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    Yeah when we move, we will defo be finding somewhere that will allow a dog, since we rent it will be a little tougher, but we want to move a little way out of town so maybe it will be easier. Originally at my current place, it was no dogs permitted, but I asked after 3yrs and they allowed it, which was awesome!!

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    I don't think it's bad that you get new dogs after the old ones have passed, everyone has different ways of dealing with grief and so long as you're ready for the new dog well there's no problems. I remember also being told at uni that you need 1/4 of the time to get over anyone in a relationship before you're ready to move on - but all relationships are different so how can they all take exactly the same amount of time to get over?

    Mine is a doberman cross. You can see pictures of him in the introduction forum thingy if you're interested.

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    1/4 of the time of a relationship to get over it? Wow, Id be stuffed then if OH and I broke up, weve been together for 14 years, Id have to spend almost 5 getting over it LMAO.

    I got my first girl (Chevy) when I was 17, and she was the only dog for 2 years then we got Lennox when I was pregnant. And since then we have always had two dogs. Never had any trouble finding a rental so far (and I am now 32 so that's 15 years of renting with dogs). I cant really imagine not having two, but the OH reckons once Barney has gone we are not getting another for a while and he would even like to have none for a year or two once Pippi is gone (she is only 2 though so thats a long time away). I might be happy when Pippi is the only one coz she is my baby and she is (apart from some flaws) a very easy dog to manage etc, but I am not sure that I could not have 2. And the OH is kidding if he ever thinks we will have NO dogs LOL

    I should add, we did live in the car once with Chev, for about a week LOL
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    This thread is moving like a bull at a rodeo, but I'll run with Lala for a while.

    I was sure I was not going to get a dog for a while after Luna died. Not just because she was so special to me but because I wanted to experience again what it was like to have the freedom to always go where you wanted without having to think about what to do with the dog.

    But when Luna did die, I immediately thought that a house without a dog would never be a home. So I pretty much immediately started looking. And I found getting a new dog helped me deal with my grieve too. But everyone deals with these things differently.

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    I will always have dogs plus one other animal.

    Our dogs are 2, 4 and 5 years old so there's a bit of a range. It's not nice to think about but yes when the oldest goes we will probably get another. Not to 'replace' that one, but just because the house doesn't feel right unless it's full of dogs.

    And little animals, well I always had a bunny growing up until a few years ago but now I am in love with rats, so I think I will always have a pair of rats in the house as well now.

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    I like bunnies too! And i like rats and bats as well. I am not sure that I'd find too many people willing to live with me if i had a house full of dogs, bunnies, rats and bats...particularly in a city house. Also, chances are half the animals would try to eat the other half, so that could be an issue.... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashems View Post
    Definitely not directing this at you Newfsie coz sounds like you know what yer doing.... but it doesn't work that way for everyone unfortunately. I know MANY people who raised their dog from a puppy and still to this day are astounded as to why their dog is anxious, scared, aggressive etc, when in theory the breed should have a happy, friendly personality.
    But than it wouldn't matter what the breed looked like or was like or bred by whom or even the perfect new breed to be.....I am speaking of getting a specific breed and ending up with specific traits when they have been raised correctly. You cannot blame breeders or a breed for bad puppy/dog handling.

    Boy do I know this as the truth, because I have dealt with my two rescues, who were mishandled by owners.........Ending up with a timid newf and a full on people and dog aggressive newf

    PS I think rats are some of the cutest pest ever
    Pets are forever

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    I know, i wasn't blaming breeders for how a dog ends up - i was blaming owners. I did the NDFT trainer & dog behavioural course (not to become a trainer, just for general knowledge) b/c volunteering at the shelter made me realise i didn't know anywhere near enough about dogs as I thought. Then word got out around the office and i suddenly had all these people coming up to me telling me how badly behaved their dogs were and for me to come over to their place and "fix them". I can tell ya, people do not like being told it's their behaviour that needs to change.

    ]THE SMALL PRINT (since everyone jumps on every phrase and how it's worded, I will also add): i was specifically speaking about perfectly normal puppies that end up with owners who don't have much knowledge on raising dogs, end up with a nutso dog, then blame the breed/ breeder/ dog itself.
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    CL...rats are great eh! kinda like little dogs. weve had 4 rats, tits, her daughter mimpy, a homeless female called tip top, and then finally a boy called stripey. he was our last and he died about 5 years ago now.

    i too usually like to have other pets so we used to have 3 cats and then rats too...but since we have been in o its just been the dogs really

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    Would love to get another pooch, but will wait until Oskar has gotten older and settled down a bit, we have mice and fish, but they are OH's responsibility. He has a field mouse Master Splinter that he has raised from a baby and two girls live in the other aquarium. I am not a big fan of rodents, they are cute yeah, but they shit every 2 minutes lol. I am very much a dog fan

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