• Brother is rude to dog?

    I have a 2 year old American bulldog, she’s the loveliest dog ever. When people come to the house she will smell them (like any dog would) and she starts wagging her and gets exited. She doesn’t jump up or anything like that, after 5 mins she calms right down. Anyway every time my brother comes to my house (bearing... show more
    I have a 2 year old American bulldog, she’s the loveliest dog ever. When people come to the house she will smell them (like any dog would) and she starts wagging her and gets exited. She doesn’t jump up or anything like that, after 5 mins she calms right down. Anyway every time my brother comes to my house (bearing in mind it’s not often) he’s really rude to my dog. When people knock on my front door, because my dog sleeps behind the front door and that’s where her bed is she barks, but as soon as I say “good girl stop now” and give her a pat she stops, she’s trained to do this. He knows this but instead he says “shut up dog” in a horrible tone, and when my dog goes near him he goes “get that dog away from me” or “move it”. I’ve confronted him about this and he’s excuse is “he doesn’t like big dogs” however my dad also owns a big dog who he will take on walks and everything. I obviously don’t expect him to take her on walks, I just want him to be respectful towards her and not talk to her/talk about her in such a horrible way. I’d understand if she had done anything to him, or anyone for that matter but she’s such a nice dog I get so many compliments off people on how pleasant she is. It really upsets me because my dog is my absolute world I’ve never loved any animal as much as I love her, she the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I feel like crying when he treats her this way. What do I do?
    23 answers · 2 days ago
  • What kind of dog breed(s) does this seem to be?

    What kind of dog breed(s) does this seem to be?

    Looking to adopt from a shelter tomorrow, just kind of curious what breeds seem to be apparent in this puppy? The description provided to them when dropped off @ shelter was "Coonhound, Black and Tan/Retriever, Labrador" but they have no way of being sure. I take my other dog hunting a lot and would like... show more
    Looking to adopt from a shelter tomorrow, just kind of curious what breeds seem to be apparent in this puppy? The description provided to them when dropped off @ shelter was "Coonhound, Black and Tan/Retriever, Labrador" but they have no way of being sure. I take my other dog hunting a lot and would like to understand what instincts this pup might have. Thank you so much
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it ok to mix a few drops of bleach with water to use as shampoo for dogs/cats?

    for disinfecting and whitening purposes. thoughts?
    for disinfecting and whitening purposes. thoughts?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • My dog wont bark?

    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why does my dog stand straigh lifts one front paw and looks around ?

    Her tail is straight and she looks like alert . What does it mean ? It happens usually when we go to new place
    Her tail is straight and she looks like alert . What does it mean ? It happens usually when we go to new place
    8 answers · 13 hours ago
  • How do I get my dog to stop chewing paper towels?

    she always loves eating and chewing on toilet paper and paper towels
    she always loves eating and chewing on toilet paper and paper towels
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why does my dog dislike obese people?

    I have a purebred intact male Boerboel. He's a protective 140 pound cuddly bear. He's usually extremely friendly towards people with good intentions. But the last few weeks he's turned aggressive toward heavy set people. Beofre this happened I got in a fight with a heavy set woman and he got inbetween... show more
    I have a purebred intact male Boerboel. He's a protective 140 pound cuddly bear. He's usually extremely friendly towards people with good intentions. But the last few weeks he's turned aggressive toward heavy set people. Beofre this happened I got in a fight with a heavy set woman and he got inbetween and attacked her. Now he wont let anybody thats heavy set that he doesnt know near me or him. He lunged at one man that was too big for his liking and that was my breaking point. How can I stop this? I dont want him to think its okay and keep doing it.
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Am I a bad owner?

    My chihuahua just died because I couldn't afford to treat him for pancreatitis which cost a lot of money. He was also suffering from diabetes, blindness, liver disease, UTI, ear infection. He was a few months over 16 years old. My other chihuahua died a year ago cause I couldn't afford to treat her for... show more
    My chihuahua just died because I couldn't afford to treat him for pancreatitis which cost a lot of money. He was also suffering from diabetes, blindness, liver disease, UTI, ear infection. He was a few months over 16 years old. My other chihuahua died a year ago cause I couldn't afford to treat her for cancer. It would have cost $10k. She was 14 years old and very bright and alert. So am I a bad owner for not being able to take care of them?
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is my dog so friendly?

    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Eww! Anyone else grossed out by this?

    Think about it, when you’re dog shits no body wipes it’s a**. And of course dog’s like to scoot on the floor, so isn’t there sh*t on your floor?
    Think about it, when you’re dog shits no body wipes it’s a**. And of course dog’s like to scoot on the floor, so isn’t there sh*t on your floor?
    6 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Hiking around the world with a dog?

