That's not what you've indicated here thus far, as a matter of fact you even made comments to shepherdmom regarding her desire for personal space.
Not everyone needs
to be a social butterfly and that includes dogs.
I don't care about anecdotal stories about 90 year old neighbors. I just don't care. Also, the trainer in the video isn't talking about dogs with severe aggression issues and neither am I. This really is NOT about extremes!
I'm talking about the vast squishy middle here where most of the problems occur.
The blog I linked earlier mentioned it as well (although because they put a swear word in the title link won't work, which I wish they wouldn't do that) but still the point is very valid.
Why does my dog have to be 150% bomb and
idiot proof because someone else hasn't taken the time to train their derpy goofy lab? That's THEIR problem NOT mine and I think we've gone way too far enabling people who are, for all practical purposes, being too lazy to train THEIR dogs.
AND....for those who whistle or bark or otherwise act obnoxiously, not to mention throwing French fries at a working SD, if they are adults, they NEED a good talking to.
It's time to stop enabling these people.
gwen, i am 5'9" and 215 pounds, though i should be at around 200,lol, and the truth is that if a gsd wants to do something while on a leash, i would be unable to out muscle any gsd. can you?
your dog needs to be idiot proof and 150% bomb proof because you are legally held liable for everything your dog does. there are always going to be stupid ignorant uneducated people out there. that is the world we live in.
i have worked in emergency rooms for more than 30 years now and have seen the destruction an untrained unstable dog can do to people. mauled children that will never look normal again no matter how good the plastic surgeon, lost fingers and ears, hands that will never function properly again as the tendons were damaged beyond repair, infections and the list goes on. adults that loose there homes because they can't work after a dog mauling. truth is, the worst dog mauling i have ever seen was done by a beagle against a grown man.
of course you missed the point of the story about the 90 year old lady as "its all about you and your rights". you and the low class guy that needs to swear to get attention in the video can complain about how the world should be and rage at those of us who point out how the world is and in this case you need to adapt.
let me be the first to thank you for the one day when your just not 100%, bad cold have the flu and just off enough so that the muzzle you put on is just not quite correct, and you are just a bit distracted and in one second, the kid that got away from an equally distracted parent, or the dog loving person who thinks a muzzle is just precaution and even the idiot who barks at your dog is missing body parts, or if the muzzle did its job the dogs paw just took out an eye. but what the heck, you have your rights. keep yelling that as the cop puts your dog down on the spot. repeat that as the judge fines you into financial ruination, and takes away your other dogs and bans you from ever owning another dog. keep screaming about your rights as they drag you out o court as you continue to argue with the judge after his ruling. i am thanking you because in your quest to show you and your dog have rights, you just furthered the argument of many who want certain dog breed bans in their towns. for causing ins rates to go higher or making gsd uninsurable altogether. again though, why would you care about any of this, after all, you have rights and you are out to prove this to everyone. of course your "rebel" thinking does give me job security so i thank you for that also.