You could try to see if the vet would just start the pup on heartworm
prevention, that controls hookworms as well and is more cost effective
unless the worms are so bad it could kill her.
As for the urination problem, you really need to be calm about it and start
slow and easy. A lot of young dogs submissive urinate. If you show her you
are upset or make loud noises and move fast she will squat down and tinkle.
Look around the internet, go to the library and read everything you can but
be very cautious in what you do. This pup was apparently not taken care of
the way it should have to have hook worms.
As for the yard if you can bag all poop until she is at least past the
worms. It's not healthy for you or her to have worms, she can get
re-infected and you and the kids can get them.
"Tim" wrote in message
> We purchased a 4 month old female aussie from a breeder. When we looked at
> her I thought we should wait because I felt her kennel (barn and yard) was
> below what I would consider clean. However I had my wife, daughter, and
> grand kids (they live with us) with me and the kids would not of let me
> come back without a puppy.
> We did research before we purchased an aussie and went with this bread
> because of intelligent level, and ease of training. We love this pup, but
> we are having problems with her. Potty training started to go very well.
> Her stool was loose and she would go outside then come in and poop on the
> carpet within a couple minutes. This still continues. We took her to the
> vet went we first got her and he said she is a keeper. After a second trip
> to the vet we found she has hook worms. She was treated on her first visit
> but he said she has them really bad. She will go back next week for
> another treatment.
> However she still continues to go outside and is very hard to get to come
> back inside. And sometimes within a few minutes after coming in she will
> pee on the carpet. I can understand with the loose stool when she poops
> but this is getting to be a bit too much. When she pees on the carpet she
> will run knowing she is in trouble. We have not hit her but have hit the
> table which makes her run with tail between her legs. She now has started
> when we pick her to take her outside after an accident or bring her in to
> bite at our hands.
> I hate to be the bad guy with this kids but I don't think this dog is
> going to work out. I would love to keep her but she is at the end of her
> Maybe someone can give some ideas. And regarding the hook worms what
> should we do. Is the waste in the yard a continued problem we have very
> large yard. How good is the worm meds at the pet stores, or should we have
> treatment at the vet?
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