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Re: Should I get a dog?
« Reply #75 on: April 12, 2011, 11:58:55 am »

Right now my Zeus is laying next to me on the couch (I gave in, but I do keep a sheet thrown over my couch because I cant seem to keep the dog hair off - I've tried everything, mostly I buy the tape on a roller, and roll daily - vacuum the couch weekly - I talked to a couple of friends that have a dyson, and they say its not worth the money - replacement costs of dyson are extraordinarily high - - I've tried other pet hair remover products on the market, but the dollar store tapey thingy works best)


I know your pain! I finally bought a leather couch and chair for my main living area. The hair just brushes off.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #76 on: April 12, 2011, 12:07:48 pm »
    Hmnnn.  Love my Dyson. Have leather sofa/chair the dog sits on, but the cat prefers the tapestry upholstery. The Furminator is the best grooming tool, bar none, that I've ever found for getting rid of shed fur. *s* Wish I owned stock, I recommend it enough.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #77 on: April 12, 2011, 12:43:54 pm »
    Love the furminator. Cooper is not a big fan but we love it. Silly boy manages to produce enough fur each day to knit a set of mittens.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #78 on: April 12, 2011, 02:10:33 pm »
    I have a generic furminator (I bought the real thing for my son - I didnt have a dog then!)  It gets the under fur great- but the top fur, I have to use something else on it! 

    Let me know if you think the Furminator would do a better job!

    I thought a Dyson would be great - but the few people here that have them (and love them) THink that it may not be worth it, my son loves the Kirby vacuum - but the Dyson, when it breaks, the parts are very expensive - So I'm still torn!
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #79 on: April 12, 2011, 02:31:16 pm »
    I'm interested in good grooming tools.  I've never heard of the Furminator.  But I'm wondering if it would work on a Border.  They need to be fully stripped app. twice a year -- meaning the top rough coat of dead hair is pulled out leaving the soft undercoat.  Would it still work for general grooming?
     
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #80 on: April 12, 2011, 02:41:24 pm »
    They have furminators for different size dogs and coats. My dogs use the medium coat one and it works great. You could ask the breeder that you are getting the pup from about them.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #81 on: April 12, 2011, 02:50:40 pm »
    For the Border Terrier you'd likely need a stripping tool. Furminator has a website with video--it's particularly helpful for heavy undercoated dogs.

    http://www.furminator.com/

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #82 on: April 12, 2011, 04:15:04 pm »
    Jack gets his weekly furmination too!
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #83 on: April 18, 2011, 10:12:18 am »
    Birthday was yesterday.  One male and three females.  Breeder says they're all fat and healthy.  I'm figuring I will get him weekend of June 25 / 26.  Still hurts to think of taking baby away from his mama forever.   :(   :'( 
     
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #84 on: April 18, 2011, 10:15:07 am »
    Awwwwww...so birtday today, and "gotcha-day" in late June. He'll trade his mom and siblings for you, no question! First week or so can be tough but new behavior tools like the DAP pheromone can be an enormous help for new pups. It reduces fear.  ;)

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #85 on: May 07, 2011, 09:58:40 pm »
    Has everyone but me seen this before?  I bought the book in Borders today.  The book led me to the Youtube and web site.

    GoD and DoG
    « Last Edit: May 08, 2011, 05:51:29 am by Sandpiper »
     
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #86 on: May 08, 2011, 04:07:49 am »
    You should get a dog, undoubtedly you should. You will love him to bits and should spoil him. He should sleep on your bed and wake you up with sloppy kisses! Yes, get a dog, a really good idea.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #87 on: May 08, 2011, 05:56:51 am »
    Has everyone but me seen this before?  I bought the book in Borders today.  The book led me to the Youtube and web site.

    GoD and DoG

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #88 on: May 08, 2011, 06:09:59 am »
    Has everyone but me seen this before?  I bought the book in Borders today.  The book led me to the Youtube and web site.

    GoD and DoG


    Ohhh, thanks for sharing that.  Mine is snoring beneath my computer desk right now.   :)


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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #89 on: May 08, 2011, 06:18:29 am »
    I'm hoping to get puppy pics for Mom's Day.  Breeder sent link to video of puppies in Facebook, but I'm not registered there.  Kind of refuse to.  I e-mailed back to breeder.  I'm hoping for still photo(s) today. 
     
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #90 on: May 08, 2011, 06:24:58 am »
    We've got two dogs (and two cats) and I frankly would be miserable without them.
    Sure, you have to feed and walk them, but then, they are my excuse to get outside at least twice a day to actually walk and get some exercise. And my husband and I can hold hands and decompress/talk about our day as we take the four-legged children for their constitutional, so it's good mentally and physically.

    In other words--YES!
    They are always happy to see you. They'll always love you.
    They're good for you!

    Some of our animals have been strays, some "chosen". We love them all.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #91 on: May 08, 2011, 01:26:17 pm »
    Sure, you have to feed and walk them, . . .

    And "pick up" after them.  Oh, well.  Good exercise bending down.   ;D

    I do wonder if dogs are mystified about why us humans are pickin' up that stuff and takin' it home.  ???
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #92 on: May 08, 2011, 01:32:51 pm »
    It would be good exercise, walking a dog. I saw an adorable huge dog at Petco's adoption yesterday. His name was Kolo and he was mostly mastiff. Elegant dog, noble, proudly ignoring the indignancy of his really small cage. Loved him, but alas no fenced yard, just a tiny house. At 3 years old, he was so stately. Loved him.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #93 on: May 08, 2011, 04:12:46 pm »
    Amy, loved the pictures of your dogs! When my first GSD died, I gained a bunch of weight because I was no longer getting out and walking with him. And when we got Magical-Dawg, I again lost weight just trying to keep up with him.  ;)


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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #94 on: May 09, 2011, 08:50:10 am »
    Amy S, dumb question but what is the D in GSD?  German Shepherd...dog?

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #95 on: May 09, 2011, 09:11:05 am »
    Amy S, dumb question but what is the D in GSD?  German Shepherd...dog?

    Yes, that's the official name of the breed: German Shepherd Dog.

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #96 on: May 09, 2011, 09:16:10 am »
    Amy S, dumb question but what is the D in GSD?  German Shepherd...dog?

    Not dumb at all. Yep, you guessed right. *s*

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #97 on: May 16, 2011, 08:49:25 am »
    Finally!



    There are actually four.  One is hiding.  The single male is mine.  Don't know which.  Going to see them this coming weekend.  Bring him home weekend of June 18 / 19.  I'm leaning very much towards Burke for his name.  Named in honor of a long ago veterinarian who saved Beagle's (below) life.
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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #98 on: May 16, 2011, 08:50:56 am »
    SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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    Re: Should I get a dog?
    « Reply #99 on: May 16, 2011, 09:08:44 am »
    C'mon now, you know you want to and you know you will love it too bits! So go ahead aand get one and then post pics, lots of them!!

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