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Old Thread: >>2998825

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!
>Should I bring my dog to a vet?
>What breed is my dog?
>What toys should I get my dog?
>My dog is doing x, what do I do?
>Where do I get a dog?
>How do I take care of a puppy?
>How do I house train a dog?
>Can my dog eat this?
>Let me blog post!
And much more!
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>>3018399
First for Man's best friend
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my dog looks real chubby sometimes but I can clearly feel all his ribs with my fingers. I think he could still lose a few pounds though. I feel like the dip where his weiner is should be higher and more pronounced. Disconcerting how a mutt should look can be tough.
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haha cool, a discord
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>>3018399
What's the lower energy version of the husky?
Like, a dog who looks like a wolf but doesn't need 3 hours out daily? Are Czech Shepard less active?
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>>3018417
Chow chow
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>>3018417
dumb furfag
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>>3018481
Those bite.
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>>3018492
All dogs can bite
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>>3018417
Pomsky
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Thinking about adopting this ray of sunshine when she's done with her puppies and spayed. She's such a chill dog and the total opposite of Wrecks', my beagle. Her and Wrecks' also share a Grandfather and I know the bloodlines are awesome.
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>>3018417
>Czech Shepherd
You either mean a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog which is harder to keep than a husky, a German Shepherd from Czech lines which is a hardmode GSD, or a Bohemian Shepherd, which I know nothing about but don't look especially wolfy. More like small dark black and tan/red GSDs.
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>>3018417
>husky
>a dog who looks like a wolf

what? look up wolves. a Blue Bay Shepherd looks somewhat wolf-like.
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>>3018643
Ah, the first one. Didn't know they were hard.
Any suggestion? You seem you know your shit
>>3018514
I don't like small dogs sorry
>>3018683
That one is really cool! Is he less active?
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>>3018683
>>3018787
>Blue Bay Shepherd
These dogs have wolf content and would definitely NOT be easier to care for than a husky.
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>>3018827
I am doomed, how can someone who works/studies and works out regularly care for those dogs? By hiring a Dogsitters or having a wife who stays at home? Wtf... I just want a good looking dog
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>>3018831
>I just want a good looking dog
If your requirements are just the look, you might consider checking into local shelters and rescues regularly. You may get lucky and find a lower energy husky mix.

That said,
>works out regularly
Do you go running? Huskies love to run. If you're a runner or bike a lot, you could easily get your dog a ton of exercise that way. Look up "bikejoring"
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>>3018603

I take it the other doggo wasn't found in the end? Sorry to hear that anon.

An older bitch sounds like she might be a good match.

We took Izz to watch agility for the first time last night. I'm hoping to run her with our local club once she's old enough, so we went along last night for a bit of socialisation. Sat there beautifully around eight dogs zooming around the course, and absolutely loved doing some basic ground work (working on sending her around a bucket, getting her to work on both sides, sending her left and right). My plan is to take her a couple of times a month, as sitting in a room full of dogs flying around a course whilst staying calm is amazing socialisation for her.

>>3018831
You adapt your life around the dog, or you don't have a husky. There's plenty of good looking dogs out there that aren't as high energy. Have you had a look at greyhounds if you want a couch potato that will still run when you take it out?
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>>3018834

Running isn't going to tire a husky out. These guys were bred to run tens of hundreds of miles- you need to be doing something like agility/ sledging/ other dog sports with them.

> In before more Izz, because why not?
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>>3018831
>I just want a good looking dog

then get a picture.
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>>3018837
>Running isn't going to tire a husky out.

well most pet market huskies you'll get aren't "really working dogs, screened and bred for sled work and temper". they are kinda a hand full to accomodate but they are not peak performance working machines. that being seid, loads of real alaskan mushers use all sorts of mutts for sledding, dogs you'd rather put on the outskirts of LA being a stray than being a SH. bikejoring=running would be a great way to get those monotonous miles you'd want for them.
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>>3018836
Not even an new sighting. I took Wrecks' over on Monday to cast around for scent (he's a scent specific tracker) but we spent 12 hours and couldn't even find a trail anywhere in the area.

She'd be a great match and I won't have any behavioral issues to work out. As much as I want Copper to turn up, it could have been a blessing in disguise. Chloe is already off lead and house trained, is a regional (Atlantic Canada) field trails champion the last two years as a solo entry and super chill when she's not in the field.

Agility is so good for dogs well being. I hope you guys get involved and Izz owns it.
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>>3018834
I go to the gym, running seems fun to do with a dog though! Might think about it. Looking at shelters seems perfect, it's free and a good thing to do, but if the dog is not young enough I don't know, it would be harder to train and I would love to see a puppy grow.
But I think it's the best option anyway, I will definitely look into it.
>>3018836
I really don't like hounds in general, weird looking imo

Any other breed/crossbreed I could take a look at? Even middle sized dog are fine.
What's the name of the white extremely fluffy doggo who kind of look like a wolf?
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is it bad for a dog to eat human feces daily? my neighbors kid is in a weird phase where he shits on the carped and they trained the dog to eat it so they dont need to clean it
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>>3018942
Found it on /sci/ lol It's this dog or similar
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>>3018984

That’s a Samoyed. Again, another high energy dog. Are you uk based? If so, I’d seriously advise going to discovery dogs in September or at crufts. You can meet every pedigree dog breed and get to talk to owners about what they’re like.

>>3018915
Bugger, sorry to hear that!

I ran my previous sheltie when he was younger, so agility was part of the reason I bought Izz. I stupidly gave up on agility when we moved with my old boy, which was really daft in retrospect. She can’t really start until she’s a year formally, but we’re going to aim to get a really solid ground work before then so we can hit the ground running so to speak.
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>>3018992
Omg I want one fugggg
Those kind of breeds are expensive as fuck right?
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>>3018999

What do you classify as expensive? Any puppy will cost you around £1000-£2000 from a reputable breeder , and that’s without considering the cost of everything else your puppy is going to need.

Also, have you even remotely considered shedding? Sammies, like any long haired dog will shed their full coat twice a year. There’s a serious amount of grooming needed to even keep on top of that fur.
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>>3019003
Yeah I'm reading about it.
Maybe one day, if I will own a house with a garden and have more time, maybe
Cats will do it until then
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>>3018942
>I really don't like hounds in general, weird looking imo

You are weird looking!
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>>3019008
just look through the shelters. might find a dog that fits you still. what's the problem with adopting an old boy of 13 and giving him a good last year on a rug in your place instead in a cold concrete cell... do not let the ideal be the enemy of what's good enough. you can get a dog, just maybe not a malinois or similarly active-demanding breeds. or try volunteer dog walking.
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>>3018942
You're missing out on a great group of dogs.
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>>3018417
>https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/The-Huskies-Are-Coming-Shelters-Notice-Trend-between-Hit-TV-Show-and-Popular-Dog-Breed-501483371.html

You're in luck. Due to the increasing popularity of huskies and wolf-like dogs, more and more are being dumped in shelters where you can get them for much cheaper than a breeder with the added bonus of homing an abandoned dog. If you have no prior experience with owning a dog I suggest you don't get a Husky or similar breed.
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>pick up after dog
>get accused of not picking up after dog

I hate having neighbors.
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>>3019091
Oh I've read that article a couple days ago, poor doggos. I guess staying in a cage for a work dog must be unnerving and painfully boring.
Yeah I'd hate making a dog feel miserable, I surely can't get one right now, I live with 2 roommates, have no garden and have to go to class 4 days a week (4 mornings alone) +hit the gym 3 days a week (6 hours per week alone) + have to/enjoy staying in the lab doing my things all the evening at least 2- 3 times a week+can't focus at home so I normally study in uni (but I guess I could adapt).
I mean I think I could fit 2 hours walks even in busy days but the real problem is the lack of space in the house, considering I have roommates who obviously wouldn't let him in their room since he could destroy everything.
A large dog can't stay in a room alone for more than 10 minutes I imagine.
Fuck fuck i want a dog so bad i would love the shit out of him/her. It's not fair bros.
I was thinking of getting one for my parents who I visit at least once every 2 week and have a bit more space and a lot of free time (my dad is retired). But idk, we have 2 cats and a snake already... Maybe when eventually my cats will pass away... A man can dream
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Say happy birthday
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I'm 20 years old and live in a 1330 sq ft apartment. I'll be out of my home for almost 10 hour a day on my job. I need a fairly easy to train companion dog who doesn't need to be vigorously exercised everyday. My research has led me to believe that Shih Tzu are perfect for this type of lifestyle because they only need an hour or 30 mins walk every day and can live in small apartments. I also live in a country with sub-tropical climate and unfortunately, don't have an air conditioner but I do have evaporative coolers in my house. What other breeds do you guys suggest for me? Will a Shih Tzu be ok? Also, are they healthy or are they similar to other brachycephalic dogs like pugs and have many health issues? Pic related is the average temperature from May to September here.
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god i hope the stereotypical wolfaboo in this thread is just baiting
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>>3019270
Fuck off what's wrong with having good taste, today I saw a massive wolfdog he was majestic
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>thread dedicated to shitting on toy and/or rat dogs
Didn't think furries and werewolf-kin can get this mad over a certain group of dogs.
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>>3019208
Blue heeler will be perfect for that.
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What is this by my huskys inner arm?
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>>3019564
2
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>>3019456
Nice joke
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>>3019624
How compatible are Pitbulls and young children? These dogs are the only ones at the Pound, and my daughters are being incessant on wanting a dog around the house. I don't have enough money for a breeder, so the pound is the best option for me. What does everyone think of this?
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>>3019208
You don't really want any brachycephalic breed in a very hot place. They're prone to heat stroke because their facial structure makes it difficult for them to thermoregulate by panting properly. If you do not have air conditioning, and are not going to be home to monitor your dog to ensure it is not overheating, I suggest a breed with a longer, less flat muzzle.
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>bought dog a few months ago
>recently life begins to go downhill
>wagecuck job gives me fewer hours but spaced out in more days
>get a couple traffic tickets, was able to jew them down/prove innocence but still its time and money for a poorfag
>dog is a lot of work to care for
>been wondering if I should sell him or give him away because I cant keep up
>but if I do that family will see me as an even bigger failure (dropped out of uni and stopped going to therapy) and quitter
>will also feel bad/guilty for giving up on dog
>dad also really likes the dog
pic related its him
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>>3019112
>A large dog can't stay in a room alone for more than 10 minutes I imagine.
What? Of course they can. If a dog can't be left for more than 10 minutes alone that dog has separation anxiety problems.

