You'll be okay :) as everyone said, it'll take some time for crate training to work out, and for your new pup to adjust to his COMPLETELY NEW LIFE, but he will. Considering a dog’s average lifespan, that could mean 10 percent of his life. It's harder than you thought it was going to be and that's scary. I'm not from the US but there is surely groups or obedience classes near you that you could try and that will help show you how to bond with your dog. Check if your local humane society offers a low-cost clinic. He requires training which is fine, he requires feeding and walks, which is also fine. Maybe it was the training? Put him on the other side of the fence though, and suddenly it's all growling and hair raised. I went to work worrying. He xdid amazing! Oh lord, I remember the first time we left our dog in the house alone and she howled like she was dying and I thought we were the cruelest owners on earth and should never have gotten a pup... then later that week she ate a cat toy and we panicked and rushed her to the vet and I thought she was going to eat everything in the house and get a blockage and die... You're going to be fine. I worry that I might not be as great of an owner as I thought myself to be. [–]throwaway4477880[S] 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (0 children). The subreddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption urges people to share the amazing difference a loving family can make on an abandoned or mistreated animal. You just welcomed a complete stranger into your home, of course you're not instantly bonded. He's also a GORGEOUS dog and even though he's very energetic he's still quite well behaved all things considered. I turned on my iTunes to The Beatles, and closed my bedroom door without a huge goodbye love fest. A week and a half ago!? I took a half day of work so we will see how it goes tomorrow. Spend time one on one. Wondering what to do when your boyfriend gives away your Hamilton tickets?What about if you need advice on how to get your girlfriend to stop writing you so much poetry?For many people, the r/Relationships subreddit is a community to help navigate life’s romantic quandaries. It lifted my spirits hugely. Anyway, it's worked out. Month and a half! When possible, give information such as height at the shoulder, weight, age, region of origin, and behavioral traits. This is another living things life in my hands. Kinda. I dont like all humans. A senior dog may have age-related issues that could be either time-consuming (sight or hearing loss) or expensive.. Undesirable behaviors that have been picked throughout the dog's life may be harder to train him out of. But I started having the same feelings as you, and coming up with scenarios in my head/excuses for returning him; "Oh, I could claim he's become aggressive with one of our cats just to return him without shame". and join one of thousands of communities. He had destroyed his crate. when the klutz misses the toy and catches you) but that's just life I'm afraid,. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I went home for lunch.. reddit.com. April 11, 2003 . Totally normal! It was in the 2nd week of having him that we had a breakthrough. It makes me feel relieved that I wasn't alone with this! No accidents, no destruction, just confidence issues. Fences are a bad example. What is going to happen to my social life (which by the way, usually consists of my boyfriend and I on the couch watching Netflix). Now it's been a few months, and we are obsessed with each other. When we got my pup I was so excited to finally not be alone, but the first night I cried. Give the dog time to adjust to your schedule, and give yourself time to fit the dog into yours. I'm just.. Contrary to despicable cat person propaganda, dogs can be downright brilliant. [VENT] My letter to Finley, who we re-homed yesterday. He hasnt shown signs of that. I put an update in with more details but things were great! [–]theastroslothgreyhound 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (3 children). Pets become family, but you need to have a bond with them. After the night walk, a nice glass of wine or craft beer will help. That special bond happens because you and your dog know each other well and enjoy each other's company. At the dog park, he growled and ran up and down the fence with another small dog on the other side. :), [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). vixta. I just don't think I was ready for what having a dog would entail. It will take time for him to learn your ways and adjust. When I finally decided to do it, I went to the shelter to get him and someone else was looking at him. "What breed is my dog? Should I? Other times we walk or are in stores and he seems fine to walk right by other dogs. The nipping/biting is also normal, he simply hasn't learnt "the rules" (how old is he?). The lifestyle changes that come with dog ownership were pretty easy for me, but I was super stressed about meeting all of his needs. AH. You're gonna be fine. Breathe. He hasn't been fixed and has a bit of a humping problem, but I think that will be fine once neutered (so not a worry). A dog is a great addition to any family and I have had the privilege to own two dogs in my life so far. I knew she was my dog right then and there, little Lilly, and as I was leaving I had the adoption forms in my hot little hands. you CAN do this!! Like speaking to the adoption people at the shelter and assuring them this is what I wanted and he was the dog for me. If you're