• Should I feel guilty about not wanting the dog?

    When my hubby and I got married and moved in together he brought with him his 12 year old dog which he had had since she was a puppy. I'm not a fan of dogs but was ok with having her there since it was important to him. I took to the dog, I bought her food, took her for walks, loved her. We ran into an issue... show more
    When my hubby and I got married and moved in together he brought with him his 12 year old dog which he had had since she was a puppy. I'm not a fan of dogs but was ok with having her there since it was important to him. I took to the dog, I bought her food, took her for walks, loved her. We ran into an issue though because our home didn't have a doggie door and his old house did. Soon we realized that she was starting to pee on our carpets. I never got mad about it but my husband did and he actually blamed me for it. He said that since I won't allow the dog to sleep in our room at night she has free run of the house and can't let us know when she needs to go out because the door to our bedroom is closed. He said I'm selfish because I didn't want her sleeping in the room with me (due to her snoring) and I didn't want to get up in the middle of the night to let her out. It made me so mad because I didn't want the dog to start with and I felt I was compromising enough by even agreeing for her to live with us. I feel I deserve a decent night of sleep. So he gave her to his parents and she is thriving over there. She has a doggie door and is loved. However, last night my husband told me he wants her back because he misses her. I said absolutely not. I put forth so much effort into compromising and caring for that dog and got no recognition for it. Should I feel guilty for not wanting the dog back?? She is perfectly happy with his parents and he gets to see her whenever he wants.
    23 answers · 1 day ago
  • My dog got pepper sprayed by one of our neighbors. HELP. WHAT CAN I DO?

    Ok so i have a male German Sheppard lab mix puppy who is about six months old. He’s very friendly but a bit rambunctious and loves to play with other dogs. I even take him to the dog park all the time. But last night one of my moms friends left the back door open and he ran outside. A neighbor happened to be... show more
    Ok so i have a male German Sheppard lab mix puppy who is about six months old. He’s very friendly but a bit rambunctious and loves to play with other dogs. I even take him to the dog park all the time. But last night one of my moms friends left the back door open and he ran outside. A neighbor happened to be walking by with her dog and of course he saw another dog so he ran up to them. I was chasing after him when i saw her spray him with something i assume either pepper spray or mace since he immediately started pawing at his face and rubbing it on the ground, he also wouldn’t open his eye. Now this wasn’t just some random neighbor, i see her quite frequently when me and my dog are running around the neighborhood. And she always has her dog, we usually run by and my dog ignores hers because he loves to run. One time we even crossed paths and they sniffed each other and then we each continued on our way. But not this time, this time she just peppersprayed him right in the face! I am beyond pissed and I’m not sure what to do. So i have a few questions, can i take legal action against her or not since he was technically off leash and everything. And will this cause him permanent damage? I’m really worried about him since he’s just a puppy.
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why does my dog turn on me?

    The first time was two years ago, he turned on me when I was arguing with my ex girlfriend. He kept barking at me, and growling at me. She had been drinking and was trying to leave and when I held her against the wall my dog jumped on me. In anger I threw him against the wall and he didn’t back down until I grabbed... show more
    The first time was two years ago, he turned on me when I was arguing with my ex girlfriend. He kept barking at me, and growling at me. She had been drinking and was trying to leave and when I held her against the wall my dog jumped on me. In anger I threw him against the wall and he didn’t back down until I grabbed a hockey stick. The second time was last night.. my sister and I were arguing about my 6 year old nephew because he keeps urinating himself and she won’t get him help. It was complete chaos, my sister knocked over my some of my things, my nephew was crying, and I grab my sister by her face; suddenly my dog jump on me a bit me. Of course it enraged me and I wanted to kill that dog.
    15 answers · 19 hours ago
  • How long can i leave a dog home?

    Best answer: You are correct, a puppy can't stay home by itself for 7 hours. For one, its bladder just isn't that big. I recommend that you look into doggy daycare. It can be pricy, but it's worth it to keep your pup safe and healthy. (And from getting into everything while you're gone.) If you can't do... show more
    Best answer: You are correct, a puppy can't stay home by itself for 7 hours. For one, its bladder just isn't that big. I recommend that you look into doggy daycare. It can be pricy, but it's worth it to keep your pup safe and healthy. (And from getting into everything while you're gone.)

    If you can't do doggy daycare, then maybe you could find a dog walker to come twice during the day. A puppy can likely stay in a crate by itself for 2 hours, so if you space out walks, then that could work. As the puppy gets older, you can switch to just one walk in the middle of the day.

    You also might want to consider getting an older dog instead of a puppy. Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. It will likely already be trained. You can see its temperament from the beginning, instead of not knowing for several months. An adult dog can also stay home alone for a much longer time span. (You still probably want to get a dog walker for the middle of the day, but that's only one walk instead of two.)
    13 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Why does my dog hide when I play rough with him?

    I pull his legs when I play with him. And he gets all excited, shakes his tail and nibs my fingers. Then he runs and hides and immediately comes out when I tell him. Why does he hide?
    I pull his legs when I play with him. And he gets all excited, shakes his tail and nibs my fingers. Then he runs and hides and immediately comes out when I tell him. Why does he hide?
    13 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Needing opinions on neuturing a dog!?

    Hello! I have a male dachsund/minature pinchser mix who is 5 months and will be getting neuterd next month when hes 6 months old but im having second thoughts about it because i dont want to put him threw unnecessary pain but i dont want to make the wrong choice. There is no way he could get to a female dog and... show more
    Hello! I have a male dachsund/minature pinchser mix who is 5 months and will be getting neuterd next month when hes 6 months old but im having second thoughts about it because i dont want to put him threw unnecessary pain but i dont want to make the wrong choice. There is no way he could get to a female dog and mate with her because we dont own a yard for him to escape and we dont know many female dogs, but i dont want him to somehow get cancer or be aggresive since i didint neuter him. So im asking for some opinions about neuturing and what u did for your dog and if any of the myths about neuturing worked or were wrong. Thanks.
    9 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Will my new dog hurt my other dog?