Honestly dogs don't need a huge amount of space indoors, it's not like most of their exercise is gotten indoors anyways--most people don't want their dogs bouncing off the walls inside their house. Large dogs can do just fine in an apartment so long as they get adequate stimulation and exercise outside.
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Is it part of dog owner culture to pretend like you dont remember other people and their dogs?
Surely all these people we meet regularly just pretend like they dont know us out of social incompetence or something?
I remember every single dog and owner we ever encountered if I see them again, and of course I tell them "yeah, we met in the park over there a couple years ago, they played nicely together" or something like that
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>>3019789
>Is it part of dog owner culture to pretend like you dont remember other people and their dogs?
I wouldn't say so, no?
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>>3018942
I'd still look into a Pomsky. The first generation cross is half husky and half Pomeranian. It's a mid size dog. The second generation is 3/4 Pomeranian and 1/4 Husky.
I'm not into crossbreds, but I spend time with Pomskys at a dog daycare I work at and they're entertaining. They have the husky personality and even the tea cup sized ones howl and can out wrestle any other dog.
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>>3019208
Do you like Italian Greyhounds?
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>>3019917
I've checked, they are all really smol and the vast majority just look like a pomeranian with husky colours.
The pic you posted seems like a normal husky to me, if a pomsky looked like that I would surely get him!
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What's the healthiest and toughest breed /an/? The one that can survive slightly extreme climates, be it cold or hot and don't require to visit a vet too often (doesn't suffer from genetic diseases like German shepherds with their fucked up hind legs and breathing problems with flat muzzled dogs). Also, please mention their exercise requirements if you can.
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do you guys all have fulltime jobs?
if so, do you make use of a dog walking service?
do you still walk your dogs yourselves in the mornings and evenings?
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>>3019138
Tfw nobody says happy birthday
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anybody gots /an/cord link?
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>>3019138
Happy birthday
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Is there any way to have a happy dog when you live in an apartment and you're not home for 10 hours straight ?

I thought of taking a dog who wouldn't be adopted otherwise (like an old dog) but I guess leaving him holding his piss that long would alone be shitty
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>>3020068
>>3019138
Happy birthday!
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>>3019138
happy borfday
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>>3019707
Don't give him up anon keep going if you really love the dog( which you should)
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>>3020068
Happy Birthday!!
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Thoughts on these boys?
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hello, I am lonely and want a dog
>local shelter website has two German shepherd mystery mixes of unknown young age who are about to be put down
>there is already a dumb chihuahua in my house that belongs to my roomate and pees everywhere inside
How can I make sure that the doggos get along, and how do i train dogs
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I'll be working 9-5. Should I just wait until I get married and have kids to adopt a pup? I don't want my dog to get lonely while I work and that way someone will be home at least most of the time
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>>3019564
>>3019566

Looks like an blackhead and is oozing out.
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Catfag here
Redpill me on Dobermen and nature v training on dog beheviors

Are these "pibble" nigger tier or is their intelligence easily rechanneled? They are very pretty but I image they take an incredable amout of disapline and dedication
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>>3020565
Dobermans are incredibly good dogs. They're intelligent, biddable, playful, and super loyal/velcro with their owners. They are however wary of strangers and inclined to be defensive towards them. For some people this is an ideal trait, others don't appreciate it.

It's important to keep in mind a breed's base temperament when selecting a dog. Dogs are all of course individuals and so it's also possible that you might have an incredibly friendly and social Doberman or a very aloof Golden Retriever. But these are not the norm so you should definitely keep in mind what traits a breed is meant to have. Training and socialization is of course important and you can accomplish great things. But you're never going to have a dog who is genetically incredibly wary of strangers be a social butterfly with everyone he meets.

To put it another way, a dog's genetics determine his predispositions and his potential, and socialization/training determines where in that potential your dog will actually be. Take stranger friendliness, say on a scale of 1-10. You get a doberman puppy with a genetic potential range of 2-6 on that friendliness scale. That dog's environment and training will then determine if he's closer to a 2 or a 6, but he will never be a 10 on the friendliness scale because it's just physically not in him. Make sense?
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>>3020593
So would the dog feel safer/friendly around strangers if someone familiar (like its master) was present to "introduce" the new human? Sort of to calm and reassure the dog everything is cool?
Assuming you had trained the dog well?
again, catfag
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>>3020595
Depends on the dog and on the owner and how they introduce them, etc. Dogs will usually take cues from their owner so if they see you at ease with someone and behaving friendly towards them, they are more likely to be at ease and more accepting of the new person. The reverse is also true, if someone is making you nervous, they can pick up on that too and will be more apprehensive about that person.
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>>3019707
look at that face dude. you can't give up on that face
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>>3020043
Most herding breeds are pretty sturdy and healthy if you find a competent breeder; the only issue would be separation anxiety
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How do I stop my dog from eating cat poop?
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I've had a german sheperd for about 2-3 months now. not my my first dog but my first GSD. problem is she is too overprotected of me and my mom and will attack my sister if she comes near us.
I got her from a farm and she was 10 months old then. she immediately hit it off with my mom and would not leave her side, just constantly near her, made sense as one the farm her she was with the owner who was an old lady all the time. I was the one who played and trained her and so she eventually warmed up to me and started following me around. she likes to be around one of us at all times but if my sister comes near she immediately starts barking and then lunges at her. how do I stop this? I use a slip chain for training but making a correction with it when she is in attack/guard mode only makes her more angry.
when me and my mom are not around she is perfectly fine with my sister, will go up to her a snuggle right beside her.
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>>3020821
>How do I stop my dog from eating cat poop?

Get rid of the cat.
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Do borzois make for good beginner dogs?
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Rate my dog! His name is Boris and is an (almost) 6 month old Newfoundland. 80lbs.
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Dog just puked on his blankets in his cage. Gave them a quick hot wash and they're fine (so is he) but-
-How can I get rid of all the built up hair? I sometimes use a window squegee and hang the blanket over a door while I take it off.

Any other good ways to get rid of built up hair on blankets? Not willing to listen to the tape/lint roller memers.
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do you guys think the akc will ever drop the anatolian shepherd and recognize the kangal?
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>>3020595

I have always had shelties, and they’re in the same boat temperament wise as dobes. Their known to be aloof around strangers and honestly I’ve met very few shelties who haven’t fitted this description. In reality this means that most shelties even with exceptional socialisation aren’t going to be the type to dash up and want attention off strangers like say a goldie would. Take Izz, even at 16 weeks and extensive socialisation she won’t naturally bounce all over a stranger- she’ll go say hi but on her terms (read as she’ll sniff fingers before saying hi and back off if they go straight to say patting her head). I’m still working on her daily, but I’m not expecting much more than tolerance of strangers.

For me this isn’t an issue, she spends her days in the car with me whilst I work and she warms up to people once she knows they’re fine. I get this wouldn’t work as well for other people, but that’s shelties for you. You have to take the good with the bad breed wise, and I wouldn’t let being wary of strangers put you off.
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>>3019564

That looks like a keratin plug, so likely a sebaceous cyst. However that’s just from a blurry picture, it could potentially be a variety of other things. If you’re worried pop down to your vets and get them to have a look at it, we’d rather you came in and it was nothing than leave it if it is serious.

> More Izz because why not.
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My mom's puppy hurt his eye pretty badly climbing out of his pen. The eye is probably going to have to go but the vet isn't open until tomorrow.
How should she care for it until tomorrow?
She got the poor little guy a con, eye wash and some antibiotic cream but she is still worried about how to properly care for him until then.
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>>3021138

In an ideal world, find yourself an emergency vet. How badly hurt are we talking here?

You really can’t care for eyes at home, if it’s as bad as you say it’ll be excruciatingly painful. Whatever you do, don’t stick any antibiotic cream into it.
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My coworker's bf has a 10-month old labradoodle that keeps breaking out of its crate and wrecking the house. He refuses to get a better crate, and when the kids try and play with it, the bf won't let them because he wants peace and quiet while he's watching tv. The poor thing seems bored and unstimulated, and their solution to this is to get another dog, possibly a puppy, to keep it entertained.

This seems like a terrible idea. I've never raised a dog from puppyhood, but can littermate syndrome (or something similar) occur between an unrelated puppy and older dog, where the puppy learns bad habits from the older dog?
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>>3020821
What type of dog is that?
>>3020874
He's a cutie!
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I have never owned a dog and am going to a shelter to get one soon. What should I avoid/look for?
Obviously specific breeds/ages aren't really something I can control since I am getting it from city animal shelter, and its not a very large city
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How do I get Zeus to stop fucking destroying everything when I leave? Yes, that is a hole in my door.
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>>3021448
Crate train? Worked for my destructive as fuck beagle. His name is Wrecks for a reason.
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>>3020847
no. pick a dog thats not as big as a person. in order to control a big dog you need to have experience, without it the dog is danger to you and others.
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>>3021544
>labs and Goldens area threat to other people
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>>3021544
is a german shepherd a good beginner dog
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>>3021620
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo just look at >>3021448
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>>3021609
a brozoi goes up to 100+ pounds, they are irish wolf hound big not lab big.
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I drew a dog, woof woof!
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What's the point of teaching dog tricks?
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>>3021138
Has he gotten to the vet yet? Is he ok?
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How do you train a dog to make some noise when he wants to go outside?
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>>3021417
Icelandic sheepdog
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>>3020564
>>3021126
It's hard and it seems it takes effort to remove it. I'm worried it's one of those horrible cutaneous horns
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>>3019138
Happy birthday goodboi
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>>3020821
Put im into a roar'al dilemma right before he gnashes the poop
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>>3021892

Go to your vet, honestly, there’s not much more any of us can say without physically looking at your pup. If it is a keratoacanthoma then the treatment of choice is excision anyway. The usual lump rules apply, it could still be potentially anything and you’re best off getting it checked out for your peace of mind.
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>looking at a dog last night that was red status at local shelter, soon to be put down
>check today
>he's not there
rip pupper
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>>3021766

Practically I’ll be honest with you there’s not a point. Whilst it’s cute to be able to give a paw, unlike your basic sit etc it’s fairly pointless.

