I want to get a dog

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by magika, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. magika

    magika New Member

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    Hi, im new here.
    Since moving out of my parents home ive been wanting to get a dog. I love dogs and always wanted one of my own. Me and my boyf live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a largish balcony ,we're 1 floor up. I dont even know if our landlord will allow us to keep one here - i should ask really. But would keeping a dog here be ok/ fair you think? I would love for it to have a garden to play in but it looks like we'll be living here a while =(
    Of course i would take it for walks everyday and there is always 1 person at home.
    It will be my 1st time keeping a dog. anyone got any advice ??
    if someone from the dogs home was to do a home check- what would they look for/ ask?

    thanks
     
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    You should get a sooner.
     
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    Its fine to have a dog in an apartment, as long as he gets the proper excercise. Some shelters won't let you adopt a dog without a backyard, I know I was turned down by a beagle rescue due to not having a fenced in yard. Do you know how old your dog will be? I suggest getting an older dog because they tend to be housebroken and some-what calmer than puppies. Definately check to see if its ok to keep the pup first, thats a priority. Check out this site,( www.dogbreedinfo.com ) it will help you A LOT in deciding what breed is good for your lifestyle. Keep us updated.
     
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    Apartment is fine, as long as the dogs have proper excercise. Just make sure you pick a breed that will correspond to how much excercise you are willing to give to your dog (I've always used this breed selector, I think it's pretty accurate).

    For the advice, the best I can tell you is to browse the forums a bit I think, or ask any question you have, I'm sure you will get lots of replies here.

    You're thinking of adopting a dog? I have no idea what they check in houses, I'm not even sure that many rescues do home checks, they just ask lots of questions.
     
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    Oh, by the way, just ignore that h2305 kid. He's just a little weed.
     
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    You should get a sooner, they are the best breed of dog.
     
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    I volunteer with rescue and DO HOME CHECKS! I've placed a lab with an apartment person before (my -ex!). It's all about the right dog in the right place. She was very small and just wanted to be close to her "person", so it worked out great. Not all labs could be apt. dwellers, however. Need to do your research. I wouldn't suggest a working breed for an apt. overall. Some kind of lap dog or medium sized mix from the pound... please rescue!
     
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    Ask me what a sooner is.
     
  9. yuckaduck

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    Nobody cares, more important serious things to discuss.
     
  10. yuckaduck

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    I agree please rescue and if you are serious and pick a working breed be prepared to exercise exercise exercise. I have a german shepherd in an apartment, he is a pup, and it is like 3-4 hours of running, vigerous exercise or he is destroying the place.
     
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    You shold get a burmese python(snake). They will kill all of the rats in that hellhole apartment you live in. Also it will get really big and scare burgalers away. My freind had one in his single wide trailor, and it got to 12 feet long before he had to kill it.
     
  12. magika

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    thanks for all your replies! yes, i was thinking of getting a small dog ,i prefer them. i will definatly see which is best to have. i just hope the landlord says yes- fingers crossed!
     
  13. yuckaduck

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    I don't know where you are from but in Canada a landlord cannot say no. It is considered discrimination, mine is trying to convince us to get rid of Yukon. I told him to go ahead and evict us--no problem; but he can't so he has left us alone.
     
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    Candians are cool (are you happy now?)
     
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  15. yuckaduck

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    Hockey players were on strike so no hockey, yup love my maple syrup, not for gay marriages but hey I am no politician. Yup in winter I shovel the snow from around all the apartments here, and commies nope wrong country it is a democracy here.
     
  16. EliNHunter

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    I wouldn't feed it's ego... won't be seeing h2 for awhile :D
     
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    Im sorry my freind told me to write that, he is a rasist redneck. But seriously though is canada cold?
     
  18. yuckaduck

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    Yup we all live in igloos here and eat ice cream.


    Sorry Elinhunter I just could not resist. :D
     
  19. AmberwayGSD

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    Cute heather.My igloo is huge lol.If you are looking for a small breed go for a Miniature Pinsher.Thats one of my breeds.He is cool,he thinks he is huge though.
     
  20. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Are you cold Lisa, in all that snow that Canada has year round? Crank up the fire in that igloo. LOL :D
     

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