What are some weird dog-related things you've heard from other people/forums?

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I was just thinking about some weird things I've heard being spouted as truth in other places... For example:

There's a forum I frequent that tells people that if they're not willing to exercise their dog at least 2 hours a day (every. single. day.), no matter the breed, then they shouldn't get a dog. These people brag about pulling themselves out of bed when they're sick to take their dogs on a 2 hour walk and I'm like... Are they actually doing this? Or are they just exaggerating and making dog ownership some weird novelty. I mean, I'm all for exercise but that seems excessive imo.

What are some weird pieces of advice you've heard?
 

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Last night my mom told me that she was once informed that only purebred dogs lay down on their bellies with their back legs splayed out (frog style).
 

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Not really on forums, but I hear weird stuff IRL...mainly dominance theory stuff (dogs hold their leash in their mouth to assert dominance), raw diet will turn a dog aggressive, etc. Always eat meals before your dog, etc.

And a lot of stuff like "he peed on my bed because he was mad I left him alone" or he started having accidents because he's jealous of the new baby, etc.
 
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I was just thinking about some weird things I've heard being spouted as truth in other places... For example:

There's a forum I frequent that tells people that if they're not willing to exercise their dog at least 2 hours a day (every. single. day.), no matter the breed, then they shouldn't get a dog. These people brag about pulling themselves out of bed when they're sick to take their dogs on a 2 hour walk and I'm like... Are they actually doing this? Or are they just exaggerating and making dog ownership some weird novelty. I mean, I'm all for exercise but that seems excessive imo.

What are some weird pieces of advice you've heard?
I've too heard that you *must* exercise your dog a million hours a day or else it will become an uncontrollable beast.
Vets only want your $$$ or are scams.
Dog only need their puppy shots.
Anything not *organic* will give your dog cancer/kill it.
Pit Bulls are ticking time bombs.
 
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I am new to this dog forum thing - so far I have only joined one other forum.

However many moons ago when our then Dobie was about a year old I was told by a family member that I had to get rid of the dog our it would eat the baby.

It was bizarre on so many levels. The strangest part of it was I was not pregnant, have never been pregnant, and do not intend on having kids.

Also our Dobie was fantastic with kids. I seriously believe he would have gnawed his own leg off verses biting a child.


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