looking to purchase a dog, you want to get one from a responsible breeder. Sources: BabyGaga, The Guardian, Dialy Mail, Adoption Institute Can you help put some of these anxieties aside and give me some advice to help me see through all this negativity? Your dog just came from a stressful situation. Google "affordable vet care" or "low cost vet care" in your area. destroyed/gotten out of his crate but only so far as to end up in the garage and then didn't even relieve himself in the garage. (self.dogs), submitted 5 years ago * by throwaway4477880. Cue day one I had to go back to work. Did I make a mistake? I work up in the morning. i never regret the adoption. All I know is I feel sick and horrible. Keep reminding yourself of that, and remember it's an adjustment for you too! Wooh, how is it now? you want to get one from a responsible breeder, here are some tips on affording veterinary care, http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/weekend-crate-training. It was a mess. Today was great. At first it seems like every unexpected thing is a huge, insurmountable problem. I know theres an adjustment period. [–]TortillaSunriseGoofy-Eared Yellow Dog 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Give yourself a month and see how you feel at the end of it. No matter how often I bathe him, he still smells! [–]nkdeck07Border Mix - Kiera 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). I know puppy classes where part of what made me over come my puppy blues. [–]prolixdreams 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). I know his problems could be worse. They told me he was 5 years old at that time but the more I've paid attention to him, he definitely seems much older. What if Im in over my head? It's totally normal to feel overwhelmed, and yes, this is one of the greatest exercises in patience you can have. I am getting him into a training situation now so Im thankful. When I walk ihim on the street and he doesnt chase cars I am thankful. That, plus enough exercise and just spending time together will all help him build a routine and settle in. It probably took more than month before we got into our routine and started to really properly bond. [News] – Articles or new research; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Welcome to /r/dogs, the community for dog-lovers on Reddit! They do training, boarding, doggy day care, and grooming. I have a stable job with great pay, a loving boyfriend, I live in an apartment, and I thought I could do this. What if I got him first but I wasnt the best option for him. Hi. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. I feel regret every time I bring home a living creature.. both cats, my gecko, and even fish for my tanks. Thank you.. Aactually met with a trainer today at her home and we were there for an hour and a half! I Regret My Decision To Adopt, But Not For The Reasons You’d Think. A very very happy moment. EDIT: I wanted to edit and update all of you kind people!! "Adopters Regret" is completely normal! Just to put things in perspective, here are some things various friends and neighbors' dogs have done: destroyed a $5,000 sofa by chewing & tearing apart the cushions, chewed up brand new baseboards in the rental apartment, barked all day in the apartment while the owner was out, ate an entire dark chocolate cake before anyone noticed, killed a Maltese at a dog park (this was a rescued greyhound; the hound owner wasn't educated enough to know about this danger). She took the time to introduce her dog to my dog the proper way. I posted an update with good news, too :], [–]ayimeraGreyhound 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). I may just cry in front of her so I can relieve the stress. Message the moderators to open discussion or use with the [Discussion] or [Help] tags. It's hard at first and completely overwhelming, but you'll both get through it! No pee or poop in the bedroom! [Discussion] – General questions/topics seeking information; the default tag if no others fit, [Link] – Generic tag for links; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. We are headed to the trainer today and she says everything seems normal. Is this normal? This reminds me of my situation. Training definitely is important, but it seems like some of the problems we were having with her just kind of disappeared. How hard is it going to be to go away/find a sitter? adoption anxiety dog regret; T. Tikopia New Member. [–]throwaway4477880[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). December 2004 I adopted a Bichon Frise. Even your family dogs had a transition period before they learned the rules, right? Maybe she just needed adjustment? I've got better relationships with friends dogs than I do with my own ATM. Cats are so easy, you can leave them for a weekend, even longer, with extended feeders. Enjoy your dog for the dog that they are. You worry he'd be better off with someone else, but he'd be just as much work for them. Has anyone else felt like this? She became comfortable, and in the process, that made things easier for me. I went through the same process as you did, worrying that someone might be able to do my job better. I recently (last week friday) adopted my first dog. I actually searched this topic and read a few posts but didn't find a lot so I wanted to make my own. Everyone else has already given lots of good advice, I just wanted to sympathise with you. We built that bond and now he is 2.5 years old and I couldn't imagine my life without him! Adoption records