That is one worn out puppy-dog.
Good yard, doggy.
@SurgeonSean, good yard indeed *wipes tear*
@SurgeonSean, good fvckin yard
@SurgeonSean, no that’s a goodboi who knows his dad is leaving and is refusing to get in his crate so he stays.
Me on Mondays. And tuesdays. Maybe Wednesday's and Thursdays. And now that I think about it, Friday through Sunday too. That dog is my spirit animal.
Later, he drags his son to bed by one ankle
I hate how it's "normal" to have a cage for a dog. Don't put your dog in a cage, man.
@EndToOutside, agreed. I can’t do that to my dog
@EndToOutside, my dogs have very bad separation anxiety, so for the four hours a day when everyone is at work or school, we have to crate them because otherwise they will destroy everything we love. They have destroyed two couches, numerous shoes, and a hairbrush. We can’t afford to not crate them when we leave
@Fairy Squad Mother, you should consider training
@EndToOutside, my one dog actually likes having the crate, he has bad anxiety in general and will run to the crate to be put in with the door shut. It’s his personal space.
Another of my dogs will sleep in her crate if she can’t find someone to sleep with because, again, it’s her dedicated space. No one else is ever in there and she doesn’t have to share
So long as you aren’t an abusive a$$hole and leave them there all day and shjt like that, it’s perfectly acceptable to crate train your pups
@Nooby142, Can you train out anxiety?
@TheKen42, yep. Check out "it's me or the 🐕" on YouTube, really educational stuff.
@Sven and Otar, your dog likes the crate because he's been conditioned to like the crate. Dogs are incredible learners, fiercely loyal and retain their training.
Also if the dog looks forward to going into a crate I'd be more worried about why he doesn't feel as comfortable outside it.
Every argument for caging a dog sounds, to me, like poor training or bad ownership. A well trained and well loved dog doesn't need a crate, cage, box or otherwise.
None of the rottweilers I have had throughout my life have ever had a cage, nor have they ever destroyed furniture. Why? Because they were properly trained
@EndToOutside, alright fvckface, that sounded like a veiled accusation that I abuse my dogs. We’re a family of rescues from warzones (Gitu) abusive homes (Frankie, Zooey, Kylie, and Rusty), & found dogs in the wild (Marshall).
All are impeccably trained because your implication is partially right, training does help a lot with bad behaviors but there are sometimes far greater issues than training can help like ptsd and anxiety. I’m talking a level of trained where I can take them all on a walk or run with me & all will run either right behind or beside me, but not ahead or lagging behind.
We’ve taken in former police dogs, military dogs, as well as little found pups on the side of the road & training helps with all of them, but it cannot cure all ills and having space that’s theirs is a good thing.
Maybe get off your fvcking high horse & don’t assume that people who think differently are somehow morally lesser. I would lay my life down for any of my dogs & they the same for me
@EndToOutside, you literally went from someone I thought I could have a reasonable discussion over minor disagreement with to fvcking implying I would either abuse my dogs or at the very least not take proper care of them by not training them. Fvck off with your sanctimonious bullshjt dude, you clearly need to be more open-minded and understand that not everyone’s walk is the same as yours and your pups’. Things like war and abuse can really fvck up people, including dogs, so miss me with that “training can fix it” bullshjt, there’s only so far it’ll get you
@Sven and Otar, take a step back man, I have not and would not accuse anyone of any kind of abuse without some evidence.
The fact that your dogs are rescues from harsh environments goes a long way in explaining why they have the issues they do, on that we do not disagree one bit.
I will admit to being a little naïve regards context with my comments. However my opinion still stands.
At no point did I suggest that anyone's morals were "lesser". I have an opinion, you have an opinion. That's the wonderful thing about opinions. They're like rectal sphincters. Everyone has one and they all stink.
@Sven and Otar, that's exactly what crates should be, a safe space and a welcoming space. Good doggie parenting.
@EndToOutside, Siberian huskies and other breeds need/desire a space like a crate. When trained properly, they should enjoy the safe space of their crate without the door even needing to exist. They desire a sort of burrow to hide in. My husky chose the big opening of our weird coffee table.
@EndToOutside, honestly it’s thinking like that which made PETA go around and steal people’s dogs from the back yards simply because they claimed the dogs shouldn’t be left outside. I mean some dogs like to have their own little area to relax in and sometimes you have a dog such as a puppy you are still house breaking, you can’t always stay home and you may not have a fenced in yard. It’s honestly like a crib or playpen as long as you make sure it’s big enough and they have food and water and aren’t left in it all day. There is a big difference between a dogs crate and a jail cell and just because it’s different then what you do doesn’t make it bad or evil. Anymore than someone who leaves their dog outside but doesn’t bother giving it food or water is good simply because they don’t put their dogs in a crate. It’s about how you take care of the pet that matters
@George Feeny, don’t forget, those of us who also live in the middle of nowhere, there are bears, wolves, coyotes, and large predatory birds out there to worry about too!
@EndToOutside, considering my dog would eat the entire house while I'm gone I think a crate is a smarter idea.
@EndToOutside, crate training is actually extremely good for dogs - their mental and physical well being. It provides a safe den and helps prevent separation anxiety. It also helps reduce them getting into things they should do. Im not saying 24/7 but it isnt a bad thing
@EndToOutside, my parents used to crate their pup. As he got older they left it as is except they took the door off. It’s his bed now, and has blankets draped over it. He can leave it whenever he wants but that’s where he always sleeps....unless someone sleeps downstairs then he cuddles with them.
@EndToOutside, i know it seems abusive but dogs can find comfort in their crate if they’re trained to
@Fairy Squad Mother, sounds like generation z dogs
When you have a bad day and just want to be tucked in at 30...
He was up all night bangin’ bitches