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post #2866 of 3785
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Always liked Border Terriers. Just seems like a cool dog.

The Humpy Awards.




lefty

Fucking Christ people are weird.
post #2867 of 3785
Thread Starter 

That was a marketing promo for Small Town Security. Not sure it worked well.

 

lefty

post #2868 of 3785
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 The comments and looks I got after some tense situations were hilarious - most of them after I've gotten control of mine while they do nothing. Stupid ass people.

I know what you mean.  I call those people "Amateur Dog Owners".  Often they don't even dominate the relationship between their dog and them self.  In my stereotype, they (with good intentions) rescue a dog from a shelter that wasn't well trained by its first owner, who gave up on it and doesn't recognize that its their own fault that the dog doesn't know how to behave (another story/kind of idiot all together).  

 

The new owner then goes to Barnes and Noble and buys a bunch of "progressive" books about dogs that were written by other stupid people, or authors that wanted to write a book about dogs, but not just repeat the same things that have already been written in other legitimate dog books, so they invent their own ineffective technique based on their own theories and misconceptions.

 

In my neighborhood, The Amateur Dog Owner usually gets a second dog after a few years.  Usually the same breed but opposite gender, assuming the first dog was not a mix.

post #2869 of 3785
Another obvious sign of "amateur" dog owners is when they refer to themselves as "mommy and daddy" and talk to their dog like it's a baby. Although I guess I shouldn't say too much...I've only ever had one dog.
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doesn't make you an amateur in my sense of the word.  I guess the term is somewhat misleading.

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Example Given: Their dog starts a fight with your dog and gets it's ass kicked.  They get mad at you and say that its automatically your dog's fault, because your dog is black and tan, as they think that a dog's disposition is determined by its physical appearance.

 

Classic "Amateur Dog Owner"

 

Edit:  Additional example:

 

Their dog is on the end of its leash barking its ass off.  They softly tell it "no, no, no, thats not nice."  Rather than taking control and telling it with authority.


Edited by Bakes11771 - 8/20/12 at 4:57pm
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Example Given: Their dog starts a fight with your dog and gets it's ass kicked.  They get mad at you and say that its automatically your dog's fault, because your dog is black and tan, as they think that a dog's disposition is determined by its physical appearance.

Classic "Amateur Dog Owner"

Edit:  Additional example:

Their dog is on the end of its leash barking its ass off.  They softly tell it "no, no, no, thats not nice."  Rather than taking control and telling it with authority.

really?
post #2873 of 3785
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Example Given: Their dog starts a fight with your dog and gets it's ass kicked.  They get mad at you and say that its automatically your dog's fault, because your dog is black and tan, as they think that a dog's disposition is determined by its physical appearance.

An absurd number of people are scared of my black greyhound. He radiates "weenie" to anyone that knows anything about dogs (as do most greyhounds), but because he's 75 lbs, tall, and black, 90% of small dog owners freak out. Their dogs at usually at the end of the leash snarling and barking while I'm holding mine with two fingers on a slack leash. Sigh.


Can't claim to have trained him, the track did a pretty good job of it for me.
post #2874 of 3785
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An absurd number of people are scared of my black greyhound. He radiates "weenie" to anyone that knows anything about dogs (as do most greyhounds), but because he's 75 lbs, tall, and black, 90% of small dog owners freak out. Their dogs at usually at the end of the leash snarling and barking while I'm holding mine with two fingers on a slack leash. Sigh.
Can't claim to have trained him, the track did a pretty good job of it for me.

A lot of my father's friends race dogs, greyhounds generally have great temperaments but they look pretty intimidating.
post #2875 of 3785
Greyhounds intimidating?
While I am sure they could definitely harm me, I've never heard of an incident with one of them and somehow can just not imagine them to look fearsome.
They look so fragile to me.
But maybe I am just desensitized because in the almost two decades I walked our Border I met and got to know a lot of dogs with daunting physical apparence like Huskies, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls etc.
post #2876 of 3785
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Greyhounds intimidating?
While I am sure they could definitely harm me, I've never heard of an incident with one of them and somehow can just not imagine them to look fearsome.
They look so fragile to me.
But maybe I am just desensitized because in the almost two decades I walked our Border I met and got to know a lot of dogs with daunting physical apparence like Huskies, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls etc.

A big dog can look intimidating.
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Sure, I think it just depended to what you are exposed to what actually really frightens you.
I am scared more of a 1.7m guy into MMA than I am of a 2m beanpole into IT.
post #2878 of 3785
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Sure, I think it just depended to what you are exposed to what actually really frightens you.
I am scared more of a 1.7m guy into MMA than I am of a 2m beanpole into IT.

True. I grew up living on the grounds of several Max Security prisons so I'm used to big (well trained) dogs.
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"How did you know that?" is a response I not infrequently get when I correctly identify a dog of unusual breed. This happened yesterday when I saw an attractive young woman walking two Tibetan Mastiffs past my house. I raced to ask her about the dogs (and I would have done so had she been an ill-favored old woman, so save the cracks!) I mean, I could see saying, "How did you know that?" if a stranger remarked, "Your mother's middle name was Abigail, wasn't it?", but knowing dog breeds is hardly arcane or private knowledge. Every general-interest book store in the country will usually have several guidebooks on the world's dog breeds. On the rare occasions when somebody correctly identifies my Tosa as such, my standard reply is, "Hey, you really know dogs!" Tosas are much less common than Tibetan Mastiffs, which have now gone full AKC. The young lady had a male and a female. The male was a blond dog and looked way bigger than my dog Cyrus. Turns out he was 20 pounds lighter. Shows you how a shaggy coat and light coloration can magnify the size of an animal.
post #2880 of 3785
About dog parks, so I guess none of you venture out to Lake Elizabeth with your dog in their fenced area (split in two for separate sized dogs) next to the police station and animal shelter?

I always want to hope the fence and play with the dogs while waiting for a game to finish on the basketball court. Would it be considered rude even if I ask?
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