Dog Call, about your dog.

@ladygator (3469)
United States
September 27, 2011 3:36pm CST
Hi everyone! I am checking in with other my-lotters. I would like to know if you like dogs. Why or why not. If you do, what is your favorite breed? What does you dog mean to you. Do you take your dog to doggie daycare? What special tricks does your dog know? Tell me about a funny thing that your dog did
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@00fear (3203)
• United States
27 Sep 11
I personally do like dogs. I don't have a favorite one right now because I had only had 2 so its hard to compare with other dog breed. I have a pitbull right now and she is a hyper dog. No one really likes her but my brother and me because of her jumping on people and her troubles around the backyard landscape. We don't take her to doggy daycare for 2 reasons, 1. she might be too hyper for it. 2. Although she attacks everyone, she doesn't attacks my brother (by "attack" I mean jumping on people to play with not hurt people). My brother is the only one she'll obey and listen to. Me, she barely obeys me but to others, she doesn't obey others at all because they don't even get near her to teach her.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
28 Sep 11
Thank you for responding! It can be tough to decide on a particular breed when you have not had many dogs. That can also be hard on a dog when others around her don't feel comfortable and aren't willing to give her a chance. There are so many doggy daycares around here in my town. So I was wondering who else might have it as a popular place for dogs. I personally dont use one either. I never have. I think its because I never heard of such a thing until the last few years. I have a pitbull as well. And she is the best dog I have ever had.
@00fear (3203)
• United States
28 Sep 11
Yea they are pretty cool. I have heard my dad say they are dogs that suppose to be outdoors and fight, that's why she "attacks" others and bites people. My dad doesn't know much about dogs but my brother (who read books on them, especially pitbulls), said that pitbulls are considered as one of the friendliest dogs. That's why they are too playful, rough playful. That's why people who don't know about dogs, consider it as her attacking to bite.
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@00fear (3203)
• United States
29 Sep 11
Yes she gets enough exercise, and yes she has had chew toys but the easily to rip. I That is true what you said. People assume because she jumps on them, she is a dangerous dog, when they haven't notice any biting or any harmful things in their body, just because she jumps. That's how my dog is too, she hears my brother or me screaming while someone is near us, she'll try and now this time really bite them for this case.
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@urbandekay (18314)
23 Aug 12
Hi, I like Border Collies, the most intelligent of breeds, keen, agile, tireless natural athletes, with an affectionate nature. I have 3 generations of b1tches, who go most everywhere with me riding in the back of the truck or running behind it. They will sit, lie, stand, stand on their hind legs, roll over, speak on command. They will stay while I walk away and get in my truck. Come and stop half way and sit, down, stand at a distance. They will search for an object. I also like German and Belgium Shepherds, Parson's Jack Russells and Springer Spaniels. This is not funny but a story anyway, once I was walking along a beach in Thurso, a curtain wall of cliffs separates the beach from the town. I realised the older dog was nowhere in sight. I whistled and she appeared on top of the cliff. Steps where carved into the face of the cliff and she started down these but seeing me jumped the 30 feet or more down onto the rocks below. I thought she must have been killed in the jump (or rather by the landing) but no. I picked her up and carried her till she struggled to get down. When I released her she ran off unharmed but for a cut on her jaw. I watched her all night in case she had concussion. all the best urban
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
19 Sep 12
That is a great story of an amazing outcome for your dog. I am glad that she wasnt hurt. Thats really amazing. Collies are very smart I used to watch the show Lassie. I think that an obediant dog is the best to have. I am very thankful that my dog is so well behaved. I never taught her to do all those tricks. She just listens to what I tell her.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
29 Sep 11
We did have a dog when I was little but not now. I don't know the breed too. Anyway he knew so many tricks like roll, sit, walking with it's two legs, giving his one hand when we asked for and such. He was a scary dog but would never do anything to the family. I loved it a lot.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
29 Sep 11
I think that dogs are a wonderful addition to your family to make home life enjoyable for the children. I think that its a great way to show them responsibility and how to take are of another living being. I actually had several dogs and they were mostly pretty soft. Except the two dogs that I had that was more mine was pretty protective of me, she was a shepherd lab mix. Then I had another dog in high school he was not as protective, but he was starting to be.
• United States
27 Sep 11
All my life, I have been accompanied by dogs. Dogs are very special to me. They have been a friend to me, they have been a playmate to me, they have been a comfort to me, they have been amusing. Right now I have two dogs, one is a Standard Poodle named Ginger and the other is a terrier mix named Maynard. I have had Labrador Retrievers for years, but after my most recent one passed, I wanted to go with another breed so got the Poodle. I think that the Labrador still remains my favorite once they get to the age of 2. Prior to the age of 2 they can be quite trying with their chewing and digging. I also had a Greyhound for many years, she was a darling, sweet, loving dog and very, very gentle. The Greyhound runs a strong second as my favorite breed. No, I don't take my dogs to doggie daycare, I bring the daycare home when I have to go out of town. Otherwise, I'm a work at home mom so I am here with them most of the time anyway. My dogs will fetch the ball, but other than that not so many tricks. Now this is funny.... My ex-husband came to the house one time regarding some tax issues and he was standing outside while I was standing on the porch. Maynard walked up to my ex-husband, and went behind him, and promptly lifted his leg then trotted away! The ex-husband didn't know it as he was wearing jeans and cowboy boots. It took all I had not to laugh until the ex had left!
• United States
1 Oct 11
hello i love dogs of all kinds i have two maltese and a yellow lab that i trained myself to verbal commands and sign language german shepherd would have to be my favorite breed i love how big strong and powerful they are i do not take my dog to doggie daycare i would like to but it is just too expensive my lab would love doggie daycare but my maltese do not get along with other dogs too well but i do take all three of them to the dog park and let them run around and socialize they love it
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
5 Aug 12
I had always thought that the only way to properly train your dog was to take it to obediance classes. But now after having my dog for nearly 2 years, I have found this to not be true. Our dog is very well behaved and I trained her. I didnt read a book or anything to learn how to train her, I just used my natural instinct with her and she is very very good. We can leave the gate open and she wont leave the yard no matter what unless I tell her its okay. And its only me that she will listen to on this part. The kids will stand out of the gate and try to call her some times and she will look to me and not go. I can walk her and sit down somewhere and let her leash set on the ground near my feet and she wont leave. We can leave food setting in the living room while we go grab something and she wont eat it. I like shepards too. I had one once and it was such a great dog. But very protective. I like that, however I would worry about a possibility of biting since I have older kids and they just let people in not thinking about it.