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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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A friend said that I can have an 8month old boxer....is that too old to potty train properly?

So I'm single now and live alone, what do I do about weekends when I want to ride all day or when I decide to go out all night? Do I have to make it a point to be home more now?

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Nah, with time and patience you can housebreak just about any dog IME.

We were able to housebreak our 2 year old adopted mutt, she was found out roaming around in some town down south. It took time (6 months) and patience but she is good now.

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What they said, never too old, it just takes time and patience.

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Buy a kennel and crate train him. He will learn quickly.
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^^Yep. Pups don't like to lay in their own poo

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If you buy a crate for a dog that will get as large as a boxer will make sure it has a divider where you can cut the area in half for him as a puppy. Larger crates willl allow puppies to shit in the back and hang out in the front. lol

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Updated question lol.
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Updated question lol.
Yes, you would have to be home more, puppies shit and piss a ton. As they get older you can be gone for longer periods of time because they can go longer between bathroom breaks.

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Be home or have someone that can let the little guy out. You'll not see a much sadder looking face than a puppy covered with his own poop!

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So I'm single now and live alone, what do I do about weekends when I want to ride all day or when I decide to go out all night? Do I have to make it a point to be home more now?
Put a side car on your bike and go out to dog friendly establishments.

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A friend said that I can have an 8month old boxer....is that too old to potty train properly?

So I'm single now and live alone, what do I do about weekends when I want to ride all day or when I decide to go out all night? Do I have to make it a point to be home more now?
Don't get the dog then. Having a dog when I was single was a huge pain in the ass.
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Don't get the dog then. Having a dog when I was single was a huge pain in the ass.
damn, thats what my cousin was telling me. ugh. I really do love dogs.
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Don't get the dog then. Having a dog when I was single was a huge pain in the ass.
+1

I have two dogs that I got when I was married 6 years ago. When we got a divorce, they stayed with me. They are like my kids with fur, so I couldn't get rid of them.

Either way, a huge pain in the ass is an understatement.
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Yeah if you don't have the time for them than don't get it. A would hate to see another person put one up for adoption.
I'm with mine all the time and I take her just about everywhere with me. Don't think it's fair leaving them in the cage 8+ hours every day.
Oh yeah and consider the time for walking it every day and training it.
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AGREED - don't get a dog.

I am 23 and "my dog" died 3 years ago. I am about to get married, travel for work, hang with my friends all the time etc. I can not give a dog the life that it deserves to have with my busy schedule and wanting to hang with my buddies. Yah it sucks to not have my 100lb beast lay next to my bed and wake me up in the mornings, but it would suck worse knowing he/she was alone in a crate or something at home. I don't crate my dogs, but all in all alone is not good.
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Put a side car on your bike and go out to dog friendly establishments.
I've been wanting to do this since I got the Pit Bull. If she wasn't ADD, I'd just make her a tank saddle.

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If you get the right dog, it's fine. When I was single and living in an apartment, I wanted a lab or an aussie shepherd. I got a beagle.
12 years later, we're still happy to be together. Best dog ever.

She was 6 mos when I got her, potty trained easily, and she can go all day without me being home. The only thing you need to consider is if you want to be away from home overnight you either need to shell out the money for a kennel, or have a trusted neighbor or family member to watch the dog or come let him out.

If you don't think your free time is worth caring for the dog, though, don't get the dog. It's not fair to them.
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AGREED - don't get a dog.

I am 23 and "my dog" died 3 years ago. I am about to get married, travel for work, hang with my friends all the time etc.

If you are about to get married, you will not be hanging with your buddies all the time.
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If you have to ask, then the answer is no.

However, cats are PERFECT for single guys as they don't give a fuck when you come home and as long as their litter box and water is tight, they're good.

I'm allergic to them, but love them anyhow and if I wasn't dating chicks who owned them I'd have my own, so my advice is: go find a chick with a cool dog and play 'stepdad'.

good luck!
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so my advice is: go find a chick with a cool dog and play 'stepdad'.

good luck!
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Only reason for me not getting a dog is I am not home enough. Don't do it Ron its not fair to the dog.
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Don't get the dog then. Having a dog when I was single was a huge pain in the ass.
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damn, thats what my cousin was telling me. ugh. I really do love dogs.
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Only reason for me not getting a dog is I am not home enough. Don't do it Ron its not fair to the dog.
This +1

I really want a Springer, but I don't have time for it. The g/f and I are gone during the day for 9 -10hrs (too long for a dog), then you have to take the dog out in the morning, and afternoon, then before sleeping. At least an hour or so of exercise.........

You can kennel during the day, but then what about winter. My previous springers refused to poop in the kennel, so you really couldn't kennel them for much longer than 8 hours.
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Dood, if you need a companion, just go grab someones wife.

Why throw yourself into an unknown situation with a dog? Just stick with what you know.

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I have a 4 month old chick dog now and it is a pain in my ass - Yes the unconditional love is great but I have had to adjust how I spend my time now - Rule of thumb is they can hold piss for how many months they are plus 1 - So an 8 month old can hold it for 9 hours - I have a big cage for the little fuck with his bed in one side and a pee pad in the other - He NEVER pisses or shits in there over night and sleeps 7 hrs a night no problem - I also bought a gate and section him off when I am gone with a pee pad that I trained him to go on - When he starts to whine, put him on the pad, he'll piss them give him a treat - Took about 3 days for him to learn - My lil fuck does not like to pee on the pad more than 2 times or so and if he shits on the pad, forget it - He can hold his shit longer than piss and normally waits to go outside for that - I live in a high rise so the elevator down 26 floors every time he has to piss made me train him for the pad

Also, buy the sour apple spray so he won't chew shit and buy plenty of diff kinds of chew toys so he has a variety of his own shit to chew

Oh and buy a rug you don't really care about and when he is all set, throw it out and get a new one as the old one WILL get pissed on - In the sectioned off area that is

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I have a 4 month old chick dog
A little dog that you should be embarrased to see walking outside?

A female dog?

A dog, a chick brought into your life and you have to deal with now?

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A dog, a chick brought into your life and you have to deal with now?
This.

A little 5 pounder that I live to walk as very few chicks do not stop and say "awwwwww, so cute " which I reply "Thank you, wait, me or the dog" - Then I sit back and listen for the SPLOOSH

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This.

A little 5 pounder that I live to walk as very few chicks do not stop and say "awwwwww, so cute " which I reply "Thank you, wait, me or the dog" - Then I sit back and listen for the SPLOOSH
Sounds like there might be some of this as well: A little dog that you should be embarrased to see walking outside

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Not embarrassed at all Bro - Did you not read and comprehend the chick SPLOOSH part? - Throw in a sob story like "She left me and stuck me with this dog and I am just trying to adjust now" and you can just set aside the $10 for cab fare home the next morning

Look at the big picture dude - Could care less what some one other than a chick thinks and this little fucker earns his keep with every walk

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