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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    You know what? I treat my dog with kindness, and I have in no way abused my dog (as you have implied). How dare you accuse me of such a thing? If Dora will be left alone for a long time in which I know she cannot hold her bladder, we will introduce pee pads a few days before we leave so she can get used to them, and not soil where she shouldn't or be constipated! I do not think I know all about dogs - I came to this forum for the opposite reason - to learn more. I may be 15 and a first time dog owner, but I will not tolerate being accused of such things.
    And aren't you being a bit hypocritical Floyd? You whip out the concentration camp comment, while you flamed Tkay for her Nazi remark.
    I think you best get your freaken facts straight & go & read the other thread again.

    I never flamed TKAY for her Nazi remark, it was other members not me.

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    I would not sell one of my whippet puppies to someone living in an apartment/unit if they were working FULL-time. I would however re-home an adult whippet given that you want to walk daily to the beach.

    One thing to remember with a dog in a unit is that if you have a week of rain you still need to get the dog out.

    I think the teething and wicked whippet madness from time to time would possibly lead to problems for the owner. The whippet wouldn't care but your lounge may get a work over. But certain adults would take to the lifestyle with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    You know what? I treat my dog with kindness, and I have in no way abused my dog (as you have implied). How dare you accuse me of such a thing? If Dora will be left alone for a long time in which I know she cannot hold her bladder, we will introduce pee pads a few days before we leave so she can get used to them, and not soil where she shouldn't or be constipated! I do not think I know all about dogs - I came to this forum for the opposite reason - to learn more. I may be 15 and a first time dog owner, but I will not tolerate being accused of such things.
    And aren't you being a bit hypocritical Floyd? You whip out the concentration camp comment, while you flamed Tkay for her Nazi remark.
    Just to set the record straight...it was me and some other members who had a go at TKay for her Nazi comment!

    Masha...how long have you had your dog for and how old is it (sorry haven't been reading many threads here)? This is your first dog...right?

    You talk about boundaries and limitations...have you EVER read anywhere that this should be implemented regarding toilet training/toilet breaks and access to toilet area?

    My dogs have a doggy door and it has been a God sent during toilet training! Using pee pads inside kinda defeats the purpose a bit when you are toilet training. You want your dog to know exactly where he/she is to relieve themselves and a doggy door does just that....gives them access to the area that is to be used for toilet...and not confusing them with introducing pee pads in the middle of toilet training.

    I am a strong believer in not leaving dog home for long period of time by themselves and don't believe people with full-time jobs/studies should have a dog to be frank. I think it is selfish not matter how much exercise you give dog/puppy.

    Do you let your dog on the furniture or in your bed? Do you let your puppy in when he/she stands at the door begging to be let in? Do you eat first and dog second? Do you give dog some food while you are eating? Do you pat dog when he/she feels like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    I think you best get your freaken facts straight & go & read the other thread again.

    I never flamed TKAY for her Nazi remark, it was other members not me.
    I apologize for that, I admit that I didn't have my facts straight.

    Do you let your dog on the furniture or in your bed? Do you let your puppy in when he/she stands at the door begging to be let in? Do you eat first and dog second? Do you give dog some food while you are eating? Do you pat dog when he/she feels like it?
    I do not let her on furniture, I don't let her in when she stands or begs to be let in, and I eat first. I also never give the dog bits of food while I'm eating. I also start and end the affection and/or play sessions.
    I should've mentioned this before, but my yard had little crevices under the fence, that, with a little digging, Dora can fit through; so I don't entirely trust her alone there.
    Dora will be left alone for a maximum of five hours, maybe even four.

    Masha...how long have you had your dog for and how old is it (sorry haven't been reading many threads here)? Is this your first dog?
    I've had Dora for ten days now, and she is 14 weeks old. Yes, this is my first, but my Mum and Dad both had a couple of dogs in their childhood so they can help me when its needed
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    I am really really confused now, but it looks like I need to work out what is going to be best for me and the dog I decided to get...

