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my question is..what do you feel, if any, is the difference between dogs raised in the home vs. dogs who ... her home. i, myself, am not that thrilled with kennel raising, having NEVER gotten a dog raised in that manner.

You are right, your partner is wrong. I've seen a number of dogs raised in a kennel-type situation who are now competing in agility, etc. To a one they have some lingering deficits. Some severe, some not so severe. All of them have improved dramatically after coming into a home, but none cured completely they will always carry the basic deficits in proper socialization and interactions with them.
In one case, a male dog came out of a kennel situation at about 18 months. At that age, he was both physically and mentally almost identical to my then 6-month-old girl. He was physically extremely underdeveloped, and mentally too. Through lots of training and lots and lots and lots of reassurance, he has bloomed in the past year. He now looks his age, is very well muscled, and is very stable mentally most of the time. But he still has severe stress and anxiety when you first greet him, get him out of the crate, etc. He always will.
Get a dog raised from birth in the home and given lots of opportunities to socialize with both other dogs and other people. You won't regret it!
Get a dog raised from birth in the home and given lots of opportunities to socialize with both other dogs and other people. You won't regret it!

Exactly. Yet another reason I for one will never be obtaining an adult dog again.
All dogs that I have raised and socialized from puppies turn out exactly the way I want them to be.
And it isn't that I love the whole puppy thing but I do know I am living with this dog until the day it dies. Therefore I prefer to endure the puppy stage.
Though frankly I wouldn't change watching
the cute antics for any amount of money.
Gwen
I have never felt I endured puppy stage in fact I LOVE it, the whole thing form birth to cleaning up to feeding them the whole thing. : )

Now while I have had dogs from birth, I have also adopted older dogs, and I have to say the ones that I have kept,minus the very odd one,were exactly how I wanted them to be,and also did not love me any less than the ones I had form day one.
Although to me the best thing in the world is caring for the Mom and her pups.

I REALLY love it. : )
Paulette~
I have never felt I endured puppy stage in fact I LOVE it, the whole thing form birth to cleaning up to feeding them the whole thing. : )

I LOVE it to, but there were several ppl on this board that did in fact refer to it as enduring. I personally love everything about it.
Gwen
this is my first post here, and i have a question for you all.

Welcome!
my question is..what do you feel, if any, is the difference between dogs raised in the home vs. dogs who are kennel raised?

I feel that I have noticed a difference.
Considered both each time, bought home-raised
each time.
I will never forget the schnauzer my family bought when I was a teenager in the USA. When we went to
visit the breeder at home, 4 schnauzers answered the door without letting out a bark. Just polite sniffs and friendly wags.
The opportunity to visit the breeder's "home pack" and see how they act in a house is very important to me.

Laura
I LOVE it to, but there were several ppl on this board that did in fact refer to it as enduring. I personally love everything about it.

i think it's one of those things best left filed under "different strokes."

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
i think it's one of those things best left filed under "different strokes."

You got it. There isn't enough money in the world that would make me want to take on a pooping, peeing, eat everything in my path puppy. I'll take my dogs older and more sedate, thankyouverymuch.

Bonus: If the adult dog isn't exactly what I want, I can always blame the bad parts on the previous owner(s) and take credit for all the good stuff myself, something you can't do with a puppy that you've raised yourself.
Suja
I LOVE it to, but there were several ppl on ... to it as enduring. I personally love everything about it.

i think it's one of those things best left filed under "different strokes." shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette

I agree with that 100%.
Gwen
Bonus: If the adult dog isn't exactly what I want, I can always blame the bad parts on the previous owner(s) and take credit for all the good stuff myself, something you can't do with a puppy that you've raised yourself. Suja

See that is the part I don't want at all. I don't want to blame anything on previous owners. I would to take all responsibility good, bad whatever.
Like Shelly said different strokes file.
Gwen
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