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Doggos:Good or Bad? by Archie Tillingway - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:06:09 EST ID:lPka7kWD No.14548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How practical would it be to keep a dog in the post apocalypse?

It would be awesome to have a big strong one to help you find food and attack zombies and bandits who fuck with you, but then you run the risk of being swarmed by 20 zombies or a party of cannibals if he freaks out at a stray cat or squirrel.
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Nell Sopperdock - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:04:32 EST ID:wJxe0aeS No.14549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Many homeless people and super broke wooks traveling keep dogs to help gain sympathy, something warm to sleep with, and to help keep people safe.

Also they eat the dogs if they get hungry enough.

Plus dogs have been with people since... eh, before we wrote shit down.

Dogs = good for apocalypse.
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Sophie Debbleforth - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:43:12 EST ID:oKww57Ek No.14551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd think it'd be like taking a dog hunting, or drug sniffing... Most dogs wouldn't be very useful and those who are would have to be trained for years by a professional to be of any help.

That doesn't mean there isn't a psychological benefit to keeping pets around though. Just means that they're definitely more of a burden than a benefit, practically speaking.
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Clara Danningdudging - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:02:45 EST ID:NkremaJi No.14552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>14548
A big imposing dog has its use in this sort of scenario in large part because it can defend you. Now you'll run into some senarios where the dog just isn't helpful or is a burden. But overall? He'll wake your ass up if somethings coming to get you while your asleep.

Now the dog might not last forever in this sort of scenario. You might not either. Its still better to have a dog than the wrong person around you. A dog isn't going to betray you cause he gets annoyed.

You have to hope that you have the right dog though. A Chihuahua isn't going to be of much help in this sort of world.
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Charles Blatherfield - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:11:27 EST ID:KQ6v1Zd4 No.14553 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>14551
I agree, the average house dog would be a burden in the apocalypse. A hunting or camping dog would be somewhat better but there's still the chance they do something retarded if they're at all used to home life.
I think if you got a few month old puppy it would be able to adapt to your situation as it grew up, but it would be pretty useless for a few years. It depends how long you plan to survive I guess. Once you got a full grown dog who thought you were the alpha male and who grew up after the apocalypse it would be super useful. Dogs are really good at learning if you constantly engage them, so you could probably teach it some complex shit, like smelling out zombies and warning you.


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