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Thread started 12/12/09 8:33am

tricky2

I Got A Dog - Now I Regret It!!

My son has wanted a dog for few years. He's 12. We got a puppy (14wks),BIG MISTAKE!?
It's like having a new born in the house. It's really starting to frustrate me to the point where I'm deeply regretting it. I feel liked I'm trapped by this animal. He's gets a lot of love, when we have time. He always has a full tummy and has lots of chew toys. We have a huge backyard for the dog to run around.
I thought, this won't be so bad. WRONG! mad
Someone please tell me its going to better?
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Reply #1 posted 12/12/09 8:36am

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raising a young puppy is a full time investment. Don't get frustrated and remember he's just a toddler.


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Reply #2 posted 12/12/09 8:36am

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With dogs it NEVER...and I mean, NEEEEEVVVVEEEER gets better.

Of course that depends on the breed. What breed is it?


You simply have to love dogs and animals to own a dog. You can't just buy one because "it sounds like a good idea." Those little fuckers will play fetch for 5 hours if they had their way.... You need to have energy and strength. Seriously.



It doesn't sound like you got yourself a lap dog. Toy/Lap dogs are much much easier than working dogs.
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Reply #3 posted 12/12/09 8:38am

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And some cats are the same. Sure they're litterbox trained, and nap so much that they'll leave you alone for hours at a time, but those little fuckers never learn either.

They piss on everything....habitually.

People are always saying cats are smarter than dogs, but this isn't true. Cat's appear smarter than dogs because their owners become increasingly dumber over time from becoming slaves to the little selfish bastards.

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Reply #4 posted 12/12/09 8:39am

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And don't get me started on goldfish. no no no!
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Reply #5 posted 12/12/09 8:40am

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JerseyKRS said:

raising a young puppy is a full time investment. Don't get frustrated and remember he's just a toddler.


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Reply #6 posted 12/12/09 8:50am

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It does get better nod comfort

the only thing I have found difficult is finding someone to look after our dog if I'm going out of town
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Reply #7 posted 12/12/09 9:00am

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confuse Didn't you know all this before you got the dog??? What did you think having a new puppy that doesn't know anything and is looking to you to teach him and raise him (just like a child) was gonna be like? You shoulda researched before getting this dog, it's not the puppy's fault, he's a PUPPY. This is exactly why people should never get dogs at Xmas time because it's usually an impulse buy and the shelters are overflowing with these "gifts" by March. confused neutral
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Reply #8 posted 12/12/09 9:02am

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Yeah, sorry to say, but a puppy needs as much training and nurturing as a child.
You will get all kinds of good things out of pet ownership, absolutely, but it's a full-time investment for years. 10 years from now you will need to find a sitter so you can go on vacation. Buying a puppy isn't somethign to enter into lightly, it's a commitment.
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Reply #10 posted 12/12/09 9:22am

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tricky2 said:

My son has wanted a dog for few years. He's 12. We got a puppy (14wks),BIG MISTAKE!?
It's like having a new born in the house. It's really starting to frustrate me to the point where I'm deeply regretting it. I feel liked I'm trapped by this animal. He's gets a lot of love, when we have time. He always has a full tummy and has lots of chew toys. We have a huge backyard for the dog to run around.
I thought, this won't be so bad. WRONG! mad
Someone please tell me its going to better?
sad


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Reply #11 posted 12/12/09 9:32am

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tricky2 said:

My son has wanted a dog for few years. He's 12. We got a puppy (14wks),BIG MISTAKE!?
It's like having a new born in the house. It's really starting to frustrate me to the point where I'm deeply regretting it. I feel liked I'm trapped by this animal. He's gets a lot of love, when we have time. He always has a full tummy and has lots of chew toys. We have a huge backyard for the dog to run around.
I thought, this won't be so bad. WRONG! mad
Someone please tell me its going to better?
sad



DOGS are NOT CATS.
you have to put time and effort into training them.
that and depending on the breed, they need LOTS of EXERCISE.
you need to WALK YOUR DOG. you can't just "let it run around in the backyard".
and you can't just give it a "lot of love" and expect it to behave.
sounds like you had no business getting a dog. you have to do your research. owning an animal is a big responsibility.
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Reply #12 posted 12/12/09 10:09am

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my dog acts better than my kid! nana acts better than my cat too, to be honest.

kennel training! it's a beautiful thing!!

if only I could put the kid in one... wink

it does get better, truly! trust me.
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Reply #13 posted 12/12/09 10:21am

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BklynBabe said:

my dog acts better than my kid! nana acts better than my cat too, to be honest.

kennel training! it's a beautiful thing!!

if only I could put the kid in one... wink

it does get better, truly! trust me.



nod

Funny how ppl expect dogs to just behave. It is great that it is getting love but just like children, they need more than love. Boundaries, exercise, training....
though this might be an opportunity to teach your son responsibility. You could find some puppy classes near you and your son and puppy could do the classes together.
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MrsMdiver said:

BklynBabe said:

my dog acts better than my kid! nana acts better than my cat too, to be honest.

kennel training! it's a beautiful thing!!

if only I could put the kid in one... wink

it does get better, truly! trust me.



nod

Funny how ppl expect dogs to just behave. It is great that it is getting love but just like children, they need more than love. Boundaries, exercise, training....
though this might be an opportunity to teach your son responsibility. You could find some puppy classes near you and your son and puppy could do the classes together.
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Yes. Execise is a really big one. People get mad cause the dog tore up the house and is digging all over the yard. Then I ask them, how many times a day do you walk your dog? And they go silent. You answered your own issue there.
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Reply #15 posted 12/12/09 12:27pm

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KatSkrizzle said:

MrsMdiver said:




nod

Funny how ppl expect dogs to just behave. It is great that it is getting love but just like children, they need more than love. Boundaries, exercise, training....
though this might be an opportunity to teach your son responsibility. You could find some puppy classes near you and your son and puppy could do the classes together.
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Yes. Execise is a really big one. People get mad cause the dog tore up the house and is digging all over the yard. Then I ask them, how many times a day do you walk your dog? And they go silent. You answered your own issue there.


