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Looking for /an/ expertise here-
I'm looking for a breed that is good with kids. I have two toddlers, one is Aspie and very timid around dogs but LOVES them. About 6 months ago, my wife and I adopted a mutt (lab mix) from the local shelter. They said he was great with kids, seemed to like my kids when we visited him. We brought him home, immediately put him into training in case he was rusty.
He was awful to my kids, especially the older one. As I said, my oldest is timid, but would try to pet him and he would snap at her. She became afraid to be around him. When he bit my youngest when she was playing in her jumperoo thing, we rehomed him with a coworker (who renamed him Damien, lol). He's doing great with no kids around- still a bit of a turd when I hang out over there, but obviously improving and happier with that placement.
My wife wants to get a puppy so we can train it to fit our family. We both have experience with a number of breeds, and would prefer a dog that isn't meant for herding. We like big dogs. She'd kill for an Irish Wolfhound, but I have heard St. Bernard's are the "teddy bears" of dogs. We'd also go smaller, but I don't like chihuahuas or Poms because my parents had them and they weren't very nice, especially to kids.
Tl; dr Looking for (preferably) a big breed, cuddly dog that naturally likes kids. What does /an/ reccomend?
Lovebird acting unusual
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Hey /an/, this is my first time posting here. I have a question regarding my lovebird, Peachy. Because I don't know whether she's male or female lets just call her, her. Well, she tips her food and water bowls over, a lot. Like everyday, and then, she goes hungry cause I'm not home sometimes. But right after she feeds she tips it over again. Is she just trolling me and starving herself or what? It gets me mad but I am comprehensive. She doesn't know that she's starving herself because if she did she wouldn't do this. So is she just doing it to get me mad?
She's tame and I take her out but I can't all the time, get me?
Here's a pic of her on my brother.
My dog wont stop digging..... HELP!
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So my dog is such a cunt. She wont stop digging in the backyard. I've Googled it, and all their suggestions don't make sense when it comes to my situation.
>Dog is digging because it's bored.
My dog is always outside with another dog that does NOT leave her alone.
>Dog is digging for attention.
She's got plenty.
>Dog is digging because food is burried.
She never takes any foods outside. I make absolute sure of this because of this reason.
>Dog wants your attention.
I spend all day with her, unless she's playing with other dog or sleeping after playing with other dog.
And then some of the suggestions, like spraying her with a hose wont work for two reasons:
>1. She FUCKING LOVES the hose and will associate digging with having more fun.
>2. She will NEVER dig when I'm outside. And I've sat there for hours waiting to catch her.
So wtf do I do? I can't bury balloons to scare or or chicken wire because it's technically not MY yard. And now she's taught it to the other dog and when the other dog does it, my dog gets blamed, even if she's been indoors all day. I need to fix this.
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So, my brother is living with two guys who have a dog and a puppy. I believe both are energetic breeds (I think one is a weimraner). According to my brother, these dogs are fucking nightmares, and have actually sent people to the hospital.
Naturally, I asked about the breeds and how much exercise they're getting. They've never been walked in their lives, aren't trained, and all they do is run around in a tiny yard.
So I want to remedy this, and will be visiting soon. What's the most polite way to bring up the subject? I can't just roll up on the motherfuckers and call them shitty owners, they'll dig their heels in.
I'm thinking of just asking to take the dogs for a walk and claiming it's for my own benefit. Not entirely a lie, I could use the cardio.
What does /an/ suggest in terms of helping bad owners with their nightmare dogs, and dealing with the dogs themselves?
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Hey /an/, I have a bit of experience with different pets, and I had an idea I have been brainstorming about for the last week or so. I want to build an indoor aviary/terrarium to keep small birds and reptiles and possibly amphibians in.
I am thinking something maybe 4'x8', with small wire cage material on 2 or 3 sides with plexiglass on the back with a grow light above for plant and animal health, an automatic watering/misting system for the plants and to keep a humid location for amphibians.
some kind of vine or wall cover plant in at least a corner maybe covering a large portion of the back wall, haven't put a lot of thought into plants yet.
animals i have thought to include thus far would be non aggressive/territorial finches, canaries, chameleon, small tortoise, frogs, pretty much animals that will keep to themselves and not fuck with each other, so would need to be herbivore and insectivores only.
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I'm sad, /an/.
My cat is being put down today.
I woke up to the news, basically.
He's a Main Coon (mostly, at least), beige fur with green eyes and a pink nose.
He's the last of my three cats, the other two died these recent couple of years.
He's had a kidney problem for almost a year now, and has been drinking a lot more water.
We also changed his diet upon finding out, to low-protein kibble.
My parents took him in to see the vet today because his back legs have been getting kind of lame lately.
Turns out he has diabetes, and I guess keeping him alive is somehow worse than death?
I don't know.
They'll be taking him in later today.
I hugged him, told him he's good, gave him a big plate of cooked pork chop (cut into little pieces)...
The worst part is; he's still active, walking around the house, meowing at everyone as usual, watching people walking around crying.
How do I deal with these feels, /an/?