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I'm sick of dogs.

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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: AM10101
a reply to: Timely

Without getting into the nitty gritty, unfortunately it's not at the moment. I've just had to suck it up and keep soldiering on. I have tried talking with them about it but to no avail. It always devolves into a 'well if you don't like it, beat your feet' type of discussion.

I try to avoid confrontations as much as possible, but these dogs seriously trigger my fight or flight response. I'm mild as milk-water one moment, then BARKBARKBARK, I'm ready for the apocalypse.

And yes, I am working on myself with professional help.


This fight or flight of yours that gets triggered? Guess what? THE DOGS HAVE THAT TOO.




posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Yeah, we are in agreement about the toy dog breeds. Absolute abuse.

Your thinking too small though.

My favorite breed, the German Rottweiler was almost extinct. There was a female left in Rotweil Germany back in the 1900's. Breeding has kept it alive. There are records of it from 400 bc or older.

The breed has been preserved now, if you carefully track it's lineage.

Without breeding standards there is no diversity.

It's kind of like people.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl

originally posted by: AM10101
a reply to: Timely

Without getting into the nitty gritty, unfortunately it's not at the moment. I've just had to suck it up and keep soldiering on. I have tried talking with them about it but to no avail. It always devolves into a 'well if you don't like it, beat your feet' type of discussion.

I try to avoid confrontations as much as possible, but these dogs seriously trigger my fight or flight response. I'm mild as milk-water one moment, then BARKBARKBARK, I'm ready for the apocalypse.

And yes, I am working on myself with professional help.



This fight or flight of yours that gets triggered? Guess what? THE DOGS HAVE THAT TOO.


Yes they do. 9 out of ten times, you get aggressive toward them and the tuck tail.

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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

Was gna say that. Fear of loud noises.

Fixable in both species with practice.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Have you consodered doing some one-on-one training with one of the dogs- maybe the calmest ones? If the folks you're staying with are up for it, you could find a pro in the area and have lessons with you and that dog. It's amazing because you and the dog will have to work TOGETHER, and build trust (both of you)...and I guarantee that the progress you make with that one dog will spread to the others. And maybe the owners would take a clue from you and start imitating you.

Just a thought.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT

originally posted by: KansasGirl

originally posted by: AM10101
a reply to: Timely

Without getting into the nitty gritty, unfortunately it's not at the moment. I've just had to suck it up and keep soldiering on. I have tried talking with them about it but to no avail. It always devolves into a 'well if you don't like it, beat your feet' type of discussion.

I try to avoid confrontations as much as possible, but these dogs seriously trigger my fight or flight response. I'm mild as milk-water one moment, then BARKBARKBARK, I'm ready for the apocalypse.

And yes, I am working on myself with professional help.



This fight or flight of yours that gets triggered? Guess what? THE DOGS HAVE THAT TOO.


Yes they do. 9 out of ten times, you get aggressive toward them and the tuck tail.


What? Nine out of ten times "you" get aggressive with them and they tuck tail? Maybe you could say that again but better.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

I understand that. I don't disagree. It's a rant forum, so I was ranting. Gotta get things off your chest sometimes. I guess where I get frustrated with it all is I don't see how they would act the way they do. No one is abusive, no one is neglectful, no one does anything but give them love, attention, food and water, and the space that's available.

You know, this makes me reflect on myself. I've been given all of the above mentioned, yet I'm still dealing with issues I can't even begin to fathom the origin for. Maybe these animals are not so different as this animal right here.

Thank you.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

99 times out of 100. Is that better?



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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What kind of dogs, I tried to scan the thread but I didn't see what they were, there is too much to read just to identify the type. I did see they were purebread though. I'm guessing maybe huskies, labs or shepards?



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Good point there. I've had similar thoughts of myself recently; I have everything I need- why am I EVER in a crappy mood? Like seriously, I have NO reason to be grumpy yet it's my natural mood.

I'm serious about the dog trainer lessons- they'll make you and the dog become best friends. The two of you could support one another in that crazy house, lol! The dog owners should pay for it, by the way. You'll be getting them started on getting their dog situation from uamageable to manageable.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: KansasGirl

99 times out of 100. Is that better?



Do you mean that 9 times out of ten...what? 9 times out of ten "you" get aggressive with the dogs? You're saying that 90 percent of the time, you get aggressive with dogs?



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl
I have seen people drug around by the leash in PetsMart with supposedly employee dog trainers present and I wanted to step in but I didn't. These dogs don't pay any attention to the person on the other end of the leash and continue their quest to explore. If the person and trainer only knew that all it takes to stop this behavior in simply, and I DO mean simply forcefully jerk on the leash 1 or 2 times, spin the dog around and look at you, get his attention this kind of disobedience would instantaneously stop.....

Command the dog to obey or it will make life miserable.

This is the way I trained my dogs to the leash. It works.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Pets will generally have the same spirit as their humans. That is all I've got to say on the matter.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl

originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: KansasGirl

99 times out of 100. Is that better?



Do you mean that 9 times out of ten...what? 9 times out of ten "you" get aggressive with the dogs? You're saying that 90 percent of the time, you get aggressive with dogs?


How is 99 times out of 100? You get aggressive and the dog will turn tail...

Edit: Double post.
edit on 17-11-2018 by CharlesT because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A black lab, a chihuahua, Australian sheepdog, a lab/blue tic mix (so I guess not technically purebred), and a something; they found him wandering a gas station. He's purer than I am, but I have no clue what breed he is. He is the most well-behaved (actually hangs out with me sometimes), the reason I think he's purebred is how pristine his coat is (super floof and gorgeous) and his stature.

It's a crazy, chaotic mix. I'm feeling better just gabbing about all this. Thanks to everyone who's responded.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: Toolman18

I hear you. Maybe they are picking up some vibe from me I'm not aware of. I'm not opposed to changing how I... uh groove? Not sure what term to use there.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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I prefer cats. They do their thing and I do mine. They get splattered on the highway, it's their fault.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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edit on 17-11-2018 by Ohthewey778 because: I mean oops..



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 10:45 PM
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Check with zoning. Where I am, the city law only allows
three per household max.
And all must be licensed to stop the puppy mill market.
Educate the owners.
Another suggestion . . . ear plugs



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

You could always try training. It worked for my dogs...Pharaoh Hounds are notorious alarm dogs. They bark if the couch is in a different place. But I live in a condo apartment so I trained them. Bark one or two times...and I quietly say "Thank you" and the barking stops.

Incidentally, if you're yelling at the dogs while they're barking, they take it as either an invitation to get louder, or as you joining in (and thus giving permission.)




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