Pit bull disfigures a greyhound at Sea Point Promenade

people tell themselves that to feel better about their animals. but it is not true.

youre not a leader of anything when youre dead.

there are many examples of animals eating their deceased owners online. it has nothing to do with being the perceived alpha.

If I died and my dog needed to eat, I'd happily let them eat me.
I'm dead, what do I care

I've told my wife more than once that if I die in the ocean or like in kruger park for example... don't recover my body, let the animals eat me. Back to the earth in a useful way at least
 
Doubless it's been mentioned before, but why was the dangerous breed of dog not muzzled?

Dogs habitually socialise and interact with each other. It's normal and healthy behaviour in well-adjusted and well-tempered dogs.

If your dog is violent, and clearly cannot socialise, you muzzle it to protect other dogs and people.

Or is this one of those things where hurt feefees trumps practicality and reasonable precautions?
 
Doubless it's been mentioned before, but why was the dangerous breed of dog not muzzled?

Dogs habitually socialise and interact with each other. It's normal and healthy behaviour in well-adjusted and well-tempered dogs.

If your dog is violent, and clearly cannot socialise, you muzzle it to protect other dogs and people.

Or is this one of those things where hurt feefees trumps practicality and reasonable precautions?
I am pro-muzzle in general, as a tool to allow reactive dogs to enjoy public spaces, but not just as a blanket rule for "dangerous breed".

Also, if I have a dog who may bite another dog, but I'm keeping your distance because I know the limitations of my dog... it's certainly not my fault that another dog owner broke the bylaws and could not control their untrained dog.

People with reactive dogs put in more effort into their dogs than most would ever realise. We spend more hours of training, stress and anxiety than any other owner. All dog owners should experience what it's like to have a reactive dog.

It would also stop this, "oh it's how you raise them", nonsense.
 
He was just a gud dog who didn't do nuffin.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/dog-attack-staffordshire-bull-terrier-b2258478.html

They love children, especially the taste of the young ones:



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...al-Coast-viewed-infant-prey-experts-warn.html

As I said, these dogs should be treated as retarded.
There is a difference between an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

I've had both and the amstaff was completely different to the staffie. The amstaff was jealous of attention that we gave our wheelchair-bound child, and bit him when I picked him up.

The worst thing the staffie did was scratch him with her claws while walking over him on the couch.
 
I am pro-muzzle in general, as a tool to allow reactive dogs to enjoy public spaces, but not just as a blanket rule for "dangerous breed".

Also, if I have a dog who may bite another dog, but I'm keeping your distance because I know the limitations of my dog... it's certainly not my fault that another dog owner broke the bylaws and could not control their untrained dog.

People with reactive dogs put in more effort into their dogs than most would ever realise. We spend more hours of training, stress and anxiety than any other owner. All dog owners should experience what it's like to have a reactive dog.

It would also stop this, "oh it's how you raise them", nonsense.

100% agreed.

Also very much pro-muzzle for reactive dogs and very much wish there wasn't the stigma around muzzles that currently exists. I used to take my dogs all sorts of places andI would muzzle them but the number of fscking stupid comments I got from idiots actually means its not worth it anymore. I spent ages finding muzzles that were comfortable for my dogs, and let them still enjoy a space but would be effective.
 
If I died and my dog needed to eat, I'd happily let them eat me.
I'm dead, what do I care

I've told my wife more than once that if I die in the ocean or like in kruger park for example... don't recover my body, let the animals eat me. Back to the earth in a useful way at least
They need to recover the body for insurance purposes.

and with the ocean your body will wash up on the shore making a mess... so unfortunately they do need to recover.

I'm with you though, I have considered sky burial as an option for when I die. Apparently you can do this in SA, vultures eat your corpse.
 
people tell themselves that to feel better about their animals. but it is not true.

youre not a leader of anything when youre dead.

there are many examples of animals eating their deceased owners online. it has nothing to do with being the perceived alpha.

Well, you learn something new every day! If my pups needed the protein in that scenario they'd be welcome.
 
100% agreed.

Also very much pro-muzzle for reactive dogs and very much wish there wasn't the stigma around muzzles that currently exists. I used to take my dogs all sorts of places andI would muzzle them but the number of fscking stupid comments I got from idiots actually means its not worth it anymore. I spent ages finding muzzles that were comfortable for my dogs, and let them still enjoy a space but would be effective.
Yup, and it's sadly other dog owners who know nothing about dealing with challenging dogs who have the most to say.

Totally why I wish every dog owner at some stage had to own a challenging dog, bet you most of them would give that dog up.in a month
 
Yup, and it's sadly other dog owners who know nothing about dealing with challenging dogs who have the most to say.

Totally why I wish every dog owner at some stage had to own a challenging dog, bet you most of them would give that dog up.in a month
"It's the other owner's fault that my dog is a menace to other people".
 
"It's the other owner's fault that my dog is a menace to other people".
What do you suggest then, that if you have a reactive dog they should all just be put down? Or locked up at home and not let out?
 
Yup, and it's sadly other dog owners who know nothing about dealing with challenging dogs who have the most to say.

Totally why I wish every dog owner at some stage had to own a challenging dog, bet you most of them would give that dog up.in a month
Week tops for most people I reckon.
 
What do you suggest then, that if you have a reactive dog they should all just be put down? Or locked up at home and not let out?
You train it, and take it for walks in places where you are unlikely to see other dog owners. Like around the street.

If Fido is too retarded to be trained to actually behave around other animals then sending it to the great hunting ground above is the best option.
 
Reading the comments here wants me to get a Pit Bull again. (Died of old age the one we had).

Love how people people piss their pants while shouting, "Horrible breed".
 
You train it, and take it for walks in places where you are unlikely to see other dog owners. Like around the street.

If Fido is too retarded to be trained to actually behave around other animals then sending it to the great hunting ground above is the best option.
If only that was an option for people as well...lots of them need to go "hunting above"
 
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Reading the comments here wants me to get a Pit Bull again. (Died of old age the one we had).

Love how people people piss their pants while shouting, "Horrible breed".
lol I have a Pit Bull mix. It's hilarious and also annoying to see how people are always jumping out of the way. She's not even looking in their direction.
 
Well, this has gone nicely in circles and been a good distraction from the business chaos I involve myself in.

Bottom line - there is no greater creature alive than a dog. They truly are sentient. That said, people should apply their own boundaries to their pets. One doesn't walk up to a huge guy on the street and start sniffing them (unless they invite you to;). The same then should apply to our pets. Don't assume people wan't to say hello to your dog, or have their personal space violated.

This incident would never have happened had the Came family kept their pet on a leash and in their control. This has nothing to do with the breed of the dog that bit their 'Rosey'. Hopefully Rosey heals up as I'm sure she's a sweet and loved pet as well. The R10k Mrs.Came had to spend is what's classed in life as 'School fees'.
 
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