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Posted 12/15/15
I don't have a dog.

But if I did, it would seem like such a chore.
Posted 12/15/15

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I don't have a dog.

But if I did, it would seem like such a chore.


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I don't have a dog. When we had one or two as a family we didn't walk them. Instead we expected them to have a good run around the garden and sometimes take themselves out for run around the neighbourhood. They'd return when they're done. Once we attempted a leash walk which was a disaster because we'd never trained them to walk on a leash.
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Posted 12/15/15

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I would if my dog wouldn't have gotten cancer and died :P


Wow that sucks man; planning on getting another dog or neigh?


sucks? that's great i hated that dog.(that sounds a lot worse than i intended.)


Need to know how to train em, dogs are for the strict.
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I'm trying to get into the habit of walking my dog. Usually when we walk it takes about 3+ hours since my dog is small and doesnt have big strides. Since its winter right now its too cold for me and I dont have the motive to walk him.
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Posted 12/15/15

stars201 wrote:

I don't have a dog.

But if I did, it would seem like such a chore.


Taking my dog for a walk is refreshing, Do you live in a city? I'd understand then, as I walk on this reserve and it relaxes me.
Posted 12/15/15

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stars201 wrote:

I don't have a dog.

But if I did, it would seem like such a chore.


Taking my dog for a walk is refreshing, Do you live in a city? I'd understand then, as I walk on this reserve and it relaxes me.


That's nice. I live in the suburbs lol. Well, I had a friend that has dog, she wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning just to walk her dog before she can start her day. That doesn't seem like something I'd want to do.
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Posted 12/15/15

stars201 wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:


stars201 wrote:

I don't have a dog.

But if I did, it would seem like such a chore.


Taking my dog for a walk is refreshing, Do you live in a city? I'd understand then, as I walk on this reserve and it relaxes me.


That's nice. I live in the suburbs lol. Well, I had a friend that has dog, she wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning just to walk her dog before she can start her day. That doesn't seem like something I'd want to do.


I naturally walk up at 5.00 am so I do the same thing, a lot of dog owners go walking early to avoid other dog owners and their dogs since dogs are territorial (Well my male is) and go ape shit if they see each other in "their" neighbourhood. It's also a good way to start the day especially if you're a morning person like me.
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No dog for me.
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I need to start walking my dog. We don't have a big enough backyard for her and she is starting to get fat. I personally like walking my dog I just have been being a neglectful owner
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I have a pomapoo and she's only 6 months old. Personally I don't mind walking her, but it's hard to walk with her because she goes everywhere and explores. Ofc she wears a leash but she doesn't follow consistently. My sister and I will take turns walking the dog out or walk together with it, so there's no problem. And my sis told me how her friends never walked her dog out and now it stays at home. I find that sad :\ but yeah
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Posted 12/16/15 , edited 12/16/15
I have a shiba inu/jindo mix. I walk her every day that I'm free in the evening. The walk is up and down a few steep hills and takes me about 30 minutes. I feel healthy every time I do it, and my dog seems to like it. She won't stop following me after her meal if I don't take her and will keep bothering me until I take her, so there's some motivation to live a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, I live in a middle or upper-middle class neighborhood in a series of maze-like roads criscrossing the top of a steep hill behind a large, secluded park. Nobody would walk up there, so I usually feel pretty safe. The most dangerous people there are reckless Asian college kids who smoke weed. But they're not a threat, they just want to get high.

Dogs have attacked me on my night walks before, though, so I'm always armed when I go out now.

At first, I just had my dog, and a stupid neighbor kept his garage door open. His German shepherd and labrador retriever came out and attacked my dog. I had to let the leash go and kick at them until they released my dog, and I stayed behind to fend off the pair so my dog could escape. The owner managed to rush out and secure his two dogs before things got serious, but that was hell of an adrenaline rush and my nerves were firing like lightning. I was getting ready to subdue two dogs with my bare hands.

Another time, another neighbor's two pit bulls tried to attack me. I climbed up a wall and stayed there a while until they got tired of waiting for me to come down and went away.

Yet another time, a husky and a boxer were loose in my neighborhood. Good thing they were friendly and were just curious, not aggressive. They traveled together so I think they must've belonged to the same owner.

And, yet another time, there was a huge, muscular, black pit bull loose on my street. My neighbor's are brown/white and smaller than this one, so I don't know whose dog this was. It was a really big, fast, and powerful dog. I was scared it was going to attack but it was more interested in my dog biscuits and followed me home. I think he was just lost and hungry. Turned out to be a nice and friendly dog, but he looked intimidating. He looked like he could've been around my weight. We tried to keep him in the front yard until we could find his owner but he managed to escape.