However what you are doing is giving your dog mental stimulation, you’re bonding with your dog and you’re teaching your dog to pay attention to you. It’s far easier to start agility for example if you’ve been teaching your dog tricks, the dog is already used to paying attention to you and is used to doing something other than sit with it’s body.

It’s also getting your dog used to doing something it normally wouldn’t. So back to the agility example, I’ve taught Izz how to walk backwards on command, teaching her that her back paws exist. She can now walk backwards over a ladder, something easier said than done! This will eventually translate hopefully into better control over contacts.

But even if you’re not wanting to do a dog sport, learning tricks is great for bonding and mental stimulation.
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>>3022120
aaaHHH THE OTHER ONE IS GONE TOO
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>mfw 90% of dogs look like rats or generally disgusting and the other 10% need a big house, a backyard, 4 hours a day out, training, grooming
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>>3022140
nyaa
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>>3019789
I don't think so? I don't remember people because of an unfortunate case of face blindness, but I absolutely remember the dogs. I remember the names of every dog I meet regularly, and remember the appearance of dozens more dogs that I've only met once. I still recall dogs from 10 years ago which are dead now that my elderly dog played with as a puppy.
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>>3022140
I once kept a German Shepherd and an Akita in the sunroom of a granny flat without a fenced yard for 18 months. I walked them for about 40 minutes a day, took them out to toilet two other times, brushed twice a week, and trimmed nails once every 10 days.

It wasn't great, there were six people, two dogs, and two cats crammed into a two-bedroom house out of necessity, and since the dogs would eat the cats they had to be separated, but it worked and they weren't unhappy. I just had to make sure they had enough water and the room was adequately ventilated in summer.

Dogs are not as hard to keep as you'd think.
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>>3022266
>I walked them for about 40 minutes a day
>took them out to toilet
>two other times
>the dogs would eat the cats they had to be separated
>it worked and they weren't unhappy.
>Dogs are not as hard to keep as you'd think.

Imagine being like this.
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>>3022266
>i once lived in squalor with a shitload of people and animals who were probably all miserable and in terrible health but i survived so i'm pretty sure it's fine
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>>3022398
Needs to be put down, violently
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I have an American Eskimo with really bad tear stains. I've tried a few different products that were supposed to clean them but she still has them.
Anyone know of a certain soap or method that works?
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Shelties are alright
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>>3022128
>>3021766

>there’s not a point.

this. is the recall a trick tough? depends on your definition. you need a set of basic commands with a dog, if only for safety and handling. and these commands are trained the same way you'd train a "leg weave trick": verbal and hand cues, reinforcement with food/play and high repetition thereof. I can make my dog go sort her plush toys and carry them from one butcket in one room to another. not a trick per se but it does tap into her natural instinct to "keep things together". stuff like that helps to keep a dog busy and entertained.

>>3021417
>>3021448
>How do I get Zeus to stop fucking destroying everything when I leave?

could you pls start taking care of that dog? how? put him on a schedule: walk it on the morning to the park, play some frisbee/ball fetch with it/let it play with other dogs for some time depending on it's current healthy and physical conditioning, walk home, feed and water it, let it rest, it's very likely you'll now be able to leave for some time, after 4-5 hours walk it again to take shit/piss, feed and water it, let it rest, and go on a walk in the evening before bed, feed and water. something like that. figure out a schedule that works best for the both of you. you'll be able to time the shits and pisses quite accurately too. and stick to it EVERY DAY NO MATTER WHAT. That pic is just abuse. either you sort this out or rehome the dog. also, get a set of KONG feeding toys, stuff them with dog food, freez them and feed the dog like that. Look up Kong fedding on YT for more.

>>3021428
>What should I avoid/look for?
avoid a dog you do not feel comfortable with and which does not feel comfortable with you. other than that, a dog with repay the time invested into it.

>>3021138
HAVE YOU BEEN TOT HE VET YET? MAYBE GO LOOK UP AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST IF EMERGENCY VETS AREN'T AVAILABLE, if you plead your case they may agree to look at your dog - it's an emergency after all.
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>>3020821
Put the cat's litter box where your dog can't get it, or use baby gates etc. to prevent your dog from accessing it. Cute puppy by the way!

>>3020874
Adorable. My uncle had a Newfie when I was a kid. She was slobbery as hell but a really nice dog.

>>3021766
Mental stimulation and bonding. Teaching your dog new tricks, even things that aren't "useful" can be a really fun activity for both you and your dog. Learning and thinking to puzzle things out exercises their brains which is just as, if not more important than, exercising their bodies. Training with you is also a wonderful way to build trust and improve communication with your dog, fostering a stronger bond and relationship. You're forming a connection with your dog and teaching them that you are reinforcing, that focusing on you leads to good things.

Also, even "useless" tricks can help your dog "unlock" a better understanding of their bodies, the world around them, and how to communicate better and interact in more ways. A base repertoire of various tricks can come in handy in ways you wouldn't expect; you'll be able to use them to get your dog to pretty much do whatever you need them to for safety, care, day to day life, etc. or at least their base understanding will help them more quickly learn these new things you come across. Also, teaching your dog tricks that involve body awareness can help them be more physically coordinated and less likely to injure themselves, etc. This guy talked about how this can be useful for dog sports: >>3022128

And, as an added bonus, it's cute. Pic related.

>>3022415
I have no personal experience with it, but I've heard of this "blueberry facial" product my groomer friends use and supposedly it is very good for removing tear stains.

>>3022705
I kinda want one someday. Small dogs are growing on me and I love herders!
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>>3022415
>Anyone know of a certain soap or method that works?

go see a vet. Washing the face with warm water a few times a day will help too. especially after outside playtime when dirt may be irritating the eyes to produce more tears. grooming the fur so the tears can more easily drain away does help too in breeds that have a lot of hair there. the hair itself may irritate the eyes which would cause higher tear production. Have you tried putting the dog on a quality food that has the appropriate water content?
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>>3022398
>>3022405
>Needs to be put down, violently

shut up. just keep your pit type dogs away from small squealy/squeaky things like children and other dogs and they will be perfectly fine.

>>3021366
>This seems like a terrible idea.

it is. the theory behind it doesn't work. littermate syndrome is more the dependency of two dogs on each other and their inability to socoialize with others because they are so imprinted on each other.
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>>3022715
>Small dogs are growing on me and I love herders!

What does Maple weigh exactly? I'd say the likes of Maple and Eevee, at 19kg, are small dogs already...
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It's ded
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Are greyhounds good beginner dogs? I think they're beautiful.
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>>3022750
why would you even joke about shit like that?
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>>3022750
rip doggo
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>>3022743
Maple is around the same size as Eevee, she's about 40 pounds. I'd call them "medium," and it's a good size! Small enough to be portable (easy to fit on the couch to cuddle, easy to fit in the car on road trips, easy to pick up and carry if you have to, etc.) but still big enough to do anything a "big dog" can/needs to do. It's pretty much the ideal size dog for me! When I say "small dogs" I meant like lapdog-sized.
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>>3022415
Chamomile tea on a wash cloth works wonders and is completely safe. Sometimes you have to soak it a little bit. Been using it for years on my old girl.
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I’m not bias or anything, but shelties are amazing little dogs. Just large enough not to look like a lap dog, but small enough to be portable and with endless personality.

>>3022743 #

I’ve grown up around shelties. For reference my heaviest has been around 9-10kg, I’m expecting Izz to be on the smaller side at around 7kg. We’ve also got a nine year old rough collie who is 20kg, who I would consider a large dog. Pick related, my old boy and Our rough together. He was considered to be over sized for a sheltie (although only slightly), and she’s about the size of a border collie.
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>>3022835
>and she’s about the size of a border collie.

BCs are 12-20kg.

>>3022769
>but still big enough to do anything a "big dog" can/needs to do

I wouldn't go that far but I wouldn't want any other dog...
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>>3022713
Fuck you for implying I don't take care of my dog. I take him out and play with him, but after 5 minutes he stops and wants to go inside. He ran away from a puppy more than half his size so I doubt he'll play with any dog. I do have a schedule for taking him out and feeding him and everything, yet he still destroys things. I'm not blaming him for anything, but Zeus has been abused in the past and I am trying my best to provide him the best home I possibly can with the circumstances I have.
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>>3022842

She’s meant to be between 19-20kg, so a large border collie sure, but still border collie sized (although I guess she’s more Aussie sized if you want to argue it, but there’s plenty of overlap size wise with both of those breeds). I wouldn’t exactly call even small border collies small- small is your jack russells, parsons, yorkies, maltese, bostons etc etc.
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>>3022904
>Fuck you for implying I don't take care of my dog.

that pic is proof positive you don't. start reconditioning him towards puppies and work on the abuse thing. your dog can't be digging through walls. when will you admit you are failing him, when he breaks all his teeth? pokes out his eyes? runs his paws bloody? eats a piece of wood and dies in the night?
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>>3022930
Fuck off dude. You know absolutely nothing about me or my dog.
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>>3022941
>Fuck off dude.

good point, you win the argument....
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>>3022945
God, you're unironically retarded. Don't reply to me again.
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Had Wrecks to the vet for some routine follow up blood work after his lyme treatment, he's now 19.3 kg. Hard to believe he was the runt and both breeder and vets thought he top out between 8-10kg.
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>>3022968
>he's now 19.3 kg

