(Closed) I want a dog. FI is less keen. How to convince him?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yeah, if you live together, you really cant just go get a dog without him agreeing to it.

Just talk about it and try to find out why he doesnt want a dog. If you force him into it, he might begin to resent the poor pup.

I just also wanted to mention – think about adopting please! There are so many dogs in shelters who desperately need a family and a home. In fact, if you can get your Fiance to visit the shelter with you and visit some of the dogs there, that might be enough to convince him. Wink 

My Fiance was on the fence about a dog too, but because of finances. We decided to visit the local shelter “just to look” (HAH!) and we ended up coming home with a new addition to the family. 🙂 No regrets whatsoever!

Post # 4
2383 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I don’t know if you are planning on having kids, but-

You could let him know that children who grow up in homes that have dogs have statistically better immune systems than children who grow up in pet-free households. 😛

Other than that, I would just let him know that it’s something that’s really important to you and would make you really happy. That’s why Fiance lets me have a cat and has promised me when we have a more permanent home we can have a puppy. <3

Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do what my Darling Husband did to me. 

Send emails everyday of cute puppies and websites telling me why this breed of dog would make a great pet. 

Embarassed I caved and glad I did!

Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I was in the same boat as you, but I told my Fiance that I would be responsible for the dog and that helped once he realised I would be doing all the hard work. I would walk him, train him and organise everything for him. After a while my Fiance got on board and we bought our puppy Ghost! We had to get a puppy as we both wanted a white GSD, but we already had a 3 legged rescue cat, Hopkins, so a puppy was easier and safer for the him.

Three years on and we adore him and Fiance helps with him too, but dogs are a lot of work so bear that in mind. Cats are sooo much easier, but I, like you, wanted a dog to get me out of the house and walking and it definitely worked!!


Post # 8
652 posts
Busy bee

@Rachel631:  too bad you don’t live in US. There’s this show called “too Cute” on Animal Planet channel and they show the most adorable puppies and kitties. My Fiance didn’t like cats, but damn, that show changed him mind and goes “awwww” whenever he sees a kitty now. Lol 

Post # 9
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I work with greyhounds, my h2b said never to a dog and “definately not a greyhound, they look awful”. The trust attends a show every year and I needed him to bring the other car to transport more hounds, by the end of the day he was almost thinking about taking one home there and then. He lasted a week after that and we got our first, the second came about 6months later.

Anyway we always need volunteers to walk the dogs if you could ever get to bishops stortford or dunton 😉

Post # 10
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is he emotional? Take him to a shelter and show him how sad those sweet little puppies look. Should do the trick! Ha!

Seriously though.

Post # 11
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Birdee106:  Haha this is a good idea.

But I would come home with like, 3 animals. 

Post # 12
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@deetroitwhat:  Oh, it’s highly dangerous for us. We have three dogs and I ask to get a new puppy every other week. I want to save every pit bull in the world.

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