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It Could Soon Be Illegal To Chain/Tether A Dog In Fort Worth

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Vicki, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    Good post.
  2. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    I get tired of people thinking they are justified telling anyone what is best for their dog.... Its MY dog not yours... if I want to leave it outside 24/7 365... I've got that right I OWN the damn animal... its MINE... its PROPERTY.... I have papers declaring me their owner...

    That being said all of mine except one are kept outside on chain setups... (though I will be installing cable runs soon) I have a pen that I rotate the female in and out of during their season and I have 1 house dog. The reason for this is......

    I own....wait for it..... dog aggressive American Pit Bull Terriers... *GASP*... My dogs will fight with each other if allowed to frolic in the yard with each other.... or be allowed in the house at the same time with each other.

    Now that being said.... I allow each dog some 1 on 1 time inside with me and my wife... they each get one on one time with me during feeding time each day.

    My dogs being kept outside on PROPER and SAFE chain setups.... they have water, shade, housing, are fed once a day.... and most importantly they are kept safe from each other.

    Nobody has the right to tell another person what to do with his or her property.
  3. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    It's sad how many people openly on here say they work 8-12 hours a day while their dogs sit in tiny crates inside and nobody could care less but you chain your dog outside where it can move, potty, and drink freely and safely and you're a terrible person.

    My dogs are inside dogs because we are rarely not home and I only have 2 but if I left them outside for any reason they would go on a chain spot. I have a 6 foot wooden privacy, spent over a grand putting it up and one of my dogs goes over it like it isn't even there. The other doesn't jump but would gladly dig her way out. Method of containment doesn't equal care.

    The one fatal pit attack in my state they kept the dog inside, chained without food and water to a pole in the basement. Tell me how your anti-tethering laws would have fixed that?

    What about where I live with the many mushers? Should they keep 40+ strong hard to contain huskies running around loose or in their house? I suppose they shouldn't have them at all according to you though.
  4. simms

    simms Good Dog

    At least bring a good argument or debate to the table instead of " Emotional feelings" It's a discussion.
  5. MyaMayhem

    MyaMayhem Puppy

    I'm very sorry to everyone I've upset. I only wanted to let my opinion be known, and I think I've done that. I'm chosing not to talk anymore on this subject, because everyone already knows where they stand and will never change their minds. I'm never going to chain my dog outside, I love having her indoors with me and want to keep it that way. For everyone who doesn't see my side of it, that's all right. I know how I feel and even if I'm not the best at explaining in writing the reasons why I feel the way I do, I know what I stand for and that there are many others that agree with me. I wasn't trying to change any of you, I was just trying to type and explain what I believe. If anything I've written offends anyone, I'm sorry. That's not at all what I was out to do. You all obviously love your pets and I didn't mean to make it sound like you didn't. While I do not agree with your methods, I respect all of you and your love of your animals.
  6. simms

    simms Good Dog

    Look here....You didn't hurt my feeling's over this discussion.

    However I challenge you to think outside of the box. If you live in a community that has a anti tether law in effect for atleast a year.Request 2 yrs of anual repports prior to the ordinance. Then request the year the ordinace has been in place. Report back and show us your numbers and stats.
  7. Marty

    Marty Big Dog

    Didn't read the thread just the topic didn't need to, Dogs bites going up anyone?

    Dogs getting out jumping on others dogs and the owner trying to get in the middle to break it up? yeah right... unchain your dogs :(
  8. Osirus

    Osirus Puppy

    It's a human thing always,want things the way they want them,well did you ever ask the dog does it want to go in the house or learn tricks or to be treated like it was a human.If I was a dog I would run as far away from humans as I can cause yall(notice how I said yall) are all crazy...lol
  9. Osirus

    Osirus Puppy

    Why can't we just leave each other alone and stop tell other ppl that your way is the right and only way.Enjoy your pet or pets and be thanks that you have an companion to share you life with.
  10. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    Mine either. :)

    Sometimes it takes challenging another person and hearing what they have to say to fully understand someone.

    As long as everyone is willing to come into a discussion with an open mind and present the facts minus the emotional bias, a lot can be learned no matter which side one is on.
  11. Marty

    Marty Big Dog

    I jumped the gun here, I should have just kept my mouth shut without reading the whole post, you guys got it... :D

    My neglected dogs...


    My chained unhappy dog...


    What a bad owner I am :(
  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    My feelings weren't hurt. Like I said before, if you don't want to chain your dogs, that is fine. However, this thread isn't "Do you want to chain your dog". It's about a town/state/govt. forcing people to stop chaining their dogs.
  13. fr0gman

    fr0gman Puppy

    I will weigh in on the tethering discussion by saying that I only tether my dogs for a few hours every few days. I have nothing to support my opinion other than to say it is my gut feeling that tethering for extended periods of time produces undesirable actions in the dogs that I have observed. I just think that tethering 24/7 is a bad idea.
  14. fr0gman

    fr0gman Puppy

    Those look like very neglected dogs. ;)
  15. simms

    simms Good Dog

    Elaborate please?
  16. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    The same can be said for kenneling indoors, kenneling outdoors, leaving a dog alone outdoors, leaving a dog alone indoors.

    Let's face it: We can't sit at home all day every day babysitting our animals and making sure they remained entertained and moving non-stop. So in the meantime, we have to use the measures that we have at our disposal to make sure our dogs are safe and properly restrained while we are gone so they do not injure themselves, get into trouble, or go roaming loose.
  17. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    Sounds like that might work for children as well....LOL:lol:
  18. fr0gman

    fr0gman Puppy

    Defensive territorial aggression, poor socialization, food aggression are a few. If the dog is tethered away from other animals and people they will not develop the desire, let alone the skills needed for healthy interaction.

    Go to a shelter and ask to see the dogs that lived on the end of a chain and you be the judge of whether you think it is a good or bad idea. Next, do some research into dog bite reports and see how many of them have the following phases: "broke free from his chain" "they kept him chained out back" "he was always chained".

    Unless you are taking your dog off tether and exercising and socializing him, crazy grows at the end of a chain.

    Anything that isolates a dog form the rest of the pack is dangerous.
  19. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    That is why I am against tethering bans.

    It isn't the chain that makes a dog aggression or anti-social. It's neglect and/or abuse.

    Let's not put the blame on the form of containment. Put the blame on the Irresponsible owner (sounds familiar, doesn't it?). My dogs are all contained on chains. They get plenty of exercise, and I can literally keep my hand in their food bowl while they are eating, and no aggression is shown.
  20. renae_nae

    renae_nae Big Dog

    I think there needs to be limits to tethering...such as if you're in a crowded neighborhood I don't think dogs should be tethered without a fence or someone out there just for the fact that kids don't leave dogs along like they should. But as long as that is not an issue then I don't see the problem with it (done safely and with shelter if its for long periods of time of course).

    On post we you can't tether dogs without supervision unless they are in a fence. Since we are only allowed 4 foot fences many people have to do both to keep their dog and children in the neighborhood safe.

    I also have a problem with people doing it and giving their dogs enough room to get close to a public sidewalk too.

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