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Thread: Hello, does anyone have info on reversing a registered guard dog who isnt a guard dog

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    Default Hello, does anyone have info on reversing a registered guard dog who isnt a guard dog

    Trying to see if anyone can assist please. A friend rescued a beautiful natured, placid German Shepard who has been registered as a Guard Dog but was to tame to used as one, she wasnt worked as Guard dog for over 12 months and was going to be shot.Does anyone have any information on what can be done to reverse if i can be? Below is a little background info that my friend is having to go threw now to keep her. She is in Ballarat, Victoria. Thank you for any help or information


    Rescued a dog that was going to be shot. She is registered as a guard dog, but is placid. Tried to comply with DPI regulation and ordered the specific signs, got the specific collar, padlock on gate, and all access so no child can put fingers through fence and when council inspected have said that the DPI regulation enclosure is also a requirement even though the yard fencing is more than adequate. Today council have arrived with a letter stating required to meet the legislative requirements within 7 days or the dog will be seized. Given the time limit, we don’t have the finances to be able to construct the enclosure that’s required by the time it is required. If anyone could assist in any way possible to try to help stop this gorgeous dog from being seized and destroyed I will do everything in my power to pay off as quickly as possible or whatever I can to prevent her from being taken.

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    Nope you cannot reverse it. She has to find herself a dog run ASAP or go get the dog kenneled at someone elses place until she can make a run. Once declared it's always a tag on the dog because it has 'learned to bite a human' apparently.

    Ring the DPI and ask them how to fix the situation, get them to provide an answer for the run situation as well and if there is a way to get an extension. A high fene is not enough in the eyes of the government.

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    As for registered as a guard dog, was she a security dog or was she a yard dog patrolling commercial premises? That could make a difference. If she's received bite training you have a big problem, if she's just been an untrained commercial yard dog you can get her overturned.

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    Just wondering why she was going to be shot - it's hardly a humane way to kill a dog.

    If she was a failed guard dog because she was too friendly - that's probably a good thing, but if she was too aggressive, I would be worried about "placid". You'd need to know what her triggers for "guarding" are so you can avoid them.

    After that - what Nekhbet said. I would not have the dog at an address the council knows unless the right kind of accommodation is there. Personally - I'm not too sure about having a dog that must live outside in a cage all the time. I suppose you can take it for walks if it is muzzled? Personally I'd rather have a dog on the end of the couch snoozing while I watch TV.

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    The dog can be in the home with you but cannot free roam the yard or house while you are not home. It also has to be walked with a muzzle on and must wear its red/yellow DD collar when out/in the run. Also never be off lead outside of your yard EVER or its basically seize and destroy.

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    While it seems harsh, in some cases it's better to pts one dog and save another. I don't think it's much of a life for a dog that has to be locked in a cage and muzzled in all social situations. I'd much rather save a dog that will have a good quality life, running free with other dogs and being free to interact with everyone around them. Your call of course, but that's my opinion.

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    I know plenty of dogs that don't go to dog parks or offlead and they're perfectly happy dogs because their owner provides for their needs. Why PTS a dog because it doesnt conform to your idea to a perfect life? Not every dog enjoys being out in public in some situations.

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