Getting a dog is an incredible responsibility, with enduring consequences.
Consider these things before getting a dog, because you might not be cut out for it.
In this episode, Bennie gets “controversial” and takes a stance.
- Be mindful of the season when you decide to get a dog
- Who wants to potty train a dog in the snow?!?!
- Dogs are not pieces of property!
- Your dog is capable of loving
- Your dog is capable of feeling
- Your dog is capable of emotions like you are!
- STOP! DDS: Disposable Dog Syndrome NOW!
- It is our responsibility as dog owners to show them love and their places in our lives.
- It takes about 6 months to learn the true personality of a dog
- You, as an owner, have to take responsibility for your dog
- You must find a match for your lifestyle
- Knowing what type of person you are and what you are going to do with your dog
- Is a dog right for our family? – can we see this through – can I make the commitment?
- No federal guidelines
- Laws are different between city ordinances and counties
- If an owner sells a dog that has an aggressive past and that owner makes the new owner aware, the original owner can still be held liable.
- Retractable leashes are not considered keeping your dog under control because they get more than 6’ out.
- It is against the law to sell or give away a dog in a public place.
- Pet shops and other places have permits to sell dogs
- Hoarding Laws – people can have up to 5 pets in a home before they are scrutinized to see if they are hoarding.
- You can have more than 5 as long as you have adequate water, shelter and food for the dogs.
- Kickstarter campaign
- Should be launching shortly
- Check out the Kickstarter campaign
- Episode 26 – interviews with Nashville Metro Animal Control – lots of good rules to know about
- Check out AnimalLaw for the article referenced in today’s show.
Call to Action
Go to FamilyDogFusion.com/insurance to check out Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.
Also, email us your suggestions for our Kickstarter campaign to publish and launch Bennie’s book: Family Dog Fusion.