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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 322 People

    Keep Your Dog Off My Yard

    I live in a new sub division.  It is a middle to upper middle class neighborhood.  I have a corner lot and an invisible fence around my yard to keep my dogs in. I have three great danes.  I take them for walks around the neighborhood.  On my walks they...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    I believe no matter what

    if you have your dog at home or not your dog should have what he/she may need. You should in my opinion have things a lot like when you have a baby you should be carrying anything you know the dog will need just in case something happens and you cant get home. If you have a...
    midnight424 midnight424 18-21, F Mar 13, 2014

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    Be Responsible For Your Puppy

    Being a dog owner takes a lot of responsibility and requires major commitment to an animal that may live 15 years or so.  This should not be taken lightly. When your dog misbehaves, you can’t just trade him in. If he gets sick, you have to take care of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 26 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Today I was walking my dog (Staffordshire Bull

    Terrier) in the park and a Pitbull approached us, dived on my dog as was very aggressive. I panicked and kicked the dog on the chest. I took my Indie home and called the ranger. I went back to the dog with a leash and waited for the ranger. Whilst I was waited, I noticed that...
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M Apr 20

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    Avoiding Dog Owner Heartbreaks

     Last wk I had to go to the vet to take our Rott pup in for his well puppy check up. I hadn't been there long when a lady came in crying hysterically holding her small dog that looked like it had been put through a meat grinder. As our vet...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    All Pets

    It is another life. I do not know what they can feel. Sience says they can't love because they are missing that part of their brain, but i know they can feel some type of pain, and they cant protect themselves like we can. If you get a pet you should take care of it. You may...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    Yeah

    Honestly, why have a dog if you're not going to take care of it? Dogs are completely dependent on their owners. You need to love, feed/water, bathe, walk, house, and groom them. You need to take them to the doctor too. They're like children. Most dogs with...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Love Them

    I truly believe everyone who owns a pet should be responsible for their care. Pets should be taken care of like we take care of our children. They look to us for love and care and put their trust in us to protect them. They should be treated like a member of the family. They...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Be True.

    If you want a dog please make sure you can look after him first he also have feelings. xxx
    natashatjie natashatjie 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    Responsible Dog Owners!

    A dog is a member ot the family! it breaks my heart to! when i see anyone, neglecting a dog, or any animal come to that! I take my, (was my daughter's dog) for walks and i can honestly say! "the praise i have had off, the neighbours", as they say i seem to be the only one who...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 19 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    I Am a Dog.

    I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure. I am not a thing. If I am hit--I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break, I will feel pain. I am not a thing. I am a dog. I enjoy playtime. walk time, but more than anything....I want nothing...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    The Avatar Picture

    I joined this group because the dog in the group avatar looks just like my dog. We have a black and brown medium hair Duschund.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Adopting Dogs

    I do believe in Responsible dog ownership which is why I will not adopt a dog even though I would really like to have a friend at home. Currently I live in an apartment and I am on a limited income. I also travel a bit and there really isn't anybody who is capable of looking...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Congratulations On Becoming A Parent, Please Read This!

    Now that you have a creature on four pawss, there are some things you should know: 1. A dog has a soul, therefore do not treat it like a fence post. 2. Dogs can feel pain, they may not be able to tell you that all the time, but they do. 3. You may not believe this, but your son...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Deafmute Neighbor

    I believe you must love your dog. Nieghbor chain his to running wire. I feed my dog. Neighbor's ribs are constantly showing. I look why my dog barks. Idiot opposite the street sit in front of tv, deaf to his mutt's noise. My dog does not roam the streets. Moron nextdoor's...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Part Of The Family

    Most of the dogs that I have had were rescue animals. The most recent two were a Saint Bernard Pyrenees mix, and an Alaskan Husky. The Saint Bernard was abandoned at a bar. She had obviously been recently nursing puppies, because her nipples were swollen from lactation. It was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2011

