no not at all my family wanted a puppy and the rules are "no untraining the dog while I'm out and clean up the crap every day" we have 3 children aged 8,11,& 12 Patrick 11 goes out every other day and cleans up poo and then gets on with whatever he needs to do after, my advice? clean up the poo and put it in her car...... unwrapped then sell the dog.
It's kind of cruel to the dog. Find another way
Why punish the dog?! It isn't doing anything wrong your step-daughter is the one in the wrong here. And why isn't her mother saying anything? It's more likely she'd listen to her. Take her car away
Something that will affect her as it seems she gets a lot of financial support! Doing something here might make her finally take responsibility, and the dog won't be the one punished but your step-daughter will be
Unreasonable. She needs to go... Seriously though it's gone on too long..
I realize she might be special to you, but to me, she's just another ungrateful adult child. Unfortunately if you don't encourage this adult child to become an adult, you'll be stuck with her living for free for the rest of your life.
sounds reasonable to me.!
Sounds to me like she needs to take responsibility for the dog! But I also don't think the dog should be punished for her short comings! Getting rid of the dog could feel like punishment to it especially if it all ready has a loving home! I think you should push her harder before anything rash is done with the dog!
I see where your coming from! I'm a dog lover and to tell the truth am thinking mostly about the dogs well being! It's sad that she won't just keep it clean, atleast to keep the dog as part of the family!
Not unreasonable at all.
No. it isn't.
Sounds more then reasonable. I understand you helping her out housing/financial but, she needs some responsibility her dog her responsibility.
Sounds right to me
That's a lot more patient than I could have been. Kudos to you. :) You haven't been unreasonable in the least.
Not at all.
You've already set the bar so low for this step daughter it will be hard to gain any ground back from her. Put the dog in kennel and let her and mom squeal about it for a couple days. Then once they calm down, tell them the dog is just in kennel and if you let them bring it home you better never see another poop pile. If that doesn't work, put the dog up for adoption.
It would work. Sounds like you need to ring their bells for a change instead of them ringing yours.