Thursday, December 11, 2008

News Reel - Strategies when you're attacked

Sorry for posting two news reels in a row, but I found this one and thought it builds somewhat off the discussion we were having earlier this week. Here's the link to the news article:

Strategies When You're Attacked
http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/547299
(What to do when you're out with your dog and are attacked by an agressive dog)

It is sound advice. Doesn't touch on what to do if it is your dog doing the attacking, but rather the "victim" if we should call it that.

5 comments:

GoLightly said...

Hey DDF
A quick rant, and I have to go back to work, which is slowly going out of business, before my very eyes.
I had another epiphany last night.
My (hopefully someday ex) husband has watched Cesar too. He is about as useless as tits on a bull when it comes to training. I have done all the training on both my dogs. My husband just does the screwing up part. He SMACKED my puppy on her nose when she woke up, early in her life, because she had snapped at him, as she woke. Guess what? She's a really nasty when it comes to being woken up now. WHY? because she was punished for waking UP!!
And of course, the breeder agreed with him.
Old schools of thought die hard. Can't die off quick enough for me.

I get what you're saying. I guess, my own experience really helped me to get the "good" parts of Cesar, without learning the bad. My husband doesn't get "it" at all. I guess what he sees is what the average dog owner sees. "a smack will learn 'em".
Nothing is learned. Nothing.
Well, I learn, but I want to.
sorry for the rant. I am just so sick of stupidity.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

GoLightly - that's an excellent point. People see what they want to see. They hear what they want to hear.

It worries me when people watch TV shows (like Cesar's) that show you how to deal with things physically. Why? For the same reason you've touched on here - because some don't see the whole picture. They see something that works, don't understand fully and then try it on their own dog (often with poor results).

Thank you for pointing this out.

PS - I understand your rant - I hate stupid people. The only thing I hate more is incompetence :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We have never been attacked, thank dog, and hopefully we never will be! This is very valuable information. Thank you for posting this!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

GoLightly said...

Takes me awhile DDF, but eventually, I (finally) do get it.
Thanks for listening.

eleanor_rigby said...

GoLightly....Hang in there.