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Old 09-25-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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I might be the only one but I think it is ok for just you to not like the dog. just as long as you don't abuse it or be mean to it.

My dad does not like dogs but he let me get one when I was living at my parents' house. he ignores my dog and vice versa. my dog is independent and likes to be in the same space but is not the type to cuddle. she is a mutt but she was independent even as a pup.

ironically I have an Australian shepherd who is a love bug and needs to be loved by all family members. she is always in our faces and no amount of affection seems enough. my dad loves her so much that he even dog sits for me but he still ignores my mutt and she nor I care.
I agree with this. It's not like there aren't other people around to fawn all over the dog.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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OP - Do not get a dog. You will wind up dumping it at the shelter or tethering it outside when your kids get bored with it. If you're not "in" 100% then please get a cat or better yet, don't get any pets at least until you feel differently about dogs or your kids are old enough to take care of it. They are pack animals and very social and rarely are you going to find a less sociable dog that will suit YOUR needs and the needs of your children.
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