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That gorgeous dog bed you bought? You know, one that cost almost as much as new king size bed you got to accommodate new dog? Yeah, dog will rarely, if ever use it. Preferred dog beds in this house? Couches, blankets dragged to floor, pile of clothes, carpets – and of course, our bed, preferably leaving as little room as possible for humans by stretching as wide as possible.
Training? What’s that? Mine occasionally come when called, and usually sit when told, but that’s about it. I’ve given up. Did you know that a dog can be flunked out of training school? Neither did I until it happened… to ME!
Fill in blank: my favorite ______ will be chewed to death. Expect it. Embrace it. You will live it.
I think biggest tip I can give to a new dog owner is to become a firm believer in Murphy’s Law: whatever can happen usually will and at worst possible time. Of course, if you’d like to avoid my jaded outlook on life with a dog, visit our website, http://www.a1-dog-info.com/tips-to-take-care-of-a-new-dog.htm for help.
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