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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 297 People

    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 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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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 16-17, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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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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    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 12 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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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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    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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    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 21 Responses Feb 22, 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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    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 8 Responses Mar 12, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Some thoughts on dog training: Dog training can a very touchy subject between people. There are two very different styles of training a dog I have encountered over the years, on...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Jul 18

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    My dog, Winston, got hit by a bus and two vans... Before I finally said we could put him down, but in no was way he sad! He was the happiest dog hopping on 3 legs (he got used to...
    Mechawaffle Mechawaffle 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My dog died of cancer and i now regret not making lots of memories with her and not taking videos and pics of her ! I miss her soo much i made this to commemorate her cause we grew...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    The delusion of free will is what makes the brightest stars fall from the heavens. It is what makes the world what it is. Free will is believing that one can create, it is wanting...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Jun 29

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    My family said it wasn't my fault. The vet said it was a respiratory infection. But I cannot get over the grief and guilt feeling it was completely my fault. I was doing sit-ups...
    candy2099 candy2099 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I live in California and a friend of mine said to me one day if I found a place to live. and I said no well I end up living on this property that he got. Well I'm there for about...
    inmyhole inmyhole 51-55, M Jul 19

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    A number of years ago my wife and I had a purebred terrier. He was a wonderful protective dog and an excellent “ratter” he was not aggressive but would never back-down from a...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    But, you know, I've never felt like I've lived or worked anywhere where I really needed a gun. I know that could change on a dime, so I admit the risk and I am slightly conflicted...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I believe there is a higher being. I believe In the father the son and holy spirit. I believe that god sent his only son to save us. At times I doubt because of what I go through...
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I do believe in miracles because , one day the EP team , or those responsible for the strict way they feel the need to keep taking the interest and excitement from my real life...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M Jul 4

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    It really bothers me when elders treat the younger generations badly. They say that we are progressively becoming worse and all sorts of nasty comments. But who raised them? YOUR...
    IndoSavior IndoSavior 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I let my dogs out late the other night with one eye open, they came to me nudging while I was sleeping. They happily bustled out the door I sat back down sleepily. I heard loud...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Can a road be cursed? Is it possible for it be a place that draws strange phenomenon to it when all roads nearby appear to be just fine? I often wonder about that reality after...
    paclark paclark 31-35 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to, i don't anymore. I mean not in the way or a form i used to. If you can understand... You see, i am a pagan, so i believe there is a force (no pun intended ) or such...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    People are going to have different beliefs or thoughts about god. I choose to believe. Those who are in favor and love christ. Continue to do so. Don't let people discourage you...
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Today I left my boyfriend of over 2 years mostly because of his dog. He is a dog lover and I don't mind them to a certain extent. My boyfriend has had this dog for almost six...
    Ovetit Ovetit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Seriously, I HATE my boyfriends dog. He got his dog from his ex, and no im not jealous of the dog or that he got it from his ex. This dog is ruining our relationship. I recently...
    kimberlyfaith21 kimberlyfaith21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I can't visually see them, but I can definitely feel them. I've had two encounters with supernatural powers. First when I was a young lad, about 10-12 years old. I can't remember...
    Truromantic Truromantic 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I believe in ghosts, spirits, mermaids, bigfoot, fae, angels.... Basically whatever the person may believe is supernatural. I believe in this stuff not only because I have had...
    UmmaCoward UmmaCoward 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    They're the best companions! Every dog is different!They're always there for you, don't judge you and love you for you!Being a dog groomer given me an experience to work with all...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jun 29

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    My dog was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. We had been taking a nice long walk. We stopped for some ice cream - of course we shared a cone - and on the way back from the walk he darted...
    acswinny acswinny 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I have had at least one dog most of my life. I have worked with dogs a lot in my professional life. I share my home with two dogs right now ( I would never say I own them, as it's...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 2

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    His name was Rocky and he was a Labrador cross Border Collie mix. We adopted him from the Nelson, SPCA when I was in Grade 7 but apparently he was originally in Cranbrook. It was...
    Kida07 Kida07 22-25, F Jul 10

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    People are who they are. Sometimes you might meet the mature teenager or adult. Other times you might meet the immature adult or teenager. But in the end it doesn't matter because...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    You gotta be strong to be able to forgive.Forgiveness means letting go,release pain.I think we dont have time to waste with ire,anger and revenge. Those are silly inmature things...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    My wife was humiliated as a child by her family, not your normal run of the mill sibling stuff either but some pretty serious things happened to her and she came to me with a...
    noelfrax noelfrax 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    ok i'm a true dog lover.when my daughter was 13 ,her and my older son was home alone .our dog chopper a pit bull age 1 and a couple months was sleeping on my sons lap.we had him...
    jerr90631 jerr90631 51-55, M Jul 16

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    In spite of the fact that thousands of people have experienced what we call a near death experience and most of them have been known to be stable people,people who held highly...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Jul 19

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    Massively.They are a double sided weapon,responsible of the most wonderful things in the world as well as the most horrible ones. I think it is important to know them to have...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    It doesn't matter how old you are. I know children who are more mature than elders. Some people are forced to grow mature, while others simply want to stay a child forever. My...
    GemmaWeasley GemmaWeasley 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It really makes me mad to hear people making excuses for themselves. I hate it, the world would be a better place if people would just stop trying to find an excuse and instead...
    FutureVal FutureVal 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband is a 38 year old stuck in the mind of a 16 year old child. He makes almost 200,000 a year as a sales person and he works with all his friends. To be honest, he acts like...
    tammyfl83 tammyfl83 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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