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Humanizing Dogs may be hazardous to your health and sanity.

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Rezbull, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    I can't fathom the idea of allowing my dogs to become what they are not simply put. Some of my dogs are very sweet in dispositions, but surely they are dogs and they need structure and to know their place as dogs with boundaries. And never do I underestimate their potential and the power contained in each individual dog.

    Sadly the human fatalities in the media this year pertaining to dog attacks has really showed how extreme the pro pitbull people (Fur Parents) are ,as well as how adamant most of them are about humanizing dogs and calling every mixed bred mutt a pittie baby not knowing anything about each dog individually, or anything about its genetics. On the other hand though we have extremists with Nazi like eugenic motives of killing every dog of the bull family and 99.99% of their opponents are humanizing their own dogs in denial further adding fuel to a raging fire.

    When you humanize a dog, your jeopardizing your own welfare and everyone else's that is subjected to a poorly untrained fur kid (dog). Your not fooling anyone, besides the others as gullible as yourself. In the end your dogs will lack and never live up to the potentiality of their ancestors and you too could gain 5 minutes of fame the wrong way..
    For the record, I'm just a Steward of the American Pit Bull Terrier and I'm a middleman caught between the millions of dumbfounded idiots.

    Regardless of the dogs breed, leadership is the one of the most critical gifts one can give their own dogs. They already have parents, otherwise they wouldn't have been born in the first place!
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  2. But my fur baby just wants friends and to be free!
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  3. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

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  4. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    People's expectations set them and their dogs up for failure. I may have had a different perspective had I never dealt with my GSD, whom I had to rescue several cats and a goat from the grasp of his jaws, lost quite a few chickens to as well. He had gotten into it with dogs as well but not with the intent to kill. I learned about prey drive and how to handle it. You can't think of a dog as a child when it can and will kill any non dog animal smaller than it.
    My expectations moving forward were drastically changed, I realized every dog is a predator, has the potential to kill prey (or at least try to) and will fight/compete with other dogs. I learned that those things are completely natural and manageable if you know what you're doing.

    When people expect their dogs to act like fur kids, they will be very disappointed and put others at risk. For example, the guy in Florida who thought it was a good idea to walk three bull breeds at once down the street, he wasn't strong enough and they pulled him over to a Poodle and killed it. People like that are not helping the fight against BSL. He was probably completely ignorant of the proper way to handle power breeds and what to expect from them, not saying he did it on purpose knowing the risks, but sadly responsible advocation and realistic information on dogs is just not as easy to find as the stuff from fur moms and rescue groups. I mean, you look up how to break up a fight and you'll find people suggesting the wheelbarrow method, which is entirely useless in most cases, especially when there is no second person to help. If you talk about parting/break sticks around fur moms they say 'those are only for dog fighters'. I had to learn by trial and error with my German Shepherd, finally learning I had to sit on him to restrict his movement until his grip loosened, then I finally found out about parting sticks and got one which simplified things.

    A mass majority of people consider it unacceptable for a dog to want to kill prey or fight with other dogs, many don't even accept that dogs are predators or carnivores. At the same time, in the past few months of living in Idaho I have encountered so many mini schnauzers and over half of them want to kill my dog! But they are small so it's ok? Most animals fight, even rabbits, yet people still freak the heck out when a dog fight occurs and they have no clue how to handle the situation safely. There are countless videos of dog fights on youtube, many involving bull breeds, and if their owners had realistic expectations and educated themselves so many of those incidents could have been avoided completely.

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  5. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    I do believe out of all the animal groups.. the dog is by far deemed as 'man's best friend' for a reason. The bond that is capable between man and dog is rare of that compared to other animals.. domesticated and what not .. so I can see how some delusional 'fur mommas' may actually cross the line of lacking the proper training needed for the dog to naturally behave without reaping poor consequences.

    I love the connection I have with my two.. Do they love me? I don't know if a dog knows what love is.. but I do know they see me and recognize me from other people. They respond to me, listen and are attentive towards me where they are not the same with other people. Who knows what emotions a dog actually feels.. as they essentially have been domesticated and removed from most of their survival instincts.. put my dogs out in the wild and they'd probably starve to death.. with no hunting skills or ways of surviving without their owner.

    Dogs are smart enough to listen to command.. Dogs are in service, they save lives, they fight for our country and are capable of preventing bombs and drug trafficking as well as tracking criminals, the lost and deceased. They do some pretty amazing things.. when they are treated as a 'DOG'.. isn't that something?

    Go to a home where a dog is humanized.. there you may find the worst behaved dog that exists.
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  6. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

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