were not sealed to protect b-families or adoptees from upset or intrusion. She does boarding, training, doggy daycare. We adopted a black lab mix just under a month ago, and he is the best boy. Nope. [–]theastroslothgreyhound 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (1 child). Otherwise he's quite well mannered, nothing an obedience class won't fix. I had three tearful breakdowns yesterday after all the trouble with the crates and the other dog at the park. [–]orangetangerinedisasterrier, cumulobiscuit & whackadoodle 12 points13 points14 points 5 years ago* (1 child). It's adoption blues, if you keep up trying to bond with your dog and keep making efforts it WILL pass! After a blissful three day weekend with no issues, I thought this was too good to be true. The beginning is the hard part; it only gets better. I dont have issues waking up to take him out- I dont mind that at all. Edit: So he just 'bit' me. Things you dread now will become a joyful part of your day because it will become connected to a critter that you'll grow to love. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 28740 on r2-app-0e39c901d7220919c at 2021-01-11 23:32:14.999928+00:00 running fbc03cb country code: US. It's unreasonable to expect that both of you will just click instantly. Look up "puppy blues" for similar stories. Today was an amazing day. Please help me out. So a few days ago I adopted a beautiful dog (unknown breeds) and to be blunt and to the point - I'm regretting it. It doesn't matter about the age of the dog so much as the feeling of responsibility of what you're taking on. I did a lot of research, have been looking at different dogs for months, and thought I was ready. Did I make a mistake? [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Tags go in the title of posts and must be surrounded by [square brackets]. [Fluff] has anyone’s dog invented their own games? We adopted a 2-year old greyhound and I had terrible buyer's remorse for the first few weeks. I've broken down and cried about 3 times already with the frustration of trying to teach her to walk well on a leash. The appropriate way to use multiple tags is to list them separately, [Breeds][Fluff], [Link][News], etc. [Fluff] My dog learned to hide and jump out at us to scare us when we come up the stairs, [Discussion] Handicapped German Shepherd passed, looking to gift her wheelchair to anyone who may need it. Users are more likely to accept criticism when it is delivered with understanding and compassion. I recently adopted a 6 month old Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog (Texas Heeler) mix and holy crap is he a handful. I posted an update in my post and it was good news with the trainers dog. His blankets were all askew. Posts are automatically locked. Even when I was sitting on the couch, he would go chill in his crate or in the other room so I didnt think he had separation issues. Yet from the moment we (being my parents and I) were confirming we were getting the dog and preparing to take him home, I felt this drop in my stomach that I was setting myself up for something I had no right doing. I adopted my first dog about a month and a half ago and even though I did a ton of research beforehand and knew it would be hard, I guess you really don't know until you experience it. After I rush home, my boyfriend is already there with the dog. Just take a deep breath and keep moving forward. I just thought I'd chime in and say that I felt this way for upwards of a week or so after I adopted my little guy - didn't help that he was still recovering from luxating patella surgery at the time! Perhaps your dog will adjust over time too. It gave me such hope!! Multiple tags are fine. Our dog also nips (not too hard) when he gets excited/wants to play, but we're slowly teaching him to stop that by freezing and not moving until he's sat for 5 seconds. growled at a dog on the other side of a fence. All it takes is time. Another group may be made up of a network of loving, but busy, foster families who volunteered to foster a dog because they heard the need was great. Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs. Give him more time to adjust and trust you :) It's a big change for both you and him. My partner and I are no longer together and the dog unfortunately lives with her - but that's what was best for both of them. I just got off the phone with a local trainer who is so lovely and nice. What a gentleman! Use with the [Link] tag when linking to an outside web source. give it a month, and I swear to you, you will feel better by then. This is also a good source for crate training. I really liked the place. I will also add that our dog seemed to be the same, he has no problem with dogs if we are out walking or at the dog park. Your dog may be the same. My dog is an ESA for me. Oh, how terrible I was for leaving her in her crate. I have had family dogs my whole life but this was my first one on my own. He has missing teeth and poor skin with an immense body odor. Barked for hours on end while I was gone at work (apartment) and drove my neighbors crazy. Am I crazy for doing this? He said he opened the garage door and the dog was out of his crate. I thought I lost him and thats when I knew I wanted him and that I was ready. I know its only been like four days but now I'm feeling anxious. I know it was going to be a lot of work but I didn't know the amount of effort it really took. However, if you take the leap to adopt, I can all but guarantee it will not end in regret. When I left for