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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:57 PM
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I don't understand what is meant by "a good way."

My dogs can be handled by a vet whether I am there or not, and sometimes the vet is going to put a needle in their leg and put them to sleep to do x-rays or surgery.

While this is not torture, it is hard to say what a dog understands. They are people we don't live with, they may be people we haven't met before.

Given the opportunity, they will most likely run away and not get close to a stranger, especially if they have evil purposes brewing and are giving off nasty pheramones. But if they do not have the opportunity for flight, I think most of them will try to appease or do what the person wants and it will take some doing to get them to fight back.

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