Angelique: How to convince my parents to let me get a second dog?
I have a mastiff/black lab mix. He LOVES other dogs, and I have plenty of room in my heart for two dogs. My dad has a strict 1 pet only rule. But he said he'll think about it. What do I do? I want my dog to have a little sister! And by the way.. to anybody who says "twice the training" my first dog is already perfectly trained.
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Answer by Julie loves Hoochieboy!
Dad's house, dad's rules.
So many kids are not even allowed one dog. If I were you I'd be very grateful for the one I already had.
And don't give me that rubbish about you wanting a "little sister" for your dog. You just want another for yourself.
Answer by Taylor Not-So-Swift
If you just ask them why then do whatever they say. For ex, "We don't have enough time to take care of two pets". You could volunteer to take care of the second one all by yourself! You should also try to charm them. For example, I wrote a song and one of the lines was "If I say I want a puppy, you push me away. If I sing I want a puppy, maybe your mind will change." Another thing I do is making a list of reasons I should get one.
- Make me spend more time off my laptop since I’ll be the ONLY one taking care of it since it will be MY puppy.
- Will teach me to have the responsibility, since it will be MY puppy ONLY.
- Teach me about routines, since I’ll walk it thrice a day.
- I will train it and take all the responsibility if it eats anything it shouldn’t.
- I will do all/more chores to prove I am responsible, and to give you more of a reason to get it for me.
- I’ll keep my grades up
- I’ve already done well-taking care of my pet rock and with my instruments, so I can take care of things.
- I will take care of my other dog for a while to prove it.
- I’ll house train it
- I’ll play my cello
(sorry that was long)
Lastly, please ignore the bitch that answered first. I want my dog to have a little sister too.
Answer by Tori
I have the same problem kind of I have a dog and want another. My mom always says the more you ask the farther you are from getting one. If you just stop asking for one and take all the care you can of your dog you might end up with two dogs.
Answer by Julie loves Vinny
I am having the same problem-recently one of my beautiful horses died, I'm absolutely heartbroken and all the time I feel so horrible- and I just want to feel needed again-i would absolutely love a little puppy to dote on and follow me around and sleep with me- my parents think their too sad to get another pet- but the thing is they hardly even interacted with my horse at all they thought they knew him-they didn't so they say they're devastated over his death when they didn't have anything to do with him!
I'm just finding it so hard to deal with them-i have found a puppy online that I'm in love with and I can afford him on my own without them having to pay anything- and I don't want to have to wait a long time to convince them. Because I'm scared that the puppy will be sold or he'll be a lot bigger :(
Also, ignore that bitch who spoke first.
I already have a dog- and last year our other one died from a car accident- and he's very lonely- I would love "a little brother" for him to play with. really it would be a win-win situation.
Answer by Marie
You need to ask your parents why they don’t want you to get another dog. Maybe there are some issues about why your mother doesn’t want you to get a new dog. Just ask ur parents.
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Answer by Dog lover
I have a dog but I want another one too. My parents constantly say no and people say you should be grateful. But think about the dogs. Many dogs live on the street and don't have homes. It may not change the world but it will change the dog's life. Use that strategy of thinking about the dog's benefit. Hope this helps
Answer by Kimberly
Instead of being deceitful by just bringing another dog home, how about a good talk. Tell your parents about you being responsible for purchasing, feeding, training, etc. Show them what you mean by wanting a ‘little sister’ for your dog. Do it respectably and they’re more likely to actually hear and understand what you’re saying…also more likely to be okay with a second dog.
Answer by Know it
look around town for someone giving away free dogs and just take it home. dad will have a much harder time saying no when there is already a second one in the house.
Answer by crazyface
I am going through the same issue myself how to convince my parents to get me a dog.
Answer by Emily
I already have a dog, she’s young and cute, but I want another one because she needs a friend. My dog doesn’t really get along with other dogs, and my sister and I would be the happiest ever. (though we are already really happy.) Should I bargain with my mom that if I get a ninety through hundred on my math test ( I’ve never gotten a hundred) that we will get another dog for my family and my dog?
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I have the same problem, I have a dog who’s 1 year old but he is already so lazy. My favourite thing was dogs is 2 watch them zoom around in the park and play with other dogs and I play with them 2 but my dog can barely keep up with me. He sleeps in the house and when he’s awake he likes 2 eat my socks so I can barely have any fun wth him. Although, he absolutelty loves other dogs, if they are small like he is and he can ruff and tumble with them if they aren’t 2 fast and they are the only thing that makes him play with energy. I feel if we get another dog he’ll be happier and so will I. My parents are against the idea tho when I suggest getting a bouncy springer or a cocker and they say it will be 2 hard even tho our dog rn is not trouble at all. But, lately I’ve been spending all my free time with our dog and working on training and offering 2 take him on small walks and they are SLOWLY very very slowley sort of warming 2 the idea of getting this 6 year old springer spaniel who is fully trained and is 6 so still very bouncy (as he’s a springer) but not 2 overwhelming. So my advice is 2 do lots of things and be very responsible with ur dog and maybe they’ll think u can handle another one.
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