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Does Bad Dog Mean Bad Owner?

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  • Riobhca 2012/05/31 04:22:09 (edited)
    Yes
    Riobhca
    +5
    99.9% of the time it does. A dog doesn't just automatically know how to behave. They have to be taught by their owner. Once in awhile, there is a dog with a psychological problem who just can't be trained. But usually it's an owner who just doesn't take time to teach the dog.

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  • ben.leverett 2014/05/04 23:47:07
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    ben.leverett
    98+% of the time it does. A Dog(s) doesn't just automatically know how to behave. They have to be taught by their owner. Now and then, there are Problem Dog's, who just (normally) can't be trained. But usually it's an owner who just doesn't take time (or care) to teach the Dog(s). However, the majority of the time it's the owners' fault(s), in that the owner(s) (however inadvertently) teach the Dog(s), it's ok to do bad or unruly things, and before they take time to notice it, they have [an] mean/aggressive Dog(s).
  • John 2012/08/25 18:19:44
    Yes
    John
    yes. The owner is the leader of the pack. Mad leader mad pack. Show me your dog and I tell you how (who) you are.
  • beach bum 2012/06/02 05:09:52
    Undecided
    beach bum
    +1
    maybe so
  • plwmnmd 2012/06/01 18:59:46
    Undecided
    plwmnmd
    +1
    Most of the time it is. If you treat a dog mean it will be a bad dog, if you train it to be mean it will be bad also. We got a pitbull from the pound. He is the sweetest dog ever. Everyone is so scared of him though because of his breed. Before we had him, someone tried to make him a fighting dog, but he didn't want to be so he's scared of water and his tail and paws being touched because of what they did to try to make him mean.
  • BigKwell 2012/06/01 17:47:19
    Yes
    BigKwell
    +1
    The American Staffortshire terrier (a.k.a. pit bull) has gotten such a bad rap because of owners breeding dogs for meanness.
  • Jimbo 2012/06/01 17:02:48
    Undecided
    Jimbo
    +1
    Usually. it does. Some dogs are just dumb.
  • Gunner 2012/06/01 14:56:59
    Yes
    Gunner
    +2
    Absolutely! I'm against over-regulation; however, I believe that we two-loeggers
    should be required to have a license to own pets. And, I think that the penalties
    for animal abuse should be equal to those for child abuse.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/06/01 13:21:33
    Undecided
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    rarely..there comes along a dog who's brain just isn't right, just like with people...Animals respond to love, and kindness and I believe that if you take the time to love and real any animal with love, respect, and kindness, it will be returned ten fold....
  • Momena 2012/06/01 08:09:39
    No
    Momena
    +1
    i dont think so
  • SavingPeopleHuntingThings 2012/06/01 08:07:09
    No
    SavingPeopleHuntingThings
    +1
    sometimes =.=
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/01 03:56:23
    Yes
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Sometimes
  • Tamara McMillan 2012/05/31 23:47:35
    Yes
    Tamara McMillan
    +2
    But that might be meaning a bad PAST owner if the dog has some age on it. Never too old to teach the dog better behavior but it takes time. They are wonderful and most all of them are GOOD . . . it is up to the owners to bring out the best in them. Not that hard to do really since all they want is to please.
  • Werkea 2012/05/31 21:21:25
    Undecided
    Werkea
  • jaydenvdv 2012/05/31 19:49:00
    No
    jaydenvdv
    +1
    No matter how much we teach them, they are still a living being and will have a personality all their own. But the environment they are brought up in will play a part
  • bricklyn jaydenvdv 2012/06/01 04:52:49
    bricklyn
    The environment is 95% of the problem.
  • Bronar 2012/05/31 19:27:41
    Yes
    Bronar
    +2
    95% of the time yes.
  • Anna E 2012/05/31 19:22:04
    Undecided
    Anna E
    +1
    Most of the time but not always.
  • Elizabeth 2012/05/31 18:27:43 (edited)
    Yes
    Elizabeth
    +1
    Dogs aren't BORN bad, they usually are born as sweet, caring animals, but most of the time, it depends on the owner for the pet's change of attitude. Unlike me I take good care of my pet so it can be a lovable one, which my dog is. :)
  • Jackal 2012/05/31 17:15:16 (edited)
    Yes
    Jackal
    +3
    There is no such thing as a bad dog... a dog is being a dog. Owners are not educated or responsible enough to take care of them.

    You can't treat a dog like a human, because dogs are not human, and they do not think like humans. They think like a dog. Humans punish dogs for human ideas of right and wrong. The human is the smart creature who can learn the dog behavior and help the dog and the human coexist.

