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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 21st, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Cygnet
Well, if we are going to train by what we see...

Well, if we are going to train by what we see dogs do on National Geographic specials, I have to point out that adult dogs who are bitten by rude puppies don't yell "ouch" and run into another room...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 21st, 2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By Cygnet
To avoid threadjacking this person's problem into...

To avoid threadjacking this person's problem into a general discussion of puppy biting/adult dog biting, I think I am going to start a new thread about the latter.

As to the former, I am still not...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World September 21st, 2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By Cygnet
There are wonderful dog owners who own dogs who...

There are wonderful dog owners who own dogs who can't get up on their own. I know people who have or had paralyzed dogs who are/were totally unable to walk. If there is nothing that can be done...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 21st, 2006, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By Cygnet
Honestly, I find it difficult to describe the...

Honestly, I find it difficult to describe the difference between puppy play biting and what you (accurately) describe as "the real thing" in a way that will let you differentiate between the two...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World September 21st, 2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By Cygnet
It was never in the "dog's best interests" to...

It was never in the "dog's best interests" to leave this dog (or any dog) chained, but I don't think it is the law many places (certainly not here) that owners are not allowed to keep dogs on chains....
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 21st, 2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By Cygnet
I am curious what, if anything, the instructor...

I am curious what, if anything, the instructor at the class said about your puppy's behavior. Everybody here is just assuming that this puppy is exhibiting normal puppy play biting and it is very...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
[QUOTE=Schwinn] Again, you'd be...

[QUOTE=Schwinn]



Again, you'd be wrong. The vast majority of court challenges to BSL have found in favour of the anti-BSL factions. Unfortunatly, you've been choosing to quote from the ...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
[QUOTE=Schwinn]You did. It's been overturned. ...

[QUOTE=Schwinn]You did. It's been overturned.



QUOTE]

Jeeze Schwinn, now you've done it. You made me actually go do some legal research. You claim that I somehow missed the decision of...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
[QUOTE=Schwinn]Strange, and what would you base...

[QUOTE=Schwinn]Strange, and what would you base that prediction on? Surely not Ohio where the courts overturned BSL, or Pennsylvania where there is a law prohibiting BSL. I doubt it was Oregon,...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
pitgrrl, I am not sure where you are getting...

pitgrrl,

I am not sure where you are getting that I am saying that "most pit bull people are criminals." I suggest (as you note) that laws be passed mandating that non-show dog (and perhaps add...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Do you have a link to the rescue page? How many...

Do you have a link to the rescue page? How many dachshunds were listed, total? I ask because I have talked to Jack Russell rescue people who have told me that a huge percentage of the JRTs that...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 20th, 2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
[QUOTE=babyrocky1]No problem Schwinn...apparantly...

[QUOTE=babyrocky1]No problem Schwinn...apparantly it cant be repeated often enough! LOL Calgary, Calgary, Calgary!
And as both Schwinn and I have pointed out...WE "PITTIE PEOPLE" have come up...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 19th, 2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Of course the "problem is with people." Nobody...

Of course the "problem is with people." Nobody would say otherwise. Dogs only breed because people either encourage them to or allow them to. Responsibly owned, responsibly managed dogs don't...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 19th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Are you irresponsible for owning a dog...

Are you irresponsible for owning a dog aggressive akita? I don't think so. He is what he is and the best you can do about his dangerousness is to manage it as responsibly as you can, which you...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Uh, you misunderstood, jawart. I was being...

Uh, you misunderstood, jawart. I was being criticized for backing up what I said with an independent source. In the quote you posted, I was just responding to that criticism by pointing out that...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
I actually agree with (what I think is) your...

I actually agree with (what I think is) your point, BMDlover. Some people claim that dogs NEVER are dangerously aggressive without giving plenty of warning first. The notion is that the owner is...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Sorry, Prin, but when people ask for...

Sorry, Prin, but when people ask for "statistics," one is likely going to have to cite to sources outside this board.
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Who said "that thread is discussing rescue?" I...

Who said "that thread is discussing rescue?" I didn't see that anywhere. Lots of people on that board have rescued pit bulls, lots of them have pit bulls from breeders. And, actually, some rescues...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
I don't "find the idea of chasing a squirrel up a...

I don't "find the idea of chasing a squirrel up a tree distasteful." I find the notion that I might find myself living next door to one of the ten percent of pit bulls (according to this poll of...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
[QUOTE=OntarioGreys]For crying out loud, that has...

[QUOTE=OntarioGreys]For crying out loud, that has nothing to do with temperament, it is call instinct, the same reason birds fly south for the winter. Natural instinct for a dog is to chase and kill...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Statistics? Well, we absolutely know that lots...

Statistics? Well, we absolutely know that lots and lots of pit bull breeders breed for dog aggression, don't we? For dog fighters, (and wannabe dog fighters, which may even be a bigger group) ...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
I certainly agree that dog aggressive dogs come...

I certainly agree that dog aggressive dogs come in many breeds. I don't know the specifics of your pointer's attack on the bichon puppy, but if it was aggressive, (you seem to be saying it was...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Frankly, dogs who kill other animals aren't...

Frankly, dogs who kill other animals aren't usually "let run loose." It only takes one or two instances where the dog kills somebody else's animals before something happens and the animal ...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Interesting that half the dachshunds in rescue...

Interesting that half the dachshunds in rescue can't be around cats. I will wager that, for at least some of these dogs, animal aggression is the reason they lost their homes and need to be rescued....
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans September 18th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,476
Posted By Cygnet
Most dogs aren't going to kill other domesticated...

Most dogs aren't going to kill other domesticated animals. People who own dogs who have the propensity to kill other people's pets should understand that most other people don't see a dog who kills...
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