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Should these people own a dog

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by suewhite, Apr 1, 2011.


  1. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    We have some new neighbours they moved in about 3 months ago and I have seen a dog in the back garden today I was chatting to the woman and asked where they walked the dog she said her husband takes it out at 1am in the morning as they are scared of it meeting other dogs in-case it gets attacked,so the poor dog has never been out in daylight :eek:
     
  2. Cleo38

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    I suppose it depends really. I knew a woman who walked her mastiff so early in the morning because it was a nervous wreck.

    It was a rescue but they think it had been used for dog fighting but had been found abandoned in a right state. I only met him once & he was lovely. She was working on his fear with a behaviourist but it cause him less stress to go out when no one was around.
     
  3. Mr Kipling

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    Why would it be attacked? if it is on a lead and other dogs are on lead then how can they approach to attack even if they wanted to?

    I have issues with my dog who is a rescue, basically she's never been socialised with other dogs, she was kept in a garden for 3 years and never walked.

    We walk her 3 times a day and if we come across another dog give it a wide berth and treat our dog to distract her. On the beach we use a 8 metre extending lead to ensure she does not approach other dogs, the problem is stopping them from approaching her.

    We've done 6 months of classes but no real improvement, I guess we're stuck with it but we won't let it stop her getting walked, she loves it so much. When I get the lead she jumps up on 2 legs and when going to the beach in the car she makes mewling sounds of excitement.

    I don't think there is any problem with them having a dog but do find it strange that they don't walk it in daylight - unless it's a vampire!
     
  4. SpringerHusky

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    Yes, but not everyone keeps their dogs on lead so your dog is still at risk even on lead.

    I can't say I blame them, there's always so many horror stories about dogs being mauled.

    At least they are walking her, so I don't see why not.

    Yes, ideally it's not such a great thing and is sad but they are still walking her :eek:
     
  5. Milliepoochie

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    I woudnt say it's cruel, after all it is getting walked and its out in the garden during the day, ie its not shut it a darkend cupboard and only let out for an hour at night.

    I know people who work funny shifts etc so are always walking there dogs in the early hours, best time if you ask me peace and quiet :) Especially when the birds are singing.

    They are the only people who truely know their dog, i dont know if this one suffers from dog aggression or is a nervous wreck but its prol not to different to walking in very quiet non doggy places. Maybe they like the peace and quiet :)
     
  6. Nonnie

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    Theres a dog near me thats highly dog aggressive. A couple of years ago it was seized as being a pit bull type, and returned under the muzzled, leashed rules. It's fine when he walks around the village and takes it into town, as its on a short lead and its easy to see other dogs coming or going as the high street is a straight, flat line.

    However he takes the dog out at 4am every morning without fail (earlier in summer) so it can be walked on a flexi in the woods/fields and get the chance to mooch about and generally be a dog.

    At least they are walking it, i know of far too many people that just dont bother.
     
  7. BenMac

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    Yes...or just "get rid" because of the hassle of going out in the early hours. I think it's commendable and very responsible of the man to do that.
     
  8. Nonnie

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    He dotes on his dog. They must spend the entire day out and about together (he busks in the nearest town with the dog).
     
  9. Starlite

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    Surely the dog must be out in the garden sometimes during the day?

    I dont blame her in a way, but its not the greatest way for a dog to socialise
     
  10. suewhite

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    After reading what you all think maybe I am being a bit unfair, but I love seeing my lot running in the fields with all the smells,theres is a lab and the problem is not with the dog it"s them that are scared of other dogs so all he does is walk around the street on a short lead,as a person who has rescues I know they are by no means being cruel but would love to try him over the fields with mine:001_smile:
     
  11. Amethyst

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    We used to have a very dog aggressive Dobermann nearby, his owners walked him at strange hours as it was easier to do so. I think the dog had a good life, they had a secure and he went on holiday with them etc.

    He was a rescue dog, or rather they took him in off someone, if he had no lived with them I think he would have been pts :(
     
  12. shibby

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    I think it is being very cautious, I'm sure you manage to take your dogs out ok in the daytime in your area? I wonder if you could suggest you go on a walk together? It might ease her fears a little? That's if they'd entertain the idea.
     
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    I don't think the dog will mind tbh - many people round here take their dogs over our park after dark with a torch. The park is in my road and it's lovely but I know they are worried about their dogs behaviour, so take them when people don't let their dogs off lead.

    I'm much the same with Flynn, he may be on lead but I dread an off leader running up to us as Flynn doesn't like dogs, so I too won't go over the park during the day. Must be lovely for the dog to go out just before bedtime too. :)
     
  14. Jonesey

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    I agree with the above, maybe offer to let your dogs friend theirs.

    They may have lost another dog to an attack or had it injured and are just afraid of it happening again.

    I often walk Biscuit late at night so I can let her go. Leash laws are pretty tight here and traffic is heavy during the day. We also go mornings at the park though.
     
  15. haeveymolly

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    Walking at 1am in the morning cant be much fun for the owner, i admire his dedication and responsibility for his own dog and everyone elses. Pity there isnt more like him.
     
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