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    Default Neglected Staffy

    Well I made a fool of myself yesterday but I don't care. I told my next door neighbour she shouldn't have a dog if all she does is leave the dog in the backyard. The dog needs attention and walking. Couldn't believe she said that dogs don't need walking. I have three and don't walk them as much as I should but I try to as often as I can, but they come inside in the afternoon and sleep inside at night. The poor dog is lonely and sticks her muzzle under the fence for me to pat and for my dogs to play with her and even gets excited when I come home as I used to give her a bone occasionally. She had a short term companion for a while so I stopped the bone in case they fought but that dog went home yesterday and now she will be all alone. This girl is pregnant so you can imagine that once the child is mobile the dog will be dumped at the pound. People should think long and hard before they get that cute puppy.

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    Good on you. Poor pup Hopefully it makes her think!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    For a year, i have been watching a very lonely pug next door. Same scenario.
    The dog doesnt need a walk apparently.
    You cant fix stupid, but you should be able to neuter it.

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    could you not offer to walk her dog along with yours? maybe she cant get out and walk ? its a sad thing that a dog is neglected

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    Stuff like that just makes me want to hit out at people. Everyone's an expert on what dogs need it seems and in reality so few have a clue.

    I once lived in a granny flat and the resident BC never got walked nor given attention. Family with 2 young kids and that was their excuse. They told me to keep the gate shut as he would bolt otherwise. Then one day I accidentally left it open and I watched this dog run to the oval at the end of the street, mark his territory at one end, then the other, run to the little park at the other side of the street and do the same there and then he came straight back home!!! How hard would it have been to take this dog out every day to do this? Hell, I was a single working mother with a baby and I walked my dog twice a day, every day! I quickly bonded with this dog as I was the only human who ever gave him any attention and after a couple of months, if he got out, he actually came back when I called him. I tried to tell his owners this, but they refused to believe me. The dog started to escape and they ended up tying him to a tree during the day. Great role models for their kids they were... I moved out after 6 months and was in tears when I had to leave him behind.

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    Yep, that is neglect all right. It makes me sad to think of the potential these dogs might have had if they'd lived with someone who took them out every day instead of imprisoning them in a backyard. Some people just have no idea that this is a thinking, feeling creature that they've got locked up all day.

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    I have a neighbour around the corner like that.

    According to his girlfriend - his daughter's dogs are in his back yard and they don't need walks - or grass and they have plenty of room to run around. erm no they don't, they'd have less than half a tennis court even if there were not three caravans parked in there with them. They're a staffy cross and a boxer cross. Girlfriend's dog gets walked - it's some sort of SWF. When she visits to feed his dogs (go figure), she leaves hers in the front yard because the other two are not safe with it.

    Every now and again I think maybe those dogs would be better off if I reported them to council for living there but not being registered but then I can't see how that will help. I hope they never get loose tho. That would be nasty.

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    My dogs are walked separately as one is blind and walks slowly, one is young and walks further and one is large and walked on the other side of town where people keeps their dogs under control and don't tend to own pit bulls. I've two runins with them and don't want another one. The other two are small and I can pick them up. Bella (the neglected one) is too big now and too strong. Of course, she's not been trained on a lead so would be impossible. I used to have her over when she was a puppy and I still give her a bone when my dogs get one. Gives her someting to occupy herself. I felt bad abusing the neighbour but who is going to speak for the animals?

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    Poor pup - I always make sure that my 2 Staffs gets 1 hour minimum exercise or long walk per day this is without playing with them in the backyard - mostly this time of the year where 7-8 still have some daylight.

    Hopefully you can talk out the owner to walk the dogs or even take them to the park - Good luck
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Poor pup - I always make sure that my 2 Staffs gets 1 hour minimum exercise or long walk per day this is without playing with them in the backyard - mostly this time of the year where 7-8 still have some daylight.

    Hopefully you can talk out the owner to walk the dogs or even take them to the park - Good luck
    m<(o.o)>m

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