    So please people, stop treating your dogs like human babies, you are doing the dog a disservice. Watch "Dog Whisperer," it is an awesome and extremely informative show.
  • relic 2012/05/31 16:39:38 (edited)
    Undecided
    relic
    +1
    Usually, or Often. But think of Cujo for instance. Sweet, Lovable Pup, right? Probably was before he got Rabies.

    Also; Puppies start out destructive (chewing, digging), but sweet. If they're in a yard and every school kid that walks by teases them they often become time-bombs. Their owner didn't cause it...
  • tobe 2012/05/31 16:36:07
    Undecided
    tobe
    +1
    depends on what kind of bad. are we talking chews up shoes and pees on the rugs or ferocious and attacks
  • Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/31 15:55:52
    Yes
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Most of the time
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/31 15:36:55
    Undecided
    HarleyCharley
    +1
    it's possible....
  • JanHopkins 2012/05/31 15:30:11
    Undecided
    JanHopkins
    +1
    It means that this here constitutes a lack of communication. Sometimes dogs have reasons of their own for acting up. My princie pooh was hell on wheels when he was a pup. He didn't like to be touched and was a nipper. Very excitable. I watched his behavior for awhile and realized that he wan't really fending off the hand that petted him but was trying to bring it closer. I thought about how his mom might have calmed him down. I began rubbing him with my fingers near his mouth in a circular motion like a mommy licks her pups. He loved it. Whenever we walked together I gave him a stuffed animal to carry in his mouth so he had a job to do other than nipping my heels or my butt. Now I have a huge collie who sits on my lap and follows me around carrying a toy. I'm still working on the wolfie tripping. He thinks it's a joke to hook a paw around my ankle when walking, but he's getting better.
  • bricklyn JanHopkins 2012/06/01 04:55:17
    bricklyn
    Sound like your puppy was not handled properly befor you got him and needed your help to be socialized. Nice to hear you were able to give him what he needed.
  • JanHopkins bricklyn 2012/06/01 05:06:50
    JanHopkins
    He just missed his mommy.
  • David 2012/05/31 15:28:19
    Undecided
    David
    +2
    An interesting question.

    Does a bad husband mean a bad wife?
  • Jackal David 2012/05/31 17:24:50
    Jackal
    +1
    So...

    Dog = Wife?

    I feel sorry for the person you marry.
    :P
  • David Jackal 2012/05/31 17:30:29
    David
    Now Dog = Wife is your interpretation!

    I was talking about a bad husband!

    With what animal would you compare a bad husband?

    But the point I was really making was that because one is bad it does not mean the other is also!
  • bricklyn David 2012/06/01 04:56:56
    bricklyn
    It has to do with the treatment and training of an animal. Any animal who is treated badly and abused will become violent and vicious. That can also be true of children.
  • bricklyn David 2012/06/01 04:55:34
    bricklyn
    Not the same analogy at all.
  • sweetie17 2012/05/31 15:16:50
    Undecided
    sweetie17
    +1
    it can br that.. but i no u i treat my dog like shes everything and yet she still acts up..
  • Jackal sweetie17 2012/05/31 17:27:02
    Jackal
    +1
    Because you comfort it like a human.

    The dog takes it as, the behavior is okay...
  • bricklyn sweetie17 2012/06/01 04:57:40
    bricklyn
    That is because you hare not using the right kind of discipline.
  • sweetie17 bricklyn 2012/06/06 15:15:46
    sweetie17
    i wont but my hands on my dog...
  • Gloria 2012/05/31 14:57:25
    Yes
    Gloria
    +4
    If treated well a dog will show love & devotion.
  • bluelady 2012/05/31 14:22:49
    Yes
    bluelady
    +2
    means too lazy to go to dog school and get taught themselves as well as the dog..
    please spay and neuter your dogs.... they will be better health wise and behaviorwise
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/05/31 14:17:51
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    Like anything else it's not 100%. But the vast majority of issues that make for a bad dog are the cause of a poor owner! Doga are pack animals and thay need to know who the Alfa is in the pack! If you allow them to think it's them watchout!

    dog poor owner doga pack animals thay alfa pack watchout
  • Jazzy 2012/05/31 14:17:09
    Yes
    Jazzy
    +3
    They learn those things from their owners.
  • relic Jazzy 2012/05/31 16:41:38
    relic
    Not every dog does. I have been trying to teach my Rotti to "KILL!" on command for years... he's just not getting it.

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