Dog owner rant

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19/01/2004 at 19:38
If I lived in the country Chimp, then I'd like a springer, but they need so much excercise that I wouldn't feel right keeping one in the 'burbs.

My aunty has a rescued greyhound, someone threw it out of a car near her home.
19/01/2004 at 19:41
...and I bet your kids love it, might even want one of their own ;)
19/01/2004 at 19:45
Oh no, not again ! So sorry to read this - but also a little angry. Is there anybody out there who's NOT been bitten by a dog whilst out running ? (just once in my case)

MK - you'll find this may have a synergistic effect ; you may be even more nervous from now on when you see a canine. They pick up on this etc etc..

Dogs = just another example of how our society is so complacement + unable to deal with such problems/risks.

Owners also increasingly more selfish, more likely to own a dangerous dog (why TWO alsatians ?), less likely to accept responsibility (eg blame the runner !) + less likely to put the effort/love that is required to properly train a dog

Such a pity as they really can be man's best friend

19/01/2004 at 20:00
Such a pity as they really can be man's best friend

Absolutely bang on.

I really adore dogs.


I've not contributed to teh debate in any way at al, just wanted to say that!
19/01/2004 at 20:22
Ironwolf: you are right about the pack animals, should have seen 4 happy dogs and 5 happy runners in bright sunshine last Friday through the woods at Stourhead. Glorious.

Didn't kill anybody either!

Strangly, or maybe not, when we are all running free the dogs totally ignore other people and dogs.
19/01/2004 at 20:31
Thanks, Ironwolf, Oz and Shani! I agree with you 100%, which is why this an owner rant not a dog rant. A dog licence is a superb idea.
20/01/2004 at 09:03
I'd be more than happy to take a dog owning test and I fully intend to go to training classes.

I've always thought it is too easy to own a dog.
20/01/2004 at 15:39
i was once bitten a few years ago when delivering papers to a caravan. It didnt even bark or make a sound, just came from underneath and bit my arse.

Fackin bruise it left too!

I hit it with the paper, and the woman came out! Said the bugger just bit my arse and she said......"there was no need to hit it???"....NO NEED?

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