Originally Posted by Jennifer5
What kind of dogs are they? They're all really cute!
They are both standard size American Eskimo. We got Nikita first but she had been (badly) abused when we adopted her. Most of her fur had fallen out, and she was very stressed. SHe fell in love with my partner and I at the shelter. We wanted a dog to pick us instead of us picking a dog. She picked us. She was very submissive and timid and would shake if you looked at her funny. We put her on some anti-depressants and some "hugs and love" therapy. That seem to work but not enough. She had a big problem with suubmissive urination and it was destroying the house.
I figured in my sexist head, that hey, she is a female, and she feels submissive. If I get her a puppy to play with, she will feel like she is the "top dog" and her mother instincts will kick in..... I emailed the Eskie rescue and ask if they ever get puppies. This woman named Wanda emailed me back and said they rarely do get pups, BUT she had just gotten one that day!!!! 4 months old and also abused. She felt in was fate.....I said Okay, I want him......
I drove 10 hours to Fredricksburg to get him and he came home cuddled in my lap......Nikita loved him from day one and she has never had one of her submissive pee's again......(okay that is a stretch, once in a blue moon she gets scared)
Just goes to show it takes time and love and anyone can come back......
Can you tell I work in Mental health.....