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Re: Growling dogs

Postby Dex » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:42 am

peter303 wrote:
Tortoise1 wrote:"I'll take your dog out" is not really a good starter for the conversation. There are people who would kill you if you killed their dog. The law is on your side, no reason to be a vigilante. I'd let them have the first word, then say "people have gone to jail for many years and had their net worth wiped out based on the acts of their dogs", then take a picture of the dog and walk away.

Not really. A local cop was forced out of his job for killing a loose dog. A video was ambiguous as to how threatening the animal was.
This had been debated on talk radio endlessly at the beginning of the year.

This type of puppy profiling must stop! This is shaping up like Rodney King.

Did the police officer leave the department? What I could find is that he plead not guilty and was on administrative leave.
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Re: Growling dogs

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:33 am

Summer is officially here!

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby Kiefer » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:49 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Summer is officially here!

Damn it. I haven't finished last year's can of worms!! #-o

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby wildlobo71 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:50 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Summer is officially here!

For this reason alone, Bill... Snow is not dumb.
Only SUN will melt the sadness.

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby Leigh » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:52 pm

DanaMac wrote:I'll come at it from another side. My dog is great with people, but she is not friendly with other dogs. So she is ALWAYS on a leash with us. Over Memorial weekend, we camped near the Shavano trailhead to climb on Sunday. On Saturday evening we did a little hike around the area, and were encountered by two off leash dogs. Of course they came barreling over and a dog fight ensued, with me pulling so hard on the leash that I my dog partially blacked out. Just because your dog may be fine off leash, mine may not be, and she doesn't appreciate getting sniffed up.

My last dog was like that - he was a rescue and already old when I got him. He flipped out any time he saw another dog. Off leash dogs approaching us were nerve-wracking because I never knew what would happen.

I got bit last weekend trying to prevent my leashed, friendly dog from eating the unleashed, unfriendly dog that was attacking her.

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby tlongpine » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:56 pm

Somewhat of a prick wrote:Riveting tale, chap.

So well written, too.
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby scalba123 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:00 pm

I believe that I'll carry a couple canisters of pepper spray with me this year. [One for the dog. The other for its owner.]

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby bonehead » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:34 pm

Tortoise1 wrote:"I'll take your dog out" is not really a good starter for the conversation.

I'm Sorry.
The dog started the conversation.
I'm with jeffs,
just not nearly as polite.
I hope my pony knows the way back home

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:51 pm

"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Growling dogs

Postby Aug_Dog » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:59 pm

What were you gonna do, shoot the dog? Because that is a whole other conversation that we should just go ahead and get out of the way for the summer - guns on the trail.

Go get it

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Re: Growling dogs

Postby jpfeif001 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:54 pm

Hmmm, seeing a lot of emotion here. I personally, love dogs, have dogs, but I also get Jeffs point here, big dog, probably scared the crap out of he and his wife and things get said before thought comes into play. Taking the dog out to protect you and your wife, sure, I can see that, natural reaction. Responsibility is the key here. If you take your dog on trail, be damn sure you know your pet and keep it on leash. I have one dog that thinks anything and everything is nice and friendly (she is a pitbull), then I have another who wants to start crap with anything and everything (he stays at home). Still wouldn't let the pit off leash though, she is too stupid to know when to chill and the last thing I would want is for her to go after someone, or wildlife or accidentally hurt someone wanting to play. Animals, domesticated or otherwise are not always predictable. Hell, neither are people. Glad you weren't bit, that can get nerve wracking.
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Re: Growling dogs

Postby annabella » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:38 pm

Check out Dog Flags.

They're kind of the dog version of putting a red ribbon on a horse's tail to let others know he kicks - the idea is that you put a brightly colored flag on your dog's leash to advertise their personality. I wish they would catch on more. But then again, I also just wish more people would practice common sense and responsible dog ownership.

I understand being defensive when an unknown dog barrels up to you. Especially since I have a small dog - he could easily be injured by a large, out of control dog. I've had to grab him out of harm's way a few times.


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