work, I came back home after a few hours for lunch. [Breeds] What breed(s) does my dog look like? I read everything and want to reply to everyone. Even now, almost 18 months later, there are times when I feel a twinge of regret. Our mutt was like this when we got him, I couldn't walk through the garden for the first 2 months or so; all better now. Despite missing toe, cancer fight, family doesn't regret adopting senior dog, Gus Back to video Despite everything, Gus had a friendly disposition and a magnetism the Fryes couldn’t say no to. Check out previous trick of the months here. Oh god blood everywhere. [–]breakmefaster 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). And guess what!??!?! But training when done right = bonding. Do not assume a user is trolling. Good grief. A brief description of the available tags is below. A friend of mine owns a dog boarding / walking business about 45 minutes from my house. Intellectually I knew it was a big decision going in and definitely not one made lightly. Is this normal at all? I can pat him and play with him and it's fine, but I just don't have the bond I thought I'd have with him. I dont want to bring him back, isnt that too harsh? :] Thats a cute story. Remember: even though you don't have to go through housebreaking and other puppy issues, you'll still need to put in some training time with him because he's young. When in doubt, go to the vet. ": Include the responses to these questions if you want to know what breed is right for you. To help build it, spend time with your dog. Is this normal? What a RELIEF!!! I'm totally overwhelmed. Just give your boy some time. Accidental biting can still happen (e.g. hello there, First off thank you for all the encouraging words and kind advice. Other french bulldog owners I've talked to said he'd even be fine just in his crate until he eventually is used to the home and can have more space to hang out. It took her several months to fully adjust. Our second, more timid cat (Felicity) has since come around to having him in the house as well, and is starting to return to her usual routine. Now I would happily fight anyone that tries to do anything with her. The plastic part was pushed out from under him and he managed to tear at the carpet. Message the moderators if you suspect a troll. Not saying this is a solution, just that over time dogs will mature and things will get better! Someone had recently posted a post very much like this one just about a week or two ago. Keep training fun for you both if it isn't go find another trainer or activity. Adopt a dog: you won’t regret it. We also adopted a 2-year-old dog, and he pulled on his leash so much at first that I also broke down crying a few times those first few weeks. And he will love you. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I even thought about returning her, too. Maybe its my fault for not leaving him as much as I should have those first three days over the weekend. [–]beeasaurusrexJaime BC/AS mix 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (1 child). Please consider pet insurance or set aside a small amount of money every month for future veterinary expenses. Don't worry yet about going to dog parks - it might be overwhelming for him since you don't know his past history - and spend the next two or three weeks putting him on a rigid schedule, establishing the rules, building trust, and feeding him delicious treats to really solidify that trust between you guys. [Vent] – Angry or emotionally charged posts. My dog was completely overwhelming for about the first 2 months, she was also skittish and shy and we didn't bond for a bit. He is a two year old dog, so not a puppy. They were sealed to hide our stain of illegitimacy and to allow adoptive families to pass adoptees off as their biological children (if they so desired). I definitely cried a few times although the problems we had were minute, not even as difficult as yours, but I'm a worrier. I was ready to give him back, and I didn't sleep, and he was crying and yelling and had an accident and I thought he was just a bad dog. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. I did a lot of research, have been looking at different dogs for months, and thought I was ready. Even so, I wasn't fully satisfied with my kitties and wanted a more loving animal companion. My dog gets along with 95% of other dogs and then just plain dislikes the other 5%. Like. There are worse things. Babies; ... That movie is a high-level highlight reel of adoption and paints an unrealistic picture. Hahaha maybe youre right. I sort of wish shelters would just give you that bit of info if you are new to the dog-thing, like, hey, realize there's an adjustment period and don't give up! my only regret is only holding her in like two pictures. How hard is it going to be to find an apartment that will allow 2 cats and a dog? Your dog isn't bad at all from your description...lots of dogs are crate escape-artists and the fact he didn't pee or poop in the garage is a great sign. Despite all the tears and anxiety, I had a feeling I would get over buyer's remorse and really enjoy my dog and I have! Totally normal. Q. Regretting Adoption: I was told as a teenager that I could never carry a baby to term, so my husband and I immediately started the process of adoption as soon as we married. I'm so glad to have found this post! This is totally normal. I don't regret adopting my daughter, but prospective parents by adoption need to be prepared that it might be much more involved & challenging than they expect. "Adopters regret". Hang in there. I feel like I can't give her back on principle (and i do love her when shes good) but even with lots of training she is just so bad sometimes. Take breaks when you're overwhelmed. I didnt know what to do. