I'm a dog collar addict which turned into a job for me. I think nothing of spending 50+ dollars on a collar, as long as it looks nice. Well, i took jersey to the vet for her annual check up & the vet had these samples of some fancy dental chews.She loved them SO MUCH that i ended up spending $30 on this little bag of what are essentially treats. I guess I just really love my dog.
o jesus, you can buy your pet nice stuff and still do what it was bred to do with it. You can have more than one collar for an animal you know. Regardless, I don't have a job, so I don't buy anything nice for them, I'm debating on collars that are from g.w.little, I can't decide..lol. I want to buy them beds and all sorts of stuff. I guess the most expensive thing I would buy for them are beds, and I'm talking those $400 ones you see. I would almost buy an armoire for a dog that required clothing, because I don't think I want to put sunscreen, etc on a crested every day. I would even buy those litterbox cover things that are wood and are easily $200 I think, just so the dogs won't get in there. There's soo many things I could buy, but I do think I would buy a ton of beds over most anything else.
My dog has several $50 swarovski crystal collars, over 100 outfits (the most expensive of which was over $80), she has a $150 pink stroller, two $300 Juicy Couture Carriers, a $500 Petote Carrier, a $100 Petflys carrier, a $60 leather step in harness and leash, more toys than she needs and is fed raw which is about $30 a month...she is spoiled rotten
I don't really consider buying expensive accessories for my dog as 'spoiling' him. It's just a way of satisfying my own needs. Im sure he would prefer '30 minutes more play time a day' over '$3000 of carriers' as a form of love. Before, I would buy all these stuff for him but then I realized I was just buying them for myself.
Having all that said, the most extravagant items for my dog are carriers : ) you get addicted once you start buying them!
My smallest dog, Tegan, has more clothes than I do. She has several carriers, a collar and charm collection, puppy pajamas, ducky slippers, dog boots, a raincoat, leashes to match her clothes, several Halloween costumes, her name spelled out in crystal charms on her collar, a feather boa, hand-made blankets to match her outfits, and a blue jean jacket to name a few items. My most extravagant purchase so far would have to be her pink dog stroller.
nicoolx2, what is your problem? Believe it or not, I am fully aware that one can own more than 1 collar for a dog. I have been trying to find out if veryvizsla hunts with his dog; in fact, have asked several times. However, it appears veryvizsla posts a topic, and then never replies to it again. I was NOT directing the question at you.
Catlover, please, please, PLEASE don't start anything. You made a comment sayings since she buys expensive collars that she doesn't exercise her dog, that is what you said, thats how it came out. After that you asked how she exercises her dog. I simply said that you can purchase nice things and still exercise a dog. geez...
<<<<<<<If you spend $50+ on a collar just because it looks nice, then I assume you don't hunt with your vizsla? What do you do for her exercise?>>>>>>>
Catlover, you were WAY out of line with this statement... Haunter (Beauceron) has several jewlwed "bling" collars, a Gucci collar, and a Coach collar. He is a titled herding dog and works stock on my farm on a daily basis, however when he does therapy dog visits it softens his harsh look to have a glitzy collar on.
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.
Good God, I never said she doesn't exercise her dog! Where did you read that?!!! What I said is, she PROBABLY doesn't hunt with her dog if it wears $50 collars. A vizsla is an EXTREMELY energetic dog-not one that is going to be happy with a 1/2 hour walk each day. I am just curious to know what she does to eliminate all the energy.
I have a hunting dog, and she DOES hunt. However, she obviously doesn't hunt every day, so we come up with creative ways to burn off energy. I'm just curious to know what she does to exercise her dog.
I agree with cat. You won't see hunting dogs with $50 collars. More like $10 bright orange collars with reflectors.
I've never really gone all out on anything extravagant. My dogs have a few beds each, tons of collars, tons of toys.. but I won't spend too much on any one thing. I prefer to buy lots of things instead of just one. I'm also like that with myself.
Dogs don't care how much something costs. They are content with a dollar store toy and a $5 collar.
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
catlover..honestly. I don't care, you can buy nice things and still hunt/exercise do whatever with them. If they don't reply to you on your question if they hunt, if they don't reply to pm's, they don't care to say anything.