|09-02-2013 10:27 AM|
|09-02-2013 06:08 AM|
|TommyB681||Screw him get involved|
|09-02-2013 05:10 AM|
We need another 'happy ending' story in here. I was at the dog park much earlier than usual one time, and a lady comes in with a terrier mix and an electric collar. She's literally just shocking the crap out of this poor 12 pound dog when it's actually doing a pretty good job of fetching and behaving decently (giving my much much larger dogs a couple warning, which they respected happily), and I wound up talking to her for about an hour. I finally convinced her to take off the collar, and just play with the dog a bit, and let the dog interact with mine, and pretty soon she wasn't throwing the ball for her dog, MINE was! It was probably one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I gave her info on the training levels that I use for training, and explained to her that I'd literally never used a correction on my dogs other than voicing a soft Ahh with a bit of harsh to it. (the ones I had at that point were soft dogs and corrections would have shut them down).
A couple of months later I was again earlier than usual, and the lady comes in with her dog, no e-collar, and proceeds to have a blast showing off all the tricks her terrier has learned, then lets them all play for a while. Terrier had gone from a frantic super-amped dog that was obviously fairly unsure of what was going to happen to a really awesome little trickster who thought the whole world was just the best thing ever.
If only everybody would be willing to listen once in a while and try something new. Her 'trainer' had told her the terrier was DOMINATE... poor thing was confused as all heck, and getting shocked for following what it thought it was supposed to do!
|08-29-2013 03:30 AM|
|The Packman||I'd called the police.|
|08-29-2013 02:53 AM|
|08-29-2013 01:25 AM|
|volcano||I had the same situation, the other guys dog jumped out and then after passing them I looked back and he was punching the dog. I told him off and he started a fight and I called cops on him. Thats good because I want to go back and kick his butt, but I know cops have my name from calling on him so I wont.|
|08-27-2013 07:23 PM|
|onyx'girl||Wow, Anthony, you did have self control! Too bad it didn't rub off onto the abuser.|
|08-27-2013 07:14 PM|
|llombardo||I could not possibly imagine punching, pinning, or hurting any animal. I would report him|
|08-27-2013 06:09 PM|
(pyratemom, we had a similar incident this morning with a lady way over correcting, incorrectly and very unfairly, the aussie she was walking, for lunging and barking at our dogs. At least she stopped and was willing to talk about training with my trainer.....some people will listen.)
|08-27-2013 05:02 PM|
|pyratemom||I was walking Raina home from the post office one morning and a boy walking a pit came around the corner. I could tell the pit was still a young dog and the boy was probably a teenager. When his dog went off on Raina barking he started hitting it. I stopped and explained to him that hitting a dog for aggression will only further the aggression. I explained the LAT principle to him and he listened (surprisingly well for a teenager). Our dogs were quiet by this time and we talked for a couple minutes. The thing that made me really happy was that I saw the same boy a couple months later and he was walking his dog very nicely and it wasn't going off on everything. He was being kind and his dog responded like a happy dog. Some people will take training advice kindly - others won't. I just happened to be a mom and he was still young enough to respect that I guess. On the other hand I have seen full grown adults beat small dogs just because they were embarrassed that their dog would not come to them (gee I wonder why the dog won't come). There are all kinds out there.|
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