    Best answer: ● "Hiking around the world with a dog" But you haven't ASKED a question. That first field should have ASKED something like ○ "Is it a good idea to hike around the world with a dog?" ● "If I buy a dog like a coonhound, or lab or pit or some breed that like walking is that a good idea... show more
    Best answer: ● "Hiking around the world with a dog"

    But you haven't ASKED a question. That first field should have ASKED something like
    ○ "Is it a good idea to hike around the world with a dog?"

    ● "If I buy a dog like a coonhound, or lab or pit or some breed that like walking is that a good idea I’m 19 from va , to hike around the world ?"

    Assuming that you mean real hiking (walking all the way) rather than hitch-hiking (thumbing lifts in passing vehicles), be aware that if you could simply walk along the equator, you & you dog would have to travel 40,075 km / 24,901 miles.
    Enjoy https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-cont... if you studied neither geometry nor mathematics.

    If you meant hitch-hiking, be aware that drivers are usually reluctant to pick up a LARGE dog - but a small dog will have pads that get tender sooner than a medium sized dog's pads do. So you WILL be doing a lot of actual WALKING, or a lot of resting while soothing the dog's pads - possibly followed by you CARRYING your dog as well as all your gear....

    In "my" breed we have an AD (AusDauer prüfung) aka Endurance test consisting of the dog trotting beside the handler (who rides a bicycle) for a total of 12½miles / 20km at a pace of 7.7 to 9.5mph / 12-15kph, with a 15 minute rest period at the 5 mile / 8km mark and another at 9.4 miles / 15km. During the rest periods, the judge checks the dog for tender or worn pads, overall fatigue or poor condition. So total time for that test will be 1 hour 48 minutes to 2 hours 6 minutes. Note that the human RIDES, not walks....

    I'm going to assume that you meant actual hiking, aka WALKING the whole way.

    Okay - allowing time for finding & eating food & water, plus places to toilet, plus places to clean yourself & sleep, PLUS the time to actually DO those things, how many hours per day do you reckon you have left for walking?
    Maybe 8 to 10 hours?

    Being a 19 year old, you are likely to walk close to the faster end of the average human speed-range, which is between 3 and 3½ miles / 4.8 to 5.8 km per hour. But as you intend to be leashed to a dog, plus will have to carry all the equipment you will need during that long long journey, I suspect that even 3mph / 4.8 kph will be a strain.
    So you might cover 24 to 30 miles / 38.4 to 40km per day.
    Which suggests that you will be away from home, having to carry all your gear + income for 2 years 3 months to 2 years 9 months.
    And that's just for the WALKING!

    Add on that, for almost EVERY nation you need to walk through, your dog must FIRST undergo a quarantine period of 10 days to 4 months, depending on where you started from and whether the country you've just reached accepts the quarantine certificate or European Pet Passport of the country preceding it. Hoo BOY that's going to add a LOT of time to your journey! Will your dog survive it?
    I'll leave it to you to decide which nations you would have travelled through in your intended endurance walk and add up the various quarantine periods!

    Dunno about YOU, but to my mind that has NO appeal whatsoever, so I deem the answer to your question to be:
    🤢NOT a good idea! 🐕 In fact, a LOUSY one!👿

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    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can dogs drink distilled water?

    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does your dog have a favorite tv show?

    My dog enjoys musicals the most (or at least reacts to them the most). I was just wondering if anyone elses dog watches tv and if they do, do they have a favorite tb show?
    My dog enjoys musicals the most (or at least reacts to them the most). I was just wondering if anyone elses dog watches tv and if they do, do they have a favorite tb show?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Could these people have called the police on me?

    I was out jogging my usual route today. A few minutes in, I'm approaching a house with a dog in front of it. As I approach the house, the dog begins charging at me, teeth showing and barking. I get scared and prepare to defend myself but as the dog got about 2 yards from me, I charged it and it ran off barking.... show more
    I was out jogging my usual route today. A few minutes in, I'm approaching a house with a dog in front of it. As I approach the house, the dog begins charging at me, teeth showing and barking. I get scared and prepare to defend myself but as the dog got about 2 yards from me, I charged it and it ran off barking. The owner was at the front porch and I said "next time that happens, I'm putting a bullet in its head." and he apologized. I don't know why I said thst. I was just so stressed at the moment and wasn't expecting a dog to run at me like thst. I don't even own a gun. And said it in front of his neighbors kids and everything. I felt so embrased. But now km scared of jogging there again incase someone's took the threat seriously and called the police. Should I be concerned?
    18 answers · 4 days ago