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    Agree...help him to rehome.

    I always wonder though, how do people know that their neighbours dont walk their dogs? Do you watch them 24/7?

    I bet my neighbours probably think I dont walk mine either, but I go at odd hours and in all honesty, a neighbours would be very very luck to see me. In fact, I also assumed the dog over the back never got walked....well I was proved completely wrong one day when they all came strolling past my house LOL.

    Im not saying he DOES walk it of course, its just a pretty big assumption to chuck out there if you arent CCTVing their house. Same as the playtime I guess. My guys do playtime inside and maybe so does he???

    Then again, perhaps he isnt that fab and the dog is pretty much alone. Still, good on him for taking him on after his dad died and providing somewhere that is at least safe. I also comment his effort in asking you about a play date. Seems to me like he wants to keep the dog as happy as he can.

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    As a serial rottie owner, i can tell when they are not being walked, they turn into fat pigs and their toe nails are often long. But id allow it over for a play sessions, on leash with owner till you can check it out. Who cares if its not your responsibility, if you want to help, help.

    I can also suggest that a dog aggressive dog, is more likely to perform at a fence (where its nice n safe to gob off from), this one does not, which 'suggests' its dog friendly.

    Its sad when you see a dog that has a poor quality of life. Sadder that this is true for vast majority of dogs that have little in way of stimulation and socialisation. Australia is a nation of dog owners, who keep them in the yard, not indoors. So what happens in winter, when humans go indoors? Dogs are abandoned in gardens for 2 months.

    horrid. but true.

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    So what happens in winter, when humans go indoors? Dogs are abandoned in gardens for 2 months.
    horrid. but true.
    Yep my poor groomer has to go into overdrive beginning of summer when these people bring their fluffies in for a clip and they are dirty and matted from head to toe. I love her, she is awesome, really into animal welfare and she lets these people know (gently, gently) that you can't let your dog go an entire spring and winter without a brush, and expect her to perform miracles.

    I don't know, it saddens me that people go out and by a live dog as a garden ornament. Our street is full of them, but i mean what can you do about it. You kinda just gotta focus on your own dogs and give them the best life that you possibly can. Awesome if you can help out, and this person is asking for your help. Bit of a mission when they are ignorant and refuse to acknowledge anything they are doing is wrong.

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    Thanks Bernie, that is what I was hoping for - some advice on how to manage a visit
    and play session.
    The dog is beautiful, well built, shiny coat he looks like a show dog.
    He does have access to inside the house and gets taken to work a few days a week.

    His sister may take the dog (keep him in the family).
    I can understand this, I would not be giving away my Dads pet when he passed on.

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    Yes I think that too. Help re home him. Someone on this forum might even take him. You never know.

    I love a Rotti dog. They are usually a gorgeous friendly, lick a lot type dog. Even if he has not been trained correctly, It is not too late at all. They are very intelligent and want to please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    As a serial rottie owner, i can tell when they are not being walked, they turn into fat pigs and their toe nails are often long. But id allow it over for a play sessions, on leash with owner till you can check it out. Who cares if its not your responsibility, if you want to help, help.

    I can also suggest that a dog aggressive dog, is more likely to perform at a fence (where its nice n safe to gob off from), this one does not, which 'suggests' its dog friendly.

    Its sad when you see a dog that has a poor quality of life. Sadder that this is true for vast majority of dogs that have little in way of stimulation and socialisation. Australia is a nation of dog owners, who keep them in the yard, not indoors. So what happens in winter, when humans go indoors? Dogs are abandoned in gardens for 2 months.

    horrid. but true.
    And this is why...we are going to find it hard to find our next pet friendly house. We need to move from here because the roof is leaking so bad, it is leaking onto power points. The landlord knows but he isn't one for spending money to re roof the damn house. So we have decided to leave our bush home for something safer.

    Yes there are Pet Friendly houses around but as soon as you say Luka is an inside dog and only is allowed outside with me where I watch him, that he sleeps with us, they do not like it. But somewhere we hope there is a soft hearted landlord who understands until we can afford our own little farm.

    I just find Luka a much better dog who knows how to behave inside and out by us always being with him. He is a member of our pack and he knows it. We took on that responsibility.

    But yes...I know exactly what you mean by dogs as garden ornaments much of the time.

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    There is often a big difference between dogs on either side of a fence. The fence seems to build confidence in a softer dog so that he will arc up at another dog on the other side of the fence. See it all the time with the dogs exercising in the yards here.

    Same applies to dogs on lead so my suggestion is you introduce the dogs on lead but do not hold the leads tight and only let them smell each other for 3 seconds then turn and walk away a few paces, turn around and come back again, meet for 3 secs and part. Do this a few times.

    This will give you an opportunity to judge the temperement of both dogs and allows the dogs to judge each other. If there is any growling or hackles come up, they probably won't get on. If tails are wagging and ears are up, both dogs look happy, try off lead but be ready to intervene if needed.
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    Yes there are Pet Friendly houses around but as soon as you say Luka is an inside dog and only is allowed outside with me where I watch him, that he sleeps with us, they do not like it. But somewhere we hope there is a soft hearted landlord who understands until we can afford our own little farm.
    Erm you can just lie? - i find it hard tell a fib but if it means getting a home where i can keep my animals then i'll do it.

    The home i'm currently in is a outdoors only house. But how will they know the animals pratically have free reign over the house? They don't, it's fully tiled and we just make sure we move their food bowls and bedding outdoors so i looks like they are only kept outside. They also think we have 2 cats (two look the same, so they wouldn't know). As long as the house is not going to get damaged (and if they were little homewreckers i would have them outside) what's the harm?

    You can also suggest paying extra bond, or getting carpets professionally cleaned every 6 months.. they may take those into consideration for keeping your dog inside.

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    Dont advocate lying about it you naughty girl.

    Thats what makes it hard to get houses with dogs. People lie and say the dog will be outside all the time, then they get caught with it inside, or when they leave there is evidence its been inside. It makes landlords wary about renting to other dog owners.

    FYI Prinzess...its not that hard to find a house where you can have dogs inside. I have lived in two houses in Australia, one in Sydney and one in Brisbane, and both landlords are absolutely fine with it.

    Well I assume my current one is, he asked me before we moved in if they were indoor or outdoor dogs, and I told him they went out during the day and in at night, and usually spent weekends inside and he never said anything about it LOL

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    Jeez you must be lucky because there i live it's pretty hard to get an affordable house where you are allowed dogs.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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