severe puppy blues

January 11, 2021

Like you I woke up most mornings physically ill and vomiting into the toilet. What can you do to avoid such tension and, most important, prevent bites? It makes it so I feel I cannot treat her with enough love/enthusiasm because I am emotionally and physically exhausted. Soon Zander grew to be 16+ lbs (again “surprise”) and is a bit of a bully to Andy. I got a puppy years ago, who was just impossible for me to deal with, she had worms and would walk a mile with me then poop in the kitchen. We can’t do the things we did together anymore. UPDATE: Y'all are the best and thank you so much for your messages so far. Either way, puppies do grow up and adopted older dogs will adapt well to a new home. Fabulous mothers can attest to experiencing postpartum depression. It’s nothing to do with Remy, really, it’s about having a second dog in general right now. That Mutt is a participant in affiliate advertising with Amazon, Chewy and Darwin’s. Haha! We had our chocolate Lab, Murphy, for ten years before age-related issues and CDM took him over the Bridge. The ankle joint, which connects the foot with the lower leg, is injured often. I wanted a dog who can go hiking and to the beach and to training classes. This can extend into your work routine if you’re used to pulling home office shifts and need quiet time to be productive. His potty training only took a week, he excels at puppy training and he has so many friends at the dog park that it makes my heart burst with happiness. But I still sometimes wonder if I would have made the same choice in getting pup knowing what I know now. In a recent survey, people with severe depression felt more relaxed, less lonely, and had less pain after short visits with a therapy dog. St Louis Blues' adopted puppy a hit during Thursday's practice He just looks at me with sadness and a questioning look in his eyes of, “Why did you do this to us?” He will not allow her into his kennel and it is cold but puts up with most of her annoying puppy ways. (Fast forward two years and those two are best friends, but that took time to develop.) And there we found Tofi – a very rare mix of Border Collie and Great Prynees (known as Great Collies) – a truly spectacular animal in terms of looks, intelligence – she was 6 months old and a bit out of control. There were days I was in tears of frustration, and thought we had some sort of uncontrollable monster living with us. *If you would like to receive our FREE down-to-earth, weekly dog training tips, Click Here. I did not know personalities at that time. Put him in the down/stay, look into his adorable eyes, and repeat to yourself, “This dog is not possessed. I’ve wondered so many times if I should take him back to the shelter but instead I just put in a lot of effort to help him. On one condition I pay for everything which I was fine with because it was my dog. While Pit Bulls, including blue & red nose pits, are fairly healthy overall, like all dogs they are more prone to certain health problems. Presently, it seems that my pup and I are on cruise control, and I feel confident in our future. Soon Zander will be ; he loves babies, children, other dogs and most people, but still picks on Andy sometimes. The sleep deprivation, the constant need to monitor. It can do absolute wonders for confidence. It’s good to know I’m not the only one that feels this way from time to time. That’s particularly true for rural shelters. Just like with children, I try very hard not to judge anyone on how they raise their dog, ( I am far from an expert and am definitely not perfect) until it becomes neglectful or abusive. That feeling of being a family, instead of having a new puppy, will come soon enough!!! Brynn was three months when I adopted him. 🙂, Also, you will soon be able to put a backpack on Remy. This is not a good situation for you or your family, and it’s not a good situation for the dog either. I’ve had dogs before (three rescues over a 30 year period) but all that hard work didn’t prepare me for the madness that is puppy ownership! I know it takes time but I really am regretting it and I feel so bad. He did go toilet in his pen but for his first night he did really well. I think it’s mostly the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted. I work 10 hours a day 6 days a week. Personally, I don’t think so. So I was up with him at 5am, he did well for his first night. I needed that (and the other similar replies). She is only 3 1/2 months and I know she is just a baby. That’s an awful thing to say but I underestimated the amount of work and stress a puppy and a senior dog would be. It is so ironic that I received this email on this topic. The good news is that there ARE solutions for the puppy/doggie blues! I just need some assurance that I’m doing good by him and to know I’m not the only one who has these feelings of regret (at times). We did as much research as we could prior to getting