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Need advice about getting a dog for an office-goer

 
 
sakhi
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2009 01:42 am
@ehBeth,
He goes for walks and jogs...i meant that he doesn't go to a club or to formal social gatherings where dogs arent allowed...
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sakhi
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2009 02:02 am
@saab,
I understand. I'll keep all this mind.

My dad's house is large (ok the house isnt a mansion). It's about 20,000 sq ft and he has a nice large garden. He actualy lives in the outskirts of this large city.

His office, thankfully, is close to his home. (I live pretty far off - within the city - and won't be able to help him much. )

We haven't really found an adult dog we like. We looked in rescue homes...maybe we don;t know where to look. Most of my friends live in the city or in flats and cant have dogs.

We are not specific about golden retrievers at all - it's only that I'd be taking it from a friend, if we do decide to take this pup. I know a pup is a lot of work but that might just be what my dad needs - knowing him, he'd like that.

It was just a suggestion from me but my dad seems to be very keen on a dog and is working at hiring this caretaker he knows who'll stay at home (feed, walk the dog, and do some cleaning).
sakhi
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2009 02:06 am
@OCCOM BILL,
hello....!! all well with me!

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2009 11:05 am
@sakhi,
That's sounds good, sakhi, re a caretaker - plus there being a yard for the dog to play in.
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sakhi
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 10:54 pm
Update: My Dad took the pup from my friend. ACtually, my friend isn't really selling the pups - the mother was weak, pregnant, and abandoned when he found her. After being taken care of, the mother deliverd 5 pups.

My dad had fallen for the pup (or probably, the idea of a pup) and now he has hired a full-time (all-day) caretaker who my dad has known for a long time. The caretaker will feed and walk (5 min for now) the dog, and tend to some gardening and cleaning.

And my dad is going to be working only 3 days a week. Working from home 2 days a week. This means that the dog will never be alone at home..
Thanks for the advice - because some people we know told us that a pup can get used to living along for 6 to 8 hrs at home.

The pup is called "bangaari", which means "golden girl" (also a term of endearment) in our native tongue. She is about a month and a half old now.
Right now, she is a bit too young for long walks or jogs - just a couple of really short walks. And some playing around in the garden.

Will post a picture of the pup soon. Smile



ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 11:12 pm
@sakhi,
Oh, good, I'm very charmed! Some people here know lots more about puppy raising than I do (I know nothing, I've only had rescue dogs that were older), if you have questions.

Much pleasure to Bangaari and you all. Look forward to photos.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:27 am
@sakhi,
Congrats to you for your new family member! Sounds like your dad is going to be a great daddy for the puppy.
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angelaplynn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2011 05:34 am
Not advisable indeed. Well, if your dad has not enough time to give to the dog then better not to have one. Dogs are active creatures even though there are lazy ones still they need attention and a friend who will be there to talk to them, care for them and feed them. Even though your dad can feed the dog before he go straight to the office I don't think that's sufficient for the dog to live longer. Make the dog productive so he can live happily.
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