|Barked: Sun Aug 18, '13 4:21pm PST |
|I think it can have a billion different meanings, tbh.
There is a park that I always take Nare to, but he remains on leash while the other dogs are offleash. There are so many smells, its so busy and half of it isn't fenced so I don't feel comfortable taking him off leash, I get approached and asked why hes on leash, if I'd take him off and let him play with their dog, etc. etc. When I tell them my reasoning, I get "Oh, hes just being a dog".
Peeing on everything and leading me around isn't being a dog? It certainly isn't a human thing.. Well, fine, he can be a dog when we're 100 miles from civilization and nothing can happen to him. But the park is right off a highway where cars race 85mph and that is the side that isn't fenced.
Allowing your dog to be a dog, to me, sounds like an excuse for poor behavior (in most cases). Just cause your dog has manners doesn't mean hes a robot or he is not a dog, there are many ways for dogs to indulge in things, and they will do just that.
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