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(Telegraph)   At this very moment one of your four dogs is suffering from depression   ( divider line
    More: Sad, self-harm, work days, Britain  
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2013-08-19 09:41:40 AM  
2 votes:
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 08:46:08 AM  
2 votes:
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?
2013-08-20 08:58:31 AM  
1 vote:

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Solution, bring your dog to work.

/dog currently sitting ON my desk

That's not a solution, fark that. NEVER tolerate a workplace that allows people to bring their pets. It's worse than working with smokers that need to go outside every 15 minutes. Now the employee has to coo the animal, take it for shiats and pisses, give it attention, water it, feed it, and dogs are farking disgusting. It cleans its asshole, penis, nuts or vag with it's tongue, then licks your hands or face, spreading stink, bacteria and hair god knows what else, contaminating anything that may shuffle across your desk to other people.

There's a lot of vanity involved with your kind of behavior. I'm sure you have some circumstance that you'll use to try to use to justify this, but bottom line, unless you're working for a retard, PetCo, or something where they're trying to make a statement, it shows a complete disregard for a sanitary work environment and your coworkers in general.
2013-08-20 08:45:06 AM  
1 vote:
Newsflash: most dog owners shouldn't have a farking dog

Dog owners are some of the most selfish, self-righteous people I've ever met, almost always to the direct detriment of the animal

/not you, of course
2013-08-19 11:31:08 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:22:51 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:29:08 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:17:16 AM  
1 vote:
Belly rubs, belly rubs for everyone.
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