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    Let me just say up front that I LOVE Dudley to death...but he will likely be the death of me! He is driving me insane. I don't know if it's because it's cold and snowy and he can't go outside very much, or he's just an incorrigible brat...but he is driving me crazy with whining and crying. He's been fed, been out, had treats, I've played with him...my nerves are shot and he is driving me right out of my mind. He was asleep earlier, but then he woke up...and he's been whining every since. He just stands or sits in front of me and whines?! I'm going to go out and go grocery shopping to just get away from him...and this happens frequently. I really think the poor dog is just so miserable here with me...I've always said he hates me...maybe that's the problem! Could he be unhappy living here? I just don't know...

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    Kathleen, I know Dudley loves you as much as you love him. He's probably restless b/c he's cooped up inside b/c of the bad weather outdoors. Is there a way you can entertain him indoors until he's pooped out? I know you've probably tried all sorts of things already, but perhaps a good game of chase or tug of war with him is just what he needs.


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    Oh, I just read that you have played with him but make him run around in the house to get him konked out.


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    I dont think he hates you at all. Someone sounds like he has a bad case of cabin fever.
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    Can you put a sweater on him and let him play in the snow? My guys love the snow and it really poops them out. When they come in I dry their paws and body and they sleep for hours. If your yard is fenced I would let him go. He will let you know when he is cold. Dudley definetly loves you without a doubt. I think he just has cabin fever. The kids get it too at this time of year.
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    Thanks guys...I guess I didn't mention the 6 times he was out running around the yard in the snow! I think he was mad because I wouldn't give him any more treats...he's been eating like a pig. I thought maybe the weather and playing outside was making him hungrier, but I'm very conscious of his weight. He knew I was mad, because I went upstairs for a little while. When I came down he came over and sat down next to me for a while. Now, he's snoring in his chair. Like I said...a brat!

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    Boy he is a brat! A brat that loves his mom!?
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    How about 4 that sit,stare at you, and whine(taking turns) because they ALL want the same toy?!!! Sometimes I DO go to town-just to get away from it!! I love them and they are my family-but give ma a break!! A bunch of spoiled brats.............But I am SO STUPID, I still buy them a toy each! Since they all want the same one-I COULD just buy one!!(I will never learn) Dudley is a "Joisey Boy" he just wants ta' have FUN!!!
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    Awww my poor baby Dudley!!! Roxie has been walking around the house whining lately, and I think it's because she is lonely I took her to PetSmart so she could be social, and then of course watch the idiots avoid us because they always assume she is a pit bull. Have I mentioned how much I HATE stupid people!!! Do you think Dudley is lonely? I know you mentioned he doesn't like other dogs… does he have any doggie friends?

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    Ruthie does the same thing, just sit and whine and growl in your face until she gets her way. I was trying to take a nap around 3pm today, I was in bed and I start to hear a low growl, then a whimper, then growling again, and just let it go until the barking started. So I gave in and said "You win, I'm up". She's been quiet since. Brats....straight brats..LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Boy he is a brat! A brat that loves his mom!?

    LOL... exactly what I was about to post!!!
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    Sounds like your baby has a bit of cabin fever. Raven has been a pain in the butt as well.


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