For what reason did you get your dog??

September 11, 2008 9:24pm CST
for some people maybe was to feel safe and protected or as a guard dog when not at home.. Dont know if still can get them but was a new type of alarm that sounded like you had a dog, with nasty bark to scare away any burgler hehe (for those that did not want a real dog lol ) For some people maybe as a companion, or for socialising with other dog owners aswell as getting exercise.. I had dog and at beginning it was for protection hehe, as then, my ex husband worked night shifts so i felt lttle worried.. Was a big field id take him to, and he would run around playing with other dogs while Id chat to the dog owners..So was nice for socialising and made few nice friends as would always walk the dogs same time Why did you decide to have a dog in first place? guard dog, protector, exercise, socialiser, companion, hoover haha. any other reason? (no animal farm stories please hehe)
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@bigrat (2)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Igot my first dog as a conpanin and a pet then i started to train the dog to be a guard dog. Then i became a dog trainer the next dog i get will be a nice dog for my little girl to protect her and her mother. what kind of dog do you have?
12 Sep 08
sorry bigrat for duplicated comment, my connection been messed up today
@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
12 Sep 08
I think I got my first dog -because I needed one. I felt I wouldn't be complete without one.. And he was the best dog I ever had too. As was the 2nd dog. and they were great for exercise and socializing they also taught me patience I got the 3rd because the other 2 were getting on in age and I didn't want to be alone. And knew it would make the transition easier.. the 4th dog i got was because a dream i had -told me to get him.. (another story entirely) maybe he will save my life one day or something.. Fate had some reason for sending him to me. By this point I am just addicted to dogs.. so I go and get #5 (my first and only purchased dog.. and drive to NC to get him) then #3 and #5 mate and give me #6 and #7.. now I have a pack and they are there to "protect the house" generally I don't think they will do anything.. but there sure will be alot of barking- and a bunch of big dogs. and who really wants to take the chance.. so. i think in the last 20 years the dogs have encompassed all the reasons you mentioned to me. they are Family, companion, protector, guard dogs, social therapy and when i get off my butt. my exercisers .lol
• United States
12 Sep 08
I've always liked having a dog around. Ever since I was a wee little lad I've had a dog or at least it seems that way. The best dog I ever had by far was a Chocolate Lab that was actually a dog that had been abandon and the vet had picked up. We knew the staff so they let us adopt the dog. Never have I seen a more smart dog that was so well with people and little kids. Not to mention a very good guard dog as well. Sadly I lost her in 2005 but she was a great dog. When I decide I'm ready to get a dog of my own again I think I'm sticking with the Labs. ;)
12 Sep 08
i like Labradors, big softies with lovely big brown eyes hehe. I never replaced my dog, lost him few years ago, just have a Persian cat now have a nice day and happy mylotting