|11-28-2012 08:20 PM|
This is a tragic accident. There are tons of thethered dogs, and while I have heard-of -- like not even second hand, dogs hanging themselves while tethered, this is the first time I have heard of a dog possibly requiring amputation. We always had a tethered dog growing up and never had a problem.
A friend of mine had a dog, no collar in a kennel, and there was a tarp over the kennel, and somehow the dog managed to hang itself up on that tarp. Freak accident, and sad because the dog did die.
My dogs are kenneled and collarless when I leave, but if I had a choice between tethering a dog for 12-14 hours and crating a dog for 12-14 hours, I would go with the tether. All my dogs are crate-trained. I think all dogs should be crate-trained. But I think it is just more comfortable for the dog to be able to walk, turn around, lie down, and go potty, and for the most part a dog can do that on a tether. So if there is more of a possibility of a freak accident happening, if the dog is tethered than crated, I do not think the ends justify the means.
I mean, if we take our dogs for a walk, there is a possibility the dog will get hit by a car. There is less chance of a dog being hit by a car or struck by lightning if we keep them inside the house all the time. So, are we going to quit taking our dogs anywhere to protect them from a freak accident?
Most of the people on this site do not tether dog -- just the general consensus is that tethering is inappropriate for our breed, and perhaps for dogs in general. But it is not the worst thing in the world, and if you use a bit of common sense when tethering, you can prevent a lot of issues.
|11-28-2012 06:25 PM|
If bad things happen every time we do something stupid our lives would be in ruin.
Luckily, we mostly get away with stupid.... and learn.
|11-28-2012 06:19 PM|
|TommyB681||thats a shame|
|11-28-2012 05:42 PM|
|x11||Nickyb there are more unsupervised pets out there either tethered or loose with a collar on or just running loosebehind a fence putting their paws up on the mesh than dogs that aren't - nothing out of the ordinary there - to call all those majority (in my guess) of dog owners idiots with no common sense is a bit of a stretch...just sayin. do you work for a living away from home?|
|11-28-2012 07:51 AM|
Fixed for you Sad to hear there are idiots like this out there.
|11-28-2012 07:39 AM|
|11-28-2012 01:18 AM|
|huntergreen||crate training isn't just keep the dog from ruining the house, but protects them from these type of incidents.|
|11-28-2012 12:10 AM|
as i understand at this point the owners will pay for amputation but the vet still thinks there is a chance to avoid that, should know within hours.
it is not a high drive working dog if that is any consulation for the dog. it is a lap dog by breed...thats going to come across as wrong or sumthin??
folks get pet insurance.
|11-28-2012 12:01 AM|
|Gharrissc||I hope everything works out well for the pup.|
|11-28-2012 12:01 AM|
No tethering or collars on my dogs when unsupervised. I still worry when they aren't supervised!
I hope that puppy recovers and doesn't lose limb or life due to his owners ignorance.
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