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(Telegraph)   At this very moment one of your four dogs is suffering from depression   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 63
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2013-08-19 08:25:36 AM
Give him a steak already.
 
2013-08-19 08:29:48 AM
Well, if he'd stop trying to tear out my goddamn bedroom wall and stop fighting with every other single living creature (including 3 week old kittens) (he weighs 85 pounds) then his ass wouldn't be in a fenced off sectio by himself.
 
2013-08-19 08:30:23 AM
Sectio, it's Italian for section.
 
2013-08-19 08:33:49 AM
I had an uncle who left his one dog outside ALL the time. Like it was never even allowed to come in the house. They lived on a hill and it got DAMNED cold and windy in the winter. Poor guy only had his crummy dog house to shelter him. This made him mean as f*ck. The only person that could go near him was my uncle and even then he got bit from time to time (which led to the dog getting beat). Sadly this doesn't seem to be all that uncommon in the rural areas around here.

WTF is wrong with people?
 
2013-08-19 08:34:38 AM
That's ruff...
 
2013-08-19 08:38:49 AM
Oh and their other dog was a little asshole shiatzu that got treated like a baby. It was one of the greasiest most disgusting miserable little beasts I've ever had the misfortune of having to pat. It's skin was all f*cked up so it was covered in oozing scabby bald spots and your hand would stink after you touched it. If you didn't pet it it would bite you and my aunt would flip out like you were abusing it. Very strange people.
 
2013-08-19 08:43:55 AM
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2013-08-19 08:44:19 AM

here to help: Oh and their other dog was a little asshole shiatzu that got treated like a baby. It was one of the greasiest most disgusting miserable little beasts I've ever had the misfortune of having to pat. It's skin was all f*cked up so it was covered in oozing scabby bald spots and your hand would stink after you touched it. If you didn't pet it it would bite you and my aunt would flip out like you were abusing it. Very strange people.


I gotta ask, have you ever really helped anyone?
 
2013-08-19 08:44:25 AM
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2013-08-19 08:45:00 AM
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twiztedjustin: Sectio, it's Italian for section.


And Todd is Italian for Extra Special!
 
2013-08-19 08:45:27 AM
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Once again, you can buy a solution to this new problem
 
2013-08-19 08:46:08 AM
That's why I have 2 dogs. If they get depressed when the wife and I are gone (which obviously I can't prove or disprove, what with not being there) at least they have each other. And they get along well with each other, and one of the cats.

here to help: I had an uncle who left his one dog outside ALL the time. Like it was never even allowed to come in the house. They lived on a hill and it got DAMNED cold and windy in the winter.


I have  a neighbor who does the same thing with his shepherd. Dog is always outside, seldom spends anytime with the family.
What part of pack animal don't people understand?
 
2013-08-19 08:49:15 AM
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Our dog is not depressed - we let him watch on-line porn.
 
2013-08-19 08:49:54 AM

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Once again, you can buy a solution to this new problem


My dogs (Spaniels) are completely oblivious to the TV. Never watch it, but they do go off when there's a door knock or door bell on a TV show, running to our door to see what's going on.
 
2013-08-19 08:54:26 AM
a) Am retired, need no longer go in to Mordor, aka Work (4 letter word 4 sure)
b) cats let us live with them, in some quantity.  Never had a dog.
 
2013-08-19 08:54:52 AM
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2013-08-19 08:55:05 AM

libranoelrose: I gotta ask, have you ever really helped anyone?


Meh. People kept insisting I was trolling or lying so I decided to let you all wallow in your own filth (not you specifically... you're cool). However I'm not sure how that story has anything to do with it. That was how things were at their house. The uncle's dead now. Miserable old bastard.
 
2013-08-19 08:56:38 AM
Dogs generally have 2 speeds.   GO! and sleep.   They perpetually want to be in GO! mode - so anything other than that is a let-down.    News at 11.
 
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2013-08-19 08:59:01 AM
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2013-08-19 09:12:13 AM
My screwed up pooch lived in two abusive homes before I got her. She's very happy now.
 
2013-08-19 09:14:40 AM
Well, at the best of times, one of those dogs is going to be the Omega of the pack, and get picked on by the other three dogs, so there you go.

/Life ain't fair, even for dogs
 
2013-08-19 09:15:58 AM
Depression Quest: Dog Edition?
 
2013-08-19 09:16:16 AM
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2013-08-19 09:17:16 AM
Belly rubs, belly rubs for everyone.
 