him— breed, gender, breeder, temperament, and what to expect. I had to return a dog I planned to adopt because of her serious prey drive around my cat. A 10 week old black lab red healer mix, after only having her for 12 hours which is a very short amount of time I have had more breakdowns then I have had in a long time. I’ve had my new puppy (a staffie/pointer mix as best I can tell, and cute as a button) for about two months now and while he’s settled down beautifully, the first few weeks were a nightmare. So, if you’re sure you’ve made a mistake, the first step is to contact the breeder, rescue or shelter where you originally got the puppy and talk to them about your options. Is she whining (my husband sleeps by her at night and I'm by the cat upstairs)? Cindy, so sorry to hear your older collie died last fall. So indeed, they are a lot of extra work but if you can’t see all that they give you back, you really have a problem. They absolutely helped. He and US are still a work in progress. I definitely won’t be giving up on Colby but to be honest I don’t think I could ever have another puppy. It’s just that life never goes as smoothly as you imagine. Puppies don’t have an on/off button and require the same amount of attention As I am aging, what I do is what I need to do: I have back pain so I need to get into Jacuzzi to massage my back for quicker recovery. They do this for the same reason reputable breeders do – they have the puppy’s or dog’s best interest at heart and truly want to find them their forever home. We were so overwhelmed . Of course, with a puppy, your body isn’t awash with hormones like it is after giving birth, and the enormity of the responsibility is not on the same scale. If I had brought him back to the shelter I would have made one of the biggest mistakes of my life. It keeps him occupied, and even if he does start to cry, he has another way to cope. I first adopted a dog a couple years back and, with my anxiety, I threw up the first morning while eating breakfast and couldn't keep any food down either. (New puppy blues) (17 Posts) Add message | Report. 🙁 I hate I am feeling this. Night before last was a living hell….last night she was perfect. I knew there were going to be big changes from having an adult dog, I knew I would need training help, I knew there would be “things”. I can relate, when I got my 6 month old Beagle mix I did a lot of second guessing. They told me I had to decide if I wanted the dog in two hours because they were going to reserve the dog to go and buy it. But thinking for him, future wise, I dong know what is best for him. The boys bonded quickly, with Andy showing Zander the ropes … indoors Andy would submit but outside he would put Zander in his place. When we adopted him, he was in the year-and-a-half to two-year-old range, and basically past all the puppy stages. Raising two puppies at once isn’t for everyone. i am surprised that you would say this, just looking at that face…and those eyes. Thank you! Reviewed and updated for accuracy on October 28, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD . I've only seen one other post covering the severity of the puppy blues I am experiencing this right now but I apologize if this is a tired topic. It’s highly advisable that all human family members are on the same page as far as bringing a puppy home. A friend expressed interest, but she has two dogs so we’re gonna do a meet and greet. Thank you for your post Lindsay I found it very comforting. I am 24 and want to travel a bit, move. If you don’t have family or friends to help you out with your puppy, you might get burnt out! Dogs adapt easily to new homes especially when young and it would be fairly easy to find someone who would want a puppy/very young dog. Any decrease in area below 2 cm 2 causes mitral stenosis. But I like to think he knows that I’m here for him. However, it’s highly unlikely that your puppy won’t get a hold of at least a few of your belongings. I had a rescue collie who passed in October age 7 and the perfect dog. Oh, hang in there! What I’m trying to say is second guessing yourself about adding a new dog is normal. The potty training takes longer than people realize. He can kind of be a butt hole to the cats just cause he wants to play with them all the time and they aren’t having it. That includes weekends and holidays as well as early mornings and late nights. the pet will have a stigma attached to it, because it was returned. Now he’s started jumping up on my back when I’m sitting or even trying to play, it’s trying. I do love him. Anxiety = exposure to high levels of hormones that prolonged exposure is BAD. I can understand that. In two years you will be looking at your beautiful, perfect-to-you dog, realizing you can’t even remember the last time he did [insert annoying behavior here] and thinking, “I raised that gorgeous, amazing dog.”