Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
whether your dog is left in the house, yard, kennel, crate, or has a 20 minute visit by a dog walker... they still aren't with you 24/7 and the truth is that the vast majority of us have jobs, 8hrs a day + commute. it's wonderful if you can take your dog to work with you (i do now, but guess what, I'm working so he's not with me every moment then either), work from home, come home on your breaks or are retired... but, that's not my life. in the meantime, even after working a very physical 8hrs, I still find time to walk or hike or train or fetch my dogs daily and more often than not my entire weekends and vacation days are spent with them. they are fit, happy & stable. and I'm proud of both myself and them for accomplishing that!
when a new young dog was added to the house and not yet trust worthy with the other animals, or housebroken or proofed out for destructive tendencies... he was crated, all day, and I'd walk away with my head down each morning and make up for it each evening... ask him what he remembers most about 2013 and I guarantee you he'd say being sprung from the shelter, not, being crated for several months.
sadistic? eh..... I call it pretty darn successful! shame on you for being so unrealistic and judgmental.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 55lbs of Go!!!!!
Last edited by Fodder; 08-27-2015 at 02:35 AM.