I had been trying for 2-3 years to get a dog from a UK rescue. I’m not that far from a Battersea dogs home site and I registered with them and a lot of other UK rescues. I have worked full time from home that entire time. I live alone, have an active lifestyle and plenty to offer a dog. The main issue I had was their criteria around housing. If you live in anything less than a house with direct access to a garden with six foot minimum fences then it’s practically impossible to rehome.
Like I understand the joy of having an encounter with a dog, especially a puppy, and how much it can make you happy, so it makes me happy to be able to do that for any strangers I see in the street who want to say hi to her.
Is this my fault? Can I do anything about this business and their fence? I walk with my kid, the border collie, and the neighbor’s dog every day, and this has never happened.
I have a ten month old Bernedoodle who has become a lot to handle so i thought it would be a good idea to seek professional guidance as he’s getting quite large and has a tendency to lunge and bark on walks and has a very hard time settling.
For the last 4 months he has been very reluctant to play with his toys, maybe he would reach for them once a day for 5 minutes max. He’s now reaching for them multiple times a day and isn’t really settling. We considered that the increase in energy may have been because he was previously used to longer walks of around 1hr30 a day, during recover he would get around 30mins. We’re now back to pre-op exercise levels, but we still have a much more active dog.
I would search online for puppies near me the whole time. One day 2 months ago, I saw an 11 week old Great Dane / Poodle mix, which met all of my desired criteria, and he was discounted to $800 from the usual $2500 for the breed (because he was not 8 weeks old and the breeder was having trouble getting rid of the last few pups from the litter of 14)
I also got into an argument with a different man because he left both gates wide open from the park to the parking lot. I asked why both gates were open, and he told me to calm down and he needed them open to coax his dog out to his car??? I told him that there were two for a reason, and one should be closed at all times. I told him if my dog, or anyone else’s dog, runs out to the parking lot and gets hit or runs away, it has no bearing on his life but it sure affects mine. At least his girlfriend/wife intervened and told him he was in the wrong.
Is there anything I can do about it? It’s a pain in the ass trying to scoop soft wet poop from the sidewalk.
Attacking maintenance men’s jeans and roofers who have to go in our home to check things out when I was not at home. (We’ve purchased a crate, yet he has to be held when people even knock on the door as he gets aggressive.)
I don’t really care about size, but I work a lot, so it would be very helpful with a dog that is not big size, as others will have to go for a walk / watch it for me as well.