FAT
A
T

I bet he BRAAAAP!s all day long.
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>>3022949
then stop asking people to fix your dog problem for you?
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>>3022908
BCs, ESs, WSs, ASs are all just about the same size if they are from working lines. form follows function and if the dog is to be as fit for work as possible it will be within a certain, relatively narrow, range for size. I've seen a 31kg AS, it almost looked infirm, it just felt wrong s a whole. SCs are a bit on the bigger side among the collie types. old german shepherd dogs follow the same trends in looks and size that the anglo collie types do despite being unrelated.
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>>3023018
I was asking for advice you dumb cunt. Do you not know how to read? Quit replying.
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>>3023016
Most fit beagle you'll likely ever see and not an ounce of fat on him. We run 6 miles 5 days a week and spend 3-4 hours a day training.
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Should I get a cocker spaniel?
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is it morally acceptable to adopt pitbulls from my local shelter just so I can bury them alive in the desert
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>>3022337
It wasn't squalor. Every room of that little house was kept diligently clean and tidy. One person living there was a medical doctor, another a medical secretary, and a third a med student in their final couple of years. Fourth was a high-paid IT consultant. Fifth was a builder/painter. I'm a taxidermist and understand the necessity of a clean workspace. The dogs' room was vaccuumed twice a week and mopped monthly, water kept fresh and clean, blankets aired out every Sunday and taken to the Laundromat every other month, and they were older dogs that were fully housebroken and would ask to be taken out if they needed to any more often than that. They cats were tended to as required, and recieved prompt veterinary attention when they needed it -- such as when the old boy somehow dislocated one of his toes.

It was discovered our actual house had black mold, so it had to be gutted and rebuilt almost from the ground up. This was not unsurprising, as it was an old building.

I'm just saying. It was far from ideal, but it was functional.
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>>3022835
Cute dogs. I like the merle patch on your collie's face!

>>3022904
Just stop replying to him, anon. He thinks that anything less than perfect behavior is completely the fault of the owner. But it's not unusual for GSDs to genetically tend towards neurotic, especially BYB ones. You not only have to deal with that but also Zeus's past experiences. It's clear you are trying to work on his issues, so just don't be bothered by that anon saying you're not taking care of him. Behavioral issues don't get fixed overnight, especially when they are fixed habits.

As for advice, you really should consider crate training, I know you've said in the past you don't want to crate him because he tries to break out, but that's why you have to train him for it. Also, use a plastic crate instead of a wire one, they are safer and more secure. Consult with a reward-based trainer or a veterinary behaviorist as well so they can see how Zeus is in person and help you come up with a plan to help treat him. In the end if he's bad enough, he might need medication to help his anxiety (so you can more effectively train him,) but who knows.
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>>3023150
Hold your tiny, 19.3 kg horse! I was just kidding. Might have Harrier admixture though...

>>3023797
>He thinks that anything less than perfect behavior is completely the fault of the owner.

Great projection based on nothing. Zeus' owner has been asking for help here for moths and I've always, albeit in somewhat escalating manner, given the same advice.

Crate training has it's limitations. A plastic one can be popped open like a Kinder egg by big and strong and neurotic dogs and they then can push through the two halves, sometimes cutting themselves. I wouldn't give a dog prone to destroying things anything they can destroy, especially not while unsupervised, especially-especially not if it constrains them too. I'd keep it in as sterile a room as possible to prevent selfreinforcing from destroying things; a tile floor bathroom is a great option on your slow and incremental way to training your dog to be crate ready. Instead, and always first with any dog supposed to be trainde for anything, first try to let the dog do dog things first and then go from there:

>play with you (fetch, tug, catch-me, wrestling...)
>play with dogs
>nosework in the wild
>nosework indoors/at home (snufflemats and the like)
>just run freely
>bonding stuff like general hygiene care (brushing etc.), feeding by hand
>general obedience training

How many hours have you spent doing these things with Zeus last week? I'm waiting for a reply.
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>>3022835
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what's going on with the old one's teeth? have an better pic?
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My wife and I are picking up our Cav on Saturday, taking the whole weekend off to play with him. Ive always been one of those people who preferred big dogs, but shit I'd be lying if I said I'm not excited to spoil this Lil nigga.
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>>3023847
Not even them but you're a pretentious fuck.
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what kind of dog is this
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>>3023888
Pitbull
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>>3023893
i dont think it pitbull, i looked at a big list and it looked like this fella
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>>3023897
>>3023888
dunno and dont think it's a DA but really, does it matter? why? he's cute af imo. might be in part Alano Español, certainly some sort of (part-?)molosser.
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>>3023907
well yeah its cute, i just wanna know
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How do you crate train a dog when you live in an apartment ?
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>>3023887
>Not even them but you're a pretentious fuck.

Aha? Because I'm asking what he has done so far to help with Zeus' issues? Great argument you got there buddy! What I've read so far is that Anon looking for some sort of miracle/short cut that would stop the dog's problems. No specific naming of what he's done so far, what the abuse previously looked like etc. - reminds me a lot of folks looking "for a pill to make their problems go away". There are no quick fixes. Everything takes work and time. If that's "pretentious" to you fine.
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>>3023858

She’s epileptic and had multiple cluster fits on the kitchen floor where she essentially bashed her head into the floor chipping nearly all of her teeth. She’s had almost all of her teeth removed now for this reason. Needless to say, she’s a ‘special’ dog (read as she’s called derp for a reason; she’s not all there).

>>3023868

Enjoy him! Just please get some insurance for the inevitable mitral valve disease.

>>3023921
The same way you’d crate train any dog, you’re just going to need to physically take it outside rather than pop it in the garden.
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>>3023972
Is there a doggy mat I could use because I have a balcony
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>>3023976

Depends if you want the puppy going to the toilet on the balcony or not for the rest of its life. If you do then you could try puppy pads just on the balcony, but you’re asking for trouble to be honest with you as you need to differentiate the balcony from the house. Essentially the goal of puppy toilet training is to teach the pup to go ‘outside’ and not go inside (ie in the house) - a garden makes this nice and easy as there’s grass/gravel etc which feels completely different to carpet/ laminate. The argument against mats/ pads etc is that they feel very similar to carpet under the paws.

So to go back to basics, you take the puppy out every 30 minutes/ after every play session/ after every feed. If the pup doesn’t go to the toilet, you crate him/her and try taking him out again in five minutes time until he does go. Have a look at Ian Dunbar’s before you get your puppy PDF, it’s free online and describes crate training well.

I don’t see why you couldn’t do it with a balcony, but that’s a tiny spot to have a dog repeatedly toilet on. Is there any reason why you don’t want the dog toiletting outside? Having personally almost finished toilet training a puppy, I’m not sure I’d want her on the balcony constantly, I’ve had to throw the rug she’s had a handful of accidents on despite cleaning it due to the smell.
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>>3023972
>She’s epileptic

;_;

This place is killing me
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>>3023986
Kids play outside on the grass , but I suppose that I can just take it to a desolate corner and clean up after right?
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>>3023994

Don’t worry, she’s a happy girl- just not all there. She’s been fitting since the age of two and she’s managed really well on meds- she has a fit about once every 4-5 months now we’ve got her dosage right. It just wasn’t fair on her to keep chopped teeth in her mouth as even with brushing they were accumulating plaque really rapidly, and she doesn’t struggle with her food even with only a few teeth.

>>3024001
It’s completely up to you, but I personally would find some local grass.

Finally finished Izz’s snuffle mat, considering this has taken just over a kilo of fleece I’ve decided against doing the middle. Does anyone here make their own tug toys? Considering trying to make a few.
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>>3024019
>Does anyone here make their own tug toys? Considering trying to make a few.

tug toys? not I use plush toys and the Puller you got already for that. haven't tried snuffle mats either yet. but that's because I do:

>lay out big plain bedsheet
>put treats/dry food along the edge
>roll it back on itself
>put some more treats randomly on the sheet
>roll back on itself
>keep this up intil the sheet is all rolled up
>tie sheet roll back on itself into knots
>adjust "difficulty level" by making knots tighter or looser

if you wanted, you could feed a dog their whole daily ration of dry food this way...
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anyone else masturbate their dogs? I hope I'm not alone on this
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Rate my senior pupper.
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>>3018942
>Looking at shelters seems perfect, it's free
Actually most shelters are 200-300 USD to get a dog. Even like, county kennels are usually 100+ bucks, and that's on the cheap side of things.

Don't be one of those owners who gets a husky, realizes they're way more work than you thought (because they are a TON of work!!) and when the dog misbehaves you toss it in a shelter even though it's your fault.

>>3019082
He seems very poorly educated on dogs so I'm assuming he meant sighthounds like greyhounds/borzois and not (based) scenthounds or birding dogs
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>>3024172
>tfw my city shelter does adoptions, shots, all the bullshit for $80
>they have an event coming up where all adoptions are $40
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>>3023972
Fuck you pal, MVD isn't inevitable it's just more likely. Both parents are fine and he already gets checked regularly. What the fuck is wrong with you that your response to someone getting a puppy is telling them it's going to die of a disease. Enjoy your inevitable AIDS.
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>>3020079
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>>3020321


Thanks bros. She had a good day.
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>>3024191

Sorry, but in the latest report 80%+ (50% at the age of 5) of them have MVD by the age of ten, with the percentage only getting higher as they get older. If I get a cavvie in without a heart murmur then it’s a miracle- they’re lovely little dogs temperament wise but you have to admit their hearts are completely stuffed.

I’m sure it’s a lovely puppy, but you’re completely kidding yourself if you don’t think it’s not going to be on vetmedin by the time it’s into its teens. Just be prepared and have insurance.
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>>3024221
Dude can you piss off already? You're insulting owners and fucking telling people that their dog is going to die when they're just showing their excitement. Jesus dude, you have to be literally autistic to act like this.
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>>3024232

Nah, I’m just a shaded vet that’s seen too many cavvies die. Honestly, be excited- a new puppy is something stupidly exciting, but you have to be aware of what you’ve bought and be vigilant. Getting insurance is part of that vigilance.
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>>3024114
wud happily spend last years of my life with/10

>>3024197
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>>3020068

happy hatchinglingsday!

