Originally Posted by slickrocksteve
As we know, there is no cure for stupid.
I have had people come to my house and walk into the latched gate fence, while my three dogs are telling them .. I would like a piece of fresh meat....Yeah, one word from me will send them to their corners, or into the pen, but I was yelled at for having "vicious" dogs, that will kill somebody. You can imagine the response I gave! ( Single digit salute!)
My two bigger dogs are Queensland/Pointer mix, and the ankle biter is a Min Pin, so they make more noise than I sometimes would like, but they are warning strangers to back off. They do not chase people, nor are they fear biters, once they are told you are ok. In fact they would just about roll over, and beg.
Good looking dogs.
You are correct. No cure for stupid although i have never had someone yell at me at my own house before.
I have told dogs to hush before, but I always do it in a calm, upbeat, playful manner to assure them I am of no threat, and I don't care if they bark because I know they are protective, scared, or just don't know. All of which are okay because I'm not going to do anything to deserve a bite and I will work for the dogs acceptance. This guy was very rough in his ways, which is going to get him bit one day and I guarantee the dog will be blamed.
When our dogs were about 5-6 months old we had a women up at the Yodeler tell my girlfriend, with great authority and assertiveness, that she should not bring her dog out in public because she was scared of people and that its only going to make things worse. I just don't get some people.