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never been so angry in my life when i heard this!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by MrRustyRead, Jan 2, 2012.


  1. MrRustyRead

    MrRustyRead PetForums VIP

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    my nan was telling me about something her friend had told her about her granddaughter being bought a as they put it "darling rottie" for christmas by her parents. but not only did they buy it for her! they are now planning on both going back to work full time and there daughter will be at school so this poor dog is going to be left all on its own all day! are they stupid!!!
     
  2. Polimba

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    I don't see anything wrong with getting a dog for Christmas if it's well researched and thought about. My brother bought his daughter a puppy for Christmas, she's still there 5 years later, it was planned and researched, not a whim.

    It's also possible to have a puppy and work full time if you make the correct allowances.
     
  3. MrRustyRead

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    yer i have the same view. but this was an impulse buy and they just plan on giving it food and leaving it
     
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    Absolutely....if only everyone was a sensible as your brother!
     
  5. Sarah1983

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    Well I hope they're happy to come home to pee and poo all over and quite possibly a wrecked house. Poor little pup, surely he needs feeding at least 3 times a day at his age? And what about his house training, socialisation and entertainment?

    I have no issues with people working full time and owning a dog but a young puppy shouldn't be in this situation. Getting a dog walker or having him in day care wouldn't be ideal but would be far better than simply leaving him alone with a bowl of food all day.
     
  6. MrRustyRead

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    i think they are going to learn this the hard way, you cant just get a dog coz you want one now can you. it would be like getting a great dane in a one bedroom flat.
     
  7. Manoy Moneelil

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    Indeed being left alone in the early weeks is very far from ideal let-alone good. Will they invest in doggie-nursery day-care which will be confusing for the pup who will require stability and familiar surroundings to develop into a well balanced dog.

    Bet they get a cage - another dog in a box !
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    It would be interesting to hear what happens.
     
  8. hazel pritchard

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    Here is a picture of a dog that was bought for a childs birthday present,,, he was a puppy then and did what all puppies do,,wee,poo,chew etc and was left alone while everyone went to work/school,,,,,,,i have had him 4 months(hes 18 months old now) i am his 4th home !!!!!! Sadly so many puppies are bought for children and no thought goes into the care/time they need.
    Hope the puppy in the start of this thread has a good life with this family, but it worries me how many will end up in rescues
     

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    School is only 6 hours long, so at most it will be left on its own for 6 hours and if someone in the family can come home for a lunch break, that then makes it just a minimum of 3 hours being left alone... which could quite easily and humanely be spent safely sleeping in a crate, assuming the pups bladder can hold for 3 hours... which can be achieved by a large rottie pup, depending how young it is mind.

    It isnt all doom and gloom, but I do know some people just think... oh yea a puppy for Christmas would be fun and cute!!! Then when everyones back to work and school after the new year, they realise just how much fun and cute the responsibility isnt :shocked:

    Fingers crossed they prove you wrong and do well with this one, if not.... get the breed rescue phone numbers ready for them :thumbsup:
     
  10. skyblue

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    ok,the big issue.....how the hell would you wrap a present like that?
     
  11. Set_Nights

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    From someone who has a Great Dane in a one bedroom flat and has changed the mind of everyone who said that it would never work... most situations can be overcome if you are willing to put in the effort!

    If they really did get it on a whim though and are not planning on spending any time with it during the day then I do despair :(. There are all the obvious issues like the fact that it will need fed several times during the day, will struggle to become toilet trained and will become extremely bored and probably destructive in the home. On top of all that you have the problem of having a breed "like that" that is very unlikely to be properly socialised! How are they going to adequately socialise it with new people, dogs and surroundings if it is left at home alone all day :(? I say a breed "like that" because although obviously every dog needs socialised you have to be so much more careful with large, and especially stereotyped, breeds as even a warning grumble from them that any other dog would get away with and you will have people saying you have an agressive devil dog :(.
     
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