(Closed) I realllllly want a pet!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I don’t have any experience with that breed.  BUT if you want a pet that will not shed, maybe look into this website: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/lightshedders.htm

Yorkies are on the list, but it gives you other breeds as well.  Larger ones, if your Fiance wants that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@SweetRose2011: You can train them you just have to be diligent. As far as peeing goes, I have heard good things about the potty patch.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Well my big doggie is for sure a captain snuggle pants. He even gets under the cover with me at night and tucks his head under my chin. We’re like three spoons!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@SweetRose2011: If you want a kitty but don’t want the shedding, get a short-hair. Yes, they still shed, but the problem isn’t nearly as severe as with long hairs. I have one of each, and guess whose hair I see lying around the most?? Undecided

Brushing definitely helps a LOT–and most cats looooooooove it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I don’t have a yorkie, but as a vet tech I see them all the time. They are cute, but prone to health problems and high maintenance (regular grooming) so be prepared for that!

As one of the most popular small breeds they are easily found in a rescue/shelter. If you get an older one (even just like a year or two) you likely won’t have to worry about the whole housebreaking deal (in a rescue they’ll likely be fostered and they should be aware of any issues like that). And just keep in mind that small breeds are more yappy/nippy. But they are very cute and good snugglers- I have a mini dachshund laying behind my neck as I write this 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I bought a magzine when we got my dog from the shelter all about the special training needs of rescue dogs. He was 5 when we got him, but he’s been really good.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@SweetRose2011: Lengthy sessions aren’t necessary. Nor is it really necessary to do it EVERY day. A few times a week is fine. I know more than one cat that has a special spot that they like to be brushed on. With the both of them (my mom’s cat and SO’s mom’s cat) it’s a specific rug. And when they want to be brushed they sit on that rug and act cute and roll around until the brush comes out!

@helenberrycrunch: You changed your avatar and I didn’t recognize you. Rude.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@SweetRose2011: it work really well and she was so fluffy and soft afterward!

It don’t not work for my mom’s chihuahua. That dog is a serious PITA, anyway though.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@SweetRose2011: He is “special needs” (vision impaired but not blind, and is deaf) so he gets really excited and barks barks barks when he is ready to play. And when he wants to be picked up (he is too tiny at just under a year to jump onto anything except the couch, luckily for his back). And he can’t hear himself or us so it’s endless until he gets what he wants, lol. 

I have not actually ever adopted from a shelter (all 5 pets were abandoned/surrendered/or “hand me downs”) so I think training would largely depend on the dog. It can definitely take more time with small breeds, not because they aren’t smart, they’re just stubborn or not willing to submit to you as easily. I have a chi/beagle mix and he definitely has the chi personality, it took FOREVER to get him to learn/obey the command “down”. 

 

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