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Posted: 01/22/23 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been trying to decide which is worse: barking dogs or dog owners who yell at their dogs.

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joebedford wrote:

I've been trying to decide which is worse: barking dogs or dog owners who yell at their dogs.


And there lies the problem. It is not the dog that is the problem, it is the owner who really should not have a dog.

You see them everywhere, treating dogs as if a dog were human. It is a DOG. It is not very smart. At best it might be as smart as a two year old human, able to understand basic commands but unable to explanations of why.


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Once again, a “like” button would be a very useful thing.

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Veebyes wrote:

joebedford wrote:

I've been trying to decide which is worse: barking dogs or dog owners who yell at their dogs.


And there lies the problem. It is not the dog that is the problem, it is the owner who really should not have a dog.

You see them everywhere, treating dogs as if a dog were human. It is a DOG. It is not very smart. At best it might be as smart as a two year old human, able to understand basic commands but unable to explanations of why.


Actually the problem is that dogs are a lot smarter than we give them credit for.

And as humans have purposely bred dogs to bark warnings, etc, it is really stupid to suddenly expect a dog to not do what we bred him to do.

Rather than yelling at a barking dog, people would find it a lot more productive to: 1) acknowledge that the dog is telling you something; 2) give the all clear; and 3) redirect.

So when the dog barks at a passerby, simply tell the dog "Good girl, you saw that person didn't you. They're gone now. Here, let's play ball."

It's really sad to hear people complaining about behaviors that we humans purposely bred into dogs.

It's even sadder to see people treat dogs as if they are some interactive gadgets that have no ability to think for themselves and are just there to obey commands.

And punishing a dog for doing what the dog has been bred to do is simply cruel.


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Several statements above are correct.

Some people should not have a dog.

Dogs are much smarter than most people could imagine.

A person that has never had a dog, will never understand why others fully appreciate the experience.

Just owning a dog, that lives it's life outside, in a 6x8 pen, just giving it food/water, is not a good experience for dog, or owner.

Like most things experienced in life, you get out of it, what you put into it. Yes, a dog is capable of being your best friend!

Jerry

* This post was edited 01/22/23 10:19am by MFL *





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This thread sure is special, isn't it. ROFLMAO

I sure hope I never get next to some of you folks at a campground.

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Might be best to stay home then. [emoticon]

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