Dog stays in the house all day.....
O.K. since this IS the debate forum I am going to jump in the 'deep end' and address one of my pet peeves:
Dog owners who leave thier pets in the house or in a cage while they are away at work.
I don't understand why people think that this is an acceptable thing to do to an animal.
IMO if you are going to lock your pet up in a house or cage for any amount of time - and expect them to not to urinate or defacate - then you should not be allowed to go to the bathroom until they do.
I know plenty of people who leave thier animals at home and then are surprised that the animal makes messes in the house. Yet they have gone to the bathroom several times that day - what's up with that?
I wanted to adopt a greyhound but the greyhound org. said that they could not stay outside during the day. I have a large enclosed kennel with a comfortable house to get out of the elements but they would prefer I lock the animal up in the house the 8-9 hours I am gone. I think that is cruel.
My friends that keep thier dogs inside say they don't have a choice - they don't have a place to keep it outside - then I say don't have the dog.
Any thoughts on this subject?