Dogs Are Part of Your Family

Image may contain: 1 person, dog and text As a kid we had a dog that was always outside no matter the weather.  She would come in the house for short periods of time.  After about a half an hour of being inside with all of us she would cry at the door to go back out.  She had a nice dog house and a long run tied between 2 big trees in our yard.  Plenty of shade in the summer.  We would go out and play ball with her, and take her for walks.  She always had clean water and a full food dish.  It didn’t matter how much we wanted her in the house with us, she just  wanted to be outside.  I wished every day that it would be the day she decided to stay inside and snuggle on the couch or follow me to bed….  It never happened.

Now, having said all that, I do believe that dogs of any breed should not be tied up out side all the time.  I have always tied my dogs out for play time several times a day.  Never for more than an hour at a time and never alone.  I enjoyed that outside play time with them.  It gave them a chance to burn off some energy and me a chance to laugh at all of their silly  antics.  Since I had five dogs at one time,  having them all tied out in the yard made it easier for me to train one on one (especially with my pitty).

Please don’t leave your dogs tied out all day, all alone.  Dogs are family members.

Author: JTowsley

I am a dad of three, two boys and a girl. I have a wonderful wife, Heather. We love animals, especially pit bull type dogs.

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