>>3024191
I do not think it was in bad spirit, I just think calling ppl's attention to issues that arise in almost a majority of dogs of a certain breed is warranted. It's like telling ausshep owners to get MDR1 testing because about 50% of dogs are affected.
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>>3018417
fucking furries

>doesn't need 3 hours out daily?
do you even want a dog? Get a fucking plushie
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>>3024238
>Getting insurance is part of that vigilance.

getting insurance is key. imagine it gets diabetes or something like that. you'd be fucked if you had to pay that out of pocket. btw., if you are still here and reading diabetes-dog-anon, let us know how you are doing pls!
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>>3024177
True, I did get Ravioli for 90 bucks from a city shelter but it was pretty rare, and he didn't come with any of his shots. A ton of shelters are more expensive but come with shots and stuff, and are really well taken care of in fosters. Mine was just from the county kennel in which the dogs aren't fantastically, just a cage and some outside time every day. It's pretty much a guarantee that a dog from there's going to have kennel cough. Ravi did.

Looking on adoptapet is kind of outrageous because some of the higher end shelters want 400+ for a dog. Makes me wonder if they're really shelters or just breeding mills in disguise.
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>>3024255
>the county kennel in which the dogs aren't fantastically
the county kennel in which the dogs aren't treated* fantastically, whoops. Pic is said county kennel where I got him.
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Where do you guys live where you have to pay 80+ bucks for a dog? I paid 10 bucks for my dog and he had all if his shots and everything taken care of.
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>>3024258
>>3024258
Beagle mix owner above, I'm in Cleveland Ohio, USA. Ten bucks is pretty wild to me, good on you.
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How much can a 2 month old puppy be trained? I've got him relatively used to going outside but I can't fucking stop him from biting. Even when I try to completely wear him out doing anything even remotely close to petting him leads to flailing around with his mouth open until he touches something to bite down on. Anything discipline related he doesn't seem to understand and just wags his tail around trying to playbite more except for crate times out which just results in him crying nonstop, and I tried training with treats but hes too inconsistent for it to work
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>>3024172
I'll be sure to get a dog from a shelter or from someone who is giving it away, it surely would live a far shittier life.
YO how can I put out an announcement as a dog sitter but only for good looking dog without sounding an asshole?
Or can I choose the dog to bring out for a walk as a volunteer in a shelter?
>>3024244
Yeah 3 hours aren't many now that I think about it. A dog could help me out enjoying life more I believe. A good gf replacement.
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>>3024323
Hold up are you saying you won't even work as a dog sitter for most dogs, only your super limited taste in overactive meme dogs? Lmfao get the fuck out of here. You want a cat. Do not get a dog, I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt in the first couple posts but you're fucking retarded and not ready for a dog
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>>3023888
looks like an ordinary American Bulldog
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>>3021766
My back was killing me today and it was really helpful my dog knew how to pick up things for me so I didn't have to bend down. He picked up my laundry, closed a door, and fetched the remote. He can also get a beer from the fridge then close the fridge door.
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>>3020826
Management. Put her in a crate, use a Jafco muzzle or have her stay on a raised bed when in the house. You could also have her on a leash tethered to you wearing a Halti so if you need to gently pull the leash it will close her mouth. I would use an e-collar for the bed stay because she needs to listen 100% when you send her to the bed. Your sister could get bit and the dog might have to be put down.
Leerburg has good info on aggressive dogs and the Michael Ellis videos are great. It might help to use marker training to have her hold eye contact with you when your sister is around, but be careful. Find a local trainer who competes in schutzhund/IPO, PSA, mondio ring or other bitwork. They might be able to help you handle her.
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>>3018831
I also had this problem, and went about solving it with the following:

>Worked ass off to pay off student loans to reduce overhead
>Moved to smaller city to reduce overhead and commute times
>Built home gym
>Just need a job here then I'll hire a dog walker, get a membership at the dog park, and boom, dog ownership.

Till then commuting 3 hours each way, so no dog. I have an interview tomorrow. I start volunteering at the local shelter next month then, assuming I have a local job, plan on taking home the first dog I connect with who fits my criteria (chill, middle-aged, obedient.)

Wish me luck /an/ons. It's taken a lot of work, but I'm almost there
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>>3024315
What breed? I have a 4 month old Malinois and what worked for me was to always have a toy in her mouth. Tie a string to a toy or rag and use it like a cat toy. Drag it next to you anytime you're walking. Leather puppy bite rags are great.
I'm lucky this puppy is toy crazy. I still have scares from when my male Malinois was a pup. He wouldn't care about toys or treats and would want to bite my leg. It's just a phase puppies go through and he just grew out of it. If you yelp in a high pitch that will stop some puppies from biting.
Also, you can put an exercise pen filled with toys indoors so your puppy can hang out without getting into trouble. He'll have more fun then in the crate.
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>>3024584
>get a membership at the dog park
What? Is this a thing, I've never heard of it
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>>3024337
I don't want to work as a dog sitter for money or even do it extensively, I just want to understand if those high energy dogs I like are suited for me and my lifestyle, what's wrong with that? I want to have some basic knowledge and experience before making a decision such as getting a dog, especially an active one
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>>3023888
Bully breed mutt of some kind. Maybe English bulldog, staffie, or pitbull in there?

>>3024019
I made a braided fleece lure for Maple's flirt pole. Making snuffle mats seems fun but so tedious! How long did it take you?

>>3024315
Give it time. Puppies bite, it's just what they do. They are brand new to the world and don't have hands to explore it with, so they use their mouths. They are teething too, and biting/chewing can sooth the soreness in their mouths.

Redirect him biting you by encouraging him to bite and play with toys instead. If you're playing with him and he is biting you, you can become still and boring (ignoring him) until he's chill so he learns that biting = playtime and attention stops. For really persistent pups you might need to leave the room for a couple seconds. It doesn't take long, just enough to give him the idea that the fun ends when he keeps putting his teeth on you.

If he's overstimulated after being tired out, he may need to be put in a crate, pen, or quiet room for a nap for a bit. Give him a stuffed Kong or bully stick or something for him to work on and he'll soon be out like a light.

Above all, just keep in mind that no matter what, it's going to take consistency, patience, and time. Most puppies grow out of their mouthiness on their own, but the above methods can help speed that up.

>>3024548
What a good boy!

>>3024645
We don't have any like that in my city, but some places have dog parks that are privately owned instead of publicly owned, and they operate on membership fees for maintenance, etc. These parks usually have stricter rules about who can go there, require proof of vaccination status, etc. If someone has an asshole dog that harasses others or starts fights, they can be kicked out, etc. It's a nice idea because of the inherent risks of public dog parks.
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>>3024730
>I just want to understand if those high energy dogs I like are suited for me and my lifestyle, what's wrong with that?

nothing. the best way to find out though is to work as a volunteer dog walker at a shelter for some time and gain first hand experience with dogs. you may be operating on a wrong set of assumptions what dogs are like, heck, you may not even like dogs once you see/walk/handle/play/have to pick up after one....
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>>3024645
We have a private dog park here that costs a monthly fee, but it's phenomenal. Once I get my third dog I'll be getting a membership for sure. They seperate small and large dogs, have an agility training field and a huge 14 acre fenced in forest area that's hound heaven. From everything I've read and heard it's well worth the 15CAD/mth and they have a limited amount of memberships so it's never too crowded.
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How far can my dog walk in one stretch? She's an extremely healthy yellow lab who never really got past juvenile size (she's about 50 pounds, 3 years old)
I've found a patch of woods but its 2 mile walk there AND back, plus however much time we spend in the woods, we could easily go 10 miles. It's Arkansas and it's probably going to be around 80F. I can carry enough water for the entire time but I'm more worried about her endurance and stamina levels.
Our previous treks we've only gone half a mile from home (a mile both ways) and covered easily 2 miles on the ground there.
Her problem is that once I cut her loose from the leash she's always at 100, I have to call her back to drink water and physically hold her still until she calms down a bit or she just glorks a fuck ton of water and then dips off to the next blowing leaf or whatever.
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>>3024859
>15CAD/mth

I'd pay 40 for that too. mostly I'd love a safe, soft, grass stretch of 300-400m where my dog can really sprint after the ball to her heart's content. It's weird, watching a dog YTer on YT in the UK it seems places like that are everywhere there...

>>3024872
well incremetally test her? or, start with her on the leash by your side and only let her lose a few miles in when she'll supposedly be already a bit tired and will not bolt around at 100mph...

brotip: always carry an israeli bandage, some extra gauze, Celox clotting powder, an old sock and tape with you. just in case your dog steps on something and injures a foot. if it happens, just put the powder on, put the gauze and bandage on, put the sock over it all and losely fix it with tape and tape it TO THE FUR. do not tape around the limb or apply pressure via the bandages. dog leg circulation is easily cut off and you may kill the limb.
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>>3024884
I can carry gauze and a bandage, I don't have clotting powder, though. Your advice is noted, I should be able to scavenge enough stuff to make it work.
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>>3024899
>I don't have clotting powder

do not get quickclot (can cause second degree burns), get celox if you do.
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>>3024902
I can't see my dog stepping on anything to cause bad enough bleeding to need Celox, and the land I've been looking at to totally not trespass in is owned by a horse ranch company, so I can't see there being very many holes large enough for my dog to sustain an injury bad enough to need Celox.
Thanks man.
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>>3024891
Super cute.

Chloe always has the bulldog half bite going on and it gives her serious attitude. I can't wait till she's done with her puppies so I can adopt her.
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Someone compliment my dog Pebbles please and tell me why the fuck she never grew to full size?
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Do you guys trim your dog's nails on your own or do you take him to a groomer? For some reason I get crazy nervous when trying to trim my dog's nails on my own, and of course he picks up on it and freaks out too. It's just easier to bring him to a groomer real quick and hold him while they do it, but it must be nice to be able to just sit on the couch and do it.

