Wow, im sorry Pat..your sister seems a bit insensitive about the issue.
He is your dog, so ultimately its YOUR decision what to do or not do with your dog.
I hate it when people tell you what to do with your own animals. We just lost out 13 year old beagle to cancer, and when she was diagnosed, people told us to put her down. She acted normal, energetic, her same self, only shed lost a few pounds, thats how we found out. She was her same self right up until two hours before we found her curled up, and we knew it was going to happen. We were judged for not immediately bringing her to the vet, we wanted her to pass in her own home, in her own bed, next to her family. She was not in pain, was aware that we were there, and only cried when my dad left the room. Its not like we didnt know what was happening, or that she was in pain, and crying, throwing up or defecating on the floor, she was calm, and a proper lady, right up until the end.
[Wow, i have tears in my eyes...]
My point is, YOU know what is right for your pet. YOU know your dog, and he knows you, you know what ne needs and what he expects of you. Your sister shouldent put her two cents in. Though, most people dont know when their two cents is needed anyways..to them its ALWAYS needed.
Maybe you guys could work together to teach her dog a spot to sit or go to whenever your dog is coming or going. Im assuming they actually get along? Your sister says to train your dog, tell her to teach hers. Your dog has obviously been going through doors for many years now.
Anyways, good luck with your pooch, i wish you the best, and many more years together. =]
RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12
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