MIL single and getting a dog....

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  1. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

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    How many guys here have done it? How much of a PITA is it when you go tdy or pcs? I'm going to wait till I get back to the states so I don't fuck with customs or whatever.


    thanks :hs:
     
  2. insomnia

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    Also will they be fine alone 12+ hours of the day?
     
  3. Nixstress

    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    Are you planning on getting a puppy? If so I personally don't think it's fair to leave it alone for that long, they are just babies. Plus will you keep it in a cage so it doesn't mess up around the house? You can't just let it roam free because it will urinate and worse everywhere during a course of 12 hours.
     
  4. Rodthrower18

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    Yea puppies are a no go for 12+hrs the absolute longest id let em go without attention is about 8. Are you gonna have time to train it, exercise it, etc. ? All stuff u wanna look at.
     
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    It gets tough on both of you being gone that long.

    You need to spend time with the dog as they are very social creatures. I was gone quite a bit and found the best thing I could do for my dog was to get another dog.
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    The Beagle was here first, but he was bored and got kinda destructive. Sara, the pit, was the solution. They keep each other busy and I always have plenty of toys to keep both occupied. Puppies are a bad idea unless you have the time to spend. You being gone for 12+ hours is not puppy compatible.
    Training is key and the more dominant and outgoing the dog, the stricter trainng they will need. The Pit gets constant work and reenforcement that I am top dog. The beagle is kinda stupid, so he always gets attention and we go over the same things over and over and over.
     
  6. Accord

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    Nope.

    If you want to get a pet but it will be alone 12+ hours a day, then do not under any circumstance get a dog, it's the worst thing you could do.

    Get a cat.
     
  7. Rodthrower18

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    . they could care less if you even come home so long as they have food and fresh kitty litter.
     
  8. i_is_surf

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    Yeah man.. Dogs are cool.. But how fair is it to a dog to be left anywhere without attention for even 8 hours. Get a cat or a snake or maybe a hamster. .
     
  9. DaRkPhAnToM

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    or you could be like those people in ohio and keep a kid in a cage :dunno:
     
  10. insomnia

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    Yes, I was thinking of a puppy. I trained my dog back home in less than a week and she was only a couple weeks old herself. She was usually by herself for at least 9 hours a day.... but I guess it was different for my mother to take care of her while I was at work and vice versa.


    I need to crosstrain into something with less hours I guess :embd:



    What about TDY's and shit? What do you guys do with them?
     
  11. insomnia

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    Exactly.... so what the fuck is the point of a cat? :ugh2:
     
  12. Rodthrower18

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    They still come around and play with you lmao I was stretchin the truth a lil bit. Cats are sstill fun to have around and stuff they're just not as "needy" as dogs(hence y dogs are mans best friend not mans occasional buddy).
     
  13. evan2

    evan2 Guest

    get fish ahha.. but yea single with fish is a bad thing...
    if you go tdy.. you can put the dog in a kennel but thats money and most kennels suck
    unless you have a lot of good friends these pets arent the best idea
     
  14. Ranger-AO

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    If you want a dog, you have to go out and get a girlfriend at the same time, so your dog will have someone to watch him while you are gone.


    ibinforpics :mamoru:
     
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    I thought the dog was supposed to watch the gf. Isnt that why u teach him that one special bite command for any male thats not you ??? :dunno: thats wat i was always told.
     
  16. insomnia

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    All my fish died :hs:
     
  17. evan2

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    ekk ok no more fish for you, i hate dead fish.. makes evan2 cry
    giving all mine away when i pcsed sucked.. its like every few years i have to start over
    its fun to watch them grow but all that work and nothing..
    sorry im a fish nerd... my doggy is missed too hes been in florida with the inlaws since june becuase of english laws he would of needed to be in a kennel until they said it was ok
    hes only 1 year 4 months though

    but we started his rabbies shit once i got orders which was only 3 months before i let.. so in oct he comes
     

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