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Old 10-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Neighbors questioning Harley's attack. Dont know true answer

Noticed today my neighbor was hovering over her ****zu and then carried her in. I expected this and I understand. I spoke with her later because we are friends. She likes Harley but is now afraid. She asked if its true that once they do that and get a taste for blood that is it likely for them to do it again more easily. I told her I honestly wasn't sure. I don't believe so but I am not an expert. I also was told the other week not to give him raw deer bones due to same scenario. But isn't that what raw is all about? Just looking for some clarification.
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Sorry I mispelled ****z zu and can't edit from my phone. Still doesn't look right!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if dogs are going to kill something because of the taste
of blood is feeding raw safe? lol. i give my dog elk antlers
and he doesn't want to kill elk but there's no elks in my
neighborhood.
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Years ago I worked pretty closely with a tiger and a leopard. They both ate raw chicken, no red meat was allowed. The thinking behind that was us humans would be considered red meat and they thought that they would avoid a bad situation. They had those animals for years with numerous people working with them and no problems. I know that they are different animals, but they are wild animals, which is where dogs started anyway. When I was growing up, raw was unheard of where I came from. It just wasn't done. I'm interested in seeing other responses.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Who told you not to feed deer bones? I believe that the "once they've tasted blood" story is just that, a story - an old wives tale. But if you rephrase it, there's some truth to it: "Now that I know that Harley can kill your small dog, I'll be much more careful in how I manage him"
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Old wives tale. If it were true then I'd be in trouble, lol.
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old wives tale. If it were true then i'd be in trouble, lol.
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I completely understand that your neighbor picks up her Shih-Tzu. You have told us that you weren't able to control your dog and he killed that Yorkie. I would avoid Harley too if I had a dog, no matter how big my dog was. But I wouldn't sever the friendship with you for it.
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Once a dog has killed another dog like yours did, he is much more likely to do it again given the chance, because he now knows how it feels and how to do it. If I were your neighbor, I would be super protective of it now.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree with Elaine....dogs are animals and not people though many try to make them so. As such, they have no concept of the moral aspect of what they do.
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