A dog & canine forum. DogBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » DogBanter forum » Dog forums » Dog behavior
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

People Who Shouldn't Have Dogs



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 19th 04, 07:17 PM
shelly
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default People Who Shouldn't Have Dogs

i just got an e-mail from a someone i used to work with. she
asked me how elliott was doing (he was a wee baby puppy when
she and i worked together). at the time, she had a Pointer x
Dal who, not surprisingly, was super high octane. the dog was
completely ignored, unexercised, and unhousebroken. she
eventually got rid of the dog because it was too much of a
pain in the ass. nice, eh?

so, she's married now and has a ~2yo son. they're thinking of
getting a dog. i, cringing, asked "what kind?" any kind her
son wants, was the answer. i think my brane explodiated at
that point. i told her that she should carefully research
what kind of dog to get, because it's important to make sure
the dog will fit into their lifestyle. knowing her, i
cautioned her to stay away from Labs, GRs, Boxers, etc.
because they're high octane. i explained that they need
training and daily exercise or she'll create behavioral
problems. her response was "we have a big fenced yard, and
the dog will stay outside all day." i told her why A) that
isn't a substitute for exercise and B) why it could be
dangerous for the dog. she said *maybe* she'd reconsider
walking the dog.

i give up.

--
shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY AND YOUR PETS HEALTH (vol 1) WalterNY Dog activities 0 February 8th 04 04:15 PM
Opinions please...sorry, got long... Becky Dog behavior 344 February 7th 04 08:37 PM
2 points about bad advice (in response to lynn kosmakos the dogmurderer) lynn kosmakos is a dog murderer Dog breeds 0 December 11th 03 02:32 AM
Some people need educating!! CPit_Dogs Dog breeds 12 November 13th 03 04:47 AM
chilling account of a near -miss dog shooting EmilyS Dog behavior 489 October 2nd 03 06:41 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0 (Unregistered)
Copyright 2004-2019 DogBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.