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Old 12-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This! I love it when people try and convert people that are scared of a breed, into liking the breed! My husband was horribly attacked by two GSD's when he was four (has scars on one side of his face)....I am so happy he was open to changing his views on the breed....


enter my husband who had only ever know the breed to be police and military dogs. We adopted our first two dogs. One being Riley when he was 5 months old and the second being Zena, a 4-5 year old female GSD with an attitude. She growled at anyone, mainly males, who got too close to me or my daughter. She loved my husband and only growled at him because she knew it ruffled him but she obeyed commands given by him and was excited to see him. My husband now loves the breed since he's learned they're not horrible. My mom loves the breed now even though she was terrified at first. Zena changed that opinion quickly. My grandma likes them now, even though her dad had a GSD when she was younger and she loved that dog.

The cashier at a drive-thru isn't exactly at the top of the list of people I'm going to worry about changing opinions. I'm more concerned with keeping opinions positive of the breed at the bus stop I pick my kids up from, or teaching kids how to properly pet and interact with a neighbors friendly dog, etc. Yes, you'll likely see pictures of my kids hugging the dogs, laying against them, etc, but my dogs accept it and my kids know they don't do that with other peoples dogs.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm sorry those things happened to you....I've had someone try and break down my front door while they were trying to run away from a domestic dispute and I'm holding my nine week old sobbing son, while on the phone with police...see...we all have a good scary sob story...but it has nothing to do with enjoying scaring a cashier and "coming back with both to earn the look." Good lord...bring on the dramatics....

did you miss the rest of what I said? Specifically the part where I'm not going to intentionally scare someone.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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enter my husband who had only ever know the breed to be police and military dogs. We adopted our first two dogs. One being Riley when he was 5 months old and the second being Zena, a 4-5 year old female GSD with an attitude. She growled at anyone, mainly males, who got too close to me or my daughter. She loved my husband and only growled at him because she knew it ruffled him but she obeyed commands given by him and was excited to see him. My husband now loves the breed since he's learned they're not horrible. My mom loves the breed now even though she was terrified at first. Zena changed that opinion quickly. My grandma likes them now, even though her dad had a GSD when she was younger and she loved that dog.

The cashier at a drive-thru isn't exactly at the top of the list of people I'm going to worry about changing opinions. I'm more concerned with keeping opinions positive of the breed at the bus stop I pick my kids up from, or teaching kids how to properly pet and interact with a neighbors friendly dog, etc. Yes, you'll likely see pictures of my kids hugging the dogs, laying against them, etc, but my dogs accept it and my kids know they don't do that with other peoples dogs.
Like I said, I just look at every opportunity where someone is afraid, that shouldn't be, to educate about the breed and maybe give them a positive impression...you don't...that's fine I guess...like I said, to each their own.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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did you miss the rest of what I said? Specifically the part where I'm not going to intentionally scare someone.
Who said anything about intentionally scaring someone?? I thought we were talking about people that were afraid and had no reason to be (oh, except for the silly comment about taking both your dogs back...to I believe...intentionally get a reaction out of her)....But I'm talking about people that are scared for no reason, I just prefer to try and get them to not be scared...but I'm also not looking over my shoulder expecting every Sally, Joe, and Harry to follow me home and kill me....if you're truly afraid of that, like I said...to each their own....
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Guess you wouldn't approve of what I do when someone asks me if mine bites. My standard reply is, "Nope, someone your size he just swallows whole."
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Hmm is there a full moon out tonight or something

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Old 12-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Guess you wouldn't approve of what I do when someone asks me if mine bites. My standard reply is, "Nope, someone your size he just swallows whole."
Haha, humor is never a bad thing! I had two little boys(around 10) at the park with my GSD before he passed. THey asked me about twenty times...."are you SURE he isn't going to bite me??" And then "if you asked him to bite, would he??" My response was, "are you going to bite him?? If you bite him he might bite you!" They laughed and laughed, and then played fetch with him until we left...but they and their parents were TERRIFIED of him initially. It wasn't until my little boy ran up and took his ball to throw that they lightened up and came over. :-)
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Oh this is nothing!! Were you around for the oversize threads? Those al happened at once and things got cray cray...although, maybe you think I'm only out because of a full moon.....
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Oh this one's better!
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Yeah I tend to wait for the forum crazy to come to me. I wonder if the ancient Greeks had this problem.
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