Every Pet Deserves A Good Home…

Doggy Out or Doggy in?

Doggy Out or Doggy in?… Or Should It be Called:  Owner Dumb or Owner Smart?  or Owner Mean or Owner Kind?

Isn’t my dog happier living outside?

Only if you live outside with him! Dogs are pack animals they are used to living in groups, not by themselves. More than ten thousand years ago dogs were domesticated to live with humans, they long for our companionship and need it. Dogs that do not have constant human contact have more behavior problems.

The reason I put my dog outside is because he was destroying the house. I had no choice, what else could I do?

By putting your dog outside you will only increase his behavior problems.

Dogs that live outdoors are more likely to bark, dig, chew, jump the fence and bite. The reason for this is because they become lonely, bored and anxious. Dogs need constant human contact and interaction. You can have a well-behaved dog that lives indoors.

My dog started to jump the fence, so I had no choice but to chain him to a tree. Do you have any other suggestions?

One of the cruelest things you could do to a dog is to chain them for a prolonged period of time. It is cruel and inhumane! Dogs kept on chains, watch as the world goes by, imagine what life would be like.

Chained dogs suffer from psychological deprivation which results in listlessness, depression, frenzied barking and aggression. There is nothing positive about keeping any dog on a chain. If your dog is jumping the fence, he’s probably bored. Take him for lots of walks to alleviate his boredom and bring him inside with the family.

I wanted a barking dog to protect my property if intruders came by the house. How can he do that inside?

First of all, your dog will want to protect you and your home if he is bonded to you. If he is outside alone the bond probably isn’t very strong. Secondly, a barking dog is like a car alarm that goes off, nobody pays attention, because they hear it all the time. Besides how can your dog fight off any intruders if he’s in the yard? If you want a dog to protect you the best way is to love him, keep him inside and he’ll want to watch over you and the family.

If I have no choice but to keep my dog outside, what kind of shelter is necessary?

The law requires that your dog has access to “proper” shelter at all times! Just as you would not like to be exposed to the rain or hot sun neither does your dog! Be sure your dog has a comfortable, weather- resistant house to protect him from the elements.

Hat Tip:  DogWork.com  –    www.dogwork.com/feeling/

When I read articles like this or worse read about poor animals subject or selfish, ignorant, mean and inhumane owners I really have to stop myself from hyper-ventilating and then screaming at the top of my lungs.

Almost every person, and especially children, are better for having a pet, especially a dog… but it is the responsibility of the rest of us to make sure that these loyal creatures are saved from the worst among us… the inhumane, the ignorant the selfish and the cruel pet owners, who are almost always also the same types or parents, spouses and people in general.  Do not stand idly by!!

“Man truly is the cruelest animal on the Earth and compared to our actual brain capacity and what we do with it, probably the dumbest!!” … Just One More Pet


August 23, 2010 - Posted by | animal abuse, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences | , ,

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