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03-28-2014 05:07 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
GSD owners are such snobs. C'mon folks, we do not dress our pooches because they are beautiful in the buff. I feel sorry for those owners, whose dogs need clothing to make them look cool, or sharp, or sweet, or not hideous. Clothing might help the overall effect -- that isn't possible with GSDs. So we should all be understanding and kind, and just smile at the pathetic little things.
LOL, well my Boxer girl did need the coat in cold weather and she was 65 lbs of solid muscle.

The Halloween custom, the hat( which she refused to keep on) and the T shirts,,yeah I got nothing!
03-28-2014 05:02 PM
Chip18
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I have only met one with great manners and she was 14.

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LOL, yep it takes time an experiance to become an A hole!
03-28-2014 05:01 PM
Chip18 Here's a link guys:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ile-leash.html

Unleashed dogs is one thing, but those of you, walking within striking distance of dog reactive dogs are still putting your dogs at risk. Your depending on the ability of folks who are clearly incompetent to control there dog.

I'm lucky I don't live in dog filled conditions but when I did I would cross the street or step aside on a lawn etc. I give ground if need be, I never allowed my dogs to be within easy strike distance of another dog.

The "big headed dog" sounds like a badly socialized Pitt or Bull Mastiff mix. I had one and I can guarantee that dog will attack if given the chance!

I don't do dog parks, I don't do "I though my dog was friendly folks" and I keep my guys out of range of other dogs. In thirteen years and 4 dogs my guys have never been hit by another dog. Not lecturing just saying.
03-28-2014 04:22 PM
selzer
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LOL I just can't imagine dressing my GSD! My Boxer...yeah she wore coats and t shirts and Halloween customs... "I" decided she liked that stuff.

A hat was a step to far for her though!
GSD owners are such snobs. C'mon folks, we do not dress our pooches because they are beautiful in the buff. I feel sorry for those owners, whose dogs need clothing to make them look cool, or sharp, or sweet, or not hideous. Clothing might help the overall effect -- that isn't possible with GSDs. So we should all be understanding and kind, and just smile at the pathetic little things.
03-28-2014 04:05 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
Or worse....dressing them like a human.

SuperG
LOL I just can't imagine dressing my GSD! My Boxer...yeah she wore coats and t shirts and Halloween customs... "I" decided she liked that stuff.

A hat was a step to far for her though!
03-28-2014 03:18 PM
selzer Mind your own business.

It becomes your business when their dog jumps on you, or their dog attacks you or your dog. Then choose your words and your actions for the best possible effect.

Getting angry and swearing and calling them names is just going to make them mad. If their dog jumps on you, "oh, he just loves you so much..." Say, "No, he does not love me, he is being rude, and you are being rude for allowing it. Your dog needs to be trained, before he injures someone with his behavior."

People can call their dog Pietsy Poo and dress it in a tutu and feed it from a fork, so long as it doesn't cross the line and affect you or your dog. When that happens, if you do not speak up about it, than you are condoning and enabling the behavior.
03-28-2014 02:25 PM
PoukieBear I've only had my dog for one week, and I already hate other dog owners.

There is a forest right next to my house with ON LEASH only rules. There are paths all through the forest and people ignore the on leash signs. The first day we went for a walk, my Wako was attacked by an offleash Golden Retriever. He came charging at us out of nowhere, and got right up in Wako's face, barking and snarling at him.

A couple of days ago, we were bombarded by THREE off leash dogs at once. I yelled at the owner and warned her that my dog was not good with off leash dogs, and she didn't bother to call them back to her. She insisted that they were friendly and only wanted to say hi.

