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I do not have any children yet, but I want 3-4 kids....that was BEFORE Marbles came into our lives..hehe.

I LOVE him to death, but my god Im tired....he doesnt stop...

First, he chews and chews and chews...everything!!! And I have pig ears, nylabones, treats, kongs, ropes...everything I think is safe for him...he either goes right through it (he wants the squeeker but after he gets it I take it away for his safety, then he doesnt care about the toy) .....or gets bored and then he is TROUBLE.

Trouble meaning, he jumps on the table, gets into our gym bags, chews shoes, books, the counter, the computer cables, ect....went through 3 Laptop wires that cost so much $$$....so I know I should get the bitter spray but that is only half the problem..he seem so bored and I feel so bad.

I took them to do the dog park today AGAIN, and Marbles ran around like crazy...I take them for exercise to get them tired, but it is like it doesnt even affect Marbles..Snoopy, almost 4 yrs, just passes out...Marbles is hyped and is all over the place.

I love that he is still young (turned 1 yr last week) but my gosh if I cant keep up with him how the heck can I ever have a child?? Im so tired I can barely even post this.

Im not sure what to do...Marbles is only 1 yr old and a 13 inch beagle, and he is overweight already...about 32 pounds...so we give him treats to keep him occupied, but I dont want to do this b/c he needs to lose weight...but we have to do something to keep him active...so we give him pig ears and treats, just to sit down for 5 mins!...then he is at it again, then more treats, it is not a good thing for him.

any ideas....im so tired since ive had him the last 6 months, and it is not getting better..

He still jumps on the coffee table, doesnt respond to NO or me tapping his behind...he will stop then go right at it, right in front of me!!!!

..stubborn as heck..he has to know that my NO means NO but he will stop then go right back to my shoes (which I now keep in the closet) or go to anything different he can get to...he stops when I yell really loud, but then he goes back to the behavior...I have boxes sealing off parts of the house..

I just need to know...Is this his age at 1 yr still, or is this something Im doing wrong? If it is his age, fine, Ill deal with it, I love him but If it is something im doing wrong then I want to stop it now b/f it gets worse.

Im very hesitant about punishment b/c of my rescue, Snoopy b/c he is so terrified of humans that I never want to do that to Marbles, but i have sprayed Marbles with a water bottle and he doesnt flinch, but Snoopy just watching it cowers...it is horrible and I dont want to scare Snoopy and make him more fearful than he is in his happy, safe home with us...but Marbles has to know his limits...but even if I yell NO to Marbles, poor Snoopy starts to shake...this kills me...the last thing I want is to scare Snoopy...

Im in tears now writing this....I just want Snoopy to be happy and safe and I got Marbles to help Snoopy's confidence, but it didnt go as planned...they are totally differnt dogs, Snoopy scared of everything and Marbles scared of nothing..

How can I discipline Marbles w/o scaring Snoopy.

Im so confused on what to do!!

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Thanks guys for all the advice....sorry to let it all out like that, I was just so tired, and frustrated at what I could possibly be doing wrong.

Im planning my wedding right now, and every second I can sit down to work on it I try, but it is impossible until Marbles takes a nap...otherwise I type a word, then get up, type another, get back up..hehe (Rons here now watching them, that is why I can type!!)

I guess nothing will get done when a toddler comes around..oh well, I have a few more years to mentally prepair myself!!

...have to run, Marbles is now chewing a box!!


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I think a HUGE part of the problem is we live in an appartment right now...we have a huge lawn area outside, but it is beside a street, and we all know that #1 rule of not letting them off leash...so I cannot do that at all....We almost bought a house a few times, but the market is bad for buyers in Cali, not only sellers, and we wont even look at a house unless there is a small plot of land

I grew up on a farm with my dogs always leash free so here in Cali, it is kinda mentally tough to grasp that I will never get that 5 acres for my dogs, but something to just let them run and play would be great

For the time...it is the dog park...and I swear, Marbles runs and runs, and it makes me so happy to see that...Snoopy just explores.

Doghouse, I think you might be right about the agility thing...I really have thought about it for a while...honestly, I think Snoopy would ROCK at it..but he is so scared of people that I just didnt persue it...maybe it is time

As for puppy training, I really need to get him into a class...but he already knows sit, stay, down.....He just doesnt know NO...hehe

...the funniest thing is he KNOWS he isnt suppose to drink out of the toilet, chew our Snoopy toys, put a hole in his $200 bed (worst mistake to buy ever!!)..he know it, he still does it...when I get up to stop him, I dont even need to say anything anymore, he hears me and stops..ahhhh...he KNOWs he is doing something wrong...little brat!!

I do think Pack Leader is an issue....we all have watched Dog Whisper right? You know those stupid people who treat their dogs like kids...baby them, ect...I kinda feel like that is me with Marbles, Like Im trying to make up for the fact Snoopy was abused and somehow Im over compensating with Marbles...it is a bad thing, and the fact that Marbles wasnt very loving at first, I think I over did it a bit....but NEVER to the point of those that had foo foo dogs on the show..hehe I really think that in Marbles' mind it is #1 Ron then Snoopy then Marbles, then Me...

Have to run again, he is chewing on wires...

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