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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Why are regular people allowed to own and train dogs to bite people? Shouldn't these kinds of dogs only be allowed for the police and military? What possible reason could a normal person have for owning a dog trained to bite? Do people really think it is "fun" to train dogs that bite? What about that persons neighbors and community? Shouldn't they have a right to be live without this sort of threat just because someone thinks it is "fun" to train a dog to do this?
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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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Are you referring to sports like schutzhund? Those dogs aren't trained to "bite people."

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In case you missed it, theres something called responsible ownership. THATS how "regular" people are able to participate in sports designed to test breed stability. Its about the dogs temperment. They're not trained to "bite people". There's differences in training for sport dogs vs police/military dogs. The dogs aren't a threat. STABLE dogs are not a problem in the hands of responsible owners. Its irresponsible owners that are a problem.


kinda like guns arent a problem unless in the hands of crazy people or criminals.

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In the videos I have seen it certainly looks like the schutzhund dog is biting a person.??

So is there a law that prevents people from training dogs like the police? Is there a law that prevents irresponsible people from owning these dogs or training dogs to do this? Is there some kind of bakground check before a person trains their dog?
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In the videos I have seen it certainly looks like the schutzhund dog is biting a person.??

So is there a law that prevents people from training dogs like the police? Is there a law that prevents irresponsible people from owning these dogs or training dogs to do this? Is there some kind of bakground check before a person trains their dog?

no there is no background check. Do some research. Police dogs are trained in a similar fashion but are actually trained to bite the perp if necessary to restrain them. SPORT dogs bite a sleeve/bite suit. Its a game. The ONLY threat these dogs pose to anyone in a community is if some idiot decides they need to break into the dogs home and threaten the dogs family. Most responsible training clubs will not allow a dog to train if they're not of a stable temperment. Its about training, not biting. In Germany, the sport is a breed test. Its about intelligence and temperment in the dog. And no theres no law. YOU are held liable for any damages the dog does without cause and as usual, the dog will suffer the consequences.

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You said you wanted to try it?
Sounds to me as though it would benefit you to do a little more research on the sport. That is what it is, sport.


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Believe it or not protection sport dogs require more control than the average police/military k9. They are also more stable than your average pet and CAN tell the difference between a threat and a non-threat. Any dog has the ability to bite. Protection dogs are trained when it is acceptable to do so.
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You said you wanted to try it?
Sounds to me as though it would benefit you to do a little more research on the sport. That is what it is, sport.
OK, so this is what I am asking about. Are regular people only allowed to train for a sport? And is it only a sport? So schutzhund dogs only bite for play and would not bite a person? And so there are laws that prevent people from training dogs like a police dog that bite people not like sport?
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You said you wanted to try it?
Sounds to me as though it would benefit you to do a little more research on the sport. That is what it is, sport.

I dont see anywhere that it says the OP wants to try it. I think they're asking why it's not illegal for people to participate in the sports because they think the dogs are being trained to bite people and shouldnt they be considered dangerous as a result.

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I dont see anywhere that it says the OP wants to try it. I think they're asking why it's not illegal for people to participate in the sports because they think the dogs are being trained to bite people and shouldnt they be considered dangerous as a result.
They did say so in another thread.
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