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08-21-2015 05:50 PM
IronhorseRomo I think loosing a dog is the hardest with out a doubt.
But aside from that: I think the training and hardheadedness. Bath time, cleaning all the poop out of my backyard. Making sure their clean when they come in. It's a lot of time and energy, not to mention money to be a good dog owner. There's a lot of good memories along the way and its a lot of work to get your dog where you want them.
To many owners just like the idea of having a dog and quickly realize they require a lot of attention.

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08-21-2015 05:13 PM
jkristia I did not read all the pages in this thread, so I'm probably just repeating, but having lost my dog this week (8 1/2 years) - having to make the call to the vet and later the same day loose the dog was definitely the hardest part.

08-21-2015 02:43 PM
RachelK1 Losing them. When they pass away it is the hardest thing to go through. Dogs are so loyal and give unconditional love. Everything else with having a dog is easy in comparison.
08-21-2015 11:28 AM
Slate's Mom Losing them. Be it sickness or just old age, losing them is THE absolute hardest part for me.
08-16-2015 02:48 AM
Austin R. Not blowing up on him because he pooped in the house only because I wanted to keep sleeping but his upset stomach said otherwise, and the sick and hoping if made the right call and which could either save or end his life
08-15-2015 11:57 AM
The box Putting the ball away.
07-22-2015 07:43 AM
scottj like everyone here says,it's losing a dog,it's basically like losing a family member
07-19-2015 10:38 PM
Nikitta Tarik, you will. I am on my 6th and 7th GSD. I never thought I could get past my first loss or my second or my third, but that unconditional love drags you back again and again. How many people can you say that about?
07-19-2015 10:25 PM
Phantom So far, going on vacations. It is difficult finding places I can take them and dragging around all of their stuff. However it is also extremely hard to leave them behind when I know they will miss me and I will be worrying the entire time.
07-16-2015 07:56 PM
SuperG Yeah, the last most important responsibility one has to make as a worthy selfless steward of the dog is the hardest part for me.....never easy but it comes in the package deal most always......

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