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So upset!

I just found out that one of the puppies in Lola's puppy kindergarten glass has Giardia. The owners took her to class knowing she was sick because they claimed their vet did not tell them it was contagious. Really?? Why on earth would you take a sick puppy to class with other young puppies?? If they weren't sure it was contagious, they should have asked. GRRRRRRRRR.....

One of the other puppies from class already got their stool sample results back & they contracted it as well. Lola was playing with both of these puppies a lot yesterday, so the odds aren't in her favor.

Waiting for Lola to do her business so I can collect & bring to the vet. If she gets sick and has diarrhea I am going to be SO mad.

Just had to vent!!!
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If the contact was yesterday your vet probably can not tell you anything. I would be upset if someone brought a sick dog to class.

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Give the owner your vet bill..that is ridiculous we don't send our kids to school sick do we.

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I know, I so want to send them the bill! So far its just $38 for the fecal test.....but if it shows up negative I have to test it a few more times just to be safe.

Today has turned into a frustrating day Lola has been doing SO well on her potty training & hasn't had an accident in awhile. But she peed in the house TWICE today. Once right in front of me and I'm not sure when she managed to sneak in another pee that I found by stepping in it. I watch her like a hawk all day and am surprised I missed it. I read a lot of posts on this forum about havs being tough to potty train sometimes.... but its still so frustrating when its happening to you. My parents keep bragging about how their mini poodle was potty trained so quickly and by 4 months [Lola's age] wasn't having accidents.

I wonder what I'm doing wrong? I take her out front of my condo building every few hours to the same grassy spot and praise her & give her a treat. I also have an outdoor potty contraption on my balcony that she uses in conjunction with going out front. She can hold it for about 2 or 3 hours now, but sometimes will have to go every hour or half hour if she's had a lot to drink or been playing hard. I watch her closely to read any "potty signals" [my place is very small & has wood floors so I don't confine her unless I'm gone]. I gave up on crate training because she was one of those few dogs who would pee in their crate. She seems to be getting it because she walks to the balcony door to go out almost all the time. But then today she peed in the house right in front of she obviously doesn't get it!

Am I missing something? Or does it just take more time for it to click? She's 18 weeks old.
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I would be so mad! I can't believe someone would bring a sick dog to puppy class! Grrrr some people just don't think!

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Am I missing something? Or does it just take more time for it to click? She's 18 weeks old.
She's still a puppy! I wouldn't listen too hard to what your parents are saying and try to compare. You will make yourself crazy! If that is true and not just a wonderful (although slightly embellished) memory, then they were very lucky! Good for them. It doesn't work that way for most all the rest of us. Just keep working with her. She will get there in her own good time.
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Just keep on it. Things didn't start to "click" for Tucker until he was 5 months old. That is when the training seemed to start taking effect. My larger dogs were totally trained by the time they were 4 months old. Big dog vs small dog? Apparently. But, I was prepared because of all I'd read about the normally increased challenge of training a small dog.

I think your folks lucked out!!

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Oh Susie! I would be very angry! I would be very angry with the training center also!

As for the potty problems....Is it raining? Don't forget...There is a lot of stress in your house right now, so relax, so your puppy can relax.

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I agree, Lola is still little. She'll get it-you're doing it all correctly.
I hope she didn't get Giardia, fingers crossed!

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I'd be furious. That's just plain ignorant.

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