    So my parents just came home with a new dog, a pitbull. She s about 2, and so far has been really calm. Problem, I have another dog the same age, who is just crazy hyper. So far he won t leave her alone. He s also a known *** hole. We had this dog before, and they didn t seem to totally hate each other, but if you... show more
    So my parents just came home with a new dog, a pitbull. She s about 2, and so far has been really calm. Problem, I have another dog the same age, who is just crazy hyper. So far he won t leave her alone. He s also a known *** hole. We had this dog before, and they didn t seem to totally hate each other, but if you left them alone he would start barking at her. Then of course she would start barking at him and everyone s awake. But anyway, I know pit bulls have a rep for being dangerous, and my other dog is very obnoxious. Do you think the new pit could hurt him if they end up not getting along?
    10 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Should you put a dog down that bites you?

    Why would make a dog attack his owner when the owner is having fight with his sister and ex girlfriend? If the dog bites you should you put him down?
    Why would make a dog attack his owner when the owner is having fight with his sister and ex girlfriend? If the dog bites you should you put him down?
    10 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Best dog breed and recommend age?

    So i am in high school and i am looking to get a dog. I would spend as much time as i can with him after i get home and i would walk it before and after school but no one is at home when i am at school. I would like my dog to be affectionate but i dont know if that’s possible if i get an adult dog. I was looking... show more
    So i am in high school and i am looking to get a dog. I would spend as much time as i can with him after i get home and i would walk it before and after school but no one is at home when i am at school. I would like my dog to be affectionate but i dont know if that’s possible if i get an adult dog. I was looking for a puppy so it would grow up with me and get used to me but idk if it works the same with adult dogs. And also, i want a dog that is easily trained in as less time as possible. This dog also wont be my FULL responsibility because my parents are also available to help at any time. Please give me recommendations for breed and age of the dog. Thank u
    10 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Why do dogs attack?

    9 answers · 8 hours ago
  • All pitbul owners are stupid and their dog need to turn on them instead of other innocent civilians.?

    Best answer: Theyre probably not stupid, just misguided, poor at making judgements, ignorant and uneducated. The ones that are definitely stupid are the owners that have children and then decide it would be a good idea to bring a fighting dog into the family home. They could of chose a nice friendly lab that would never kill... show more
    Best answer: Theyre probably not stupid, just misguided, poor at making judgements, ignorant and uneducated. The ones that are definitely stupid are the owners that have children and then decide it would be a good idea to bring a fighting dog into the family home. They could of chose a nice friendly lab that would never kill their or anyone else's kids.., but no the idiots go out and get a pit bull.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • What kind of dog do you own?

    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help with puppy scratching?

    Best answer: hey, all i can relate to is that ive had a couple of german shepherd litters last year and this year and i honestly looked like someone who self harmed the amount of scratches i got on my arms, i have a three yr old and nine month german shepherds and i constantly have injuries, not long ago i got a spilt lip like... show more
    Best answer: hey, all i can relate to is that ive had a couple of german shepherd litters last year and this year and i honestly looked like someone who self harmed the amount of scratches i got on my arms, i have a three yr old and nine month german shepherds and i constantly have injuries, not long ago i got a spilt lip like id been punched when the young one gave me an upper cut head but out on a walk blood everywhere. so unfortunately big dogs give us mere light weight humans even us adults injuries, not from a mean sense just because they are dogs. so as for your child you can do your best to keep watch it doesnt sound like hes too bothered at this time but your dog is going to be big so you need to use words and calm behaviour such as gentle and careful...you have a long way to go like me a good couple of years before they calm down you will need to be always present with your child when with the dog especially as they are growing at a vast vate...xx
    17 answers · 5 days ago
  • Find home for older ailing dog,l'am unable to keep her?

    she is papillon mix,weight5lbs. 15 yrs old,has been spayed
    she is papillon mix,weight5lbs. 15 yrs old,has been spayed
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • My child is allergic to my dog, what do I do?

    I've had my dog for 7 years, she means the world to me and I have a newborn, shes 3 months and I took her to the doctors, they said she had allergies and I think its to my dog - I do not want to get rid of my dog, any advice?
    I've had my dog for 7 years, she means the world to me and I have a newborn, shes 3 months and I took her to the doctors, they said she had allergies and I think its to my dog - I do not want to get rid of my dog, any advice?
    20 answers · 3 days ago
  • Will my puppy forget me when i travel?

    I have a 9 month old rottweiler.. He considers me as his owner and loves me like hell..he also loves my parents but not like me I will travel for 5 month (studying purposes) and my parents will take care of him. Will he still consider me as his owner when i come back..i really dont want to break that bond between... show more
    I have a 9 month old rottweiler.. He considers me as his owner and loves me like hell..he also loves my parents but not like me I will travel for 5 month (studying purposes) and my parents will take care of him. Will he still consider me as his owner when i come back..i really dont want to break that bond between us..especially that 9 month old is still young
    8 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Products that will call my dog down?

    We are having the family over for thanksgiving and my dog gets really nervous because he doesnt know any of the family or at least acts like he forgot who they were, and non stop barking is there any products that I can buy to calm him down?
    We are having the family over for thanksgiving and my dog gets really nervous because he doesnt know any of the family or at least acts like he forgot who they were, and non stop barking is there any products that I can buy to calm him down?
    8 answers · 15 hours ago