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Old 02-04-2014, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Met an annoying woman today who quizzed me about my dog!

At first I thought she was only being curious & friendly, asking me nicely if she could ask me a few questions about him.

Started off by asking if I got him locally, how old is he, gender blah blah. Fairly innocent questions.

Then asked if he was fixed & that I should do it now or he'll be sexually attracted to me, why would I have "such a vicious breed" around children & people in the compound, I should have him trained so that he is not distracted by anything, and that he is aggressive towards!!

I agree that he should be fixed but I want to do it when he is about 3 years old, and I know he should be trained but I couldn't find a professional trainer here! I am training him by myself & he can heal reasonably well, shakes my hand, high-five, rolls over etc but he barks at cats & stray dogs & wary of humans.

But its not like I let him go off-leash & run around terrorising people and kids??!! He normally just minds his own business as long as no one pays any attention to us.. But the kids are usually the one chasing him & provoking him!

Then she said "trust me, i've raised dogs for 35 years" but she had to ask if mine was a gsd??! Bleah!!

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"...people in the compound..."?
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Oh well.....everyone has an opinion..including me.

Certain breeds and larger dogs usually get a reputation of sorts by many and unfortunately the reputation might not always be correct.

When I get that routine from some folks I will try and interject some humor and/or sarcasm. One of my favorites is when some ask if my GSD is vicious...I like to say "of course not' and then have her give me a kiss or lick my hand...followed by .."well, I think so or she could just be tasting me before she attacks and eats me".

There are many crazy notions out there mixed in with the good ideas...I have yet to hear the one about fixing a dog lest they become sexually attracted to you....that's a good one. I think I might have replied.." oh, no worries, as long as I eat garlic once a day, it wards off all sexual advances...."

As soon as I meet a crazy dog person, I immediately decide to just roll with their comments and perhaps humor them in a subtle fashion.

We are all dog experts....including me

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What in the world? This is the second post in a week where someone made reference to a dog having a sexual attraction to people?? Geez😳


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"...people in the compound..."?

Could be Davidians ????


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That was the first thing that popped into my head.
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Where did this conversation take place? What made her speak with you?
She almost sounds paranoid/delusional. Do you have mental health home nearby?
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Why on earch would she think your dogs sexually attracted to you?
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Some people. *sigh* I brought my GSD puppy to meet my cousins for the first time and my 12 year old cousin asked "aren't they aggressive dogs? Why would you want a vicious dog?" I was speechless. She was just misinformed so I gave her a little gsd/bully breed education. People have misconceptions. The woman you spoke to obviously has A LOT of them. It's hard to change an adults ideology so I would just say in sorry you feel that way, they are great dogs.


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Well I'm blown away! I've never heard of this sexual attraction before, ever. Never ever. If someone said that to me, I'd be dying of curiosity to know more of the story. That might be prying....LMFAO - she brought it up first.
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