buja said:TooFineAPoint said:If you live in a tiny space, get a small dog or a cat. Don't be an idiot and curse an animal that requires tons of exercise by shoving them into a cell.
There are idiots (former neighbors) who have dogs who never walk them because "they live on a quarter acre". One of their dogs barked all the time and another died of cancer.
I know someone with a Golden Retriever who lives in an apartment and the dog is healthy and happy and doesn't bark.
Guess which dogs got walked every day?
(hint: not the ones who lived on a quarter acre)
A dog doesn't want to walk around in circles all day...so the yard of a typical single family home is not enough, the dog still needs to be walked.
The amount of space a dog lives in is not nearly important as how well the dog is taken care of...
Felix88 said:I was reading Lives by Plutarch and this paragraph fit quite well with the topic at hand.
"Cæsar once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppy-dogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in their country were not used to bear children; by that prince-like reprimand gravely reflecting upon persons who spend and lavish upon brute beasts that affection and kindness which nature has implanted in us to be bestowed on those of our own kind. With like reason may we blame those who misuse that love of inquiry and observation which nature has implanted in our souls, by expending it on objects unworthy of the attention either of their eyes or their ears, while they disregard such as are excellent in themselves, and would do them good."
The ancients knew what's up.
Felix88 said:A lot of people got mauled to death by dogs last year.
Felix88 said:The ancients knew what's up.
Zenta said:Not in apartments. I live in a 750 sqft 1 bedroom, and the unit next to me I am assuming is roughly the same size, the lady has two dogs and they bark all the time. Very annoying and I feel sad for those dogs kept in this tiny place. Inhumane.
Edit: Oh yeah the solution to the barking problem at 6 am? The lady next door told me she would put heavy blankets over their crates when she leaves in the morning early(School teacher) to calm them down and muffle any barking. It works for the most part but man, I would hate to be a dog stuck in a crate all day with a heavy blanket over it.