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    I have seen a recent advertisement for a 4 year old German Shepard for free if I meet the requirements which in my opinion I do as their is always one person at home.

    The fact it won't cost me isn't the main attraction. I was just wondering would I have a strong bond with the dog even though I didn't have it since it was a puppy or should I get one from a puppy so I can get a real bond with the dog.

    I don't want it to flip out on my mom at home due it not being fimilar with her!

    I'll be a first dog owner btw if that helps and I am prepared to walk/run the dog in the morning and at night.

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    you dont need a puppy to make a bond with a dog, just treat it with love and respect

    i have 2 dogs, one since he was about 2, and his son since a puppy. and theres absolutely no difference. give it a few weeks and it will be fine
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    Get a cat. Dogs smell.
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    my advice is put it down as soon as you get it.
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    watch the dog whisperer
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    Get a cat. Dogs smell.
    cats crawl around kitchen worktops :lolwut:
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    (Original post by tom//)
    cats crawl around kitchen worktops :lolwut:
    That's OK - they're clean.

    Dogs **** on the carpet.
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    Get a cat. Dogs smell.
    Ew cat... I want a walking/running partner, I can't picture myself running alongside a cat
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    That's OK - they're clean.

    Dogs **** on the carpet.
    are they **** clean

    ill admit, mine have **** on the carpet a few times, but the idea of having a tray in a kitchen for the cat to **** on doesnt appeal to me ;P
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    (Original post by tom//)
    cats crawl around kitchen worktops :lolwut:
    :yep: and that comes from a cat and dog lover.

    If someone said you could have a tiger, free to a good home, would you?

    Having a dog is a massive responsiblity, don't take it on just because you meet the basic requirements to get one for free.
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    (Original post by tom//)
    are they **** clean

    ill admit, mine have **** on the carpet a few times, but the idea of having a tray in a kitchen for the cat to **** on doesnt appeal to me ;P
    Cats go out to poop. :yep:

    And OP - cats can run :hmmm:
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    i wouldn't get a german shepard as a first dog.... they are big and stubburn and need a lot of training.

    also getting a dog should be a joint decision with the entire family, so if you are unsure how it would react to your mUm then you really need to let her meet it first and have a say in the decision.

    as far as bonding goes there is no problem with bonding with a dog not had from a puppy IMO, my dog's a rescue that we got when he was 8 and we get on fine and dandy *awwwww goes all soppy and misses him* :yep:
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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    :yep: and that comes from a cat and dog lover
    yay, the fence meister is wrong :yep:
    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    Cats go out to poop. :yep:

    And OP - cats can run :hmmm:

    and im wrong tom
    dont lie, we all know cats cant run, theyre lazy *******
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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    :yep: and that comes from a cat and dog lover.

    If someone said you could have a tiger, free to a good home, would you?

    Having a dog is a massive responsiblity, don't take it on just because you meet the basic requirements to get one for free.
    I've wanted a dog for a good few years and as I said the price isn't the main attraction. A puppy may be cute but I don't want it crapping all over my carpet, even though the 4 year MIGHT it wouldn't do it as frequently.
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    If you want a running partner advertise for a running partner, it'll take you ages to get it to walk/run with you.

    I don't think you've said why it's being re-homed?
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    (Original post by JAgg)
    I've wanted a dog for a good few years and as I said the price isn't the main attraction. A puppy may be cute but I don't want it crapping all over my carpet, even though the 4 year MIGHT it wouldn't do it as frequently.
    they dont really crap on carpet, you can get scented pads for them which encourage them to do it somewhere else (outside)
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    (Original post by tom//)
    yay, the fence meister is wrong :yep:

    dont lie, we all know cats cant run, theyre lazy *******
    My cat runs. She races me when she meets me outside. Normally wins too
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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    If you want a running partner advertise for a running partner, it'll take you ages to get it to walk/run with you.

    I don't think you've said why it's being re-homed?
    The guy lives in a flat so he can't keep it anymore.
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    (Original post by JAgg)
    I have seen a recent advertisement for a 4 year old German Shepard for free if I meet the requirements which in my opinion I do as their is always one person at home.

    The fact it won't cost me isn't the main attraction. I was just wondering would I have a strong bond with the dog even though I didn't have it since it was a puppy or should I get one from a puppy so I can get a real bond with the dog.

    I don't want it to flip out on my mom at home due it not being fimilar with her!

    I'll be a first dog owner btw if that helps and I am prepared to walk/run the dog in the morning and at night.
    If you give lots of love and attention i'm sure it'll bond with you! I didn't get to know my uncles Springer Spaniel until she was about 8 years old but we got on great!

    oh, why don't you and your mum go and have a look at her/him see if the dog gets on with you and your mum? i'm sure the previous owners will be okay.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    My cat runs. She races me when she meets me outside. Normally wins too
    rofl nice ;D
 
 
 
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