Comment on Rehoming a pet: How to cope with the grief by Rosie Schneider.
Thank you for the tips on letting a pet go. I have had to make the really difficult decision to rehome one of our Spaniels. I have had him since 8 weeks, and gone through the teen phrase. I have done all the right things by trying to mentally stimulate him and give him enough exercise, I even started Gun dog training. The problem has been with my husband, and him forgetting how to deal with him while I go to work (part time). My husband has been bitten 4 times, luckily not seriously, but bitten all the same. He has now lost confidence in the dog. I am going to take him to a wonderful Gundog home in a week’s time where he will be assessed to see if he will go to work, or if not perhaps be a drug detection dog. Some working cockers do not do well in pet homes, whilst other’s do by doing agility etc. My heart is breaking after all the work I have put in, but I need to put the dogs needs before my own. Will I ever stop crying.