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Yesterdays Hero

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Thinking of getting one. Dunno if it's the right move on account of Time. There's no one in the house for about a 7 1/2 hour stretch during the weekdays. I think it's way too much time for a dog to be alone. I guess I could pull off a 10 minute walk maybe 3 1/2 hours into the day over lunch, pain in the ass that'd be though.

Anyone on here with a Dog? How long is it alone for during the day? What kind of dog is it?

I'd prefer medium to large, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be into hanging out inside for a good chunk of the day.
 

gleet

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Car repair forum?

I've got an Airedale and backup auxiliary dog. They come and go thru the dog door and roam 3 acres with the hidden fence. Their collar batteries are dead but don't tell them, they don't get near the fence to find out. They have a bucket of water and another food. I always feed dogs free choice and never have a problem.

I put up a game camera once when we went on a trip. They spent lots of time day and night by the front door just watching. Slept on the golf cart seat which we had never seen. Then a jehovahs witness showed up and knocked. They escorted him from car to door to car. Hilarious.

So to answer your question, basset hounds are funny looking and active and have loud voices.
 

Ballbuster1

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I've had plenty of dogs. They get left alone all
day while I work. 8-10 hours isn't bad for a
properly trained animal.

I've had mixed breeds and purebreds.
As long as they're properly trained they're all good.

My favorites were the Black Lab and the American
Eskimo. The lab had the best disposition of any dog
ever. Gentle and very friendly. The Eskimo is the
smartest dog I ever owned. Trained in record time and
is fast as a mother fucker. She's fun in the snow. Loves it.
 

Hudson

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I have a mutt rescue. I've learned the hard way that high pile carpet is a great attraction to dogs to pee and poop on, like it is being outside I guess.
I do pay 50 bucks a week for dog daycare when I go out of town.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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I have a mutt rescue. I've learned the hard way that high pile carpet is a great attraction to dogs to pee and poop on, like it is being outside I guess.
I do pay 50 bucks a week for dog daycare when I go out of town.
Was thinking rescue as well. Though @Ballbuster1 named my favorite breed in a Black Lab. There's one my chick has her eye on, but it's 8, and needs 'training to be around other dogs'. Dunno about that.
 

gleet

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Was thinking rescue as well. Though @Ballbuster1 named my favorite breed in a Black Lab. There's one my chick has her eye on, but it's 8, and needs 'training to be around other dogs'. Dunno about that.
I had a yellow lab for bird hunting. Smart and always grinning.
 

Ballbuster1

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Rescue is a nice idea but it takes a bigger
commitment. People usually get rid of a dog
for a reason. It's great to give a dog a new
and probably better life but it will not be the
same as getting a puppy.
 

MTJonny

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Thinking of getting one. Dunno if it's the right move on account of Time. There's no one in the house for about a 7 1/2 hour stretch during the weekdays. I think it's way too much time for a dog to be alone. I guess I could pull off a 10 minute walk maybe 3 1/2 hours into the day over lunch, pain in the ass that'd be though.

Anyone on here with a Dog? How long is it alone for during the day? What kind of dog is it?

I'd prefer medium to large, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be into hanging out inside for a good chunk of the day.
Ever had a dog before? Also, what is your yard situation?
 

Hudson

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Was thinking rescue as well. Though @Ballbuster1 named my favorite breed in a Black Lab. There's one my chick has her eye on, but it's 8, and needs 'training to be around other dogs'. Dunno about that.
Grew up with pure breeds. Golden retriever was the best of those...My current one is just as smart..just still like to go exploring if she gets out..and I don't understand why she eats rocks.....
 

Ballbuster1

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We've adopted several abused dogs and were
glad we gave them a good home free of shit
for what was left of their lives. It's a great feeling
but they're gone faster and sometimes take some
extra care to try and train them.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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Ever had a dog before? Also, what is your yard situation?
Had a few here and there. Trained a Australian Sheep Dog X that was pretty damn intelligent.

Yard is a townhouse with a small Fenced in yard that's something like 40 x 40. No doggy door. It'd be inside for the time the house is empty.
 

gleet

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Had a few here and there. Trained a Australian Sheep Dog X that was pretty damn intelligent.

Yard is a townhouse with a small Fenced in yard that's something like 40 x 40. No doggy door. It'd be inside for the time the house is empty.
Do you like turtles?
 

Hudson

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Rescue is a nice idea but it takes a bigger
commitment. People usually get rid of a dog
for a reason. It's great to give a dog a new
and probably better life but it will not be the
same as getting a puppy.
True in some cases..but this is the time of year..to get a rescue. There is a huge influx of Christmas puppies that people got as pets and discovered that they were unwilling or cannot commit the time to properly train a puppy. People expect them to be housebroken, obedience trained, and everything right out of the breeders and do not understand that a puppy, is a baby and will need to have a significant amount of time training it.
Most dogs know instinctively not to poop or pee where they eat or sleep. Easiest way to train them is to take them out about a half hour after you feed them and most importantly, do NOT bring them back in before they have done their business. One it shows that you are the Alpha..and B. It will train them that outside is where to go and they will actually go faster to get back in the nice warm cave.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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Our Eskimo is perfect in the house. She's about
20 pounds and doesn't destroy anything but the
rabbits she catches in the back yard.
A pure breed 'AE' would be a lot. Dog breeders up here really jack the price right up there. I'd love one. Or another Black Lab.
 

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As always, I suggest a retired greyhound. By far my favorite breed. YMMV of course.
 

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Almost always had good experience with rescues- as long as you get them as puppies. Main thing no matter what breed if it's alone is make sure it has a chance to meet new people and dogs. Adolescents can be territorial if not socialized.
 

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Thinking of getting one. Dunno if it's the right move on account of Time. There's no one in the house for about a 7 1/2 hour stretch during the weekdays. I think it's way too much time for a dog to be alone. I guess I could pull off a 10 minute walk maybe 3 1/2 hours into the day over lunch, pain in the ass that'd be though.

Anyone on here with a Dog? How long is it alone for during the day? What kind of dog is it?

I'd prefer medium to large, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be into hanging out inside for a good chunk of the day.
My doggie sits alone in my apt 7.5-8.5 hours a day and she's fine. She was trained early for this though, and uses a wee wee pad. She never misses.

If you train them as a puppy that they'll be alone all day they develop the resources they need to deal with it.
 

AlanSmithee

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Just get a young lab mix from any rescue group. Try to get one who's around one years old. You will immediately fall in love with the dog.
 

icculus1284

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Got my first rescue back in November. Grew up with boxers. He's 2-3 years old, we believe he was abused/neglected or just a trailer park dog that animal control picked up. He's well behaved, doesn't fuck with the cats and doesn't usually get into stuff he's not supposed to. Responds well to being told, "no".

We leave him in his cage for 3-4 hours on a daily basis. He's had one accident, and it was right after we got him and he had the trots. Went out for the day on Saturday and left him for about 10 hours. No destruction to his blanket or accidents.

He's also better behaved than my parents' pair of 2 year old boxers.