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Old 04-06-07, 08:13 PM
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Need Help: Wife wants a dog

Need your help guys...

Been married for 7 months and the wife wants a dog for the house. She wants a minature dachshund.

Now i want a dog too but i am not sure if now is the time to have one. She is a teacher and i work in the financial firm.

Now here plan is to have the dog trained to be in the crate and when we are there, the dog will be roaming free.

Now... what i ask is... do you guys think its a good time to get a dog?
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Does she get the summer off? If so, y'all should wait until then.
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don't cave in on this since you will end up walking it and doing all the dirty work. my boss has 3 dogs and he has to walk them 3 times a day. and the medical costs can add up
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she gets the summers off but she plans to work summer school because its good money for 4 hours of work a day....
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Now is a fantasic time to get a dog. There have been really, really low prices on Iams and Eukanuba and several other dog food brands lately, although I don't know why.
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Call vkrdave....he can 'taek care of it for you '. by take care, i mean hug it and sqqueeze it, and tell it that it si loved. witha gun.

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Old 04-06-07, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
she gets the summers off but she plans to work summer school because its good money for 4 hours of work a day....
Does she want a puppy or would she be happy with an adult? Is she set on that particular breed? If so, you might start by looking for a rescue that deals with that breed. If you can wait until the summer, that would be ideal. It would be very beneficial for the dog to only be left alone for a few hours a day.

Keep in mind that if she wants a puppy, they are a lot of work. It's best if someone is home during the day to take it out- every two hours for a younger puppy. You want to start housetraining it immediately. Also keep in mind that you can't leave a dog in a crate for more than four hours or so, so don't think you can train the dog this way while you're both at work.
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IF you must, adopt an older odg from the pound. they won't need as much attention, and you can seva them.

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Drinking already?
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A little bit. I'm wathicng my mets beat the piss out of ATL.

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dachshund?

Time for a divorce, buddy.
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Originally Posted by raven56706
Need your help guys...

Been married for 7 months and the wife wants a dog for the house. She wants a minature dachshund.

Now i want a dog too but i am not sure if now is the time to have one. She is a teacher and i work in the financial firm.

Now here plan is to have the dog trained to be in the crate and when we are there, the dog will be roaming free.

Now... what i ask is... do you guys think its a good time to get a dog?
It's never a good time to get a dachshund. They bark constantly to make up for their small stature. they're also not very smart dogs and can't be trained easily if at all.
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I'd love to have a dog, but the poor thing would be left by itself in the house for 10-12 hours a day. Dogs are social animals, and need company. It would be bored out of its skull, and would probably get destructive.

Your wife's plan of locking it into a little box while you aren't home will probably save the furniture. But it sounds rough on the dog.
Old 04-06-07, 10:23 PM
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Same boat and in fact same dog... I caved, and shouldnt have, even the wife thinks it wasnt the best idea now. If you are not sure, then dont. I love our mini doxie to death, but its a big pain in the ass. He doesnt bark at all, but he has been much harder to train than both our JRTs and isnt the brightest.
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Originally Posted by bdshort
Drinking already?
Old 04-06-07, 10:29 PM
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FOr the record it is 10:30pm here. I did start at liek 7pm, but whatever...it takes me awhile. I'm tired too, so I wans't going to go out late anyway. At least the Mets are up 11-1.

31-3 they have scored in 4 games. That's pretty f'ign money.

Oh yeah...dogs. htey are good, but not in this situation.

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I am not the one to call. Since Worf died, I took stock and looked around. We have 1 dog, 5 cats, 2 horses, 1 pony 14 chickens, and 3 ducks. I did not have a say in any of them. They showed up at my wife's command. And she has picked out another dog that will be coming home as soon as it is old enough.

Shoot me.
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Be strong my friend. My wife wants a dog as well, but I know I'll have to clean up the shit and stuff. Gold fish is the way to go.
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Get a Hamster!!!

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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I am not the one to call. Since Worf died, I took stock and looked around. We have 1 dog, 5 cats, 2 horses, 1 pony 14 chickens, and 3 ducks.
So, that's like 9 pets, and 17 dinners?
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Chitownabs, Inc. is going to be in the same predicament as soon as we move in together.

i want a dog badly.

English Springer Spaniel to be exact.. just like my parents dog and the dog that I grew up with.
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Update: She got the dog.....
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Update: She got the dog.....
That's not a good sign. I already know the answer, but please tell me she didn't buy a puppy from a pet store.
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puppy mills are the devil.

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Old 04-08-07, 03:52 PM
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well her previous doggies were from pets stores and they are fine and they are in perfect health for 8 years now...

its a hit or miss in that aspect but yes it was from a pet store...

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