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    I wouldn't call my dogs spoilt... in the past they have been. They are outside dogs now due to us spending 7k on floors and the first time I let Bella in after they were down she decided to do zoomies resulting in scratches everywhere and Ray saying no more. Other than that they have everything they need.

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    Beloz wrote: In her defence, she was a staghound cross and hard floors where uncomfortable and cold because of her bony structure and thin coat.
    And EJ: the basic care levels of a dog will be determined in some part by the breed

    I totally agree with both of these statements. I also know, that if i had a smaller dog, i too would allow it on a sofa.

    Most of the rules re furniture, for me anyhow, is not so much that i think the dog will get idea's above their station, but is a practicality you must consider, when you get baby large breeds. There is NOT enough room on a sofa and humans. Or bed etc. The other half of my rules, are i guess my mum talking to me. Dont interupt, dont barge past people, wait. dont shout. be respectful. be loving, be playful etc. and i am just treating the dogs the same?

    And also agree Beloz. Spoiling youngun's of any variety, does not bode well as they will be disadvantaged later in life. Having loads of things to play with, is NOT spoiling a dog imo, just a way i dont choose to spend money, as nature pretty much gives me what i need.

    Spoilng myself, with nice brushes, tack, boots, jackets, that would just be the dogs saying thanks, not spoiling me lol

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    . I think it's lovely to have dogs sleep inside, the difference being Brian would cope with sleeping outside at a physical level, whereas something a bit more fragile like a Chihuahua just wouldn't.
    True and he would probably love it too, he would do a bit of early morning gardening

    I think you are going to be a wonderful owner ejburke32 all this research you are doing. One very lucky little bulldog

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    Maybe it just depends on who points it out. I am allowed to say that my dogs are spoilt - but I don't think anybody else has the knowledge or the permission to say so. We don't have kids... but I suppose it works the same with them. I know parents who themselves say their kids are spoilt - but if someone else comments on it all hell breaks loose.

    What is spoilt for me... spoilt kids is easy. They have reached a certain age and still don't understand that other people have needs and rights as well. Spoilt dogs is more difficult to pinpoint I find. Maybe I never really met a truly spoilt dog. Maybe my spoilt dogs threshold is just a lot higher than my spoilt kids threshold.... don't really know. Interesting question though. Will have to think about it.

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    I couldn't care less if everyone thinks my dogs are spoilt. I got only 8 years with them....maybe 10 if i'm lucky. We are going to make the most of everyday.

    LOL Jadielee, we are about to reno our place and the misses reckons the goofs are both out full time. We'll see.....i love timber floors but i'm willing to go tiles again just because of the claw factor !!


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    ok nugget is spoilt with love even know i may not have money to buy any thing nice for her but all her collars ,leads warm dog blankets for winter toys for her to play with are all made by my own two hands with love for her the blankets i make are 2 times warmer than the ones from the pet shops hand made with two layers of wool and cotton inside it to make it warmer then the outside layer is a water proof canvas then all of this is then hand sewn then all the edges are covered with cotton so it dosnt rub and curses discomfit and then it has 2 buckles and a old belly clip from a old horse rug and thats what i wood do to keep nugget warm in winter 100% hand made with love so yep i spoilt her with hand made things XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I couldn't care less if everyone thinks my dogs are spoilt. I got only 8 years with them....maybe 10 if i'm lucky. We are going to make the most of everyday.

    LOL Jadielee, we are about to reno our place and the misses reckons the goofs are both out full time. We'll see.....i love timber floors but i'm willing to go tiles again just because of the claw factor !!
    Lol I love timber floors too but I am wondering if we have made a mistake now! lol Once Zac has grown I reckon they will take a thrashing then too.

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    Im not sure what the issue with timber flooring is?
    I lived in a house for 8yrs with marine varnished floor boards. Only at the end of 8 yrs, can you see it needs re varnish in kitchen area only.
    Them timber floors can take claws easily, from my experience, fur just sweeps up easily, mops in seconds, done.
    Not as sturdy as these stone tiles ive got now mind you. That is spoiling a dog! just as good as timber, but less slidy for em. Puts an end to dog skittle nights though
    Dog skittles, for the uninitiated is take 10 pins, set them up, throw a ping pong ball at em, and see how many skittles your dog can knock down retrieving the ping pong ball. Great fun after the first pint or two!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm318 View Post
    True and he would probably love it too, he would do a bit of early morning gardening

    I think you are going to be a wonderful owner ejburke32 all this research you are doing. One very lucky little bulldog
    Thanks Emm318, I'm not planning on having any kids so this will be my fur baby, I had cats growing up but this is my first dog and definitely first pedigree so I'm like a first time mum excited and anxious at the same time, reading all the books, reading all the forums, talking about it endlessly until my OH wants to bop me over the head to make me shut up. The funny thing is I have a coworker who is pregnant for the first time as she is way more layed back about her baby than I am about the puppy!

    But I just cant wait for my furry bundle of love so I have to keep talking about it and watching endless youtube bulldog puppy clips.

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    Ok so yesterday I posted a pic of a little pet couch I bought for puppy as we won't be letting him on the human couches in the living room and someone commented that I have a very spoilt unborn pup. hmmm I thought it was just being practical since the floor is bare concrete and it would be nice for the dog to have somewhere comfortable to lie down.CAM00022[1].jpg

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