This was ironic to me. I take care of five dogs. I have never trained any of them. But none of them have ever needed to be crated when I am out. Never even owned a crate.You could say my dog is pampered. He gets his training, ...….yet he is treated like a dog. ... He is crated when no one is home.
I feel that you're a really proud pet parentPamper.....need to define.
You could say my dog is pampered. He gets his training, walks, pets, grooming, food, toys, play, vaccinations, health checks...….yet he is treated like a dog. Yes, he is a terrier with indoor living conditions, but we spend 2-3 hours each day spread over 3-4 walks each day. He is crated when no one is home. Our walks happen despite the weather conditions, rain, snow, cold, heat......we go out. Always on leash.
Does he get a special bed? No. Clothing? No. Only exception are dog booties to avoid paw burn, frostbite or injury and a vest for below 20F walks. Food from our plates? NO.
To me "pampering" is allowing the dog to be a dog and providing excellent care supported with love.
At this moment he is standing on my bed looking out the window on squirrel watch duty. Crazy mini-schnauzer......
Yeah, I really think I should never be guilty after all Thanks!However you choose to "pamper" your dog is up to you. If you want to give him a whole bunch of fluffy beds in every room, it's your dog and your money so do what you want. I mean, you should definitely appropriately train and set boundaries for your pup. You don't want him chewing on furniture or things that could cause problems, but as long as he is happy and healthy you can pamper your pooch as much as you choose.