She's solely mine. I feed her, I walk her, I take her out to pee, I play with her... parents and sister (Alice hates her, remember?) do nothing.
Haha. She wasn't so perfect in puppy classes. Was too scared. She only got less scared towards the end. It's still good though... considering this is her first week seeing the world
boss is a inside dog. He is blue heeler. He can go outside whenever he wants, we leave the slide door open. I reckon its good that he is a inside dog cos wen go to visit our olds, he knows how to behave inside the house
I happened to live in an apartment most of my life - until now, when I do have a fenced yard (not all that big). Even now, when in summer I have all doors open, and when my dogs are free to go wherever, they prefer to be inside even if I'm not there. I do believe that other people who have indoor dogs take their dogs out regularly and apartment life is not a prison life if you adjust your lifestyle to your dog's needs. My dogs do not even do their business in my yard, but ask to go out. They will do it if I tell them to, however, sometimes I stay up very late, so even if they had their late night walk I take them out back and say "Ok, do a wee-wee", so they do it (with hesitation). I don't see the torture in having your dog inside.
I also ensure that someone can come and walk them if I have to stay late at work or be absent. When my late dog got old and sick, we'd put a toilet area for her, and later she'd wear a nappy because she became incontinent. And yes, even an old 14 years old dog learnt how to use an indoor loo.
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