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01-04-2014 07:36 PM
selzer I remember that LaRen. A bull mastiff is much different than a mastiff though. The bull dog in them adds a different dimension. You have a sizeable, formidable dog, unlikely to bite and mix it with a dog that has the tenacity, size, and bite-power to deal with bulls -- 2500 pounds of fighting mean? And you are going to have a dog that might bite, and do a lot of damage in the process.

I like the look of bull-mastiffs. I thought I might like to own one. But I am not sure I like the make up.

Any dog can bite. Some are more likely, some less. But running will engage the prey drive and make it that much more likely to sustaing serious injury.
01-04-2014 08:55 AM
LaRen616 I just wanted to say that my cousin was viciously mauled by a Bullmastiff, the dog broke out of the yard and ran at a group of teenagers, all of the kids ran but my cousin didn't even get a chance to run because it grabbed him immediately. It mauled the back of his head, his arm, his leg, thigh and butt. He was sent Flight For Life and died on the operating table but was revived. He has HORRIBLE scars from the attack but he also won the largest dog bite settlement in Illinois.

If any large breed dog, especially an extra large breed dog comes at me and my dog I would rather try to remove myself and my dog from the situation than take my chances and wait to see what it does.
01-03-2014 09:04 PM
Originally Posted by GSDGunner View Post
Wow, could you be more condescending? Not sure but I believe I'm the "stupid idiot" in this scenario. Thanks, how nice of you.
Nope, I was the stupid idiot who said something that ought to have been said, but of course wouldn't go over well. But what the hay? **** the torpedos and all that stuff.

You wrote that your husband ran away with the dog. Retreating is not the same. Getting a little more distance is not the same. I posted that I did that with the police dog. I walked, but I did retreat until I could turn and watch them get the dog under control, while I had my dog diverted and facing the other direction.

But in my scenario, I made the stupid idiot the one giving unsolicited advice, not the person who did the wrong thing.
01-03-2014 08:52 PM
Chicagocanine I used to go to Petsmart more often, but they don't sell much that I want there so I don't go very often. I used to buy crickets there when I had frogs. If I go to a chain pet store now, it's usually Pet Supplies Plus.
The only problems I've ever had at Petsmart that I can think of were people not paying attention and letting their dogs go 10-20 feet away on retractable leashes, but I would just stay out of their way if I had a dog with me.

The only Petsmart story I have is one time when I took my Golden Retriever in wearing her seatbelt harness because it was easier than putting it off and on for the short time we'd be going inside. A woman came up to pet her and asked if she was a therapy dog. I said yes and talked to her for a minute, then left. I couldn't figure out how she knew my dog was a therapy dog. Then I went over our conversation and realized she must have meant service dog, not therapy dog. Somehow she thought the seatbelt harness was service dog equipment. I didn't realize it until after we left though.

01-03-2014 07:34 PM
Petsmart SUCKS!

I was all about petsmart when I first got my baby girl, (I didn't know any better) and started taking her to daycamp. The second time I took her I went to check on her on my lunch break..It was 11:30, and they're supposed to be out and socializing until noon, when they take a half hour "lunch break". Dani was nowhere to be seen, in the window room or on the video cam of the other 2 rooms. (they were empty). I was like "where's my dog?" The girl disappeared for like 10m. and I saw them hoarding some dogs into one of the video cam rooms, then she came back out and was like "there she is". I was like she wasn't in there 5 minutes ago when I was watching an empty room, I saw you put them in there! Why were they kenneled??? She never said they went to lunch early, or anything, just insisted she was out playing the whole time! I couldn't believe it! Like im a f'ing idiot or something! I demanded to have her right away and said I would never go there a refund on my "training" classes and left. My dog stunk of urine! I will never go back there!
01-03-2014 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
I had an employee tell me that if I didn't get Sinister into their dog training program he would become uncontrollable. A 4 year old could control Sinister, he's the easiest dog in the world to take care of. He is ridiculously well behaved and my ex and I trained him ourselves.
I got told that with Vader at 3 months, and all of the employee's Shepherd horror stories. She was a nice girl, but was making me think he was going to grow up to be some ravenous man-eating monster even with all of my socialization. She had me signed up to observe a class before I even got out the door. So thankful I got steered in a different direction with a trainer I really trust but good grief!
01-03-2014 03:16 PM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom BTW back to the OP's post about her 13 year old female and puppies .Daisy went to work w/ her Uncle Jon who worked at car stereo store. She would hang out w/ the guys in the garage and I cant tell you how many guys wanted to breed her. I was so happy to say no she's spayed. To quote Miranda Lambert" it takes all kinds of kinds."Never had it happen at Petsmart though thats pretty scary.
01-03-2014 03:07 PM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom GSD Gunner I dont think that was running away. I believe thats called retreat and I used it alot at Petsmart until I decided I would just stop going. My issues were small dog on really long leash who to Lucky looked like a rabbit. Im sure on the toy dogforum Lucky would be seen as afraid of the little dog but Iwould still have my home owners insuranceand I havent been banned from anywhere. My job is to protect my dog and not put it in situations that will end in my dog being hurt or in their harming another dog which my dog will then end up of paying a serious consequence such as listed as a dangerous dog ,loss of my home owners ins etc. I think you have no control over what others do with their dog so I choose avoidance every time.
01-03-2014 02:52 PM
LaRen616 I had an employee tell me that if I didn't get Sinister into their dog training program he would become uncontrollable. A 4 year old could control Sinister, he's the easiest dog in the world to take care of. He is ridiculously well behaved and my ex and I trained him ourselves.
01-03-2014 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
There's fight or flight or freeze, and I'm a freezer, lol. Don't feel bad Linda

ETA: at least now I know to holler at the same time, lol!

This is what I was trying to explain earlier. Reactions are so different for everyone and not avoidable.
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