I have known many ppl that think because they got a small lap dog that it does not need to be walked or have any exercise.
Wrong!
Most dogs need mental and physical stimulation.
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KatSkrizzle said:

MrsMdiver said:




nod

Funny how ppl expect dogs to just behave. It is great that it is getting love but just like children, they need more than love. Boundaries, exercise, training....
though this might be an opportunity to teach your son responsibility. You could find some puppy classes near you and your son and puppy could do the classes together.
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Yes. Execise is a really big one. People get mad cause the dog tore up the house and is digging all over the yard. Then I ask them, how many times a day do you walk your dog? And they go silent. You answered your own issue there.



That's usually the #1 issue with misbehaving dogs.
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ButterscotchPimp said:

KatSkrizzle said:



Yes. Execise is a really big one. People get mad cause the dog tore up the house and is digging all over the yard. Then I ask them, how many times a day do you walk your dog? And they go silent. You answered your own issue there.



That's usually the #1 issue with misbehaving dogs.


And if its a male and you aren't mating him, please neuter him. How would you like to go years without getting some action? It would make you a little aggressive too wouldn't it? lol
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Reply #18 posted 12/12/09 1:06pm

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KatSkrizzle said:

ButterscotchPimp said:




That's usually the #1 issue with misbehaving dogs.


And if its a male and you aren't mating him, please neuter him. How would you like to go years without getting some action? It would make you a little aggressive too wouldn't it? lol


Same goes for us females too. giggle
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Reply #19 posted 12/12/09 1:09pm

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What kind of puppy did you get, Tricky? Because while all puppies are a full-time investment, some breeds have quirks and needs all their own. biggrin
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MrsMdiver said:

KatSkrizzle said:



And if its a male and you aren't mating him, please neuter him. How would you like to go years without getting some action? It would make you a little aggressive too wouldn't it? lol


Same goes for us females too. giggle


yes it does! giggle
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Reply #21 posted 12/12/09 1:26pm

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i got a human, i haven't seen him yet!
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Reply #22 posted 12/12/09 2:15pm

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Gee - puppies are work, who knew? neutral hammer
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Reply #23 posted 12/12/09 2:16pm

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lol I have a 9 month old kitten who follows me all over the house. I buy her toys;give her all the food she needs, water too, but she always wants to be petted. A young pet is like a newborn baby. they love to be nurtured and like a lot of attention. It took me 3 months to get used to my kitten, but she's mine now and I have to deal with her. Good luck with your puppy. lol
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Reply #24 posted 12/12/09 4:16pm

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you should get rid of the puppy and adopt a child, they're not nearly as much work and people won't get as worked up when you crate train a child...
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Reply #25 posted 12/12/09 4:18pm

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You should have gotten a grown dog and you wouldn't be having these problems.
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Reply #26 posted 12/12/09 4:46pm

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We have 4 dogs

2 from puppies

Some times you don't have the time to be their plaything but get them plenty of toys and chews because puppies have teething problems like young children and also let them know that they have to have time to themselves they will get the message.

Puppies also need sleep so don't get them too excited. After meal times give them a walk and they will sleep. It does get better and our dogs are great.
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Reply #27 posted 12/12/09 7:47pm

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JerseyKRS said:

raising a young puppy is a full time investment. Don't get frustrated and remember he's just a toddler.


Yep at least 16 years of your life.
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Reply #28 posted 12/12/09 8:06pm

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my cat jane was a rescue. she took some time to get her mellow, but she is one fo the best 2 cats i have ever had. she's sooooo sweet. loves to be petted, loves to lay against my chest with my arms around her, which is not common in cats.

they are a LOT of work though, especially dogs which require a lot more training.
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Reply #29 posted 12/12/09 8:50pm

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tricky2 said:

My son has wanted a dog for few years. He's 12. We got a puppy (14wks),BIG MISTAKE!?
It's like having a new born in the house. It's really starting to frustrate me to the point where I'm deeply regretting it. I feel liked I'm trapped by this animal. He's gets a lot of love, when we have time. He always has a full tummy and has lots of chew toys. We have a huge backyard for the dog to run around.
I thought, this won't be so bad. WRONG! mad
Someone please tell me its going to better?
sad


our dog was also a real handful at first, really, he was ALWAYS at the back of my mind in the beginning, I also thought getting him was a HUGE mistake!!!

He's now soon 2 years (in Feb) and he has calmed down so much.

Today we threw a birthday party for my son who turned 8 and all his friends played with Moppy and Moppy just LOVED the attention, he ran around and fetched and was loving all the pats and ear scratches. When I look at him I just smile, he is so nice love mushy and I wonder how we lived without him. he is the cuddliest most trusting joyful little being.

Give it some more time nod
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