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January 18
Toronto area

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New Member, Female, from Toronto area

Tired just thinking about having to fill in for the boss while he’s on vacation for next 3 weeks Aug 7, 2021

  • About

    January 18
    Toronto area
    Breeds owned:
    None presently
    Other Breeds owned or previously owned:
    Cocker Spaniel, Spaniel mixed breed rescue dog
    Dogs Owned:
    None at the moment
    Number of dogs owned over the years.:
    I have trained dogs to:
    A Basic Level (up to 4 commands)
    Believe in using positive training methods?:
    Yes - but I will raise my voice if I have to
    Have you ever shown any of your dogs?:
    No I do not show
    Have you ever bred your dog?:
    Other Animals I own:
    • No
    Marital Status:
    Toyota Corolla
    My Story:
    Grew up with dogs (age 2-31) growing up involved multiple moves/schools with few friends (my dogs were my best friends through good and bad thick and thin).

    Lady (American Cocker Spaniel) lived 8 years died while I was at school (purportedly as a result of bad reaction to a flea bath a vet gave her even though she didn’t have fleas).

    Ranger (Cocker Spaniel Rescue Mix) lived 17 years after we got him (a year after Lady died). He could have lived a couple more years but we put him down because he wasn’t doing so well and wasn’t enjoying his life.

    It wasn’t my choice to put him down I was against it but lost the vote 2 to 1.

    I went in with him when he was put down as I couldn’t bare to let him die alone feeling abandoned alone afraid. My parents on the other hand couldn’t bare to watch him be put down.

    I still have bad feeling for that lady’s vet . She didn’t do a damn thing not even offer comfort or console menu but f-in charged us extra money just because I went in with ranger and stayed with him when she put him down and my patent paid her the extra.

    I wouldn’t have I’d have refused even if it meant going to court over it she didn’t do a damn thing to deserve extra money from my staying as comforter for my dog when he was being euthanized. I still hate that vet for her greed and her taking advantage of us charging extra for nothing!
    I like gardening (plant nerd), I love music and animals. I prefer animals to people.

    I desire to get a dog again but am waiting because of a family holdout who is against it (will get one in near future as the holdout member is 97 years old).

    I aspire to own a dog with working potential that would give its life for mine (I would give mine to save its if it ever was necessary in return).

    I will be expecting it to be loyal protective and affectionate.

    My aspirations are to retrain my future dog to Utility level and or Schutzhund 3 level and if I can find the right trainer to protection train it. I might consider agility training as well.

    I am vehemently against spaying and neutering dogs as it is inhuman to lop off healthy body parts just to avoid having puppies BUT if I found a vet willing and capable of performing doggy tubal ligation or vasectomies I’d be willing to sterilize a dog/bitch using those methods instead.

    I would demand modification of any anti-breeding contract to allow me to keep my dog unspayed/unneutered if I cannot find a vet capable of doing a vasectomy or tubal ligation and won’t sign anything that requires me to mutilate my dog just to avoid puppies!

    I’ve always preferred bigger dogs but desire a dog I could lift if it had a medical emergency so a breed under 100 lbs preferably in the 40-75lbs range. My favourite breeds by looks are German Shepherds, Doberman’s and Rottweilers.

    I am currently considering a future Airedale, German Pinscher, Schnauzer, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd or Berger Picard (Picardie Shepherd) as my top choices.

    I will get have pet insurance when I get a dog/puppy (if I’m not mistaken you have to answer questions like what breed it’s for, how old the dog is etc) I don’t need it yet as I don’t own a dog yet.
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