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Old 02-05-2014, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a real problem that i didn't solve in my mind yet.
My friend has a female WL Gsd with the whole package. she has the looks,drive, and good blood line.
He's planning on finding her a good mating partner.
And he may give me one of the pups for free.
But I got three problems.
1. I wanted to start protection training with my own dog and i didn't even start it yet.
2. I'm working 9 hours a day
3.Mom.(lol)
Should i really consider it?
it's a really hard decision.
What would you guys do if you were in my shoes?
(And let's say that i even convinced my mother with the idea of having a new dog in our life.)
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Personally.. If I really wanted protection training... no. Only because of how much that takes, especially if you have a full time job and you're a mom. That or I would stick with OB with your current one and get the puppy if that's what you want.. from experience though... I would not get a puppy again just because the opportunity presented itself. It wasn't a mistake but I was so incredibly stressed..
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Working 9 hours a day you shouldn't consider any pet, not even a rabbit.
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Personally.. If I really wanted protection training... no. Only because of how much that takes, especially if you have a full time job and you're a mom. That or I would stick with OB with your current one and get the puppy if that's what you want.. from experience though... I would not get a puppy again just because the opportunity presented itself. It wasn't a mistake but I was so incredibly stressed..
I thought that i wrote "My mom" at 3rd reason, my bad.
i'm 20 year old male
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Working 9 hours a day you shouldn't consider any pet, not even a rabbit.
I often work much more than that :-(
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I thought that i wrote "My mom" at 3rd reason, my bad.
i'm 20 year old male
Ha! Well then.... let's not worry about that one then.. but still I would say to focus on the one you have... I disagree with David about not owning anything at all. I am in the military and God knows the hours we work and Titan is doing just fine (recent issues.. All me.. but nothing to do with being gone at work)

I would just say that a puppy isn't what you need right now.

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Working 9 hours a day you shouldn't consider any pet, not even a rabbit.
Yeah.....really gonna have to disagree with you there. This means pets are only suitable for what? The super elite and people who work at home? 9 hours a day is nothing compared to most of the people I know....most in my area work 12 hour shifts, my husband included. I work 6 hours, and usually spend another 3-4 with my kids before getting time with my dogs. And they don't care. They love me the same and are just as happy the days I'm home as the days I work.

OP, I highly suggest NOT getting a puppy for those reasons. The fact that you obviously weren't planning on it and seem to have major reservations kinda answers your own question. I know it's hard to pass up a great opportunity like that, but you and your dog will be much better off if the future household member comes at the right time.

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