Mans best friend

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  1. May 23, 2019 #1

    BarnBrian

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    A dog is truly a mans best friend.

    If you don't believe it try this experiment.

    Lock your dog and your wife in the boot of your car for an hour.

    When you open it which one is really happy to see you?
     
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    Doesn't that just show you your dog is a f*****g idiot?
     
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    I'm guessing from your response you know nothing about dogs.
     
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    It shows your wife is an idiot because any right minded bloke would lock her back up if she was just a tiddly bit miffed.
     
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    Good thinking Clint.
     
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    Lock a bunny in the boot of the car. Come back after an hour. See the rabbit sleeping because that's what they do.
    Cats and dogs are overrated.
     
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    Our cat only wakes to eat and s**t if i locked it in my car boot for a few hours it probably wouldn't even notice.

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    why are you locking the boot? surely just shutting it would stop any animal getting out (not sure about the wife)
     
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    The wife would defo be an idiot for getting in there in the 1st place asad1 . The dog would know he was going to be let out, hopefully with a field full of rabbits in front of him to chase (sorry Gerritt ) . The bloke however would probably get locked up if someone seen him putting a wife in there...
     
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    I've had 3. And they were all f*****g idiots.
    I prefer a goldfish to be honest.
     
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    I rest my case. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners.
     
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    Ah, I wish that was true. But it isn't.
    Depending upon your definition of "bad", I guess. As far as I know, no dog has tried to exterminate millions of Jews, or set up a Stalinist Gulag system for anyone who disagreed with them.
    Obviously, dogs are only capable of operating on a smaller scale. However, they are extremely able to conduct their massacres (albeit on this smaller scale) with extreme efficiency. Lots of farmers, and vets, will testify to the horrendous result of highly prey-driven dogs getting into fields of sheep. Most dogs will not do this. Some will: indeed some will be hugely driven to attack and kill
    Nothing to do with them having bad owners. Bad breeders, maybe.
    Unfortunately I speak from experience and had to have my lovely friend euthanised. Fortunately, she had not caused mayhem - but I was very lucky.
     
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    Dogs are wolves basically,pack animals who like to know their place. If they don't they become unstable and can be dangerous and will try to be leader unless otherwise shown differently. They will all guard and hunt.
     
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    I don't think it's that simple, Clint. From my experience then, yes, all dogs I've known have an instinct to guard and hunt - and this can be modified if you bring them up from pups. It will still be there, but you can either stimulate it or depress it, depending upon how you train the young dog.
    The dog I referred to (my friend Kaela, euthanised at 4 years old whilst in perfect health) was something else. I've had a lot of dogs, but Kaela clearly had a very odd "personality". She was a rescue dog at 11 months, and we knew she was abnormally keen to chase animals (squirrels etc), but we had no idea how bad this was.
    In a semi-wilderness area on the Isle of Skye, Kaela was playing with our other dog Barney. Running through the peat-bog, play-fighting & generally having a good time. Then Kaela scented something. Normally there are no sheep in this area - but one must have strayed. Off she went, and Barney followed. I had no idea what what going on, and I called them back. Barney came back almost straight away. Kaela certainly didn't. I followed her over what was probably a quarter of a mile of peat-bog. When I caught up there was Kaela with a sheep. Well. Most of the sheep. The sheep was dying quickly. Kaela had obviously gone for its throat. It was untouched elsewhere, but its throat was bleeding massively. Scattered all around were large lumps of bloody fleece. As soon as I was within a few metres, Kaela left the sheep alone and followed me meekly.
    The vet who helped me kill my lovely friend Kaela (for she certainly was that) told me that the two most horrific experiences of his life were when a high prey-drive dog had got into a field of sheep & lambs and the awful carnage that had ensued (think fox & chicken coop, but on a larger scale).
    He said that, in his experience, very few dogs exhibit that extreme behaviour, but if they do then there is nothing at all you can do to change it. Not down to the owner, and not down to the innate nature of "all dogs".
     
  15. May 25, 2019 #15

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    I think people forget that as @Clint says they are wolves and have been domesticated by ourselves but like ourselves there are those that just aren't who we think they should be.Instinct.
    If I be totally honest we had a Golden Labrador (Rex) in 1981 which was the most adorable friend a man could have, though sadly it got stolen by the army,which happened frequently with pedigree dogs then due to their qualities.
    In February 1983 we had moved home and one day the Rex was spotted by my older brother in the back of an army land rover which was traveling at around 20 mph on a country road.
    He just knew the dog and whistled which took the poor soldier by surprise as the dog bolted out of it's handler's grasp from the back of the vehicle and run towards my brother who then run the other direction with the dog in tow,but guess what?
    The jeep didn't stop it just kept going....
    Labradors are an extremely loyal pet and this one had stopped a Kerry blue from attacking my brother and had ended up with a tuft of hair raised along the centre of it's spine caused by a wound inflicted by the Kerry blue that day which was impossible to see but there was a bond that went deep.
    The same family member/pet/friend/dog laid down on the grass and let my younger brother and friends grab him by the ears,sit on his back whilst sat on the ground and use him like a racing car and then turn over and let my brother fall gently on the grass so he could go ward off a black Labrador from the estate who was not as nice.
    Rex also had a disappearing act after a while which worried us but was at a set time everyday which we all thought strange.
    One day the local farmer comes knocking on our door enquiring about Rex????
    We knew the farmer was having troubles with dogs from the estate and we thought it was Rex.
    You have a golden lab Christie?
    Yes I do my father said:
    Where is he?
    Why?
    I haven't seen him in a few days and I'm worried he may have taken the meat I left for the other dogs.
    He's here.
    Where?
    Where he lay down after he came from the vet who said he was dying and he could put him down or we could take him home.
    The poor man broke down in years as the same dear friend of our family was also his who escorted him in the mornings when we thought he was missing and knew him as we played on his land with Rex.
    Same friend helped him with his walk around his farm in the mornings looking after his sheep and we didn't know.
    We had dogs and great dogs afterwards but I could never put my own family through that heartbreak hence we have had rabbits and hamsters,but one day maybe.
     
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