What to do about friend with untrained dog?
Let me start out by saying that I'm a dog lover and have always had at least one dog for a pet. However, I have a friend who has a female Goodle that is now 15 months old. She brings this dog everywhere, and I mean everywhere. If you invite her over to our house for dinner, she brings the dog without asking. Unfortunately the dog is not well trained and jumps on people and puts its paws up on the counters, tables, etc. and also is not fully house broken and regularly (I mean every time she gets excited) has "accidents" in the house-so she has had an "accident" in our house every time that she has been at our house. My friend is totally oblivious to the faults of this dog even though it has an "accident" on the real oriental carpet by her front door every time I go to her house so I assume that that happens every time someone else comes too. I have stopped inviting this friend to my house for dinner because I know that she'll bring the dog, but her son is a friend of my son so she and the dog still show up at our house regularly to pick up her son and the dog always comes into the house and has an accident. Before I let her and the dog in I'll always ask--are you sure it won't have an accident and she says that she is sure, but she is always wrong. Anyone else had a friend like this? How can I get this friend to understand that she should not take her dog into other people's houses (I'm not the only one who complains about this) until she is 200% sure that it wont have an accident? Anyone have any suggestions for training her dog? We are moving to our new house in two weeks and I don't want this dog to have accidents on my new area rugs and carpets. Thanks.