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I have just read your first post and just saw that Oscar is crying etc OUTSIDE your bedroom window!!!! CRIKEY... poor Oscar, surely you do not leave your poor Basset outside all night!!!! :eek: :(

3am whimpering outside your window and again at 5am? I'm shocked to hear this and find it very upsetting!!!! :(

What's the point of getting a dog to leave outside. A Basset Hound is a very sociable animal and likes to be with his family and if I'm honest, I feel you don't really like Oscar very much and maybe he'd be better living somewhere else where he is loved as part of the family and not stuck outside on his own.

Aww poor Oscar. He needs some love, affection and some nice walks every day!
 

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I am afraid that he sounds a very bored lonely pup.
Bassets love attention and are not happy being shut outside on their own all day,they love to be part of the family.
They need exercise and stimulation and do not do well if left to their own devices.
I have three Bassets and after an hours walk they will then sleep the morning away quite happily.
I cannot see Oscar's behaviour improving unless he is allowed to spend more time with you so that you can teach him the correct way to behave in the house.
If you are not able to do this it would probably be better to rehome him as he will get bigger and stronger and even more boisterous.
I agree with you Vonny, Oscar needs to be part of the family NOT SHUT OUT ALL DAY AND NIGHT!! :eek: To me that is absolutely SHOCKING... and it makes me wonder if he's just 'outside' and does he have a warm cosy bed to sleep in or is he just 'outside' in all winds and weather with no comfort.

PLEASE FIND OSCAR A NICE HOME WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE HIM.... he deserves it.

By the way, haven't you posted messages here before with some sort of 'problems' with pups or am I mixing you up with someone else?


Edit: I have just read in one of your messages that you RESENTED Oscar for some minor thing.... no matter what any of my Bassets have ever done, I could never ever resent them, no matter what!!!
 

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I am not "shutting him away" by letting him sleep outside. Silly lady. That's your personal preference.

I can just see you on the phone now: "Hello yes officer, there's this crazy lady out there that makes her dog sleep outside in a kennel instead of in her bed. Please remove that abused animal off the premises straight away".
Really now.
Your dog can sleep inside your home without being in your bed as mine aren't... I don't even allow them up the stairs as it's bad for their joints! My dogs have two beds in my warm cosy kitchen and another in the lounge and one in the hall and I wouldn't fream of having them in the bedroom but some people do and that's their choice!

Do you not have a hall or a kitchen with a corner for a nice comfy bed so that your dog can feel part of the family rather than an 'outcast' who cries to go inside at 3am and 5am to come inside? :( Maybe his kennel needs to be more comfortable for him so he doesn't mind being there... but if I were you and couldn't have a pack animal as part of my family 'pack', I'm afraid I would be trying to find a kind person who wants a dog as a much loved family member!


PS: Just noticed this from one of your posts! "I've asked the nanny to let Oscar in for play about an hour before we get home. That way I figure, he won't be as over excited when we walk through the door.
My husband took him for his walk last night.
Also, there's a lovely couple in our neighborhood that have two gorgeous Beagles. They're always telling us to bring Oscar over for some play."

So you not only leave Oscar out all night but you leave him out all day too!!!!!:eek: Why can't he spend time indoors in the day with the nanny... how will he ever be socialised properly if he's shut away alone all the time?

The neighbours with the Bassets probably are like me and feel sorry for Oscar and hopefully he will enjoy playing with their Beagles!
 

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He isn't shut away. He is only alone at night when we are asleep.
Perhaps you should read the posts properly before passing poorly informed comments and judgment on other people and suggesting they give their animals away.
But you have said elsewhere he is outside during the day too because you have said you will ask the nanny to let Oscar in for an hour before you get home. Your dog must be so bored being alone all the time, I'm surprised he doesn't try to find a way to escape to a life where he's part of a family! ;) Could you not get another Basset to keep him company?


Bassets are a very sociable breed who hate being left alone. Three generations of my family have had Bassets and always two or three at the same time and all have been very happy hounds!
 

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I am afraid the OP is someone who asks for advice but only wants to hear what they think is correct:confused:
My thoughts too Vonny... and she thinks none of us can read as well... but there are a few conflicting things she's posted so I'm not sure that she knows what's going on herself! :confused:

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I see no dog.... so I've no idea if Oscar is unhappy or not but I know that my gang would be downright miserable if they were shut outside!
 

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I agree with dodola's last sentence.... and if you want a dog that stays outdoors, get yourself a Collie or similar outdoor type of dog and let your Basset Hound go and live with a family who have more time and companionship to give to him!
 

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Re the OP's last message, Bassets don't care whether it's Africa, America, England or Timbuktoo, as long as they are well cared for and given affection, food and walks, they are happy wherever they are... it's maybe that you and your lifestyle are not really compatible with owning a beautiful young Basset Hound. :confused:
 

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Sophie you sound like a bored, bitter old woman with nothing to do but sit and comment and attack other people and their Bassets.

I am not old, bored or bitter and I have never 'attacked' other people and their Basset Hounds... in fact, quite the opposite... just look back through my posts!

Can you leave me and Oscar alone? Your approach is very aggressive and confrontational and unnecessary.

I am neither aggressive (rather too soft according to a lot of people) or confrontational, in fact I always try to avoid confrontation!

Back off, go away, go take care of your own dog.

All of my dogs (3 as they adore company of other Bassets) are very well loved and better looked after than some people I read about!

I'm sure he/she is starving for attention while you're online about other people's dogs all the time.

My dogs are usually near me when I am on the PC, especially if I am on the laptop at the kitchen table beside their 'kitchen bed'. They also have a bed in the hall and one in the lounge and I am not online all the time... at 8.8pm, this is the second time I have turned on the PC today... the first time was for about five minutes when I sent an email to my sister who has two huge Munsterlanders and two Springer Spaniels, all of whom are well cared for and live indoors!

Maybe pay more attention to your own.

If you knew me, you'd know that my dogs get plenty of attention and thankfully I have never had the need to go on a website to ask for advice and then have a go at people who try to help, like you are doing!

People come here for advice to better their relationships and health of their dogs.

If you look back through your messages, you will see some conflicting information. People try to give you some advice (after all, you did ask for it) regarding your lack of time spent with your Basset Hound plus having a child and one on the way, meaning even less time to devote to your dog, then when several people reply saying it might be best if you find someone with more time to look after your dog, you don't like it!

Not to be attacked about their lifestyles or to get personal with you.
Please leave me alone now, it's really not your place.
I shall 'leave you alone' with pleasure and I have no more interest in your topic but I'm glad that it is me looking after my dogs rather than you, especially as they live 'with' us, not outside and they enjoy three or four walks every day and get out to meet lots of other dogs and people and are very happy, sociable, much-loved members of our family!


Here's a quick pic of two of my well cared for, laid-back Bassets!

 

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Dodolah... what a sensible person you are... your explanation of the 4 Bassets in the pack and moving 3 inside is spot on!

How could anyone not give this gorgeous Oscar, access to the rest of the 'pack' family 24/7... look at those soulful eyes! :cool: :D



Edit: Look at the huge number of views this topic has received.... over 1,400 people have looked at it!
 
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