2013-08-19 09:21:27 AM
Last dog we had was a boston terrier, and let me tell you that dog was retarded on levels I can't even begin to describe. And high strung like a mother farker. Seriously this dog was like Corky on Meth.
 
2013-08-19 09:22:33 AM
You can tell by the way he licks his balls.
 
2013-08-19 09:28:44 AM
my mom has 4 dogs--3 boxers and a spastic, retarded, sweet, perpetually happy french pointer.  they are all spoiled rotten in the best way.

sadly, Rudy, the oldest boxer at 12 years old, is on his last legs....he has been on a steady decline for the past few weeks and it looks like my mom is going to have to make a very difficult decision this week. i was at my moms for the past 2 weeks but today i needed to leave for a few days...i am hoping he can hold on until i get back there wednesday--i don't want my mom to have to go through it alone.

i am wondering what the effect will be on the rest of the pack...doggie depression can't be limited to just being left alone all day....

*sad sigh*
 
2013-08-19 09:29:08 AM
We currently have 12 Huskies. All rescues. They probably have been depressed at one point or another in their previous lives, but I'm guessing not around here. Know what you're getting into when you get a dog or two, and choose the breed that works best for your lifestyle, not for your facebook profile pic.
...and yes, we do have the space (20 acres), time (both of us work from home) and means to take care of them.
 
2013-08-19 09:29:44 AM

KidneyStone: My screwed up pooch lived in two abusive homes before I got her. She's very happy now.


Mine too, at least two abusive homes we know of. She is mostly happy, but she gets depressed from time to time for no reason. Like, she'll be rolling on her back and snorting and happy, and we're kissing her belly and she is chewing her toys and everything...then suddenly she'll bolt upright and get all serious and totally withdraw for hours and appear be in deep thought. Nothing we do brings her out of it, we just wait until she's ready to be a silly carefree dog again.

It's very strange.
 
2013-08-19 09:32:24 AM
Just ask them if they feel depressed already, I'm sure they'll tell you.
 
2013-08-19 09:33:19 AM
Depression Hurts. Kibbles and Bits can help.
 
2013-08-19 09:33:28 AM

hornblowerfan: we're kissing her belly


TMI
 
2013-08-19 09:34:17 AM
We only have one dog, but I can pretty much guarantee she's not even 25% suffering from depression.

/well-cared-for dogs are composed of about 80% concentrated happiness
//the rest us fuzz. Somebody needs a visit to the groomer.
 
2013-08-19 09:39:33 AM

here to help: I had an uncle who left his one dog outside ALL the time. Like it was never even allowed to come in the house. They lived on a hill and it got DAMNED cold and windy in the winter. Poor guy only had his crummy dog house to shelter him. This made him mean as f*ck. The only person that could go near him was my uncle and even then he got bit from time to time (which led to the dog getting beat). Sadly this doesn't seem to be all that uncommon in the rural areas around here.

WTF is wrong with people?


Bastard. :(

/ sorry for calling your uncle a bastard
 
2013-08-19 09:41:06 AM
What about the cat?
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/hope to god it works
 
2013-08-19 09:41:40 AM
Dogs are social animals, they need contact with other dogs or people throughout the day.  Too many farkwits keep dogs shut-up all day while they are out working.

If you don't have the time to properly care for a dog, don't keep a dog.
 
2013-08-19 09:43:38 AM
Sam Kinison on dog psychiatry:

"Bring Rusty to me. Yeah, yeah, wait out in the lobby; c'mere Rusty.

First off, YOU'RE A DOG, GODDAMMIT! YOU'RE A FARKING DOG!!! YOU SHIAT IN THE YARD! BARK, YOU LITTLE FARKER!"
 
2013-08-19 09:47:08 AM
I work from home and my dog naps on the couch all day, but we don't live in UK so maybe dog depression hasn't spread here yet.  Blue squeaky bones seem to help my dog's happiness immensely, you guys should try those.  Maybe we can ship some over.
 
2013-08-19 09:47:15 AM

ChiWhiteSox_56: Bastard. :(

/ sorry for calling your uncle a bastard


No... he really really was an awful person. Why my aunt put up with his sh*t for so long mystified everyone. She did eventually give him the boot. He ended up living in a rooming house type deal and hung out with some crackhead woman who would beat him up and steal his pension money but he kept hanging out with her. My aunt tried to help him by getting the cops involved but because he insisted on hanging out with her there was nothing they could do. It was almost sad in a way... almost.
 