>>3024781
>>3024859
Huh yeah, okay, I think I'd probably shell out for a membership too. Especially this
>a huge 14 acre fenced in forest area that's hound heaven

There's a really big dog park like that (although not quite 14 acres) that's mostly woods and ravi loooves it. The only bad part is that it's horrendously muddy there and going there is like a 90% guarantee of having to get him a bath right after. But he loves being off leash and following his nose for a good hour before even saying hi to any of the other dogs there.

Due to the weird nature of our back yard (it's heavily sloped and there's a creek running through it) we can't fence it in, so he has to be on a lead when he's in the back. Going to the dog park is really the only time he's free without it. I'm looking forward to buying a house in the next year or so with lots of running room for him and whatever other dog I get once I'm settled there.

>>3024932
She's cute! Maybe there's no need to go full size!
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>>3024997
>Due to the weird nature of our back yard
Have you considered one of those invisible fences? The training part is bit cruel IMO but once they're trained into it you won't have to have an actual fence. Had one when I was younger and we trained the dog with two poles put in. The dog won't go past the poles once properly trained.
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>>3025034
Yeah, we've considered it, but he's happy enough on a lead (pic related, that's right at this moment) and we don't plan on living here for too much longer anyway. Just til we save up to get a house with a nice big fenced-in yard. Seems unreasonable to put him through that training when you consider that.

My brother in law has a fence like that, and his dog is pretty smart and stubborn. He figured out that if he just barrels through the fences that it only hurts for a moment and then he's on the other side.
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>>3024932
blondie/10
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>>3018399
Why does this asshole steal my shoes and slippers?
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>>3025047
>if he just barrels through the fences that it only hurts for a moment and then he's on the other side.

Top fucking kek, doglogic/10
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>>3025080
Because they don't want you to leave them.
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Kinda loosing any fun these days training my dog
How it will pass
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I'm picking up a 9 week old puppy on Saturday, and my dad's 8 week old pug just got diagnosed with Parvo. He's taking fluids and the vet thinks it looks good, but I'm still paranoid. How long do I need to avoid my dad and his house to make sure my little dude is safe?
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>>3020537
Move out before that nasty creature bite your nose off.
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>>3024598
>If you yelp in a high pitch that will stop some puppies from biting.
Be cautious about this, and assess your dog's reaction to the sound, because it might just work him up more. Yelping in pain around my old GSD when he was a puppy just made him want to see if he could make me make that sound again, so he'd bite me again, harder. I'm being super cautious with my new puppy.
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>>3018399
Hey /an/ bros. Getting a puppy this week.

They said it's a blue nose pitbull/German shepherd and other stuff mix.

What kind of dog is it bros?
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>>3025605
Forgot pic
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>>3025608
Pitbull
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>>3025608
Hope you don't like your kids bud
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>>3025613
Thanks bro

>>3025616
Works great, neighbor's kid was playing with a baseball and put a dent in my car.

Piece cost 35 bucks, cost 10 dollars to reinstall.

They didnt apologize or anything so if the dog wants to bite a hand or two I wont apologize or anything either...

Also I dont have kids and hate them.

The puppies were being fostered in an elementary school, teachers volunteered shifts to look after them. Ideally I'd want them to not be so kid friendly so all the neighborhood cock goblins could go the fuck home when I bring my big pupper girl out
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>>3024932
She's cute and never grew to "full size" because being on the smaller side just makes her even cuter

>>3024997
>Do you guys trim your dog's nails on your own or do you take him to a groomer?
I've always done them at home. Maple is SUPER sensitive about nail trims (not ever aggressive, just fearful.) She used to be a super star about it but after getting quicked badly she developed a pretty severe fear of it. It broke my heart. It's taken a lot of patience and work to fix that, to build her confidence and trust and create a cooperative care nail trim routine from the ground up (where she consents to nail trims and can opt in or out of the procedure.) I don't trust a groomer to do her nails and not scare her since they are paid to just get the job done and, even if they don't rush and they try to be kind and gentle, they just don't know her well enough/have the trust built up/have the time to do it in a way where she'd be completely comfortable. She's not super trusting with strangers so I feel it'd be stressful for her

In general I just don't trust other people to care for my dog, in so much as I can (obviously the vet has to be able to do some stuff with/to her) I don't take her to groomers, don't send her off to be trained by someone else, etc. There are very few people I trust to leave her with or even hold her leash. Call me paranoid but I just don't trust most other people with my dog. I've seen too many horror stories of groomers or dog walkers or trainers hurt, abuse, lose, or even kill peoples' dogs and that's just not something I am comfortable with risking. Plus she's a very sensitive, soft dog and her feelings get hurt easily. I don't want to break her trust or make her scared. So if I can do something at home myself, I do. This isn't to say I think everyone should do it this way, that's just my personal feeling for my dog. So I'm not judging--if you have a groomer you trust, more power to you!
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>>3025034
Invisible fences are notoriously unreliable. An overly aroused dog (say your high prey-drive dog saw a cat or something) may barrel right through, not thinking/caring about the consequences of the shock, then when he's back in a calmer state of mind, will be reluctant to cross back over the line in fear of the shock. This also can create reactivity/aggression in dogs because they may start to associate the shock with the appearance of a trigger they chased after (other dogs, strangers, etc.)

Also, these "fences" don't keep other dogs or animals out.
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>>3025755
>>3024997
>Do you guys trim your dog's nails on your own or do you take him to a groomer?

I have a big fine file I drag my dog's nails over every friday once. a little but regular care goes a long way and prevents you having to sit down with clippers or a dremel tool like some people do.
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>>3025453
Pls respond I'm afraid my pups going to die
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>>3025790
>>3025453
>How long do I need to avoid my dad and his house to make sure my little dude is safe?

you need to avoid all contact with them until your vet gives you the OK to do so when the puppy has had all it's vaccinations. this also means avoiding dog parks and the outside yards etc. in general.
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>>3025769
I built a scratchboard for Maple and trained her to scratch her nails on it, that helps maintain them and was a big help while we were working up to being able to use clippers again. It's just 80 grit (I think--don't remember, might have been 70) sandpaper glued to a wooden board. Cheap and effective!

>>3025790
Don't let your pup over there until after he has received all his puppy vaccinations. He should be good after that, but you should tell your dad to sanitize his floors and everything he can. Parvo is a nasty beast.
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>>3025796
we walk about a mile on blacktop a day so thats about enough to, with the friday filing, keep the nails short and trimmed and safe.

these days we love to enjoy playing hide and seek in the waist tall grass patches. For a dog, Eevee is quite a visual animal.

So with Maple's future sister being already ordered, do you have anything you are planning on doing differently in that dog's upbringing?
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What kind of dog is this? It's some sort of mutt AFAIK, maybe with some Plott Hound in it, but I don't know for sure.
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>>3026136
>What kind of dog is this?

the cute af kind?
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>>3026165
Yeah she's very sweet
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>>3026734
saved this also-brindle cute on KC one day....
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>>3026879
She looks very similar.
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So I am a catfag and I learned that barely anyone should own a dog

>know that the best kind of dog is one you train from puppyship
>learn that you need to train it everything from how to act socially to how to shit
>learn that some dogs like fucking pits are defective and are fucking time bombs no matter how well you train them
>learn that the easiest the train, the most intelligent dogs were bred for specific jobs that create new problems
>for example, a dobberman is a brilliant animal but if you don't train it right it will be a nervous wrek and/or over protetive. If you are using it as a friend you NEED to give it a job and dedicated stimulation
>thus I slowly came to the realization that owning a dog demands TOTAL devotion to making it act right, and is more of a prossess than a 1 time thing
>and if you don't know exactly what you are doing you will fuck it up

This has given me a new respect for well trained dogs and the love and care their masters have to give but fuck dude, I don't think most people should own them
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>>3026884
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>>3026935
lol that's adorable
is she begging?
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>>3026915
>know that the best kind of dog is one you train from puppyship

no. you can train almost any dog to become a great pet, companion and friend. the real limiter here is you.

>learn that you need to train it everything from how to act socially to how to shit

most of this happens on it's own if only you spend the time on the dog needed. you do not train a dog how to be social - other dogs do, IF you socialize it with them.

>learn that some dogs like fucking pits are defective and are fucking time bombs no matter how well you train them

time bombs for children, small dogs and women. a regular dude who aknowledges the pit breeds origins has nothing to fear.

>learn that the easiest the train, the most intelligent dogs were bred for specific jobs that create new problems

most problems can be dealt with with exercise. do not want a dog that needs 3-4hrs/day of exercise? well you do not want that kind of dog then....

>for example, a dobberman is a brilliant animal but if you don't train it right it will be a nervous wrek and/or over protetive.

doesn't sound right.

>If you are using it as a friend you NEED to give it a job and dedicated stimulation

no shit? you beez telling me dogue is not furby that I can turn on and off as I please?

>thus I slowly came to the realization that owning a dog demands TOTAL devotion to making it act right, and is more of a prossess than a 1 time thing

if the needs of that dog breed do not already jive with your daily routine and lifestyle, yes, dog keeping is hard and you'll likely fail. the shelters are testament to that.

>>and if you don't know exactly what you are doing you will fuck it up

plenty of free ressources these days. YT alone will allow you to educate yourself extensively without ever even seeing a dog.

>This has given me a new respect for well trained dogs and the love and care their masters have to give but fuck dude, I don't think most people should own them

that's reasonable.
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>>3026937
probably. it was some Romanian Bernd=Anon on Krautchan way back when.
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dump complete
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>>3026115
Waist tall grass seems fun but also a tick nightmare. I can't stand those little fuckers!

>do you have anything you are planning on doing differently in that dog's upbringing?
Absolutely! I made a lot of mistakes while raising Maple. Sometimes I was impatient or frustrated with her, and pushed her too far too fast when she wasn't ready for something in her training, etc. Sometimes I just plain didn't know what I was doing.

