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Old 08-28-2005, 07:56 PM
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Manchesters,
So no one you know wants their dogs to meet others? I ask because I am trying to get Luna socialized to other dogs and people keep suggesting having her hang out (with me of course) at the park, around the pet store, at the grocery, so that she can "meet" other dogs. But, if most people don't want their dogs to meet someone else's, how is socialization accomplished?
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:19 PM
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I think most people dont mind, I my self try to stay away from new dogs simply because of the nature of my dog...
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:19 PM
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Rip's YOU don't encourage Ripley to act like that. That's why you're not an inconsiderate idiot. You keep him under control - that's what sensible people do.

The woman is really fortunate that Zeus didn't decide to protect Gem when the Peke lunged at her! I wouldn't guarantee that mine wouldn't have, although I doubt they would have actually hurt it or done anything more outrageous than scaring it silly . . .
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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Imagine if that dog would have been a GSD or a Rottie! See, it's not fair! Just because the dog is small
I agree! See they think all these big dogs are mean, but people don't realize that little dogs can mean too!!! Not all big GSD, Rotties, or Dobes or Pits are mean, and most little dogs are mean! (nothing against little dog owners , your little dogs aren't mean).
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:56 PM
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Any dog can be nasty.I have a big dog and a small one,GSD and Miniature Pinshcer.I do not praise him if he is nasty to other dogs and yes he can be because he was attacked by a Rottie when he was a young pup.He wont start anything but if another dog acts aggresive with him he will stand up for himself.Small dogs tend to be a little tenacious though,they dont all think that they are small lol.It is too bad that that person would bring a dog like that to a store where other people and dogs will be.She is creating those issues in her dog by praising that behavior.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:11 PM
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In the case of socialization vs keeping them in a safe, bug free environment always remember, vastly more dogs die from behavioural problems than from any viruses they can pick up when they're out.
I agree, little dogs have a GREATER propensity to aggression problems! Partly becasue alot of owners coddle them and think their aggression is cute, and partly because they feel threatened on account of their size. I do hate it when people make excuses for their pets behaviour, especially when it is most often them that caused the aggression in the first place! But, my puppy gets bossed around by chihuahua's a fifth of his size, lol!
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:13 PM
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I personally am more cautious of small dogs than large dogs. Only because I have seen people do this same thing. Encourage their little dog to be mean, because it "doesn't matter, he's little." Heck yea it matters! Train, socialize, train, socialize, train!!!! 3lbs on up to 200lbs. Every dog needs to know that it is not in control, the owner/human is. Not to the point of abuse, never that... But to the point of stern voice training and an occasional thump on the snoot. That is what has worked with my dogs. None have ever bitten another. But, I also do not ever allow strange dogs near them. Too obsessive compulsive about germs, or the other dog biting!
Spud is more aggressive than Precious. Roxy more than Spud. No, they do not have problems. But it did take longer to train them into trusting other people/animals than it did Precious. I think that largely has to do with size. Precious has never ever been scared of anything. Spud was a little cautious and Roxy was just scared in the first few weeks. But I took her around everything imaginable to desensitize as much as possible. And thus far, it has worked!
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:45 PM
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In the case of socialization vs keeping them in a safe, bug free environment always remember, vastly more dogs die from behavioural problems than from any viruses they can pick up when they're out.
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Yeah, right. Another ridiculous pontification. It has been my learned experience that the majority of dogs "die" because nobody gives a fiddler's fart about them, or because the owners were too ignorant to recognize problems, and nip them in the bud. It is people that are responsible for the dogs killed. No one who lived thru the development and spread of parvo is willing to deliberately risk their dogs' wellbeing around strange dogs of unknown status. And most of us have enough of our own dogs that they are well socialized to being around other dogs and people.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:52 PM
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Rocky's dog-aggressive... and he kind of fear barks-- but we're getting a trainer in September to help with both of those.

Sometimes I want him to get out of the house and kind of socialize even so. I try to keep him fairly far away but I can't help when someone wants to get so close to me for no apparent reason when they can't wait 3 seconds for me to move and then I get a dirty look for my dog barking at them.

But it was stupid of her just to say that kind of behavior is cute and acceptable. And then ENCOURAGE it!

I say NO when he does it and when he's eyeing somebody in particular and not barking I praise him-- also I'm hopefully getting a trainer to help.

So see, I TRY not to be an inconsiderate idiot!
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:12 PM
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Manchesters,
So no one you know wants their dogs to meet others? I ask because I am trying to get Luna socialized to other dogs and people keep suggesting having her hang out (with me of course) at the park, around the pet store, at the grocery, so that she can "meet" other dogs. But, if most people don't want their dogs to meet someone else's, how is socialization accomplished?
hi 621 mum , hows luna?
i wouldnt pay too much attentiion to manchesters attitude, she is like that, im on her "bad" list or ignore list for some reason i dont even know , dont worry about it
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