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. He is dependent on me and me alone. My dog recently was passed away at only two and a half, but I felt good knowing I spent all the time that I could, with him. I felt like a failure watching this because my relationship is unlike that of Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Touhy. He houdinied the thing and got out without the doors being opened. I called and texted and bothered my husband all night long, because there was this strange dog in my bedroom that I didn't know and I wanted him gone. [–]MikeuicusEva, Siberian Husky 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). Its an at home care with a woman and her assistant. I just adopted a five year old, really sweet cat a week ago and really regret it. If you regret having placed your child for adoption, I think your subsequent actions heavily depend on what your initial intent for placement was. Usual routine of bring the dog out for a pee, come in and eat, then walk again (which we ran today about five blocks). I left his crate door open, he seemed to have slept in it a bit. Wait for the bond to set in and you will never look back. But give it time and the situation will definitely improve as you both settle into your new routines! We loved so much. I read your edits, glad things are improving! But I think I'm having buyers remorse. Also, if you go the crate training route, which isn't bad (my dog is also crate trained and it's a godsend for car trips and bladder control), start from scratch - don't just put him there. [Fluff] I unintentionally taught my dog to turn on the tea kettle, Bernese Adventure Bear & Screaming Search Lab, disasterrier, cumulobiscuit & whackadoodle. I cant take him back and quite frankly I dont want to but now Im just panicking. Now he is an absolute angel a pretty good dog, and I can't imagine life without him. If you regret placing your child because you were forced to place, you will need a much different plan of action than if you chose to place and are having a hard time being separated from your child. He had his peanut butter kong toy, a kibble toy, bones, everything else you would need. [–]HungryMoblin 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). But he never showed signs of hating his wire crate. Report; Share. I know its only been like four days but now I'm feeling anxious. That is a better ratio than I have with humans. sometimes. You will regret it if you give him up. I had to go back to work so I brought him to the garage where he wouldnt be able to tear at the ground and had to go after a quick walk. Search the subreddit for questions similar to yours. This is what worked for me. "What breeds are right for me? I wouldn't assume he is unfriendly with other dogs until proven otherwise. Don't overwhelm or psych yourself out, and take it one day at a time for now. He needed time to adjust to his new life with strangers, and I needed time to get to know him. Keep in mind he came from a shelter where he spent most of his time in a cage/crate so those bars probably have a negative association for him. I watched one of our cats (Khaleesi) grooming him! Just as if you give birth to a child with special needs, your child by adoption may have special needs that require a lot of time, emotional involvement, & financial resources to overcome. ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. So its a hit or miss if he likes other dogs. Get yourselves into a training class as soon as possible - that will help grow the bond. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Dog Force One Member. She's been very helpful. It's not a "love at first sight" type of thing. So I picked up 3 days ago and our adoption adventure has begun! Something about a fence and a strange dog...just adds some hostility I guess and I'll never understand why. Add tears for a full 2 weeks after she arrived and lack of sleep at night and you can imagine the mess I was. Constant feeling like I was way in over my head and making a huge mistake... but I stuck with him and I'm SO glad I did. I pictured the door being scratched and ripped open. Carpet torn up. I was overwhelmed. Your dog is still acclimating, and so are you. I'm totally overwhelmed. Everything you've mentioned is totally normal, especially for a dog adjusting to a new home. In a recent article in The New York Times, John Tierney discusses recent research indicating that animals may experience feelings of regret.One scientist quoted in the article defines regret as the recognition of a missed opportunity. Pictures are only allowed in approved, themed picture threads (such as Photo Friday). The [Fluff] tag cannot be used to post ordinary dog pictures. It's a normal process! HE WAS FINE! Hope this helps you a lot! But then I remember that our other dog took way longer than this to make the same progress that she has already made - they just need some time! ": For best results, include clear photos of the dog standing from the front and from the side. Behavior issues, illnesses or a high maintenance cost usually only rear their heads after adoption… Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I got him first but I wasnt the best boy boyfriend is there... 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