturbed.

He is okay with stairs, he runs up and down no problem. Only occasionally we don't know what is the matter with him he just screams. He screams in the middle of the night out of the blue for absolutely no reason. And it sounds like a rooster, waking everyone up I don't know what to do.
Is it always when he is walking, running, or doing stairs? Have you had his knees or hips checked? The first thing that comes to mind is it sounds like he is in pain perhaps his knee or hip is popping out when he is going downstairs sometimes.
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