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Re: Dogs

Posted: May 5th, 2017, 10:51 pm
by Tron
Tron wrote:I love dogs, but not in my house. My wife and kids want a dog. I've said no a 1000x. Eventually my wife will catch me in a good mood or tired or non-coherent & I'll accidentally say "ok". Then the next day before I can correct myself I'll be the new caregiver for a dog.

I predicted my own future. We now have a yellow lab puppy. Not my choice,of course. She's a good little bitch. Doesn't bark too much. Nips a lot. I say, "No bite" & grab her by the snout. Don't worry I'm gentle. I don't do it hard to make her yelp. She's not a very intimidating dog, not like the mutts we had when I was a kid in Detroit. Wife is happy. Kids are happy. I'm happy enough.

Re: Dogs

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 2:07 pm
by ActRaiser
Tron wrote:
Tron wrote:I love dogs, but not in my house. My wife and kids want a dog. I've said no a 1000x. Eventually my wife will catch me in a good mood or tired or non-coherent & I'll accidentally say "ok". Then the next day before I can correct myself I'll be the new caregiver for a dog.

I predicted my own future. We now have a yellow lab puppy. Not my choice,of course. She's a good little bitch. Doesn't bark too much. Nips a lot. I say, "No bite" & grab her by the snout. Don't worry I'm gentle. I don't do it hard to make her yelp. She's not a very intimidating dog, not like the mutts we had when I was a kid in Detroit. Wife is happy. Kids are happy. I'm happy enough.


I'd encourage you to consider taking the puppy to puppy dog training/social play classes. Essentially, they let all the puppies play together. It teaches them how to bite by other dogs. They know they've bitten too hard when they hear the whelp. It's the quickest way for them to learn not to bite (as it hurts). (unless you want to bite her and show her how it feels to get bitten) :)

We took ours to a play class/training through the animal humane society. I'm not sure if you have one in your neck of the woods but it was a great way to have our little guy learn. He's still terrible on walks but that's on us.

Good luck!

Re: Dogs

Posted: May 12th, 2017, 10:10 am
by matmico399
I still want Hershie's pug. And no my friend the white dog is all Yours! :D

Re: Dogs

Posted: May 17th, 2017, 5:41 pm
by Tron
Thanks for the advice ActRaiser. She's not nipping as much now. She's getting bigger. She's getting better in walks too.

Re: Dogs

Posted: May 18th, 2017, 1:15 pm
by Herschie
matmico399 wrote:I still want Hershie's pug. And no my friend the white dog is all Yours! :D


Won't be hard to lure him away, just have something fairly edible handy!

Re: Dogs

Posted: July 1st, 2017, 1:40 pm
by Herschie
This freeloader enjoying my video game room while I toil away at work!

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Re: Dogs

Posted: July 1st, 2017, 8:17 pm
by DaHeckIzDat
Here's some pictures of Mitzi just because I want to.

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(I swear she's a cat)
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