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Old 11-28-06, 01:22 PM   #1
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No! Bad dog!!

Ok, so one of my housemates bought a dog, named Gus (picture below), for his girlfriend (Who lives in the house with us) over the summer. They've split up since then (but still live in the house together [awkward ]), and now he's got the dog.

This dog is so freaking stupid, I hate it! It's some kind of sighthound(not sure of exact breed), and makes the absolute WORST house dog ever!! And since we don't really have a yard, it spends almost all day inside the house. It's got a lot of energy, but since it's stuck in the house all the time, it really has no way to constructively release that energy. So, it releases it deconstructively, or something like that.

This dog can chew anything apart. We buy it chew toys that are supposed to be indestructible and he'll destroy them within just a couple of days. And when he doesn't have toys to chew on, he just chews on whatever is in range of his mouth. Speaker wires, TV cables, the couches, the carpet, everything!! Just yesterday, we found where he had chewed through an extension cord that some christmas lights were plugged into. I hope he got a nice shock out of that, and learned his lesson!

When we put this dog out to go to the bathroom, he isn't any better. As soon as he's done doing his business, he starts howling and barking like crazy. Eventually he'll get bored and start chewing on stuff outside. He destroyed the foam seat on a snowmobile, brake light cables on a trailor, ripped apart a tarp, etc.

He's really not a bad dog, it's just that he's got so much energy but can't do anything with it. Everyone in the house is gone or busy during the day, so there's no one to look after him. He gets put in this tiny little cage four hours on end. I feel sorry for him, but none of us really have the time to properly look after him. I've talked to the guy who owns the dog, but he seems like he really wants to keep it. If it were my dog, I'd have to give it away to a home that could take better care of it.

Every morning at around 7 or 8 o'clock, the dog starts howling and barking. It's cage is right at the bottom of the stairs, my room is right at the top of the stairs, so I can hear him pretty well. I'm mad at him, but at the same time, I feel sorry for him too. He's stuck in this tiny little cage for so long!

Sorry if this rant was a little long, just had to get it out.

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Old 11-28-06, 01:23 PM   #2
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It looks like he is possessed by gay with those eyes.
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Old 11-28-06, 01:26 PM   #3
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he looks like a puppy to me. no wonder he has so much engery. plus he is bored out of his mind from being locked up for so long. a dog like this really needs to have an owner that can dedicate time to him. otherwise it's unfair for everyone.
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Old 11-28-06, 01:28 PM   #4
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Tell your friend that he's an inconsiderate dick. The dog is miserable and under-stimulated and the roommates are getting annoyed, especially when their **** gets chewed up. If he actually cared at all about the dog's well-being instead of his own desire to have a pet for the sake of having a pet, he'd find someone who has the time to raise the dog in the right environment.
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And yet YOU are the bananna tugger?
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Nothing wrong with the dog...he has a bad owner.
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Yes, me and my banana.
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That's so very sad. That dog needs some exercise. I wish people would not get dogs if they are so ignorant about the care they need.
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You know, I have started about 4 or 5 post and deleted each one because they shouldn't be posted...

Find a good home for the dog - make your roomate do it - or find another place for your roomate. After the dog grows up you will REALLY have a problem.
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Why doesn't your roommate take him to doggie daycare where he can run around and play with other dogs and come home exhausted??? It sounds like he is just being a dog!!
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Why doesn't your roommate take him to doggie daycare where he can run around and play with other dogs and come home exhausted??? It sounds like he is just being a dog!!
that's a great idea. my friend in portland, OR does this with her dog when she goes to work. they have a web cam that you can log into during the day and watch them play too. keeps the dog social and healthy. plus, they make sure he has water and all that too.
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Doggie daycare sounds like a great idea. We have a English Cocker Spaniel and he will wear you out playing fetch, run over the entire farms with me and pretty much has the energy of 5 dogs. Keep him busy, keep him playing and he can sit still, he can behave - but I don't even want to think of what he would be like if he wasn't near one or the other of us at times. Cocker Spaniels were really popular for a while, until they destroyed people's homes!

