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Wish you good luck, DP_2017! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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We are looking forward to meet this puppy.
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I had a blind cat (Ebony) if me talking you through helping a blind pet settle in would be helpful?

One of the most important things about having a blind pet is never move furniture around in the house - the blind pet won't be able to know it's there until he/she walks into the item. I had that with poor Ebony when she went blind, I bagged up some stuff for the charity shop before knowing she was blind and left it beside one of the chairs. Ebony didn't realise it was there and walked straight into the bags, panicked thinking the scary Bag Monster was trying to "get" her and it took me physically going over there and kindly talking to her and letting her smell me before she calmed down.

Furbaby Tigger became "guide cat" for Ebony and used to help her get up and down the stairs, find her food, etc, before Ebony got sicker and ended up no longer even knowing where she was walking cause of what she had wrong with her we think she couldn't feel her paws any more so didn't know where she was putting them

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So it went well, he was such a sweetie and he even kissed my hand a few times. My dad came a long and he took to him too.

HOWEVER....

The foster mom says he poops constantly, and its bad like all over the place. She says it's indoors and in his crate. She says he eats at 4pm and lets out at 11 and still poops at night. He's left outside all day when she works and he's still doing it. she outright told me, she doesn't think in his case its trainable. It's something he will always have

This could be an issue, there's no way my family would tolerate this long term. I'm trying to find people online who have trained blind dogs and ask stuff but no luck so far. Real bummer but I gotta be logical.
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I once took care of a dog who pooped every time I left it alone in the house (out of anxiety I guess). Seriously, even if I was gone for less than an hour there would be poop. It was a very sweet dog, but I don't know if I could handle that.
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Long term but you can ask your family for a little of patience at the beginning. You can do it. Youíre a doggie trainer. Here is your challenge. Do it.
As soon as you can put a pic of him here, donít hesitate, please.

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So it went well, he was such a sweetie and he even kissed my hand a few times. My dad came a long and he took to him too.

HOWEVER....

The foster mom says he poops constantly, and its bad like all over the place. She says it's indoors and in his crate. She says he eats at 4pm and lets out at 11 and still poops at night. He's left outside all day when she works and he's still doing it. she outright told me, she doesn't think in his case its trainable. It's something he will always have

This could be an issue, there's no way my family would tolerate this long term. I'm trying to find people online who have trained blind dogs and ask stuff but no luck so far. Real bummer but I gotta be logical.

Thanks for the update. Maybe this dog needs a change in his diet or it could also be a physical issue. You may or may not be able to solve it. Do you really want to take this on? What does your Dad think?
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it's my choice.

i have no idea, i could deal with all of it but long term constant pooping, because i know if i was on vacation and left him with my family, they would not tolerate that at all.

that's why I'm talking to people to see if they have any advice

the most maddening part is his bio page for adoption says he is housebroken
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What does housebroken means?
Yes, if you are gonna leave him in another oneís charge, unless if it was a resident for doggie, itís a problem.
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housebroken... doesn't poop/pee indoors.


anyway i cant take him, they have decided the sanctuary is the best place for him, i had no chance the minute i went in there. sigh... oh well. thanks for the posts anyway
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