Here's a question - how on earth
did he know which dog to blame???? A bunch of dogs were left home alone, unattended and one was dead when he got home. How do you decide which one did the killing? Which one deserves to die for it? How horrible...
We had this discussion about a very similar incident at my dog training club a few years ago. The story as related to me at the time (it has since changed) was that someone with two Rottweilers was taking care of two Corgis. The dogs were left home un-attended and the dog were not crated at the request of the Corgi's owner. Instead, they had been locked in different rooms. When the person returned home, one of the Corgis was dead. The Rottweiler was banned from all club events after that. Club members were not happy with me when I expressed my disapproval at that decision - they did not understand how I could disagree with banning a dog that would kill another dog. My point was this - if no one was home, how could we know which dog instigated the fight? The Corgi could have started it, just because the Rott finished it doesn't mean anything... but it isn't really PC to point that out. And I wasn't talking to "stupid" people... but most dog owners don't really think of things that way. "little dog vs big dog" - you always blame the big dog; we are conditioned to think that way.
When I had Cleo, my friend's 9 year old mini-Daschund Sarah went after
her. Sarah wanted a piece of her, Candy laughed. I didn't. Cleo would have killed that dog in under a second, without hesitation. And no one
would have taken Cleo's side, but Sarah was clearly the aggressor.
mrs1two wrote:My puppy is 2 months old and my yipper is 10. I plan on crating riley if we were to all leave the house, but do I need to monitor them both all the time if we are in the house. We have had riley (our pit/boxer) since he was 4 weeks old. Momma (pit) was dog friendly to the best of our knowledge
You have to get to know your dogs. Some people crate their dogs if they are in shower, some people don't. You will learn your comfort level. There are days that I put the boys up and just leave Ruby out if I am not right
with them, and other days that as long as I am within ear shot, I'm comfortable.
Rolex+Deebo wrote:That frustrates me too. A friend of a friend just took a APBT to Lollipop because when he left the house, some times he attached his other dog. Now, he has had this dog for about 3 years. I asked why not just crate them when hes not home? He said it would be mean to do that. I responded with "and its nice to take him to the pound to be killed?" Well,
I have been labeled as a bitch. Because "he tried so hard", but did nothing to avoid it.
unREAL. It's mean to crate the dog, but it's ok for it to die??? WTF? And take it to the pound, because that's much better than just putting it down, because God forbid we just face facts
and understand that that is the reality of what is going to happen. Good for you for speaking up, someone needed to
. Now they are calling you a bitch because it's easier to say that than to do a little self-examination and realize that they just dumped a dog at a shelter to die because they are too lazy and selfish to do the RIGHT thing.
I don't suppose you'd care to share the name of the forum?