No. The fact that there’s a 3:30 PM deadline implies that dogs aren’t to be allowed to run loose. You can also walk your dogs with a leash, but you wouldn’t dare take more than one out of your house per day, since your neighbor could call a dog-crazed police officer and demand he be cuffed and taken to jail. You’ve also given your neighbor the advantage: since they can call the police on you when you’re just casually walking a dog around for a bit, they get a pass.
Can you bring in dogs? Yes, and not just for exercise: You never know what can end up a problem when you bring home a family of four. Dogs can cause problems for their owners and others.
Can dogs play or bark at people? Absolutely! This behavior is sometimes called ‘playfighting’ and is often a sign of boredom or agitation. Playfighting is a natural response to situations. It is a part of normal dog socialization. While many of us don’t like to playfight (and some people don’t!), playfighting is a great way to interact with our pets and to show off your dog’s skills.
Do dogs get sick? Yes, dogs have to breathe, but we don’t live in a perfect world when it comes to that part of the body. It’s possible for dogs to contract viruses, or contract an infection by simply being in contact with a person or place. We ask that you wash your hands frequently, especially after touching food, water, or other germs. If you notice your dog getting a little scratchy and have no other idea why, then get a doctor’s help!
Can dogs see in the dark? Absolutely, but dogs have to sleep. This is a natural thing, and dogs’ shortsightedness or lack of visual acuity is not a good look. For that matter, we would never suggest your dog go into a dark basement or crawl on the floor to see if any objects were there. That kind of thing seems stupid to us. But if you’re willing to admit that dogs can’t see clearly in the dark, you definitely can’t do it without a blind or low-vision dog.
Can you bring in cats? Cats can be good pets. They are cute, they are well socialized, and they come in many sizes. Plus, they are great companions to small kids (especially younger ones). The only issue would be getting them in a house where a