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Posted: 10/23/19 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

None of this is new. Been this way forever in my experience, which should not be confused with YOUR experience.

In the late 70s I was a vendor at a Renaissance Festivals. At one in particular dogs were allowed, but had to be leashed at all times. This guy came in with a German shepherd he immediately let run free. It was a well behaved but not well trained dog. Unfortunately there was an attraction there that was giving rides in a donkey cart, who asked me to help corral the dog because it’s presence was spooking his donkey.

I approached the dog’s owner with a request to leash the dog and was rebuffed with a claim the dog was safe. I had to explain that there was this donkey cart, and was interrupted but a look of horror and an exclamation “he wouldn’t hurt my dog, would he?”

Took several minutes to explain that the dog wasn’t at risk, it was all the people who’d get run over by the panicked donkey cart, due to the predator-prey relationship between dogs and donkeys, and he’d be the target of lots of lawsuits.

Ignorance is and always has been rampant. Fortunately it is curable with patience.





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my dog is my best friend and I look out for her all the time. but i'm going to tell you pit bulls are dangerous. I don't care what statistics you want to pull up they are still a more aggressive breed that other dogs. I live in a smaller costal town and we have a homeless problem,and lot of the homeless have pit bulls. one got away from its owner and attack a woman walking two dogs, it killed the two mid sized dogs in less than a minute. this happened right outside my work place. I got the woman back out of the way and the dog was going nuts. luckily there was a police officer near by and he destroyed the dog. i could go on for pages about this just in my area not to mention all the news stories you here or don't here. you sure don't here about any of grandmas Shazitsus killing anything.
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DownTheAvenue wrote:


There are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners. Having said that, there are certain breeds that have a propensity towards certain behaviors. However, each dog is an individual with its own personality. The wisest thing is to never put your dog into any situation where it could be in danger as the OP describes, or put your dog in a situation that makes it scared, over-stimulated, feeling unsafe, or even just uncomfortable. The end result may be like the original post.


Actually, most times, it's the owner projecting what the breed is supposed to be.

A lot of pitbull owners want a big tough dog...guess what the dog figures that out and does what the owner wants.

We have friends who run a pitbull rescue and their family dogs are the sweetest things...but they are properly trained and they don't accept any aggression.


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gbopp wrote:

Jayco-noslide wrote:

Regrettably we seem to be living in a dog loving world where dogs are being given more and more freedom.

Not just dogs. Call them 'comfort animals' and they have more rights than humans. [emoticon]

America will self destruct from Political Correctness.


Don't go to Europe then. They will take their dogs into stores, restaurants, pubs, etc...Of course, we have never seen one that isn't well behaved.

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Posted: 10/24/19 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

In many cases where a dog attack occurs, the irresponsible owner is the problem. With this type owner, pet has no training, often times no vet care/vaccinations, and the owner, little income/assets. It leaves the injured party almost no recourse to recover losses. The attacking dog may be confiscated/put to death, but little comfort for the victim, be it your pet, child, or yourself. Sadly the irresponsible owner will eventually just get another dog.

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Yes surely it it couldn't be because certian breeds are bred and have instincs to kill.

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Have you ever heard an aggressive dog owner after an attack say "oh I knew Cujo would do that he has always been kind of snotty"?
NO they say I don't understand tinker bell has never been aggressive he sleeps with my babies every night.
There are certain breeds that when they do attack they are relentless and injuries or death result
Don't tell how many times you have been bitten by a Chihuahua, nobody has ever been killed by a 5# dog.

Jesseannie

As an afterthought have you noticed how many of these Bully breeds attack their own family members or friends? I will never trust them.

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My point was the dog was to strong for it's owner.

This is a BIG bugaboo of mine! We had a neighbor who couldn't control her rottie. He wasn't aggressive, just big and powerful. I'm not saying that smaller people shouldn't have big dogs but if you can't control it then you shouldn't have it.


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People who find they have dangerous aggressive dogs should be able to have them put down without being lectured by animal right people. Our daughter had an unpredictable, crazy acting Beagle then had a baby. Had a heck of a time finding a kennel to take it. They were treated like it was a child they were trying t get rid of.


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I like these stories where there are "pitbull looking dogs" and "large" dogs therefore they are all mean
But my little fluffy wouldn't hurt a fly
Wonder if this story would be different if it were 2 small dogs that attacked my large dog.
And yes it's happened with my doberman when I used to take him to the dog park.
All the little dogs would go up and nip at his legs and harass him.
Dog owners thought it was funny.
One lady even took down my license plate number in case anything happened with my large mean doberman looking dog.
All he wanted to do was play

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Crowe wrote:

My point was the dog was to strong for it's owner.

This is a BIG bugaboo of mine! We had a neighbor who couldn't control her rottie. He wasn't aggressive, just big and powerful. I'm not saying that smaller people shouldn't have big dogs but if you can't control it then you shouldn't have it.


Anyone of any size who can't control their dog, of any size, should not have a dog. I've seen many owners of small dogs who can't grab them when they attack a large dog.


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