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If food aggression is allowed there's a good chance they'll be aggressive in other areas as well.
Constant reinforcement is needed otherwise it's a cue that the dog needs to take over. It's natures way survival of the fittest and all that. No fault with the dog it's what they're built to do.
They're social animals like us but their methods are very different, far more brutal.
Unfortunately the dog in this case has been allowed to go wild, hard to bring them back. The owner of this dog should never be allowed to own another animal, PERIOD. It would be hard to guarantee that dog will never hurt another animal/person no matter where he's kept. He's like a loaded gun with a brain and a bad attitude. He needs to be put down.
reply to post by SprocketUK
I don't really care about being booted from FB it's the fact that the message they gave me when I try and log back in. It said I was banned from posting for 12 hours and hopefully that time I could reflect and learn some respect. All because I posted a post in disagreement with the other posts.
Learn some respect, REALLY!?!?! Morality lessons from Facebook ?
There is more of a distinction between a wolf and Canis Lupus familiaris than you are communicating.
reply to post by Serdgiam
A city dog that's protective of his food dish is no different than a working dog that's got a taste for blood. They are both making decisions for themselves they should never have been allowed to make.
What we have now is a species that's pretty far removed from their original form and because of inferior/ignorant breeding practices it's possible people are creating animals that can easily be as dangerous, if not more so, than a wolf.
Personally I wouldn't trust a food aggressive animal, too unpredictable/full of itself.
First off, I actually agree with most of what you are saying. However, your perspective is from a working dog platform, most likely using working breeds. While a sub-species distinction isnt necessarily made, the behavioral tendencies can vastly differ based on breed indication.
Dogs *always* make decisions for themselves. Always. The actual trick in training is to not only establishes lines of communication, but also teach them how to make the right decisions on their own. If you have ever trained for a truly advanced field (SAR, Schutzhund, etc), the dog NEEDS to know how to make their own decisions, or in some cases, people will die. Literally. And the two forms of aggression are not only different, they have different approaches in rehabilitation. They may be exacerbated by the "typical" human behavior to anthropomorphize, as you have mentioned.
reply to post by Serdgiam
I agree working dogs are what I typically see and they are the exception/not the rule but even with good breeding/training some can be susceptible to the same bad behaviors as any dog. They might not be as prone to it as other breeds but breeding alone doesn't guarantee they'll be good workers. Ranchers still selectively pick the best of the litter.
They do make decisions for themselves. Dogs are smart, they depend on their decision making abilities to survive and for that reason a poorly trained dog can be very scary, you can see the wheels turning. I also agree human behavior is a huge factor it can change how the dog reacts/doesn't react.
Obviously you are more knowledgeable and skilled than the average person and there's simply not enough of you to go around. People tend to approach most things from what they know and they know human nature best. That's why they so easily fall into the anthropomorphizing trap, they're at a loss as to what else to do.
I would say, for the most part, people are to blame but as long as inferior breeding practices are allowed people need to be especially aware and responsible. Not an area to be so cavalier.
reply to post by chiefsmom
You may want to learn a few things about breeds of dogs both the Mastiff and Great Danes are gentle breeds so a offspring of those dogs will be gentle a pitbull however was bred for fighting and killing it's opponent it is a well known violent breed. So well known that many cities have made it illegal to own one.
soo seems for supportetrs of the dog in question this is a victory
PHOENIX -- A judge on Tuesday opted not to put to death a pit bull that attacked a 4-year-old boy last month, but ordered it to be defanged, neutered and to have a microchip implanted. The story of Mickey mauling Kevin Vicente's face has gone viral since the incident took place Feb. 20. Followers of the case on social media have taken sides for or against the pit bull. About a dozen supporters wearing "Save Mickey" T-shirts attended the dog's hearing Tuesday, some crying and reacting under their breath or to each other. Kevin was under the care of his babysitter on Feb. 20. Mickey's owner was the son of Kevin's babysitter. Mickey was tied to an 18-foot-long chain and kept in a dog house in the common area of the babysitter's Phoenix apartment complex.
reply to post by StallionDuck
You got to be kidding me. Are we really on an alternative forum?
I dont need to reread. Even if you didnt write it, i can read between the lines. You are overreacting because the "victim" was a child or you just hate animals that can present a danger to your dear safety.
Did the dog kill? NO. He acted in self-defense of his meager belongings and his tiny piece of land which represent his whole freedom but you are far too evolved and "reasoned" than to try and put yourself in his schoes right? Not that you could even if you tried tho. No, with people like you, as long as a human being is hurt by anything else thats not human, it deserves death. You are not really different from psychopaths imo. You want the death of creatures you never met, based only on your tiny subjective understanding of life and your biased wrong "justice".
I dont know where you are going and really dont care. I know where im going and it is far from this thread which is a total joke.
They believe the problem is with the person caring for this dog. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
On some part, I can understand that the babysitter should have been watching the child more closely, but if there is a dog on this property that has the potentual to hurt someone else, then it should not be there in the first place, and should be somewhere where it can not do harm to others. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Having such an animal around young children is not a good idea. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Still, people feel the dog should be spared because they believe the problem lies elswhere. Sympathisers for the beast say that they are not choosing the dog over the child, but it seems that's exactly what they are doing. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
One commenter even said: Guest •7 hours ago "I value a dogs life more than a child's, especially a Mexican child. " How racist! - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Innocent? This dog seems hardly the innocent type.
This has really gotten to me that people really act this way. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
There is a fine line between the pet’s life and the human life. What if the kid lost his life during this? Would it be the same?
Pet owner is responsible for the action of his/her pet no matter the race or type (could be anaconda or crocodile for heaven sake).
Shoot the damn dog there is no (this is my personal bone contests).