I won't euthanise. If he can't get a home, he stays, and we'll have to budget for whatever the dog needs. Euthanasia is not an option to me unless the dog/animal is aggressive and it cannot be reversed or is dangerous to children, the dog is in severe pain or has a brain problem such as a tumor, or such high problems. Even with my fish - old, sickly, "dying", I give them a chance, why wouldn't I give a dog a chance? Same with guineas. Ginger would've been euthanised. Shaggy would've been euthanised.
Talk about brain problems - I do wonder if there was some damage considering he used to be tossed about like a sack of flour?
His anxiety isn't EXTREME as I've seen in other dogs, but I am renting and peeing/pooping on the carpet is a no no. We have to put him in the crate upstairs, for bedtime now, because I won't move the crate back and forth, down and up the stairs
he learned to stick his but to the edge, or pee OUTSIDE the kennel -facepalm- so he DOES have a concience of "eew sitting in my watse is nasty."
He listens when I tell him to stop pacing. All I have to say now is, "lay down" or "stop pacing" and he lays beneath my chair or with Dean. He sits without command when I put down food, or treats, and he no longer bolts out the door (thank god -.-). It's not like he's an unruly, incapable dog that's brain dead
But the peeing/pooping HAS to stop! My landlord will be VERY upset with us.