|09-03-2013 02:50 PM|
|Courtney||My husband & I agree, if Rusty had thumbs we would all be screwed!|
|09-03-2013 02:48 PM|
|Blanketback||I don't know about you guys, but if my dog could use my laptop, I'd keep him far far away from this site. I can just hear it now: "why can't I eat steak?" "why can't I chase the neighbor's kids?" "why can't I jump the fence and impregnate the lab down the road?" and on and on..it's a darned good thing this forum is for people and not dogs!|
|09-03-2013 02:14 PM|
You know if most dogs could read, write, and speak they would be superior to us. A dog can strike fear into the biggest baddest person with just a growl. We would be the dogs and they would be the owners.
Who is really being trained here?
The dog or the owner?
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|09-03-2013 02:08 PM|
|09-03-2013 01:55 PM|
I'd say I have to agree with Jack's Dad a lot on the subject.
Yes, the forum is a tool, but its not the same type of tool as a book, or individual trainer. Here, people are bombarded with all different views at once, a long with judgements, accusations, tips, unsolicited advice, solicited advice, people going back and forth on what is and isn't correct, etc. I have known plenty of people to walk away from internet forums and be BETTER for it because that extra unneeded stress of trying to listen to 10 people at once is gone. The way the internet forums works with, and the way it works in real life with people, is like ice and fire IMO.
I also think, people are still putting the human emotions on their dogs about what they do and don't care about. A dog does NOT care about HOW it gets its exercise. Just that it does. Dogs feel for sure but it's not a matter of "caring" for the dog, its a matter of a natural need for the dog.
|09-03-2013 12:30 AM|
Of course its about people, but dogs and people may benefit in the long run. This may be no big deal to some, but learning about raw type foods on this website has probably saved my dog's life.
Some people offer different perspectives I don't get in my immediate community.
There are some things I just don't read on here, but when that happens I can always go look at some great photos in pictures pictures pictures!
|09-02-2013 11:16 PM|
|09-02-2013 10:56 PM|
I love the tone! But disagree with specifics. Now that I have a high drive bitch, I KNOW she cares a LOT about how much exercise she gets. And although they're not conscious of it, all my dogs benefit from the socialization I've given them and their immunizations; they're calm under stress and they aren't in danger of succumbing to a preventable illness like parvo.
This website is a tool, just like books, magazines, other trainers, and people on the street. The information we're exchanging benefits the dogs, but all the ego-stroking/banter/arguments are just ways for us to be human. We see all sides of human here; good, bad, and ugly. We've watched awesome success stories and total trainwrecks (and mixes of both).
Ultimately, I think the highest relevance of this website to our dogs is that we spend time typing replies here that we should be spending with THEM! Selfish little critters, lol! I know mine sit on my feet while I mindlessly 'internet'; I bet the only thing they care about with regards to this site is that it means I'm not busy tossing the ball or giving pets. :P
|09-02-2013 10:48 PM|
What my dogs care about:
*They like their steaks rare. Like squirming around and bleating for mercy rare.
*They like their chew toys extra squeaky. Once the squeaker is gone they're done with the toy.
*They care about sniffing things. Walks aren't about walking, they're about sniffing every blasted thing we come across.
*They care that I remember their meals times and that I am prompt and generous with the kibble.
*They are also of the opinion that I should share my meals with them. Like the IRS, they think they should get at least half of whatever I'm having. Unless its vegetables, in which case they'll bury it for me.
*they care about getting taken for rides. Especially when those rides take us to Rudy's to pickup brisket and ribs. In which case the windows should be rolled down and we should linger a while to sniff that refreshing air.
All of this other stuff is just human nonsense that wastes time better spent on the procurement of those extra rare steaks.
|09-02-2013 10:31 PM|
I don't know about your dogs, but mine definitely care about how much exercise they get.
The rest makes sense. Nice thinking outside the box.
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