Stop Blaming The Dogs

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  1. Dawn B

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    I couldn't agree more.:Smile:
     
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    I agree that some people should never be allowed to own a dog, BUT, one size does not fit all. Some dogs, like some people are just plain nutters. ANY dog can turn, and that should never be taken for granted.
     
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    Yes and no. I agree for all "normal" breeds this is true, no bad dogs only bad owners but there are breeds which have been selected for their aggression or guarding qualities which are inherently dangerous, especially to strangers.

    As an extreme example it is possible to train a wolf to be a pet but the "wolf" bit could suddenly resurface at any time. Likewise for certain breeds selected for aggression over generations. You could train one but its aggressive side would always be there and liable to be triggered by some event which makes it forget its training and suddenly act instinctively.

    I think there is also a case for some breeds being unsuitable for the average owner. As a generalisation big dogs need to be better trained than little dogs simply because they can do more harm. The most ill trained Yorkie is unlikely to kill anyone but a poorly trained larger dog can. The standard of dog training I see round here is pretty low with the majority, for example, unable to walk at heel, constantly pulling on their leeds. Would I trust them with a strange child? No.
     
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    True.
    But sadly you could also substitute the word CHILD for dog too.:cry:
     
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    True - but neither would be right.
     
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    There is a certain race of people breeding aggressive dogs in Britain and dog fighting, which has been banned for years, is still rife--------does anyone ever get prosecuted?
     
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    Do I have to paint my dog ? :cry:
     
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    I spent ages trying to teach mine to paint :Sad: Hopeless really, this was the best he could do: :RollEyes:

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    I'd certainly glue him down, with that many legs you'd never catch him:Doh:
     
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    But in doggy world this could be a master piece
     
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    No this is a master peice:BigGrin:
     

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    With our lawn now transformed into a mud plain, our dog paints the mats like that everyday. Over the years we have had various devil breeds making the headlines, which were just the type of dog popular at the time for making into a vicious guard dog. This has included German shepherds, dobermans, Rottweilers, bull terriers, Akitas,etc, all which can be good tempered and loving dogs in the right hands.
     
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    Not if you have your children on a Lead:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    OI!! Lead in paint has been illegal for years.
     
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    as some of you know we foster kids.and every one that we get
    ,it is allways the adults fault that they come to us.its the same with dogs.some people should not have kids or dogs.our dog has to be checked by social sers.:Doh::Doh:
     
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    This concept of "It's never the dog's fault, it's the owners'" doesn't stand up.

    Whilst riding a scooter some years ago, I was attacked and bitten in a totally unprovoked attack by a bloody great Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
    (Called Fluff, apparently).

    Just to be clear, it was the dog that bit me, not the owner.
    The two stone wet through owner thought it was ok...."He's only playing"!
    He wasn't there at A&E to tell that to the nurse doing the darning.

    Many large and / or "fighting" breeds are just not suitable as domestic pets.
    In many cases, the owners aren't physically capable of exercising control.
    They need greater control than many owners (caring, sensible owners at that) can possibly bring to bear.

    I would argue that yes, it is the owners' fault when dogs attack, but surely we must realise the dog is doing what comes naturally?

    Some folk want a dog.
    No problem with that, but choose one that can be properly trained to behave in human company, and one that can be physically controlled.

    That's not a rant, nor is it a poke at owners, just expression of what I see as sense.
     
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    How many times have you heard dog owners say this.

    Its OK he wont bite.....Why does it have teeth then.

    He wouldn't hurt a fly.....See what happens when one lands on his nose.

    He is as soft as a can of snow.....Sometimes snow can turn to solid ice.

    All dogs are potentially dangerous and the sooner dog owners except that the better.
    By the way, I was brought up around dogs, as my mother was a breeder. I had dogs all my life, including some of the so called dangerous breeds, and by no means am I anti dog.
     
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