Hi i am a adolecent that needs a dog. I cant be home alone with out one. I have two cats, but what help are they for protection. My mom will freak out if it sheds. (my cats do the job for that)
My dad is doesnt want one. I am telling him i am ready for one ... and i PROMISE TO TAKE CARE OF IT! i no kids are like i will and then the parents end up taking care of it. Ive wanted one for years and i no in like 2 or three years i will have to get a job... but i can still work around that. Any suggestions??
But if my parents say its ok.. i need suggestions also for what type of dog... IT CANT SHED OR BE BIGGER THAT 30 LBS! GOOD WITH OTHER ANAMILS , AND BE LIKE AN ON POINT THYPE OF DOG.
uhhhh if you want something for protection, try getting an alarm system. All dogs will shed, but some will shed less than others. Also, if your parents don't want a dog, and its their house, than that would be a problem. Try to find out why they don't want a dog, (if its something like their afraid it'll bark, than that can be fixed by doing some homework on breeds). you said you would soon be getting a job: a dog is a lot of work, even if you get one that will be independent and not very active. Look ahead in your life about 20 years, and if there are any big changes like college, a move, children or room mates, wait or make a plan. other wise, good luck!
Like the last poster said...if your parents or dad do not want a dog, it is their house and you'll have to respect that. If they dont think your ready, there is probably a reason for that.
Some dogs shed less than others, the rest as far as how they are with other animals, etc is up to the owner to train them. No dogs comes already exactly what you want, you have to teach them these things.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.