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I think it depends - pamper as in never train or ask anything and produce a spoiled brat, not good. Pamper as in take better than average care, no problem and your choice.

Very cute dog by the way.
 

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Pamper.....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......
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Crating can be a necessity with some dogs and not others. I have inherited a terrier who will climb anything if left loose while we are out. He is not destructive but he has climbed up the bookshelves after reaching the top of the piano, pulling the books out. He has tap danced on my husband's computer keyboard and cleared a window sill of plant pots...None of which he will do normally, so he gets crated. My other three dogs have never been crated even though they came to me not even house trained as adults from shelters.
 

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Our dog stands in her bed and stares at me until I get up and cover her with her blanket. Then she twists up like a burrito in her bed. Spoiled princess.
 

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Pamper.....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......
I feel that you're a really proud pet parent :)
 

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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.
Yeah, I really think I should never be guilty after all :) Thanks!
 

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Personally, i think grooming is brilliant if thats what you like. Im not so certain i agree with clothing and aftershave or chemical scents. Even if those scents are natural, i don't think its right.
 
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