Needless to say, Wako reacted to being on a leash and swarmed by three offleash dogs. He snarled and snapped at them. It only lasted about 3 seconds, enough to scare them off. Then the wench lady had the nerve to tell me to "Muzzle my beast"

Now, if I walk by myself, i take a squirt bottle of vinigar and water to spray at any oncoming dog like that. My poor puppy shouldn't have to deal with bad mannered dogs!
03-28-2014 07:02 AM
wyoung2153
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Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
I wish lessons were required in order to license a dog". Yes, I know that sounds like big government invading our lives which it would be.....but what the heck...could you imagine a world full of nothing but conscientious dog owners??? Wow...think of all the wonderfully happy dogs!

SuperG

I can get behind this in a heartbeat. Only because I lived in germany for 3 years and saw it in effect. You are required by law to take your dog to at least basic obedience when they are puppies.. not sure if it's the whole country but defonitely the cities I loved in and visited. There are stricter rules on behavior and when you can be fined. Hence... you can tall your dag literally anywhere.. it is wonderful.




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I do not know if I trained my dog well or if he naturally is not interested in other dogs. We did a lot of socialization and some of our time with the trainer was working with other dogs on leash.

A few day ago we were walking around a neighborhood and a couple with three dogs were approaching. Two English bulldogs and one large bully breed of some type...mastiff/pit mix would be my guess. Too small to be a mastiff but the head was too large to be a pit...

...anyway as we approach I stay to my side of the road. The middle bulldog is first to lung and bark. This triggers the mastiff/pit to jump and lung. The owner grabs the dog and bear hugged it standing on two legs while we pass. The wife was digging her heels in to control the bulls because both were now going nuts. My dog Sieger just walked on, looked at them briefly then ignored them completely. He never pulled...he was in heal with slack on his lead. And he did not even hackle or make even a small sound. Every dog we have ever met walking in this area has been nuts!!!!
Thats awesome to hear another disinterested dog.. always thought Titan was odd. Never complained just always intrigued me. When we go on walks or runs we pass a lot of house with dog rushing fences and barking their brains out.. he mostly doesn't bat an eye. Sometimes he'll look but he's never had the idea to check it out.

The other day we were walking and my neighbor's dog was loose and ran up to us charging, hackles up, snarling, and Titan just looked at him.. like hmm.. intersting.. lol. And we kept on our walk while the dog was going nuts.. thankfully didnt follow but I did have a word with the neighbors about that. Havent seen the dog since.

Anywho.. I didnt train that either. He was socialized up the wazoo.. we go to dog parks have tons of doggy dates.. he just isnt interested in other dogs. And if he decides to play or investigate.. hes very selective.

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03-27-2014 12:51 PM
SiegersMom I do not know if I trained my dog well or if he naturally is not interested in other dogs. We did a lot of socialization and some of our time with the trainer was working with other dogs on leash.

A few day ago we were walking around a neighborhood and a couple with three dogs were approaching. Two English bulldogs and one large bully breed of some type...mastiff/pit mix would be my guess. Too small to be a mastiff but the head was too large to be a pit...

...anyway as we approach I stay to my side of the road. The middle bulldog is first to lung and bark. This triggers the mastiff/pit to jump and lung. The owner grabs the dog and bear hugged it standing on two legs while we pass. The wife was digging her heels in to control the bulls because both were now going nuts. My dog Sieger just walked on, looked at them briefly then ignored them completely. He never pulled...he was in heal with slack on his lead. And he did not even hackle or make even a small sound. Every dog we have ever met walking in this area has been nuts!!!!
03-27-2014 08:24 AM
ChristyandCooper
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However, at the end of the day...I might modify your comment " I really wish some basic training/dog behavior lessons could be offered to new owners" to read.." I really wish some basic training/dog behavior lessons were required in order to license a dog". Yes, I know that sounds like big government invading our lives which it would be.....but what the heck...could you imagine a world full of nothing but conscientious dog owners??? Wow...think of all the wonderfully happy dogs!

SuperG
Careful, any government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take it away.
GSD's are on a lot of lists as undesirable dogs. I would hate for the same government that requires training to license a dog to decide that there should be no more GSD's.
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