#1
Friends mum purchased west highland terrier pup. wasnt trained right. Friends mum took ill. Dog wad shy now is aggressive and very difficult to handle.

So owner is badly ill and it needs to go as is wrecking her house etc. Should we sell it to an experienced person? Its 7 months old. Can it be retrained. We dont want to sell it on incase it attacks a new owner, but she paid 500 quid.
Last edited by Sir-Shredalot at Mar 11, 2013,
#2
No breeder is going to want a dog with those traits, and I don't know where you're from but I've never heard of a trainer outright buying dogs like they're a doggy pawn shop or something like you seem to be alluring to.
#3
Why does it have to be to one of those options?


Surely you can sell it to anyone who wants a puppy?
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No breeder is going to want a dog with those traits, and I don't know where you're from but I've never heard of a trainer outright buying dogs like they're a doggy pawn shop or something like you seem to be alluring to.


The dog sells for £500 normally. Im asking if its possible to retrain a dog at 7 months really.
#5
Trainers don't buy dogs, they train them. Breeders won't want it. Take it to an RSPCA or something.

edit: Oh, yeah, it is possible. My nan retrained a 4 year old dog that was a little shit. Now he's not a little shit.
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The dog sells for £500 normally. Im asking if its possible to retrain a dog at 7 months really.

yes

It's still a puppy. Shouldn't be to hard to train for someone who actually knows what they're doing
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#7
Yes, you can re-train a dog.

However, you need to be absolute with it.

What I understand from the OP is that the dog was ill and therefore could not be trained as a puppy. If that is the case, then yes absolutely you can still train it, but bear in mind the longer you leave it then the harder it will be.

What illness does the dog have, if you don't mind me asking? And is that illness alone enough reason for you to want to sell the dog?
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No breeder is going to want a dog with those traits, and I don't know where you're from but I've never heard of a trainer outright buying dogs like they're a doggy pawn shop or something like you seem to be alluring to.

my parents are dog breeders, gotta agree. if a dog wasn't raised well, 7 months is almost definitely too late to fix. best option would be to get rid of it.
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my parents are dog breeders, gotta agree. if a dog wasn't raised well, 7 months is almost definitely too late to fix. best option would be to get rid of it.



could you double check with them? quite important. its a westie.
#14
Well according to google, they are high energy and need lots of exercise. I can imagine that would be even more so as a puppy. If the owner is too ill to walk it maybe try getting someone to take it out. The aggression might be pent up energy. Also, aren't they pretty small? Surely you can handle it.
#15
Worst comes to worst, your local Korean BBQ joint won't say no. Just bring him to the back, because they don't like buying Fido where all the customers can see.
#16
still a puppy! you've got plenty of time. I'd say that's quite normal for puppies.
ALSO I'm sure the dog is REALLY distressed with what is going on with the owner.

just try to find the best possible home for the dog so that it can live a good life. :]