|Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 5:05am PST |
|I was just curious as to what everyone would say. There seem to be some really hard core people on this site, and I just wondered how many of them had kids.
The dogs seem to take up so much of their time to rehabilitate just to do normal things that I do with my dog with out even thinking of it, like getting a CGC or walking down the street and passing people or other dogs or bikes or kids.
I mean, if you have a stroller or even if you wear your baby, how are you supposed to control a dog that lunges at everyone or everything or barks uncontrollably?
How do you teach a kid to walk and explore their environment if you're constantly having to worry how the dog will react?
The two things just don't seem to go together.
I just can't see some of these people having kids along with these high intensity project dogs.
My friend says it's possible, but I tend to think that most families want a "normal" dog, as in, not a dog that has severe dog or resource aggression. But, I see so many people judge adopters for not wanting to take on the liability of these high risk cases and I just think to myself, "Wow, these people have less empathy for human beings then they do for dogs." That's what's crazy to me.
My kid comes first, and honestly I probably wouldn't hesitate to rehome a dog that exhibited unstable tendencies. If someone with out kids wants to take on a dog like that and is able to devote to them the time that the dog needs to be more stable, then I think that's great.
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