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Old 07-24-2006, 09:34 PM
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My dog comes many places with me.. I admit I have snuck her in a few places she shouldnt have been.

But I only bring her to private homes, if I have asked the Hosts beforehand.
Most parties we go to are at family or close friends and she is more then welcome at all of them.

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Old 07-25-2006, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SummerRiot
Riot goes almost everywhere with me, if he can't come, I rarely go lol

Its been like that since he was a puppy - I just got used to him always being there, getting socializing, I find it odd if he isn't there with me.

Riot goes to the movies with me(Drive In), he goes to the mall with me (waits in the van), he goes to friends houses with me(if hes invited - his "aunties and uncles" love him though lol).
wow me and sam are the same way! I think I would rather take my dog with me where ever I could, where ever I am Sam is happy. So I think it would be better to take her with me, then leave her alone at home, just so she can freak out and chew up the trash!
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:57 AM
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im the same way with walker but everywhere around here the people who own the building know him and love him so its all good. Rarely do i go to the movies or mall or anything
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:11 AM
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Honestly I can understand why the article is a little partial to small dogs in public vs. big dogs. I've never been bothered by a small dog in a purse, but I've been bothered by people with exuberant larger dogs on long leashes. I take Ripley quite a few places in my purse and he is so good and quiet, nobody knows he's there. I was out this week (terribly sunburned too) and had to run into Wal-Mart for some aloe vera gel. It was too hot to leave Ripley in the car so I tucked him in my purse and nobody noticed him. Not even the cashier noticed him until we talked to him - she said she thought he was a stuffed toy!

When is it acceptable to bring the dog? When the dog is under control and where the dog is welcome by management. If a restaurant tells me I can bring my dog in, to hell with what other people think - I'm bringing my dog. Both of my boys are well mannered enough to handle that. It doesn't do much for the dog in terms of fun, but my dogs would rather be with me at a restaurant than at home, alone.

If I was staying with somebody, I would never ever bring my dogs unless they agreed to it. I will be staying with some friends of ours next month to train their Golden Retriever puppy, and I made sure that my dogs were truly welcome and that I wasn't just taking their invitation to me to mean that my dogs were allowed too.

I will take my dogs wherever I can. Both are dogs that need consistent socialization and the more they get out, the better.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:02 AM
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I'm only 15 but I've never seen a dog in a restaurant, movie theatre, or dinner parties. If I did see a dog in the movies , I would say to myself "What the hell is a dog doing at a movie? It cant enjoy it."
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:52 AM
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I really don't see a point in taking my dogs to those places. If there wasn't strict regulations against it, I can see it turning into complete chaos too. There are the occasional places that I'll take Emma in but those are few and far between. Honestly, I don't see the novelty of having one of them in a store with me. They are happier relaxing at home.

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:31 AM
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I'd love to take Bodhi more places, but some people do not like dogs, so I have to consider that.

Can't see the point in taking her to the cinema or a restaurant though - for reasons stated above. Not fun for her at all.
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."

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Old 07-25-2006, 11:40 AM
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I don't see the point of a movie theater either... Poor dog. Restaurant is fine though IMO, but again people have to be sure that they are well behaved, and seeing how stupid some people are with their dogs, I think it's safer to just know allow them, lol.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:25 PM
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My Radar would actually enjoy the movie theater. He would have an unmoving lap for 2 hours. A little slice of heaven in his opinion. Plus he loves an occasional snack of popcorn. As far as shopping goes, I wouldn't take either one. Both are fairly well behaved, but both would be bored stiff. Plus Radar hates walking for long periods because he is a lazy little booger.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:24 PM
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I think it's nuts that people want to bring their dogs to restaurants and movie theaters. If you are trying to watch a movie and all these dogs are barking someone is eventually going to get pi$$ed off. Why bring your dog to a restaurant when most will only be allowed to lay under the table until the people are done eating? That's kind of cruel and boring for the dogs.
On the flip side - if little dogs get to go places then big dogs should be allowed to as well. Provided that all (small and big) are well trained and will not cause problems (and no dog or people agressive dogs allowed).

Having said that...I won't bring mine anywhere except where they are allowed (which is basically outside) and to some out of the way ponds and rivers. They both love people and other dogs but I know not all people and dogs are going to love them back.
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