Please send good thoughts to my dogs, I'm terrified.

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by TahlzK, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Barbara!

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    Well, to each their own. IME, and the experience of my mentor, there is no correlation between aggression/fear and a tied/tethered dog. The whole "it makes them aggressive" campaign is pushed by HSUS and other societies of the such like PETA and a few others....but they have little to no science to back the claim. The anti-tethering campaigns also offer alternatives to chaining, and say zip lines are better...which to me makes no sense. Lol. Both methods offer a dog a place it can go, and a place it can't. But, like I said, I have not seen and my mentor has not seen any direct correlation between aggressive behavior and a chain or being an outside dog. Theres no science or behavior analysis to back it.
     
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    You do realize she addressed that in her post....right? Or do you always quote and respond to things out of context?
     
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    I don't think being tethered or outside is going to create an aggressive dog out of thin air, but tethering a known fear aggressive dog is a terrible idea IMO. They are trapped with no escape and may escalate to a bite since they simply can't retreat.
     
  4. Barbara!

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    This same situation can happen within a house, as well.
     
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    Yea I don't really see where she explained how SHE was ok and EVERYONE ELSE is wrong, sorry. Crying "Y'all are hypocrites!" isn't really "addressing" one's own behavior.

    Aren't you the one who said if people can't handle criticism, they shouldn't be posting on the internet at all?
     
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    Maybe it's time to take a breath and see it's turned into a back and forth smack down. Nothing useful being gained any more ladies.

    Don't make me turn the car around :lol-sign:
     
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    The likelihood of someone wandering in your house and into your dogs bedroom, crate, whatever, is a lot less than your yard. Unless you don't believe in doors with locks?

    I'm kind of surprised the only option people can imagine is a shelter-like boarding kennel. You know today boarding kennels can offer so much more. My mom and dad recently left town and boarded their 3 dogs in a "private suite", it was a locked room with a couch, a tv, it's own outside grass run, a kiddy pool, and running water for drinking. This was shockingly no more expensive than where I have boarded with my vet. There are also small operations such as in home care and in-their home care, like what my coworker offers, basically cage free boarding at her home (which may not be an option for a DA dog).

    Sterile, traditional, boarding kennels have their place, I like their strut schedules and security protocol, but they're by no means the only option if you do your research properly.

    Lastly, No one has claimed chaining or tethering is wrong nor do they make dogs aggressive. They do however not structurally protect against wandering children (hello media), adults, and even authorities cutting through yards for one reason or another. I remember in 2010 we had something like 6 different dogs in yards shot by our police force chasing suspects through yards when the dogs merely did what dogs do best. Freak events or not it's just not worth losing my dogs over.
     
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    Please do. Seriously. I think it's past time to turn the car around and go back home...
     
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    Well put, Coop.

    It's devolved to arguing for the sake of arguing.
     
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    It really has!
     
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    I think you guys are vastly underestimating the competency of boarding kennels. When I was working at a boarding kennel, we got several dogs that were bite risks. There were dogs I was not allowed to touch. You know what we did? We let the dog out alone. It's pretty easy, provided the kennel is set up for it. Our kennel was one of the few that did take bite risk dogs, and we got some nasty dogs. They were all fine being boarded, I was actually surprised because I had thought many would have a much harder time with the environment. The dogs were consistent clients, the kennel and employees were hardly strangers (expect me, I was new, but that's why I wasn't allowed to handle some dogs).
     
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    I hope your doggies are ok! I have a dog named Max and I sometimes worry about him @ night because he is an outside dog. He has been bitten by a HUGE German Shepard and was injured badly............... He is fine now though.
     
  13. Barbara!

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    Either way, it is sill an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. Still stressful. But, there's nothing like that in my area. Po-dunk Louisiana.
     
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    You might be surprised. I'm two hours from the nearest Target or Starbucks and I found one.
     
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    I don't mean po-dunk as in remote, I mean it as in, lack of quality...in everything. Lol. I've looked before, and the closest you get to nice is nice people. Certainly no bedroom suites in my area.
     

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