|10-01-2013 07:25 AM|
|TommyB681||you are a WAY WAY WAY better person then me. You didnt over react you were quite polite considering the situation|
|09-30-2013 04:43 PM|
That's just another reason to stay away from dog parks.
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|09-30-2013 04:29 PM|
|Galathiel||She shouldn't have tried to bring her fearful dog where it was overwhelmed, but the other dog should have been collected when it wouldn't leave the other dog alone. I keep a close eye on my pup because he can be overwhelming. I leash him and take him away when he won't leave a puppy alone .. which is always as he won't .. leave .. dogs .. alone *sigh*|
|09-30-2013 03:37 PM|
You go to the dog park at your own risk and so does she but that risk is usually referring to other dogs. Who in the world does she think she is?!?
Why bring a fearful dog to a dog park anyway? Is she stupid?! I would've liked to kick her in the face.
|09-26-2013 01:41 PM|
At first glance I read the title as "Lady LICKED my dog at the dog park" and I thought, oh how cute!
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|09-26-2013 01:35 PM|
I agree the lady overreacted, but she was scared for her dog and smart enough not to try and haul off a strange GSD that she thought was overly aggressive.
If there's one thing I've learned about off-leash dog parks, it's that every owner has a different comprehension of "rough play". Since I have the big dog, it's up to me to pay attention and ask the human if they are OK with roughhousing. If not, I keep Heinz away from his/her dog.
That said, people can be idiots,and I don't understand why anyone who has a dog that might have issues in uncontrolled situations (e.g. "she was a shelter dog and she was ABUSED!" puts them in exactly that situation.
My local park (well, dog bar with a yard) got a visit from a couple who had a very sweet, very excitable, and very submissive pit mix. Who they kept on leash. Not smart. It was a busy night, and when the pack noticed the newcomer, everyone got excited and ran over to sniff and say hi. Pit mix was nervous, but handling the situation by showing her belly. Owner was very freaked out by the sheer influx of dogs, backed himself and his dog into a corner (again, not smart) and started lashing out to "protect" his pet. My friend's dog got kicked in the melee and we had to hold him back from going after the guy.
The situation eventually got resolved, thanks to a kind bartender who managed to convince the nervous owner to unleash his dog and let her greet the other canines on her terms.
|09-20-2013 12:20 AM|
If you physically assault someone for kicking your dog, do not feel all put upon when the police come and charge you with battery or assault, and then you have to go to court and you have a little black stain on your record, and the judge will probably give you probation and a fine, and may tell you to stay out of dog parks, but I doubt it.
Then the person that you hit can sue you in civil court.
So if ya'all do that, come back and give us a blow by blow description, and how all the legal crap turns out.
The chances are really good that if called the police will come, and try to settle everyone down about a person kicking another person's dog, but no charges will probably be filed. Not so with starting an physical altercation with another person, regardless to the what provoked it.
If the police come, you can purchase a copy of the police report, and if your dog suffered an injury, you could probably go to small claims court and possibly be compensated if the judge doesn't throw it out.
Most of the I would, you should, crap is a bunch of hot air. Most of us have dogs to care for, jobs, and do not want to go through the pain of legal problems. If you see your dog playing rough with another person's dog, be sure to be close enough to interfere if someone goes to take matters into their own hands or feet.
With luck, the idiot will miss and kick you, instead of the dog, and then you can call the police, and they will be in a world of trouble, not you.
|09-19-2013 03:48 PM|
Its not about if its bad or not, and I think you are missing what I am saying. Its the thinking that its OK to be violent against someone who kicks a dog, even if the person doing the kicking was doing so because they thought they were defending their dog (or them or a child).
What is essentially being said is that, its OK to overreact and be violent to someone who may be, atl east in their mind, defending themselves.
I have no issues kicking a do that I feel threatened by. Thankfully I know more about dog behavior than some random people, so the likely hood that I am going to overreact is very slim. However, if I do kick a dog, it WILL be because I feel threatened by it...if someone feels its OK to get violent toward me because I am protecting myself or my dog or my kids.....well, that tells me a lot about why the dog is the way it is.
Being violent toward a person who kicks a dog out of fear or because they feel threatened, is NO different than a person kicking a dog for NO reason. Why is one ok but not the other? Its the same line of thinking. Just different targets.
|09-19-2013 03:15 PM|
|pets4life||Again some people don't find kicking and hitting animals that bad some take it as bad as the person is actually hitting them. Anyone is free to feel how they wan't about it. Some people really love their pets like they would a child.|
|09-19-2013 03:06 PM|
This is what always made me stop and go "um, wha?" IMO violence shouldn't be the go to choice, but lets not be hypocrites either here. It is NOT ok to "beat up" or threaten to beat up, anyone who kicks a dog who is, to them, protecting their dog from that dog, anymore than it is OK to kick or "beat up" a dog that really isn't doing anything.
Its a two way street here.
Kids IMO shouldn't be exposed to people not controlling their dogs anymore than someone kicking one..but, hey, we can't control everyone. Kids are going to be exposed to things and its a parents job to, hopefully, use it as a way to teach the kids right and wrong.
I also think that people might be taking the "fearful dog, keep it home!" a bit far and overreacting some. People talk big about how dogs have limits with kids...guess what? dogs have limits with other dogs to. The two dogs were playing fine for awhile..the one dog reached its limit and that is when the other dog should have been called off. It sounds like the owners were overreacting more than the dogs were, lol.
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