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    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    So I don't like dogs as much as people now days, who believe a dog should be treated like a king or something.. I can't stand it I don't know how to nicely tell this to my husband...
    sanity113 sanity113 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rawhide!! I used to love watching episodes of "Rawhide." Even the opening song was very catchy..."keep them dogies movin', rawhide!", followed by the sharp sound of a whip crack...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe in Love. Yes, it's the feeling I get when I go to Olive Garden, or when I cuddle my dog, but that's not the love I'm talking about. I'm talking about Jesus. Where I find...
    sarahrassy sarahrassy 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    my dog is a half american bulldog half mix he is a wonderful dog very street smart from being on his own he got mistreated an hit by a car he is not going to a shelter i need ur...
    beme1a beme1a 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Living in South Texas, less than 40 miles from the Mexican border has it own set of problems most people who don't live here never consider. In the last 3 years, I have...
    Randypaul Randypaul 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I came back from vacation to find out a huge mistake on my schedule. Someone, mistakenly, had cancelled an event that was important. That caused disruption on my day and affected...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really want a tiberian mastive I believe its called a big foofy dog!!! I only have a yorkie and pit bull right now but one day I hope to get a giant dog!! lol I love all animals...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    “The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed...
    azaun azaun 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My dog is half Australian shepherd and half sneaky neighbor's dog. She is well trained, and just a sweet, intelligent, fantastic dog. She is something else, a little ball of...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I like dogs I have been brought up around dogs mainly labs and collie dogs we have a collie dog at moment he's a lovely dog he's called winjer
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    How to Help Your Dog Avoid Pain No Risks (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4344) If you suspect your dog is in great pain, here is how you can help your dog avoid pain...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    Rescue Dogs Rule! I grew up with dogs, but went without one for a few years, due to circumstances. Some six years ago, there was a story in a local paper about a dog that had been...
    Keith246 Keith246 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Not all men are dogs.. But I think it's all about what you put out into the world. You attract certain audiences by the way you carry yourself
    flsweetheart flsweetheart 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This movie is amazing. Richard Gere did an awesome job. There's another movie, Australian made, based on a true story as well called "Red Dog". I think these two movies are the top...
    pepiniux pepiniux 46-50, M a week ago

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    My sister's family's dog just died and their kids are super upset. My brother in-law now has this idea that he will take the dog's body (a German Shepherd) to a taxidermist to get...
    AmyFass AmyFass 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I lost my dog, poppy, 8 years ago to a car accident. I still remember clearly that it was an independence day, we just went out for family dinner and when we came back home, we...
    Vanda Vanda 31-35, F a week ago

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    I love my boyfriend; he's really sweet, thoughtful, and respectful of me. Even when we disagree on opinions/beliefs, we still respect one another. Anyway, he's got two dogs: one is...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love my boyfriend; he's really sweet, thoughtful, and respectful of me. Even when we disagree on opinions/beliefs, we still respect one another. Anyway, he's got two dogs: one...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 22-25, F a week ago

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    Last summer my family went on vacation to Florida and we took our dog with us. My family went shopping so I was home alone. It was really hot in the house we were renting so I got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29

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    I don't quite understand how anybody can truly dislike dogs without any valid reasons. I literally can't comprehend how someone cannot love something that will never judge or hurt...
    padfootlives padfootlives 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I believe in ghost because once when I was sleeping I had a nightmare and woke up and I saw a girl shadow with a dog on a leash and I was like that must be my sister and my...
    cloudysky2257 cloudysky2257 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I've been beating my sons - its Saturday and I whip them each week to reinforce discipline. they watch each each being whipped which reinforces it further. they let of steam by...
    KarlTurk KarlTurk 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 27

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    My father had to put down my dog this morning. I wasn't able to be there, because I was on vacation, she had cancer. She was 6 years old, and a Great Pyrenees. I remember so...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Jun 26

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    'ROOSTER'-the introduction For those of us who love dogs, and especially for those of you who love hunting dogs, Id like to tell you a story of how we, my family and I...
    FatherThyme FatherThyme 56-60, M Jun 26

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    I don't like dog fighting. If your putting your dog into a dog fighting ring and you know your dog is losing why make him keep fighting? It's not fun to watch. Do you want people...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My current dog is a rescue. I adopted her about a year ago. She is a beautiful white dog with brown, grey and black spots. Her eyes are brown and blue. She is a cattle dog mix...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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