Maple has taught me a lot over the years and I've become a better trainer for it, grown in patience, etc. I can't turn back time and un-make my mistakes with Maple, but I'm determined to do it right this time, and I hope that makes up for my failures at least a little bit. I'm sure I'll make mistakes with this next puppy, too--no one's perfect, and we're always learning. But I've learned so much since then, and become more educated on dog behavior and training in general, become more technically skilled as a trainer, etc. And it's all we can do to just strive to keep learning and doing our best--when you know better, do better. I'm really looking forward to raising a puppy again!

My biggest regret that I'll be sure to not make the same mistake this time? Hold that puppy as much as you can, as long as you can, before she grows up. I feel like I didn't hold Maple enough when she was smol!! Just look at that face! I wish I could cuddle her as a puppy just one more time.

>>3026136
Seconding "the cute kind." She looks like a very mutt-y mutt, and a super cute one at that.
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>>3026915
>[training] is more of a prossess than a 1 time thing
Definitely, and I really wish more people understood that! Training is something ongoing throughout a dog's entire life, and dogs are learning even when you don't THINK you're training, so you have to pay attention, especially for smart dogs!

That said, dogs are fairly forgiving of mistakes in training and can relearn things. And not all dogs are difficult working breeds--some are more suited to be "easy mode" pets for the less-skilled owner. Still requires devotion and training, but it's not something the average person is incapable of--so long as they actually commit to it (and unfortunately, a lot of people don't.)
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>>3026941
>time bombs for children, small dogs and women. a regular dude who aknowledges the pit breeds origins has nothing to fear.
So a reasonable pitbull owner needs to keep a gun on handy for when it finally snaps and probably shouldnt have kids or smaller animals

Fuck what horrible dogs they are
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So I live in the suburbs where dog walkers aren't readily available, and also I live alone. With my commute time I am gone for 9-10 consecutive hours a day.

Am I correct in assuming even if I got an extremely lazy breed of dog I'd be torturing it by forcing it to hold poops in all day? Should I just get a kot?
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>>3024781

The snuffle mat didn't take long time wise, it was more that I massively underestimated the amount of fleece it would take. I ordered a kilo of fleece offcuts thinking that would cover it, but it's only just managed to go around the outside (missing the middle). Not that she minds!

You've also hit the nail on the head with cuddling your pup. I do feel that half the reason I'm not as close to our rough as I am to Izzy despite only having her for a few months is that we just didn't gel when she was a puppy- we didn't cuddle really until she started fitting, and I regret it dearly. She has a much better relationship with my other half who did bond with her as a puppy.

>>3024027
Our puller arrived today, but as we had training tonight I'll give it a proper go tomorrow. Thanks for suggesting it, it looks fab in person! As for the fleece tugs, she's just had a few that my Mum got her that she's loved playing with my Mum's terrier with.

>>3025453
Do NOT let your puppy anywhere near your Dad's house for a good month after its vaccinations. Also do not let your Dad come play with your puppy/bring anything back from your Dad's house unless you've cleaned it thoroughly first. Diluted bleach works nicely to decontaminate any items bought in.
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>>3027650
>torturing it by forcing it to hold poops in all day?

you can train a dog to take its shit inside. this has it's pitfalls though, read up on it. I'm not willing to suggest somebody should not get a dog because they work 10hrs/day. there are plenty of shelter dogs on death row who would be much better off even here. that being said, my dog shits twice early in the day, every day. meaning it goes without shitting for the remaininh 20hrs. now this may not work out for your potential dog but with some exp and tuning you can figure out a schedule that will work for you. pissing is an issue too, especially for a male dog. I am talking an old dog who's living out his last 1-3 years in a loving home instead of cold concrete of a shelter btw.

>>3028324
>I'll give it a proper go tomorrow

as with anything, start slow. if Izzy's gums aren't used to loads of tug work, they might get injured. I limited the play with it to two 1min long bouts for the first 7 day. increase from there according to how your dog fares.

>cuddling your pup

Eevee doesn't cuddle. at all. if shes resting you you start petting her back she'll give you the "If you do not stop I'll have to move!" look. yet, she's at all times be 3 feet away from me. it's the weird intricacies of a working ranch dog. she's with you but it's a solely professional relationshitp. contact (as a reward) is fine as long as it's playwrestling though.
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We got this new baby dog today. Think it's an Aussie.
How can we go about training her? She's my sister's dog, but odds are I'm going to have to watch her.
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>>3027111
>Mfw seeing untidy cars
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Is it only the shelter in my area, or do shelters everywhere do this shit where they filters and shit on animal photos?
Also should my first dogo be a pup or are adult dogs better
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>>3028713
pupper
that way they'll get to know you better and quicker.
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>>3027111
clean up your nasty-ass car
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>>3028603
I'd probably just start with teaching her to sit and stay first.
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>>3028741
how 2 potty train tho?
Just make her sleep on pee pads and then take her out after meals?

She's not eating much since she got home... just sleeping a lot.
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>>3028743
That I don't know, but from what I've seen, a lot of people just take the puppy outside for a while after it eats/drinks then give it a treat when it relieves itself outside
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I run several miles a day and hike regularly.
Been thinking about a dog. Looking at Australian cattle dog rn.
What does /dog/ think of ACDs?
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>Want to get a dog
>Work an hour away from my place
>Sleep 8 hours
>Spend an hour at the gym
>Get maybe 5 hours out of the day to spend time with dog (not including weekends)

If it weren't for the fact my job is contract (that I have no control over, I work for a contracting company) I'd move closer and get a doggo. Life is hard.
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>>3028906
Spend that hour at the gym working out with your dog, Anon.
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>>3028874
Like an Aussie Shepard? Are those the same things?
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How can I get one of these with the tail intact?
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>>3028984
Australian cattle dog AKA blue heeler
like a short-hair Aussie Shepard, also smaller.
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>>3028874
I have one. She is the absolute best and I love her to pieces. I've heard, and can corroborate, that they tend to be obstinate and pretty independent. Training perfect recall and ignoring distractions is almost impossible. She is bound to me and is distrustful of people especially if she thinks I am not aware of them.

But they are healthy as fuck and will run long distances - her coat in particular is pretty floofy so she gets hot in a hurry, but is absolutely great in winter.

With proper training she will do about 10-15 miles at full mountain biking pace. That being said a 4 mile run every day or so has been plenty of activity to keep her sane.

Pic related
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>>3029007
Another one cause my cat is dying and posting pictures of my cute dog for you guys eases the pain.
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>>3028324
>You've also hit the nail on the head with cuddling your pup
With Maple, I feel like I was in such a hurry for her to grow up, and that was stupid of me. I was so eager to see what she'd be like when she grew up. Looking back, puppyhood was over so fast and I really should have savored it more!

>>3028603
Adorable! Please post more of her. Check kikopup's channel on youtube for lots of good puppy training videos.

>>3028874
Lovely dogs. Bond very closely with their owners. High energy, should be a good running partner. Like any herding dogs, they are very smart and need a lot of mental stimulation as well.

>>3029011
Aww. She's cute!
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>>3029019
Same location but with our other older dog wondering what the fuck is going on and why there's another dog in his house.
She likes to lick the insides of his ears for some reason and bite them.
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how do i train my Pomeranian to heel? he's a cunt and always runs ahead choking himself on walks
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>>3029038
Heel, or loose leash walk? Two different things.

If you just want him to stop pulling and walk with a loose leash, it just comes down to this: pulling must never be reinforced. Walking with a loose leash must be reinforced. There are multiple ways you can do this. #1 rule is the dog doesn't get to go where they're going when they pull. You stop walking, you turn around, whatever. They just don't get to keep going forward like they want. Use treats or access to things they want (getting to sniff what they are interested in) as rewards for keeping a loose leash. Reward for attention (dog looks back at you.) etc.
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>>3028743
>how 2 potty train tho?

take dog outside every hour, pet/praise/treat with food and/or play when it does it's thing outside in the right places.

as for training:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSzKlA0XxBLUTvKeFxXkB-w
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-qnqaajTk6bfs3UZuue6IQ

you want to start with a recall and a drop it/leave it command - those are kinda life saving.
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This scruffy little blonde cutie is scheduled to be put down tomorrow thanks to terminal cancer that spread faster than treatment could help. Thanks for helping my son get over his fear of the dark and putting up with Wrecks' horrible puppy behavior when you came to visit.
Bentley is my mothers dog, but he's touched everyone in my families life in unimaginable ways. I'm glad my mother took him to the cottage for his last few days, it will also be his final resting place.
RIP little man, hope the journey is painless, you deserve it after these last two years you fought so hard.
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>>3029214
>This scruffy little blonde cutie is scheduled to be put down tomorrow

>>3023994
>This place is killing me
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Dogless peasant, here. I am interested in getting a good boi or girl.
My wife completely approves of it. I think a dog would be an excellent addition to our family.
I'm ready to spend thousands on its education and such.
I guess my question is, which kind of dog would be best for us?
I'm quite the sportsman and love running in the morning and when I get back from work.
We live in a medium sized apartment (70m2).
We have money.
We both work, but I teach and usually get back for lunchtime.
I have the time to get the dog out 2 to 3 times a day.
I like smart dogs. I would prefer a mid-sized or small dog.
It's very strange, but I would LOVE a dog with its own independance and strong personnality, while still being very affectionate.
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>>3029299
Unironically a shiba
>very affectionate
Oh never mind
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isn't Shiba a meme dog anyway?
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>>3029214
RIP pupper.
Sometimes it’s best to do this than it is to let them suffer.
There’s a point in which they have no quality of life.
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whippet?
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>>3029346
I've read that they're hard to train and can be very noisy.
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>>3029367
Whippit good
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>>3029299
My sister has two Husky’s malamutes.
They are very active dogs that can be lovable and VERY vocal.
They need a firm hand to train and the worst part is the shedding and pet grooming.

If you don’t mind picking up hair and an earsplitting yipe then you’ll love a Hoosky or Mute
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>>3029214
Sleep well, doggo.
When I was 18 my parents had to put our 14yo Old English Sheepdog down because her arthritis and hip problems were causing her a lot of pain and making movement painful.
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>>3029075
Thanks, senpai.
What about with the big dog around? She likes to bite at his tail, collar, and likes to lick his ears for some reason.

