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Oh My Goodness, she is a brat

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And I say that with love and affection. It's been so long since I had a puppy I have forgotten that they are brats lol. Ruby Roo is horrible for chewing kids toys despite the fact that she has loads of chew toys of her own that she can destroy. Kids are learning to pick up toys but often bot quick enough, than 1 of teh kids (usually my own) will chase her to get the toy which she then thinks is a HUGE game so they run after each other, until one of them tires out...I have told the kids to NOT chase her becuase then it becomes fun for her. My own kid is the worst, probably because she is always the one leaving her toys everywhere.

She was doing so great with housetraining and I was pretty sure that she was close, but she has peed on the floor 3x since Saturday evening, not a big puddle not even a huge deal, but she did so well before what happened?

She has only been here 2 weeks (tomorrow) so considering that she HAS done very well. She will only sleep if she has a warm body to lean against but sleeps so deep that you can walk away when she is asleep. She HATES her kennel and still cries all night long in it, but until she is reliable with not going in the house, she must stay in it when I cannot watch her. It's been that way every night since she came, and nobody acknowledges her yelps and cries while she is in there, nor do we ever remove her until she quiets down, but yet she still cries and carries on ALL.NIGHT.LONG. No exaggeration. If I coudl trust her NOT to mess on my bed, I would take her to bed with me in an nano second.

She has made friends with Aunts, 7.5 week old golden and the 2 of them can play and rough house for a good while, then she comes home and crashes for ages. She was caught by their cat and wasn't impressed when Kitty gave her a swat nails and all, she let her feelings be known by some very loud yelling and rolling around on teh floor, I thought she was really badly hurt, but no she is a drama queen.

All things considered she is a great girl and I wouldn't trade her for anything, some of the puppy behaviours I would but not her.
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Thank goodness there are people who agree with me...I feel horrible complaining about her but yet at the same time I know realistically that there will be things I don't like. I think I assumed that because she was 3 months old when I got her that she would be quicker to get things....when the truth of the matter is that means it will all probably take longer b/c she was 3 months old when i got her so her bad habits have been there longer and will take longer to untrain.
 

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Roo is a 3 month mini poodle.....I am tempted to take her into my bed tonight, simply because I really need a night of sleep without hearing her kick up a fuss every 20 mins...She is ok in her kennel if she can hear you walking around and such, but as soon as its quiet she loses her wee little mind. I worry that she will mess my bed, and we will backslide on everything I am trying to teach her...I just want 1 night of sleep, though I know if she is in bed with me 1 night she will be in bed with me for the next 10-17 years lol.
 

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Oh I have zero issue with her sleeping with me, Quincy my crested sleeps every night in my bed, as soon as he was housetrained I started it. The only thing stopping me is I don't want her messing in MY bed, its much harder to clean my goose feather quilt than it is her bedding in her kennel. If I knew she would wake me up or wait all night, than she would have been in there the first night, no question lol. The other concern is that my bed is quite high my 6 year old is just under 3ft tall and its a tad above her head, so if Roo fell off she would be hurt, so until she gets better at jumping etc etc its off limits. Don't want a busted leg just so I could get 1 night of lousy sleep.
 
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