Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:03 PM
My GSD puppy just turned 1 a few days ago, but I had 2 dogs previous in my life that passed (around 7-10 years old) so I know how it is. My parents showed me the correct way of taking care of an animal growing up so nothing pisses me off when people chain up a dog and that's the dogs life, I don't get the point. Anytime we can include the dog on family things we always do, and that makes your dog a better dog, they really get used to stuff.
And I'll tell you something, there's a special bond between a guy and his dog, it's really hard to explain, but there's a reason we've loved them for thousands of years. My father really never cried when I was growing up but when we had to put my last childhood dog down he was crying that night at the emergency vet.