The right dog in the wrong place - or with the wrong owner - can be a heap of trouble.
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The dog needs attention, some discipline (like obedience classes for dog and owner) and some exercise. If not corrected now the dog will grow into a real problem. Blame your roomate, no the dog. Seriously!
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he looks like a puppy to me. no wonder he has so much engery. plus he is bored out of his mind from being locked up for so long.
Not quite a puppy any more, but still pretty young.

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a dog like this really needs to have an owner that can dedicate time to him. otherwise it's unfair for everyone.
I've talked to him a bit about taking better care of the dog, but he really doesn't want to give it away.

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Tell your friend that he's an inconsiderate dick. The dog is miserable and under-stimulated and the roommates are getting annoyed, especially when their **** gets chewed up. If he actually cared at all about the dog's well-being instead of his own desire to have a pet for the sake of having a pet, he'd find someone who has the time to raise the dog in the right environment.
I think you're right, he just wants to have a pet without having any of the responsibilities that come with it. He's either at work, or asleep during the day, so we're left to clean up after the dog destroys the trash can, or craps on the carpet.

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Why doesn't your roommate take him to doggie daycare where he can run around and play with other dogs and come home exhausted??? It sounds like he is just being a dog!!
I don't think there are any places like that around here. And I doubt the owner would want to do that anyway.

As long as somebody is in the house to keep an eye on the dog, he doesn't need to be in his cage. But he still spends quite a bit of time in there.

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The dog needs attention, some discipline (like obedience classes for dog and owner) and some exercise. If not corrected now the dog will grow into a real problem. Blame your roomate, no the dog. Seriously!
The dog is a little spoiled. And the dog gets a lot of mixed messages. for example: the rest of us in the house don't want the dog to be on the couches, but the owner let's the dog sleep next to him when he's on the couch.

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hey now, that's a cool color!
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Old 11-28-06, 01:55 PM   #15
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Yeah, I guess.

But the dogger would look cooler with red eyes.
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Maybe he just wants the dog to spite his ex.
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Maybe he just wants the dog to spite his ex.
Hmmm, could be.

Heh, I was bored...

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You need an exorcist.
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I have a friend whose dog ate his gas barbeque! He managed to pull off the knobs, handle to the lid, and gas hose and chew them up. He found the tank out in the yard. It sounds like your pup is bored and doesn’t get attention and training it needs. Hope you can talk your roommate into giving the dog to a good home.
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Hmmmm, got an idea from the "meeting girls" thread. Maybe I'll go take the dog for a walk on campus!
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Obviously this guy does not have the time to spend with this dog. for the good of the dog, he has to start walking him and working with his re: obediance, or find him a decent home with people who can!
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Hmmmm, got an idea from the "meeting girls" thread. Maybe I'll go take the dog for a walk on campus!
i knew these two threads would cross at some point! i say put that dog to good use.
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Hmmmm, got an idea from the "meeting girls" thread. Maybe I'll go take the dog for a walk on campus!
well, that could work too-- meet girls and get the dog exercise at the same time!
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The problem isn't the dog, it's the owners. Unfortunately in this case with the two of them being broken up, the dog can sense the tension in the household and it's confusing him. He's taking out is frustration and anxiety out by destroying things. Kinda like kids of divorced parents, it can cause a lot of emotional trauma seeing the parents go through this. And I'm sure there's some manipulation, overt or subconscious, of using the dog to get back at the other. Best thing for the dog is for one of them to move out.
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Hmmmm, got an idea from the "meeting girls" thread. Maybe I'll go take the dog for a walk on campus!
No, you need a puppy for that. And even better odds are with a baby in a stroller; a 100% closing rate really (compared to 50-75% with cute puppy).
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