• My dad won't let me put a harness on my dog

    Profile photo of msharkgirl

    Over a year ago

    I recently put a harness on my dog because I read that it is more comfortable for a dog to wear a harness. HE is being really mean, belligerent, bossy, a jerk, and a bastard about it as usual. What should I do??? Help!!! Its MY dog, and I walk him I feed him I give him baths, my dad does NOTHING, and yet acts like its HIS dog and even threatens to give it away. I just want my dog to be happy and comfortable and he won’t let him be. Also, my parents yell at him a lot. And the cats are aloud on the couch and furniture, and my mom, sister, and dad constantly shoo him off and make him sit on the floor (which is NOT comfortable). They won’t even let me put his bed on the floor and he is only aloud in my room at night. My dad is stubborn and thinks he knows everything about animals but he doesn’t, we fight constantly, but when it comes to my dog, it pisses me off! I seriously don’t know what to do here. Help!! And also, my mom secretly “poisons” my food with meat and dairy.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    If you walk him, can you take him out of the front door on the lead then put his harness on once out of sight?

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  • Profile photo of sageisnotaplant

    Over a year ago

    I’m so sorry. Try to CALMLY (I know it can be hard sometimes) tell them why you are vegan and how you feel violated when they mess with your food.

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  • Profile photo of Sara-W

    Over a year ago

    Hey @msharkgirl,

    Sorry to hear your parents aren’t being very supportive about taking good care of your dog. I’m glad you’re there at least to give him lots of love and care! Try checking out our page of how to talk to your parents here:

    E-mail us at if you have any other trouble. Thanks!

    ~Sara from peta2

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