. If you’re both busy midday, you could hire a professional dog walker or ask the neighbor if they could give the pup a (potty) break. I’m one of the lucky ones because she sleeps like an angel from 10pm until 6am. Solo2 Fri 01-Apr-11 13:57:10. Actually I was rather insistent on getting her out of the home she was in. Itching may be general or confined to one area. i had 2 youngsters at one time, now have 3 girls, almost 15, 6 and 5. i never regret my girls. The poems are meant to be read aloud and enjoyed without complication. It’s snowing and housebreaking sucks! If you don’t have Dunbar’s book, you can get the older version of it via free pdf download (just google Ian Dunbar pdf). But he’s getting better. Am I doing everything wrong with my puppy? I’m glad your pup slept well the first night. i think that you are just overwhelmed with the puppy, and writing the blog, etc. Let’s just say He is loved and is sssllloowwllyy becoming the dog we all wanted to have. He is getting up at 2 AM to let her out, he is coming home at lunch to let her out and say hello, he is taking over for me when I get overwhelmed. Added to that, he was just a very mellow, laid-back guy to begin with. That being said, both shelters and rescues tend to be crowded and would really prefer not to have to take a dog back they previously adopted out. I can’t explain why I decided to get a puppy. I am terrified I'm going to traumatize this puppy by leaving her to work during the day (husband visits her at mid-day) and terrified that I'll never be able to provide her with everything she needs. I needed to read this and hope this is true and it will pass. I am currently in a situation I wish I never got into! And we call him “the demon” in the evenings. I love the little guy. She takes the male on when he makes her mad and they play happily but aggressively. When I got my new puppy, Andy, I was scared as to whether I could “train” him as well as the one I just lost. Puppies after all mature rather quickly compared to humans and being able to spend more time outside walking, training, playing or just sitting around taking in the scenery made it all much easier. I hope this does not come off like a lecture, because I know it is hard to want to take time to do things like therapy or see a doctor, but someone who specializes in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could really help you. Kuoser British Style Plaid Dog Winter Coat, Windproof Water Repellent Cozy Cold Weather Dog Coat Fleece Lining Dog Apparel Dog Jacket Dog Vest for Small Medium and Large Dogs with Pocket XS-3XL 4.4 out of 5 stars 712. So glad you understand. Today was already better than yesterday. It is SO much work, both proactive (all the things you need and want to show them and yeah them) and reactive (all the correction and cleanup and damage control). He is jealous but learning, I think competition in a litter of 11 was huge. Then the two of you need to decide how you’re going to fairly split up puppy duties, how to get support from others if needed (like for training, walking, puppy sitter) and discuss if you even want to keep the puppy. It gets better! Good thing he’s pretty happy go lucky regardless. The Puppy Blues. But … as with most people I’m 100 percent committed to both dogs and making this work. The support here and IRL is helping so very much as I've heard so many similar stories. Hope some of that is helpful. I regretted getting him bitterly when I first got him. In the old format it was two books (Before you get your puppy, and After you get your puppy) but now it’s all in one book. Perhaps I thought cuddling a puppy would be comforting.I’d helped my daughter with the litter of 7 puppies since they were born so I was emotionally invested. I’m grateful to that first home for letting me take her without much argument. It may feel like you don’t have time, but there are even online therapists available. I had spent months and months researching the exact breed of dog and breeder. Physical activity . Every little thing helps. Thank you – today I took Shian and Tofi to lake, nature reserve, dog beach and then to ocean later tonite – and yet I never feel like I am doing enough – go figure! I didn’t do anything in particular, I think it was just time. I find myself wishing to have my life back. Please, any guidance will help me (even when it just comes to overcoming anxiety in general other than talking to a professional as I simply don't have time with a job and the dog). Does that make them illfit and unworthy of compassion? We have really worked on making the crate a safe space. He has split my skin on my arm from protecting my nephew. My husband didn’t want her but lets me live my life the way I want. I am forever grateful they made that choice, as hard as it must have been. He has been peeing all over the living room, chewed up half of my carpet and have been biting me nonstop.I know I made a mistake and I am a selfish person, the guilt is eating me up. You make adjustments, you get creative, you work through the problems. There were