Advice to the Doglorn



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10 Responses to “Advice to the Doglorn”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    10:10 am on January 4th, 2021

    Morning all!
    Our mom had the same issue as a kid. Even her first husband said, “no you don’t have time for a dog”. Mom was 40 when she got the first member of the herd of hounds. She had to wait a long time for her doggies but Lord she loves her members of the nation within as we can attest. She takes excellent care of us and spoils us rotten!
    Have a great day everyone.

  2. B. Stover
    11:27 am on January 4th, 2021

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:24 pm on January 4th, 2021


    I must have done something wrong…My parents never believed the responsibility reason…

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Thieves!
    1:21 pm on January 4th, 2021

    How to get a dog in 4 easy steps according to our Lady (patent pending):

    1. Being dog(s) home.
    2. Act just as surprised as the Giant that the dog is there when said Giant discovers said dog.
    3. Be forgivable.
    4. Repeat.

  5. B. Stover
    1:38 pm on January 4th, 2021

    The Thieves are making me laugh!

  6. Hobbit
    1:53 pm on January 4th, 2021

    I think I am one of the few who have met the HOH and I can vouch for how much they are loved. The newfie pup years ago must be a
    G-O-D (GRAND OLD DOG) now, as is my Sadie.

  7. mlaiuppa
    2:38 pm on January 4th, 2021

    There is a lot more to a dog than just feeding it and walking it. And the clean up, which is just as important. There is the bathing and grooming, some more than others. There is especially the socialization and training. It isn’t fair to the family or the dog if all you do is feed the dog, walk the dog and clean up the poop. That is basically like living with a tame feral dog.

    When I was 10 or 11 my Dad decided we would get a dog. My Mom didn’t want one because she said she’d end up responsible for it. And she was right. She ended up feeding it every day. My Dad or my brother ended up with clean up. We did walk the dog a bit but had a big back yard so didn’t every day. She was a good dog and with minimal training was socialized and could walk on a leash and didn’t jump on people. But thinking back those 50 years she must have been quite lonely. She was never taken to the dog park (there weren’t any) and never had any dog friends to play with. They didn’t come over and she never went to them. She also wasn’t spayed until after her third litter, the last two being an “accident.” We did end up keeping one daughter so at least she did have another dog to play with.

    We all know more about the physical and mental health of dogs now. We know about socialization and training and nutrition.

    I didn’t get my first personal dog until I had been in my house for several years and I didn’t buy a house until I was almost 40 and then waited several years until I had the yard completely fenced in and dog proofed. But since then I have had dogs for the last 27 years. They have all been socialized, trained and eaten the best food I could afford and had regular medical checkups and vaccinations. My previous dog lived to be almost 15 years old and died a natural death with me stroking him and telling him what a good dog he is. My current dog is my first female, the biggest I’ve owned and the first with a “hobby.” I started her doing scentwork as a puppy. We’ve passed our ORT and were starting on our level one competitions until Covid shut everything down. She has her AKC STAR Puppy and would have her Canine Good Citizen if not for Covid. We need that before she can start training for therapy work. She will be my first working dog. Caesar would have been perfect.

    There is a lot more to owning a dog than feeding, walking and picking up poop. I can’t in all honesty say children at any age can be responsible for everything. First, they don’t have the financial means to pay for vaccinations and veterinary bills which can be hundreds a year. Nor do they drive, which is also a requirement of dog ownership. That is not to say that owning a dog isn’t a good way to introduce children to responsibility. If the parents both support owning a dog, they can delegate certain dog responsibilities to each child to start them on the road to learning to be responsible dog owners. I wouldn’t own a dog now if my parents hadn’t decided to get our first family dog. A family dog needs the entire family on board, supporting that decision.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    6:58 pm on January 4th, 2021

    Hobbit, how right you are. And we are looking forward to seeing Sadie bear this March. Digger loves that girl! And know Hobbit that we love you.

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on January 4th, 2021

    Mlaiuppa!!…I so appreciate everything you have written…snort!…Us guys, especially me, need our friends attention all the time. And that is that!…chorkel!

  10. Thieves!
    12:39 am on January 5th, 2021

    We have also found that having and attorney on paw are a must for the nation within a nation….that and a alibi.

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