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Jupiterfox

Dog people...Info/help?

Hey. So my mate and I have been looking at getting a dog. Probably a medium to large size dog, but gearing towards a husky. We have the property for it, but neither of us has individually owned a dog...so if anyone owns a dog and can help with any of the below questions, it would be awesome!

-What do you do when you go away? Or do you work during the day-where do you put the dog?
-Invisible fence or regular fence, or mini-kennel?
-Do you keep your dog indoors or outdoors?
-If you have a larger dog, how much do you pay monthly would you say for food,etc?

Thanks!
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Added: 5 years, 5 months ago
 
cooncub
5 years, 5 months ago
Kennels are great to place dogs when leaving a few days. At home a nice dog box and shade and sun with fencing to allow running and rest. Dog food is about 60.00 a month but buy the better brands not that cheap stuff and remember the vaccines and shots he will need and flea stuff. Husky's are very cute but can make a lot of noise. My largest dog was a malamute and he was very handsome to see, one blue eye and a gray. .
Jupiterfox
5 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for the help. A lot of ppl are saying they are a lot of work for a  first time owner
SimpleShepherd
5 years, 5 months ago
-What do you do when you go away? Or do you work during the day-where do you put the dog?

if its a puppy, then it needs to be watched every day all day. best choice is to take them to work with you, or have a friend that doesn't work, watch them while you're gone.

-Invisible fence or regular fence, or mini-kennel?

pending on the size of the yard, then invisible fence is the way to go. you just have to train them to realize what the flags that mark it off mean.

-Do you keep your dog indoors or outdoors?

doing a partial is the better choice. (once grown) give them a doggy door. as a puppy (while you are there) teach the dog that it plays outside and relaxes inside.

-If you have a larger dog, how much do you pay monthly would you say for food,etc?

food can never be put into perspective before you own the dog. if your dog has allergies, then the food is gonna be more expensive, and even if the dog lacks allergies, you want to feed them a good balanced diet, which will cost a little more than normal. ALSO! no table food! it spoils them, ruins their appetite, and can give them severe allergic reactions, pending on the food and the dog! so unless you wanna pay vet bills, clean diarrhea and vomit, and have a dog that is rotten and won't listen, no table food.

btw i am a dog owner of 20 years, a dog groomer and a part time veterinary medicine student, so this is not a bunch of b.s.
:3 happy to help
Jupiterfox
5 years, 5 months ago
haha thanks. I wouldn't be getting a puppy, because I am not home all hours of the day.. It would  be a 1-2 year old most likely :P.

As for table food, my friend gives her dogs some food once in a while from the table, and shes owned dogs for a long time, nothing bad has come of it. I guess it depends on the dog too though and what their stomach can handle.
SimpleShepherd
5 years, 5 months ago
well as for allergies her dog must be all good. but when it comes to (mostly little) dogs giving them house food table food makes them feel of a higher being. in terms, they won't listen like they should. it's mostly a little dog thing but i've seen enough big dogs that are rotten that i don't judge. and i don't mean "NO TABLE FOOD EVAR!!!" its more like, don't give it to them on a daily basis.

also, i forgot to say, you should definitely go to.... say a husky rescue. they have them almost everywhere! so there easy to find :3
Jupiterfox
5 years, 5 months ago
haha no I understand that completely :) I would never serve it everyday..only on rare occasions. And ya her dogs are all large xP.

I'm looking at SPCA's in the area for dogs. May go take a look at a husky/retriever/lab mix..... also looking at a few german shep mixes too! :)
SimpleShepherd
5 years, 5 months ago
yay! you should adopt a me! lol but no. unless you have dog experience, i recommend you don't get a g-shep. they are a MAJOR handfull.
Jupiterfox
5 years, 5 months ago
Really? My friend said a gshep mix would b best for me. Better then a husky.
SimpleShepherd
5 years, 5 months ago
no. huskies are easier to handle simple due to the fact that they are less dominant, but only dominant to other dogs. g-sheps are hard headed and a pain in the ass unless you have a personality like the hulk. they are not only extremely dominant towards other male dogs (btw i'm useing males as a reference) but humans as well. they will NOT listen or behave, unless you put them in their place from the start. which most people don't. mainly due to the fact that you have to be mean to them. :/
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