days I didn’t think we’d make it. I was very stressed out with my pup Remy. We are a family now and we cannot go back – I love them both – they are brother & sister. Sometimes it’s just the wrong match. I love him more than any other dog I have ever owned. It gets easier. And then I read this blog post: Keep reminding yourself that the puppy's basic needs are all being met and that learning how to be alone is good and healthy for her. That strikes me as a good idea, although I ended up following a different path. In the final tally, Biden turned … I put an ad in the local Pennysaver, a couple with two boys and a farm called–we talked and they came to get her. I ended up relying on the crate alone, rather than crate plus playpen. It can be so hard to make that decision and say, “Hey, I have this dog. He was a very good puppy but it’s just the stress of normal puppy training + lack of sleep + loss of freedom + trying to manage my senior dog’s health issues & some resource guarding. Thank you for much for acknowledging that sometimes, the happy-go-lucky, life is rainbows and flowers when you have a puppy is not everyone’s experience. In fact, you probably signed a contract saying you WOULD return the puppy to the breeder vs. taking the puppy to a shelter or rescue group. This truly made me realize that I am not a pet person at all. I'm glad you are feeling better nowadays!!! I was stressed out and didn’t know what to do. I love all four of my rescues so so much though and wouldn’t trade them for anything ! My last dog was a sweet chocolate lab that I adopted when he was 3, he was so easy and a perfect companion for me that I thought I could handle this but I’m not sure most days. I likely sound dramatic but I am quite scared. Got to 9am and herd him so ran downstairs and my dad had been playing with him in the garden. I did an extensive amount of research BUT made a very rushed decision at the last moment. They may complain if you leave them alone, but never leaving them alone robs them of the opportunity to learn how to self-soothe and settle. Schnauzer at my feet, it was impulsive but I have been considering a puppy for 2 years. Yet, it took Shian nearly six more months before he accepted her – which I knew happened when I saw them finally wrestling with each other both in joy and family love. Linus was my first puppy(as an adult) and after listening to him howl for several days in his crate I was definitely second guessing my decision to get a puppy. Haha! Even if you've owned dogs before, or currently, adding a new pack member can still be stressful and surprising in it's responsibilities. I think they realized they had gotten in over their heads and were (mostly) thankful that someone stepped in before they got in any real trouble. My mum is warming to him which is nice. The initial excitement wears off after a few days and you’re like … what the hell have I done? Everyone told me I was nuts and maybe I was and sometimes I think I am but then, I look at these two sweethearts when they are good and I melt like butter. Lots of work, lots of patience and lots of deep breaths and yes some loud commands when I reach my breaking point. If you decisión to take him back is just that he is too much work, I have no compassion for you, You are probably a self centered person who only wanted to show off with a dog and get some extra attention or a living teddy bear to hug and kiss and little more. Learn 3 basic steps to identify and treat your dog’s skin and food allergies. Now after month and months of looking at puppy after puppy trying to find the right fit a dog that would get along with our 2 cats and run with me we finally found her! I love him very much but often wonder what the heck did I just do. He was/is the perfect dog but I assumed a second dog wouldn’t be much added work since I already had another dog. 🙂, I got our puppy yesterday. I love this puppy and he’s pretty perfect but sometimes I’m like, why do I dovthis to myself? If they brought the pup home without your consent, they’re clearly the ones responsible for the pup. He was our first puppy ever and it IS a lot of work, and money. I asked my husband when I got home and he didn’t even question it and said just say yes. My girl has come out of her shell and no longer rolls over when approached, she holds her head high and is much more lovable and confident. If things truly don’t work out with your new pup, they will be OK if you decide to return or re-home them, so don’t stress yourself out about that option too much. I've only seen one other post covering the severity of the puppy blues I am experiencing this right now but I apologize if this is a tired topic. My life has changed drastically, and I knew it would. The Blues have partnered with Duo, a non-profit organization that specializes in training service dogs, to adopt a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy for the season. Failure to do so can result in actual physical