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My Friend Is In Denial About His Ability To Care For His Aussie
1 year ago my friend found a very cute and loving Australian Shepherd puppy through a breeder. He fell in love with that tiny dog. Now his puppy is all grown up and needs lots of exercise. Unfortunately my friend only walks his dog sometimes and lives in an apartment. My friend does not like to buy toys for his dog to chew on because those toys get torn into pieces and wind up all over his apartment. He recently came for a visit and his dog was extremely hyper and destructive. This dog would wake up very early in the morning and would cry a lot.
I have mentioned to this friend multiple times that I have heard Aussies need lots of exercise – but he says all his dog needs is rides in the car for entertainment.
I don't know what to do. I care about both my friend and his pet. After spending a weekend with them both I realize my friend cannot care for this dog. How do I tell him this?
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