2013-08-19 09:59:40 AM
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2013-08-19 10:03:11 AM
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2013-08-19 10:22:51 AM
This is why I  only have dogs in pairs.  They keep each other from being too lonely.  One is high strung the other is quite laid back.  having the two together really eases up on the separation anxiety.
 
2013-08-19 10:34:34 AM
 
2013-08-19 10:56:45 AM
The only time I've ever seen him depressed - too much hiking without foot protection.


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Once he got some shoes it was all good.

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2013-08-19 11:09:35 AM

here to help: I had an uncle who left his one dog outside ALL the time. Like it was never even allowed to come in the house. They lived on a hill and it got DAMNED cold and windy in the winter. Poor guy only had his crummy dog house to shelter him. This made him mean as f*ck. The only person that could go near him was my uncle and even then he got bit from time to time (which led to the dog getting beat). Sadly this doesn't seem to be all that uncommon in the rural areas around here.

WTF is wrong with people?


We had "outdoor only" cats growing up owing to Dad's severe allergies,  But given we had a huge toolshed for them to shelter in, and the fact that the one year it got exceptionally cold we caught my dad builiding a heated cat house out of an old sytrofoam cooler and a heating pad, we didn;t worry too much about the kitties feeling neglected...But you also have to remember in rural areas dogs are foten not "pets" so much as working animals, and so tend to get treated like the rest of the livestock.
 
2013-08-19 11:14:00 AM

SurelyShirley: We currently have 12 Huskies. All rescues. They probably have been depressed at one point or another in their previous lives, but I'm guessing not around here. Know what you're getting into when you get a dog or two, and choose the breed that works best for your lifestyle, not for your facebook profile pic.
...and yes, we do have the space (20 acres), time (both of us work from home) and means to take care of them.


Maybe you're the right person to ask this to.  T'other day I saw a couple walking a dog that LOOKED like a perfect  husky in shape and coloring, but was fricking HUGE, literally double every dimension on a typical husky, height, width, weight etc and you had this dog. Any idea WTF I was looking at?
 
2013-08-19 11:22:01 AM
My dog is a dog.
My dog loves me.
When I come home my dogs are so damn happy they fall over wiggling from joy.
We don't eat much steak
Don't give them any of them fancy ideas either.

2 Boston Terriers, 1 French Bulldog, 1 Mutt
ALL rescues.
you may ask, "why would Bostons and Frenchies need to be rescued?"  I would have no answer for you, but that's the way it is.
 
2013-08-19 11:31:08 AM
We have two greyhounds. Why? when a dog spends all of its time with 200 other dogs in kennels locked up for 22 hours a day, you don't only have one otherwise you can never leave the house. Serious separation anxiety. We haven't experienced any of the issues others have with only one.
Also want to stop a dog from misbehaving? Exercise them, you would be surprised how much of their behaviour is based on too much energy not being used.
 
2013-08-19 11:34:45 AM
One of our dogs, Mustang, suffers from severe separation anxiety.  He just cannot handle it when most or all of us leave the house, even when it's just a trip to the grocery store.  He's a Toy Fox Terrier/Chihuahua mix and is high strung to begin with.  For the first week that the kid was back at school, he cried and "trilled" all day.  8 hours of sadness from him, poor guy.  I couldn't comfort him because he would've continued on even longer than a week if I had (I'm only home due to being unemployed ATM).  He adjusts to situations eventually, but it's so hard when he goes thru this from time to time.  Onyx, the boxer/cocker spaniel mix, on the other hand, didn't give a rodents' fuzzy behind that someone was missing from the house.  She just took a nap most of the day and was happy to see people as they came home, so she's able to roll with the punches, it seems.
 
2013-08-19 11:35:10 AM

Magorn: SurelyShirley: We currently have 12 Huskies. All rescues. They probably have been depressed at one point or another in their previous lives, but I'm guessing not around here. Know what you're getting into when you get a dog or two, and choose the breed that works best for your lifestyle, not for your facebook profile pic.
...and yes, we do have the space (20 acres), time (both of us work from home) and means to take care of them.

Maybe you're the right person to ask this to.  T'other day I saw a couple walking a dog that LOOKED like a perfect  husky in shape and coloring, but was fricking HUGE, literally double every dimension on a typical husky, height, width, weight etc and you had this dog. Any idea WTF I was looking at?


Sounds like a Malamute or possibly a Malamute/wolf hybrid.
 
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