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Dog Attacks

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by pitbullmomma28, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. King Rat

    King Rat Little Dog

    There are a number of reasons why a dog my be tethered and why the owner may shorten the tether when some one is walking past, and many of these reasons are unrelated to a dog being aggressive.

    I tether my dog if I have people in my yard, not because he is aggressive but because he is food obsessed and if you are trying to eat he will want to eat too. I will also often shorten his tether if people need to get past him. Again not because he is aggressive but because he is likely to get his line tangled under peoples feet.

    Againt he poster asked the owner if she could pet the dog, the dog and the owner gave his consent in the knowledge that the dog had been aggressive in the past.

    I agree that people need to be responsible for their own action, however we disageree on where the line is.
  2. xdogs

    xdogs Good Dog

    In general, I blame an owner 100%. They either did not know their dog well enough to manage situations around the dog appropriately, simply manage the dog inappropriately DESPITE of what they know about their dog, or they didn't kill their dog (after it proved to be a problem dog that needed special management) when they should have (because they can't manage it appropriately).
    Is there that 0.00001% where the bitten person had it coming? Yes.

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