Will she learn mannerisms from him? Also what signs from big dog should I look for for annoyances? I don’t want him to bite her but a snap might be good discipline.
He wags his tail sometimes when she’s on him but he likes to play rough.
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>>3029353
>>3029376

He's only 8, but requires two double doses of metacam to function the last month. It's always shitty, but she's definitely doing the right thing. It was so hard to see him with a giant, now open tumor on his leg and one on his stomach. They ruptured a day apart late last week, but we thought he deserved one last weekend of being spoiled and pampered at the cottage with the whole family together around him.
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hi I recently got a puppy and the thing is we have outdoor bunnies in our backyard who poop everywhere and my puppy seems to eat that, I can't really control it since the poop is everywhere and it's really small so it's harder to see where it is from a distance, but is this harmful?
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>What about with the big dog around? She likes to bite at his tail, collar, and likes to lick his ears for some reason.

as long as it's playful, it's fine.

>Will she learn mannerisms from him?

yes. older dogs will help socialize puppies. you also want to expose the puppy to as many safe older dogs and puppies as possible to help the dog grow into a wella djusted adult. ths goes for basically everything else like bikers, strollers, skaters whathaveyou.

>Also what signs from big dog should I look for for annoyances?

old dogs cut puppies a wide margin of slack usually. USUALLY. this does not mean an older dog can not suddenly hurt a younger one. you should seperate them for a few hours a day to give the older one some alone time, preferably with you, where it's free off the puppy. you can use that time for crate training the puppy. if the older dog is seeing that the new dog is not taking ressources, and this includes time with you, away from him, chances of trouble are minimized. same goes for the dog just ahving enough alone time away from the puppy that might hassle it perpetually.

>I don’t want him to bite her but a snap might be good discipline.

this is how a mother dog disciplines her puppies:

https://youtu.be/KHBe0jT6S3U

>He wags his tail sometimes when she’s on him but he likes to play rough.

you should heavily monitor the play and moderate it. you do not want a growing dog to have too much strain put on it's frame by playing rough with bigger, grown dogs for too long.
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>>3029389
>but is this harmful?

parasite infection is always possible but most dogs I've know have eaten puppy poop etc. - if you stick with the regular vet appointments and deworming your dog should be fine.
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>>3029390
This is a ferret picture.
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>>3029390
This is all good information desu. Thank you.

One last question.
Since she got home she’s been sleeping a lot, and not eating much. She was born on an open range farm breeding place where the dags were allowed to eat when they wanted. Should I try to only feed her during the times I feed the big dog and then don’t feed her any other times?

It’s normal for puppies to sleep a lot, right?
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>>3029390
Look at that fur noodle
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>noodle

Croissant!

>>3029395
>Since she got home she’s been sleeping a lot, and not eating much.

it's been what, 2-3 days? it still needs to adjust. if you feel it's eating too little, make some bone broth (I collect meat waste like chicken bones, bacon skins etc. in the freezer and when I ahve enough I crush them and boil them) and soak the dry food in it if that's what you feed.

>She was born on an open range farm breeding place where the dags were allowed to eat when they wanted. Should I try to only feed her during the times I feed the big dog and then don’t feed her any other times?

dunno. depends on how you have to run your schedule I guess. you should give it 3-5 smaller feedings a day, or at least that is the /rec/ you'll hear a lot. you do want the puppy to get its daily calories but you do not want it to wolf all that down in 1 or two sittings and get used to these amounts of food.

>It’s normal for puppies to sleep a lot, right?

yes. I'd guess out of 24hrs of the day, they'll spend >18 sleeping/lazing around with bouts of play in between.
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>>3029407
Thanks family. Have some puppy pawpads.
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what was the name of that ranking generator page ?
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Been thinking about getting a dog for a few weeks now. But there's plenty of questions I can't get an answer to since nobody in my family owns one.
>I'm currently in a house, big yard, in the countryside ; but I might need to get a flat for work before the end of the year.
>I can give the dog about 5-6 hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I'm hiking or biking twice or thrice a week
>While money could become an issue (car-related problems), I'm pretty sure I could get enough monthly for the dog
>New owner obviously. My sister is getting a cat soon ; nobody else ever owned an animal
there's a 4-years old malinois in a shelter near me, would set me back 250 bucks. I really want that unique relationship with a doggo, but I'm also quite afraid to not give her the life she deserves. Is there a breed I should look for, a one I should avoid at all costs ?
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>4-years old malinois in a shelter near me

this could be the best thing to ever happen to you or a very bad thing. depending on how much time and effort you can/will invest. assume you'll NEED to spend 3-4hrs/day on exercise with the dog

you can see some mal training here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSzKlA0XxBLUTvKeFxXkB-w
https://www.youtube.com/user/lklencho/featured?disable_polymer=1
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>>3029565
Honestly, I'm currently out of work everyday except friday evening for 4 hours and the whole saturday afternoon ; both day, i'm coming back home at 21.30pm
The thing that is making me hesitate is that I could get a job during the summer that would land be a position asking a 9am-17pm or more, make me move to a flat instead of a house ; would it be detrimental to the dog's wellbeing to change environment so soon after adoption, and would a malinois be happy with an hour or 2 of biking each day, more on the weekend ? I'd like to save one from the concrete but I can't be fine with myself if her/his life with me is only slightly better than a shelter.
A friend of mine has 2 malinois, but both from a professionnal "raiser" and from pupp-hood basically. The one up for adoption at the shelter only knew a kennel before now, and the volunteers said it would be a good idea to re-educate her with a pro, to be safe
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>and would a malinois be happy with an hour or 2 of biking each day, more on the weekend ?

sure, that would tire it out enough. BUT. I'd suggest to get the exercise in in the VERY early morning if you want to have a chance of being able to leave for work without the dog going insane. you need a routine/schedule like that. if the dog knows kennel "life", that should actually work in your favour. 8hrs alone is a lot to ask for, I personally don't do more than 4,5hrs.

>would it be detrimental to the dog's wellbeing to change environment so soon after adoption

dogs need consistency and a schedule but that doesn't mean they can't travel and move. for a mal it may even be beneficial. the place isn't that important, it's the structuring of the day. make sure you have multiple dog parks/big, open, safe fields where you could play and exercise nearby when looking for a place to live. without such, you can forget a dog, much less a mal.
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>I'm currently in a house, big yard, in the countryside ; but I might need to get a flat for work before the end of the year.
Doesn't matter. You can live in an apartment as long as you get your dog out 2 to 3 times a day.
>I can give the dog about 5-6 hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I'm hiking or biking twice or thrice a week
That's enough. Depending on the dog, you can take them for your activities.
>While money could become an issue (car-related problems), I'm pretty sure I could get enough monthly for the dog
Depending on the dog, it costs from 50 to 180 upkeep.
>New owner obviously. My sister is getting a cat soon ; nobody else ever owned an animal
A personal favorite of mine for new owners is the Maltese.

+ :
>cute little dogs
>VERY smart
>adaptable
>playful
>heartwarming
>cheap
>low cost maintenance
>S-tier with kids

- :
>not cool enough if you are a nigger
>may have a wide array of genetic health problems. A careful breed selection should avoid that
>high time maintenance

If you want a privileged relationship with a cute doggo and spend time with it, this one is absolutely for you.
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>>3029600
I have basically 2 forests, a dozen hectares of fields and plains around me.If I'm willing to take the car for 10 minutes, a riverbed several km longs. It's a small village. Next potential place of work, I'm not going to rent a flat smack dab downtown, I'll be close to the residential houses suburbs, so pretty sure it would be ok to walk 30 minutes or bike it to get to a forest or park.
Would 7am-8am be early enough ? Like, between breakfast and commuting ?
Again, I'd rather come home to eat at midday, but the feasability is not certain.
I think I'll go visit the shelter and see if the mal is not too "rough" tomorrow.

>>3029619
Honestly, I have had bad times with small dogs, I gues I'm half-consciously trying to not get near them ?
A neighbour had an australian shepered when I was a kid and I really like him. Another had a demon, also known as chihuaha, who tried to bite my hand off once.
Are breed on the small-side better for new owners, as a general rule ?
From what you are saying, regular and straining activites are sufficient for most dog breeds except nuclear-powered ones that never tire out ? Is there some breeds that require special sports, i.e. frisbee or agility, to really be happy because running isn't sufficient in terms of brain stimulus ?
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>Maltese

these can be pretty high energy and athletic dogs too though.

>>3029662
>If I'm willing to take the car for 10 minutes

everything that needs a ride like that is very far away. taking the dog out for exercise is a lot of work in winter, at 0530, when it's -13°C and snowing. keep that in mind. your primary site for exercise should be close so you ain't wasting time.

>walk 30 minutes or bike it to get to a forest or park.

woods are kinda a gamble. you certainly do not want to go where game animals like rabbits could make your dog run away in the beginning while you are training the dog etc.

>Would 7am-8am be early enough ? Like, between breakfast and commuting ?

sure, whatever works out the best for you.

>Again, I'd rather come home to eat at midday,

that would be the best option. get back, take the dog out for a piss, throw the ball for a few minutes, give it a KONG to eat from... this would help you a lot.

>I think I'll go visit the shelter and see if the mal is not too "rough" tomorrow.

there is plenty of variation withing the breed too. not every single one is a thoroughbred racehorse just itching to to run all day, every day.
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>>3029662
>Are breed on the small-side better for new owners, as a general rule ?

they are better if your job site allows you to bring in small dogs to work. other than that, no.
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>>3029662
>Is there some breeds that require special sports, i.e. frisbee or agility, to really be happy because running isn't sufficient in terms of brain stimulus ?

mals would fall into that category for sure. you should watch vids on the YT channel I posted. you can turn a simple game of ball fetch into an exercise for the mind too if you sprinkle in general obedience stuff too:

https://youtu.be/SVJe2VgoYV4



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