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View Poll Results: Strictly a pet or pet involved with sports and work?
Strictly pet (does NOT do sports or work) 32 43.24%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Does your dog work or is he/she strictly a pet?

Is your dog strictly a pet and they are not involved in sports or work?

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Is your dog a pet but they are involved with sports/work?

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Both dogs are involved in sport (mainly schH, but we do herding and agility as well with fly ball and dock diving for fun).

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Pet.
There is another thread with the same question.
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Yes but all the answers were

"My dog does work but he/she is a pet as well"

and they didn't include sports or a poll.

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Yes but all the answers were

"My dog does work but he/she is a pet as well"

and they didn't include sports or a poll.
Oh now I get it
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Shenzi is my pet, but over the last year she has gotten a few jobs...
-Keep me stabalized for short periods of time walking up or down hills or uneven ground
-Carry her own toys and leads in a backpack
-Getting her used to a fleece tug which I will attach to the fridge so she will open it for me.
-Carry mail in

Just a few oddball jobs. But I consider it work as she'd rather use that time to use the flirtpole.

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I think it's unfair to say is your dog a 'pet' or a 'working' dog.

I think all dogs are 'working' dogs. They just have different jobs. Whereas, some compete, and some don't.

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I think it's unfair to say is your dog a 'pet' or a 'working' dog.

I think all dogs are 'working' dogs. They just have different jobs. Whereas, some compete, and some don't.
Well, no...my dogs are really, really pets only. The most "work" they do is a walk with their designated person

Well, unless you wanted to really broaden that category and add "he has to look scary so people don't mess around our property"! If looking scary (and occasionally barking) is a job, then mine work!
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Pet. I want to get Molly into Agility, but I don't know.But they are just pets. =)

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Bella is a pet but recently got her a harness for pulling jus around the yard. so she would think she has a job and its great exercise too! We jus got it yesterday to see her in it go to my post Here's Bella! She did grate her first time in it

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