    I will keep researching and keeping an eye out and once I move into my own place I will be able to work out what is best for me.

    I know for a fact that I would be able to spend a lot of time with the dog before and after work as I am single and I don't watch tv and prefer not to go out a lot and if I do it would mostly be family who I would take my dog with if I visited them anyway.

    I would love an excuse to head for a walk/run in the morning and it would be great to take a dog to the beach in the evening for a run and a play, even winter would be nice... (I love winter).

    I will just keep thinking about it and see what I decide, no hurry now that I got my cat a little kitten to play with and keep him company!

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    No matter what breed you end up getting, dogs make terrific companions for the circumstance for have just described. Good luck your search. 2 of my dogs have come to me when I least expected it. Sometimes when you just open your mind & heart to the "possibility", the dog most suited to your current situation just seems to "appear" out of nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I would not sell one of my whippet puppies to someone living in an apartment/unit if they were working FULL-time. I would however re-home an adult whippet given that you want to walk daily to the beach.

    One thing to remember with a dog in a unit is that if you have a week of rain you still need to get the dog out.

    I think the teething and wicked whippet madness from time to time would possibly lead to problems for the owner. The whippet wouldn't care but your lounge may get a work over. But certain adults would take to the lifestyle with no problems.
    Why? I know quite a few sighthounds much bigger than whippet living in an apartment - happily Teething and wrecking problems are a part of every puppy development regardless of breed, that's why it's important to do it properly since early age, do crate training, take time off work when you get a pup so you have time to teach it.

    @Masha: I do not let her on furniture, I don't let her in when she stands or begs to be let in, and I eat first. I also never give the dog bits of food while I'm eating. I also start and end the affection and/or play sessions.
    I should've mentioned this before, but my yard had little crevices under the fence, that, with a little digging, Dora can fit through; so I don't entirely trust her alone there.
    Dora will be left alone for a maximum of five hours, maybe even four.
    Masha, you really do not have to torture yourself with this crap It really means nothing to your dog if you eat before or after. Letting your dog on a furniture is a personal preference an individual might prefer or not, has nothing to do with dog becoming an "alpha". Enjoy your time with Dora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Why? I know quite a few sighthounds much bigger than whippet living in an apartment - happily Teething and wrecking problems are a part of every puppy development regardless of breed, that's why it's important to do it properly since early age, do crate training, take time off work when you get a pup so you have time to teach it.



    Masha, you really do not have to torture yourself with this crap It really means nothing to your dog if you eat before or after. Letting your dog on a furniture is a personal preference an individual might prefer or not, has nothing to do with dog becoming an "alpha". Enjoy your time with Dora
    These are, like not letting her on the couch, a personal preference. Though I have read waaaay too much Cesar, I would rather be like this with Dora. It just reassures me, and I assure you, I am enjoying spending time with Dora.
    The whole furniture thing in this case has nothing to do with her becoming Alpha, I just don't want her on there when shes older - she might be small even when she's an adult, but I really don't want her messing up my furniture

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    AF is right, is was not her who flamed me for my pure breed Nazi comment. I do, however, find the lack of comment from certain members with regard to her concentration camp comment rather interesting!!

    With regard to dogs being indoors, I think once a dog is old enough to hold on, you learn their limits. Jenna is always indoors when we go out, although that is usually for no more than 3 hours. I would not be happy knowing she was outside as we live on block next to a footpath with an open pool style fence and I would worry about her being stolen more than anything else.

    Not sure I'd be happy to leave her for 8-10 hours though,but I suppose that would depend on the dog . Definitely wouldn't leave a puppy for that long.
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    I can give you a breed I don't recommend. My Terry was a Jack Russel and he was not meant to be an indoor dog. He didn't toilet train and he was happiest having a good sniff outside.

    Hope that helps your decision.

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