Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog News and Articles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 02-27-2009, 08:10 AM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Quote:
Why spend more time/money in more legislation that won't be enforced before we enforce what's already law?
Why? Because it's a cause legislators can make noise about, tie it to words like "dog fighters" and "abuse" and most voters are so ill informed that they rush out and vote for the crank yet again. After all, he/she is taking care of the poor little doggies.

It's cheap votes.

And I have to wonder how much HSUS donates to some political campaigns . . .
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
— Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-27-2009, 08:17 AM
ACooper's Avatar
ACooper ACooper is offline
<--------Orson
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: IN
Posts: 27,689
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Renee750il View Post
Why? Because it's a cause legislators can make noise about, tie it to words like "dog fighters" and "abuse" and most voters are so ill informed that they rush out and vote for the crank yet again. After all, he/she is taking care of the poor little doggies.

It's cheap votes.

And I have to wonder how much HSUS donates to some political campaigns . . .
Oh I understand fully why legislators want to do it, I just don't understand why VOTERS keep getting sucked into the whole thing..............sort of like the abortion thing. It's just one more way to say "look over there" and get to people's emotions.

Voters need to stand together and say no more wasted ink and paper making new laws until we see the OLD laws being enforced. PERIOD. No excuses about not enough officers, because to THAT we need to say FINE........you can take a hike and for the amount we pay YOU we can hire SEVERAL new officers
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Dogs6's Avatar
Dogs6 Dogs6 is offline
Plus One
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,098
Default

I have a large unfenced back backyard with just a small bit fenced at the back door for the dogs. When I am out the front I like to take the dogs to bask in the sun but it is not fenced and it would be unsafe and irresponsible to let the dogs roam free.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-03-2009, 01:35 PM
AlaskaDogNews AlaskaDogNews is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wasilla Alaska
Posts: 4
Default Leashing and teathering

I live in Alaska in the middle of musherville, and home of the Iditarod. Most sled dogs are not trained to "come" "heel" "sit". There are intricate details of proper sled dog yard operations as outlined by "Mush with Pride"
I wrote an article after analyzing our local control and restraint laws. Here in Mat-Su Borough in Alaska, is a link to it. http://tinyurl.com/AkDNleashlaws I think we are a bit more lenient. I agree with an “able bodied person” after a 70 lb 10 year old was dragged to us by her 80 lb Golden in the park yesterday. Fortunately, I had a head halter on Daisy.

Linda
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-27-2009, 07:18 PM
Lolas Dad's Avatar
Lolas Dad Lolas Dad is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,017
Default

Pennsylvania's anti tethering law when and if it passes will make it illegal for anyone to chain or tether a dog between the hours of 10pm-6am.

There are a lot of dogs that are living on a tether or chained up 24/7. I think that is wrong to chain a dog up 24/7. These dogs get no human interaction at all and the only time they do is when they are being fed and that is IF they are being fed.

Dogs Deserve Better State Bills Pennsylvania's Wall of Shame: No Chained Dogs!
__________________




Can someone please kill this flea before it jumps on Lola
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-27-2009, 09:13 PM
pawzaddict's Avatar
pawzaddict pawzaddict is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 121
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ufimych View Post
Chaining or tethering it does not matter. Both is better, then crating, because the dog can move more and see more around. What matters is how much active or quiet time do you spend with your dog, when it is free of restrains. This is what makes your dog really happy. My dogs prefer being chained or tethered, then being penned away from the house and out of my presence. Tethering with a cable is not good for every dog, some of them try to chew on deceptive plastic coating and damage their teeth. Chain is all metal and the dog does not chew on it. If my dog is chained for a few hours and runs free every day for a few hours, it is not a problem at all; it accepts it easily. I know many dog owners, whose dogs are barking many long hours in a crummy crate, when their owners are working. This is a cruel and unusual punishment. All this fuss about chaining does not make sense and serves only animal rightist sympathizers.
I do not agree here...I think crating is very safe and great for dogs who are indoors. I would rather mine be inside where they live and be crated when I am not home than stuck outside on a tether or chain. My dogs love their crates and get plenty of time outside to run around.

I know many dogs who are stuck outside all day while their owners are at work and they spend the day barking their heads off...more annoying when its outside than inside IMO

Quote:
Originally Posted by SadiesMom2 View Post
I think the real bottom line is ~ we need to stop ALL invasive laws and emphasize teaching responsible dog ownership (or responsible anything else). More laws is NOT what this nation needs ~ at least not this kind. More loss of freedoms.
From the Rewritten Princess
This is the thing! I think some peoples issues with tethering and chaining (for example mine) is when an irresponsible owner does it and a dog strangles himself to death because it wound itself around a nearby tree and freaks out to where it strangles to death, or the random dog that breaks the chain/tether or even pulls it out of the ground and then inflicts damage on someone or something or is just out roaming the streets. Not every dog can be chained or tethered and kept in its own yard. Every case is different and I think its happened enough to where some places (probably ones with more frequent chain/tethering than others) want to pass a law to hopefully keep it from happening.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-19-2009, 09:28 PM
Miakoda's Avatar
Miakoda Miakoda is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,661
Default

Pawz, that is your opinion and I respect it.

But don't allow your opinion to cloud over the fact that more dogs are happy, healthy family members while also being chained/tethered than those that are abused.

Just because you believe dogs want to be inside in a crate all day doesn't mean you can actually read their minds thus have the authority to speak for them. My dogs don't want to waste their time stuck in crates in a dark room watching Animal Planet. Don't believe me? Just ask them...I guess.
__________________
The Hokey Pokey. That's what it's all about.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-19-2009, 09:52 PM
pawzaddict's Avatar
pawzaddict pawzaddict is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 121
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miakoda View Post
Pawz, that is your opinion and I respect it.

But don't allow your opinion to cloud over the fact that more dogs are happy, healthy family members while also being chained/tethered than those that are abused.

Just because you believe dogs want to be inside in a crate all day doesn't mean you can actually read their minds thus have the authority to speak for them. My dogs don't want to waste their time stuck in crates in a dark room watching Animal Planet. Don't believe me? Just ask them...I guess.
Never said I asked my dogs, I also never said they couldn't be happy outdoors, I was simply stating that I feel my dogs are better off inside and in a crate than outside chained up because they are indoor dogs. I ALSO DID NOT SAY THAT THEY ARE CRATED ALL DAY Mod Edit. I speak of my dogs behaviors toward their crates and how they go in just find with no fight or fuss. Never said they weren't better off than abused either, not sure where you are getting your words from. I simply said that the reason people are against chaining is probably because of the bad seeds who neglect their dogs on chains. Next time thoroughly read my post before coming at me like that. Thanks

Last edited by Zoom; 10-19-2009 at 11:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-19-2009, 11:27 PM
Zoom's Avatar
Zoom Zoom is offline
Twin 2.0
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 40,737
Default

She wasn't talking about your dogs, she was speaking to your opinion and please refrain from blatant name-calling or further action will be taken.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-20-2009, 05:26 PM
pawzaddict's Avatar
pawzaddict pawzaddict is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 121
Default

Funny, I don't remember saying anything about how dogs feel in general

I specifically said crating is good for indoor dogs..then I said MINE love their crates... This was in reference to the person who said dogs are miserable in their crates..that person was speaking for dogs in general not me, so let me repeat myself..

Do not come at me about something I did not even say
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 AM.


©1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site