health problems ulcers, compromised immune system. I could always take her back to the place we adopted her from but then what am I supposed to tell my family. Hang in there, Kate! All that to say, it is NOT easy, and those feelings of “what the hell have I done” are normal. Have an honest discussion with your family or roommate. I'd love to feel normal for like an hour! Without thinking at all I said yes and picked her up the same day! I saw the photos and noticed the puppy had bite marks and a few patches of hair missing. I went through this a few weeks ago with my puppy. I keep thinking what have I done. A bruise, or contusion, appears on the skin due to trauma. You are a great source of info, do you have a puppy training ebook? It was a whole new adventure trying to find time for both and esp since they had such varying needs. Puppy blues do often get better, but you don't have to live your life handling and feeling stress like this, especially if it's affecting you to the point of not being able to keep food down. He bit his leg like a chew toy and shook my head. I felt I had made a mistake, but one I would need to live with. Try teaching basic skills like name recall, sit or come. Out of no where they told me they have been thinking about getting my husband and I a puppy and already had it picked out. Believe it or not, but he had been dropped off and then returned to that rescue 2 (!) A lot. (He certainly is precious) and thanks for making the rest of us feel more normal!!! If a dog bite pierces the skin, bacteria from the dog’s mouth can get into the body, which can cause an infection. It was very sad and hard to return her. It sounds difficult but all your hard work will pay off. They are 9 months a week apart in age. I put him in his pen because he was getting to excited and needed to calm down. I honestly wanted to give him back to the breeder because I felt it was taking such a toll on my mental health. Yes, there are regrets. This article helps to know it’s not ALL me. If your pit bull or dog is having skin problems like hot spots, rashes, bumps etc, your dog may have an allergy. I was so clever; I praised him for NOT barking when someone came to the door, before it even occurred to him to start. I would discuss all this with your family honestly. I do have my frustration days with the male but we overcome them. An unnatural twisting motion can happen when the foot is planted awkwardly, when the ground is uneven, or when an unusual amount of force is applied to the joint. but she has a little dementia, etc. Nice to know others are in the same boat at times. Fast forward to bringing my little guy home and the first 3 - 4 weeks having him and I was an absolute wreck. I’m 22, I thought, I can’t look after a dog, I can’t even look after myself! If you’re second guessing yourself about your new dog …, If you’ve truly made a mistake and regret getting a dog …. I helped re-home one of my dog Loki’s sisters this past summer. I was still skeptical and was concerned that he wasn’t concerned about the money either. That’s when the craziness escalates! I’m overwhelmed and stressed. For puppy and dog training tips, see my ebook, “50 Dog Training Tips: Your Training Problems Solved Now.”. I have had dogs all my life and at present have the best one (who drove me crazy for three years as a puppy), that I have ever had the pleasure to share my life with. My friend knew a breader that had a returned blue merle pitbull puppy and he wanted to get rid of it because he was moving. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, GSDxLabxGR (7 mos), Toller (3yrs) & 2 cats (9yrs). My husband and I had just gotten married and I did not think we were financially ready for it because we could barely afford food of our own. To protect him and look after him even if he does roll in duck poop and eat my house plants. Use a specialized shampoo. I am so sleep deprived I was looking forward to going to work this Monday morning. Sorry for the long rant just very upset with my decision. It was he’s fault really as my nephew who is 2 was running, so puppy thought he was playing. The exocrinefunction involves the secretion of inactive digestive enzymes and bicarbonate into the intestine where they become activated to help break down ingested foodstuffs. Sadly, he was probably from a puppy farm which I didn’t even think of then. I’ve had a puppy before, but time tints experiences rose gold. You’re part of a small, lucky group. We brought Edith home on Monday and I threw up twice this morning from stress/anxiety which I have never done before. old. We still have bad days every once in a while but most days are good and him and his doggie sister love each other to pieces. Trying not to make my usual mistakes with dogs. Have any of you experienced “puppy blues”? I followed Ian Dunbar’s book and my little big guy is turning out to be a decent student despite my far from perfect execution on Dunbar’s methods. She ran down