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Lessons for life from your dog : Comments

By Peter Bowden, published 11/11/2022

'If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man'.

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The humanist tripe for the day.

Dogs are dogs. Itís not a good idea to transform them in your own mind, into something they are not.

Itís also important not to lose sight of our own attachment to the animal kingdom. Man is one of the most vicious of the animal kingdom. Locking yourself up with a dog in your lounge room to escape the naughty world is part of mans fantasy of superiority and overemphasis on self worth.

Living with a dog is more like living with a retarded child: If that turns you on, go for it!

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 11 November 2022 8:39:51 AM
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11 deaths by dogs this year. 5 of them children. The latest 2 years old.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 11 November 2022 10:23:33 AM
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I prefer dogs to most people. they never complain when you return from a hard day's night, working like a dog, sweat soaked unshaven and unkempt. Their love comes without conditions and their never wag their togues, just their tails.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 11 November 2022 11:00:34 AM
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Children must be trained what not to do when playing with a dog. Never get down on all fours and look at the dog straight in the eye. Never bark or growl or copy the dog warning behavior. Don't allow rough and tumble play. This if allowed, may result in a tragic outcome for both child and pet!

As a dog trainer teaching folk how to train the dog, my most difficult task was to train the humans and that their dogs/substitute babies, weren't! That screaming their name wouldn't curb bad behaviour, whereas a sharp and loud NO, in your deepest voice, would!

Teaching a dog with a choke chain may seem to the uninitiated, cruel. It is not and the quickest way to train a dog and use their natural behaviour to make you the alpha dog they respect and obey. It needs to be used as self-releasing as soon as compliance is obtained. Never let the dog lead but turn sharply in another direction until he or she follows.

Remember the dog wants to please the master and good behaviour needs to be rewarded, first with some tasty titbits, then audible pleasure with good boy good girl and in a high-pitched tone.

Dogs have saved many lives and sometimes with miraculous courage and unending unbelievable effort and in too many accounts to relate here.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 11 November 2022 11:24:38 AM
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