I used to carry a thin bamboo switch, meant more for whipping than for actually doing damage. It broke during one of the attacks.

Now, I carry an escrima stick. That thing can crack open a coconut and still stay rock-solid.
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Posted 12/16/15

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I have a shiba inu/jindo mix. I walk her every day that I'm free in the evening. The walk is up and down a few steep hills and takes me about 30 minutes. I feel healthy every time I do it, and my dog seems to like it. She won't stop following me after her meal if I don't take her and will keep bothering me until I take her, so there's some motivation to live a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, I live in a middle or upper-middle class neighborhood in a series of maze-like roads criscrossing the top of a steep hill behind a large, secluded park. Nobody would walk up there, so I usually feel pretty safe. The most dangerous people there are reckless Asian college kids who smoke weed. But they're not a threat, they just want to get high.

Dogs have attacked me on my night walks before, though, so I'm always armed when I go out now.

At first, I just had my dog, and a stupid neighbor kept his garage door open. His German shepherd and labrador retriever came out and attacked my dog. I had to let the leash go and kick at them until they released my dog, and I stayed behind to fend off the pair so my dog could escape. The owner managed to rush out and secure his two dogs before things got serious, but that was hell of an adrenaline rush and my nerves were firing like lightning. I was getting ready to subdue two dogs with my bare hands.

Another time, another neighbor's two pit bulls tried to attack me. I climbed up a wall and stayed there a while until they got tired of waiting for me to come down and went away.

Yet another time, a husky and a boxer were loose in my neighborhood. Good thing they were friendly and were just curious, not aggressive. They traveled together so I think they must've belonged to the same owner.

And, yet another time, there was a huge, muscular, black pit bull loose on my street. My neighbor's are brown/white and smaller than this one, so I don't know whose dog this was. It was a really big, fast, and powerful dog. I was scared it was going to attack but it was more interested in my dog biscuits and followed me home. I think he was just lost and hungry. Turned out to be a nice and friendly dog, but he looked intimidating. He looked like he could've been around my weight. We tried to keep him in the front yard until we could find his owner but he managed to escape.

I used to carry a thin bamboo switch, meant more for whipping than for actually doing damage. It broke during one of the attacks.

Now, I carry an escrima stick. That thing can crack open a coconut and still stay rock-solid.


Damn man, only animals I generally have to deal with are foxes jumping into the yard and my maltese shih tzu bichon frise doesn't give a shit about them, he does hate bigger dogs.

I'm glad you don't seem to generalize breeds as aggressive despite your experiences.
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Posted 12/16/15 , edited 12/16/15

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Damn man, only animals I generally have to deal with are foxes jumping into the yard and my maltese shih tzu bichon frise doesn't give a shit about them, he does hate bigger dogs.

I'm glad you don't seem to generalize breeds as aggressive despite your experiences.


Generalizations do work when you look at the statistics, I believe. I like dogs, but people need to face the facts and be ready to deal with owning dogs that are more likely to be aggressive or that have a high prey drive.

Dogs are just the way they are. The master has a responsibility of keeping the animal in control and properly contained. Powerful dogs that are bred for fighting and hunting, especially, need to be carefully restrained by the owner. I'm sure dogs can be socialized and made to behave well with conditioning, since they are intelligent animals, but people need to keep their dogs leashed securely if they're going to open their doors. They might be my friends and pets, but they aren't human and I don't trust them to do everything I say.

It pisses me off so much when I see people who open their door and just go "OMG, oops, he escaped!" That's not how it should be. My dogs have never EVER escaped when I'm in charge. I've had dogs my entire life.

It doesn't take much thought to close the gate and the door behind you. People just don't put in the effort and tragic, dangerous things happen in a split second. It just blows my mind. I don't understand how people can own dogs and still be so lax about doors and *forget* to close them. Hell, I close doors properly even without dogs around. I always open what I close, whether it's the door of a store or of a friend's house. It's not hard at all. These sorts of things shouldn't be happening. Period. It's particularly inexcusable when you let large dogs sit outside without a leash since you don't think anyone will walk by. Completely inexcusable.
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Posted 12/16/15

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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Damn man, only animals I generally have to deal with are foxes jumping into the yard and my maltese shih tzu bichon frise doesn't give a shit about them, he does hate bigger dogs.

I'm glad you don't seem to generalize breeds as aggressive despite your experiences.


Generalizations do work when you look at the statistics, I believe. I like dogs, but people need to face the facts and be ready to deal with owning dogs that are more likely to be aggressive or that have a high prey drive.

Dogs are just the way they are. The master has a responsibility of keeping the animal in control and properly contained.


Dog licenses should be required for the working breeds. Also I find it weird you were able to identify a pure blood pit bull multiple times, coincidence I don't think so.
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