the driveway, hopped into their car, and they waved and drove away. My first fur-kid is Shian – I adopted him over 4 years ago from a hippie love child who found him roaming in Wyoming – she did a great job with him except for dealing with his Mega-Esophagus – a truly insidious incurable disease that makes the esophagus non-functional. You can ease into leaving, which is what most people choose to do. I thought I was ready to have a pet as I am totally independent and stable in life. It’s important to factor those costs into your budget, whether that’s in form of a puppy savings account for medical expenses or dog insurance. A variety of different skin conditions in dogs are the most common health issues that pet owners have to deal with. But… are you doing crate training? But for many people nevertheless, there can come a period after the arrival of a puppy when all is not well. So as pointed out before, life with a puppy or any newly adopted, older dog can and likely WILL be challenging for a while. I was beginning to feel this way almost immediately after he was brought to our home. Can’t wait! Aww, he’s such a good boy. Besides food, beds, leashes, collars, and toys, there’s always vet costs. If they’re not, the puppy is bound to cause arguments. It took me a year to bond with Henri. I'm not expecting this trend to continue everyday (I'm already bracing myself for Monday morning after we hang out with her all weekend long) but it was really good to see improvement and she was about 80% more quiet when I was taking a shower today than in the past. He is gorgeous. Blue Buffalo is a well-known dog food and treat brand that many associate with quality production and ingredients — but according to more than a few dog owners, it can be a death sentence. First one after 12 years of marriage & no children. I’m feeling this way now. It’s a lot to have to do everything puppy-related yourself. I decided for Andy’s 1st birthday to get him a brother. That puppy dynamic mentioned earlier is going to disrupt your daily routine. Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) syndrome is a condition related to the aging of a dog's brain, which ultimately leads to changes in awareness, deficits in learning and memory, and decreased responsiveness to stimuli. Sometimes it really is YOU. It will get better! old & fortunately house-broken but that was about it. Did I really help her? That post gets new comments every week. I hear ya. Sometimes, rescues and breeders are overwhelmed with all their work and may not have time or energy to offer you any support. Fast forward 12 years to today and I have no regrets whatsoever. Sorry to hear of the trouble you’re having. We instantly got him off and he drew blood. Clever me. Maybe they will actually be willing to help more than originally planned (or not, they didn’t want a dog). We currently have 2 puggles 11 and 5, the senior is PO’d and the younger loves having a play buddy. Get help & support . You will learn how to determine your dog’s allergies and use the right medicine and home remedies to treat the skin problem. even now, she still wont mess with them. My female came submissive of sorts,and the male very aggressive. Yep, that’s actually a thing, pets do get jealous! I went through those emotions with our puppy Remy. My feelings were so negative. just like many yrs ago, people would buy colored chicks during easter or baby rabbits, then they grow and are not cute and little anymore and are a mess to care for. I've used this subreddit SO MUCH in the last few weeks already and it's been extremely helpful <3. Now, at two years old, I have a great walking companion, a dog who still loves to run at top speed, but does not whack into me, and who can play fetch until my arm drops off. Maybe you wanted a hiking or running buddy, or a partner for road trips. Not even had him for two weeks yet - this gorgeous bundle of golden retriever - and I'm overwhelmed! Her baby fears and uncertainty will ease once she sees that when you leave, you always come back. I’m thinking of rehoming. I am 24 and all I do is work and see family and friends. I just hope this gets better I am literally crying as I write this as I am so stressed out by her. It does get easier. I was losing sleep over a dog that wasn’t even mine! There are numerous dog skin problems you're likely to … It’s good to be aware of the reasons you might regret getting a puppy BEFORE you bring the puppy home, so here are the most common ones: There’s just no sugarcoating it – puppies bring a whole new dynamic into your life that translates into a lot of work! The cost of having a puppy extends beyond the initial adoption or breeder fee. He is needy and possessive and something we will work out. You are so transparent & real that it somehow gives us permission to be, too. I’ve had 4 children and many puppies in the past so you would think I would have more sense. 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