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Malamum

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  1. My dogs just sleep on the tiles. I've given up buying beds as Indy just rips them to shreds.
  2. Another vote for a Neo. She is gorgeous.
  3. When we go walking Indy remembers every house that has or has ever had a dog in the yard.
  4. [quote name='CoalSky'][quote name='Malamum']So, did you go on your holiday while she was missing?[/quote] Yeah she did, she bought a collar and dish for her missing dog while she was gone too :-?[/quote] Oh you are right. I didn't read her email properly - it was too long and rambling. I breaks my heart think about that poor missing dog sitting on the doorstep while they were away enjoying themselves at Disney. :evil: :evil: :evil:
  5. Indy thinks he is a bear. Kira thinks she is a mountain goat.
  6. [quote name='"Oscar The Grouch'] I keep my two on a short leash at the point where they are made to stay right by my side, where as this other person was not doing the same.[/quote] Then this is where the other person [b]was[/b] doing the wrong thing. You didn't say that in your original post. You initially made it sound like the other owner was just standing there minding their own business.
  7. So, did you go on your holiday while she was missing?
  8. Ditto to what HF said. I will never give my dog aggressive dog the opportunity to harm another dog. I am always on guard and watch him very very closely around other dogs to make sure he has enough space. However if another owner lets their dog get in my dogs face and invades our space, without giving me warning or enough time for me to tell them to back off then there is not a great deal I can do. I do watch other owners like a hawk though as there is always someone who just lets their dogs approach other dogs without asking. I’m always ready to blurt out “my dog is not dog friendly” in order to get people to back off. Just because a dog is in public doesn’t mean it’s automatically ok to approach it. Normal doggy courtesy must still be observed.
  9. [quote name='ObedienceGrrl'] To me, the stupid owners are the ones who have ill manered dogs and do nothing about them. They think it's okay if their dogs jumps all over people and pulls on the leash.[/quote] Yeah but their dogs are friendly, so that makes it ok. :roll:
  10. Good for you Leah!! He looks adorable.
  11. Could be :wink: :wink: I was more thinking of anyone who won't take his shit. If he senses weakness he will try and exploit it.
  12. I don’t think reverse discrimination helps. If this women passes a bit bull for it’s CGC, when in fact it really should have failed and then that dog gets in some sort of trouble it will then fuel comments like “even when these dogs have their CGC they still can’t be trusted – it just proves that the breed is bad” etc….. I understand wanting to help pit bulls but by passing dogs that shouldn’t be passed you are just diluting what the CGC means and taking that away from the dogs that really earned it.
  13. If a poodle fails to pass her test for displaying certain behaviour then a pit bull should also fail for displaying that same behaviour. If a poodle passes even though it displays certain behaviour then a pit bull should also pass if it displays that same behaviour. It works both ways and I do agree the rules should be the same – breed bias shouldn’t come into it.
  14. The way she makes her decision on if a dog should pass should be the same for all breeds. There shouldn't be different sets of rules for different breeds.
  15. [quote name='Michele'][quote]Before letting your dog approach another – you should ALWAYS ask the other owner if its ok. People that don’t do that are the ones that are idiots.[/quote] MAL: I think he did ask the owner if the dog was friendly... I have to disagree with you. IMO, I feel that if you have an agressive dog and you bring that dog into Petsmart where you know there are going to be other dogs, then your dog should be kept on a leash and muzzled. It's the owner's responsibility to make sure it doesnt attack another dog.[/quote] [quote]Normally, I would let the dogs slowly go up to the other one and make friends, but for some reason I asked "Is your dog friendly" [/quote] The "but for some reason" makes me think it's not a matter of course for the original poster to ask if it's ok for his dog to approach others. Michelle, I agree with you 100% about people needing to keep thier dogs under control. However Oscar never said the other dog was unleashed and that it was attacking anyone, or even displaying aggressive behaviour for that matter. All the other owner did (only going by what was originally posted) was have his dog with him and then when asked if his dog was friendly said no. If anyone asked me if their dog could approach Indy - my answer would be exactly the same.
  16. [quote name='"drjeffrock"']LOL, maybe its just my big ego, but I think I could handle most peoples "special needs" dogs. :lol: :lol: :lol: quote] Indy is dog aggressive and can be quite dominant if he thinks he can get away with it. He respons very well to people with strong personalities. I think somone like yourself, DO, Courtnek could handle him. The people who I wouldn't let look after him are the ones that think all dogs should be able to get along and if not locked away and never taken anywhere.
  17. Um no the owner wasn’t an idiot! You yourself said you normally just let your dogs go up to any other dogs and you made it sound out of the ordinary that you actually asked if the dog was friendly and if it was ok to approach. Before letting your dog approach another – you should ALWAYS ask the other owner if its ok. People that don’t do that are the ones that are idiots. The only reason you know that this other dog was dog aggressive is because the owner told you it was not ok for your dog to approach. Nothing wrong with that! As long as the dog is under control and is no threat to anyone, then it has as much right to be taken places as any other dog. Not all dogs like to have their personal space invaded by strange dogs approaching them. As a responsible owner you should know that and show other owners some courtesy. Just because someone takes their dog out in public, it doesn’t mean it’s a free for all for other dogs to get in their faces.
  18. No cats here. If I did have cats then I wouldn't trust my dogs alone with it. With Indy I have to keep an eye out for other dogs on our walks, but with Kira I have to keep an eye out for cats. She tries to chase any cat she sees.
  19. Glad to hear she has settled in so well, as it must be a big adjustment for her. Though as long as you are there I bet she doesn't care where she is.
  20. Right at this point in time I would say zero. However there are quite a few members that if I had a chance to actually meet and spend a bit of time with then I'd be more than happy for them to look after my two. Kira is a piece of cake but Indy can be a handful at times.
  21. :o :o Wow, you are away from dogo for a little bit and you miss all the fun. :cry:
  22. :( It breaks my heart to hear stuff like that. I hope the poor little girl is ok.
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