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Episode 272 - dog AITA and having fun with your dog


Released Sat January 27, 2024
Length: 0:28:20
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Some dog themed AITA questions from Reddit.

Julie reads some posts asking who is right or wrong in a variety of situations:

AITA for confining kids at a party and not dogs? - is Christmas just for kids, or are dogs entitled to have fun at Christmas too? Is a party host right or wrong to arrange a party where the dogs get to rule the roost?

AITA for letting my sister's dog be a dog? - two sisters have very different approaches to caring for the dog. Unfortunately, the dog belongs to one sister, and the other sister doesn't follow instructions when she looks after the dog. Who's in the right?

AITA for not buying dog food? - when a couple make a dog's dinner of their shopping arrangements, the dog doesn't get to dine!

AITA for questioning why a dog was brought indoors to a non-dog friendly restaurant - when a dog owner takes her dog into a non-dog friendly restaurant, an ugly scene ensues. But who is entitled to be offended here? Also, hold onto your hats, because Julie's taking us for a ride on her hobby horse - shops and the law about dogs!

AITA for Calling Animal Control on My Neighbor's Dog - when one neighbour repeatedly lets their dog stray into another neighbour's garden, is it an overreaction to call Animal Control?

AITA for not letting a service dog into my party? - when someone throwing a party hates dogs (and cats) does a surprise guest have the right to gain access with their service dog? (I mean spoiler alert: yes of course they do!!!)

Have fun with your dog

We're far enough into 2024 that most of our new year's resolutions have now fallen by the wayside, but here's one we could all stick to - let's make this year the most fun we can for our dogs!

Julie has her own ideas on the subject, as well as sharing ideas that were suggested on the DogCast Radio social media pages.

How do you have fun with your dog?


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