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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question Debunking popular protection video about untrained dogs

In my opinion there are so many things wrong with this video. This is a video that i have seen recommended several times but it just doesn't seem credible to me. This 8th grade girl is trying to prove that an untrained dog will not protect you. She uses 6 dogs in the video, ages 1,2 and 6; 3 trained and three untrained. The trained dogs are first; all of them start barking as soon as the man comes around the van, but the guy is clearly wearing a sleeve and the 1 dog is biting him long before he reaches the girl. In my opinion they should have had the man wearing a bite suite under his cloths so that we know that the dogs were not being aggressive solely because he was wearing a sleeve. Secondly the first three he went after with the posture typical of a decoy. I would have found it more convincing if he tried to act natural until only 3 feet away or at least approached her without his sleeved arm out. Thirdly shouldn’t the trained dogs attack the arm with the weapon That one dog would have been shot faster than you could call his name.

Now for the untrained dogs. There is NO WAY that this girl has a close relationship with all 6 of these German Shepherds; chances are the three untrained dogs belonged to someone else entirely! I certainly would not expect an untrained dog to protect a stranger….and that is probably what she was to them. I typed all of this simply to say while I have my doubts about the average untrained dog seriously protecting their person I also think this video is biased.

These are just the observations of an "untrained" eye. I would love to hear what you all think of this video's credibility?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 08:25 PM
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All I'm going to say is in probably 99% of cases where someone has an untrained dog and thinks it would protect them I would confidently without equipment to protect me attempt to run their dog and I'm almost positive I'd be successful. There are dogs out there that are nasty enough to attempt to fight without training but is a rare thing.

In cases where the dogs do do it there was probably unintentional training. Jazzed up dogs that are leash reactive to people who have pretty much done drag ins drag outs with people.

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lonnnnngggg thread on the video from 2012

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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^ oh haha thanks! I didn't realize that that thread was about this video. Now I can read everyone's opinions to my heart's content
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