|Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 6:36pm PST |
|I had someone tell me crates were a prison when I know that she left her dog in an outdoor dog run all the time. Sure, her run had a bit more room, but it was 100+ F outside, and he was only in the crate while I went to the grocery store (couldn't bring him and leave him in the car because, again, extremely hot temps). He was still a young puppy so he cried in the crate while I was gone, and I came back to be chewed out about how I was abusing my dog for leaving him in that "prison". Onyx is lying in his crate of his own volition at this moment, so clearly being crated as a puppy scarred him horribly.
Had people ask me questions that I certainly never got with either of my Golden Retrievers. On a trail where there's no street to cross to pass us, people will stop and ask things like, "Is it safe?" or "Does he bite?" before inching past on the very edge of the trail.
I've also been told that the reason he's obedient is because he was "bred to work" (because he's from working lines), and that's why he was already doing basic obedience better than most of the dogs in the class (who were all adults) at three months old. Yup, he came out of the womb like that.
"You feed him raw meat? Aren't you worried he'll eat your cats?"
My all time favorites are still, "Is he a miniature German Shepherd?" and "Omg, look at that wolf!"
I've heard the brain swelling about Pits, too. All I can say is some of those dogs must have a huge brain for it to get too big for those heads
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