Iv'e just bought a dog on impulse.

Advice please

18 messages
03/07/2010 at 23:14
03/07/2010 at 23:17
Is there a long lasting contraceptive you can take ?
03/07/2010 at 23:20
Into the forum quote hall of fame Madge...
03/07/2010 at 23:20
04/07/2010 at 08:15
Impulse? I thought that was a ladies' perfume.
04/07/2010 at 18:07
I pity the poor dog!
04/07/2010 at 18:37
impulse - is that like e-bay?
04/07/2010 at 18:42
Was it by the till?
04/07/2010 at 18:50
were you on impulse, or the dog?
04/07/2010 at 19:06
what sort is he/she ?
04/07/2010 at 19:08
a dog is for life, not just for July .......... 
04/07/2010 at 20:08

Don't worry..  the guy who sells stone cladding will be coming down your street tomorrow....   I'm sure you won't be able to resist..   that'll take your mind off the dog...

06/07/2010 at 12:45
I have a good curry recipe.
06/07/2010 at 12:55
06/07/2010 at 17:11

How can you buy a dog on impulse?! What breed, how old etc?

After spending a weekend looking after my mum's dog, my advice is... 

If you enjoy:

being watched while eating
going out for walks 4-5 times a day in all weather conditions
having to pick up poop with nothing but a thin bit of plastic between the crap and your hand
being woken up at silly hours because it can't sleep (& if it can't sleep, it certainly ain't gonna let you)

then keep the dog, otherwise dig out your receipt and take it back.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/07/2010 at 11:32

Better - run with the dog, gives he/she necessary exercise and gets you out training too.

Feed natural food, and some bones now and again, no crappy dry  or canned food and deffo NO table scraps - lot less "waste" material to deal with! If you're lucky enough to live in the country, you can train the dog pretty quickly not to poop on roads, paths etc. We're only 200m from a huge forest, the dogs only go on the edges of the trails, on grass, quick flick with a stick and it's hidden in the bushes, brambles or whatever.

Train your dog to behave. And give it lots of love and affection. If you can't do that - then you shouldn't have one. Period.

I presume this post is actually a wind-up?

07/07/2010 at 12:44
I'd get the dog off impulse. An alcohol based perfume not only leads t oit being slightly cranky but can upset the stomach with deleterious impact ot your carpet...
10/07/2010 at 08:56

 As they say in Korea:

 "A dog is not just for Christmas, if you're careful you can usually make it last until Boxing Day".


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