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    I find I apologise to my dogs all the time if I trip on them though... that's probably the weirdest thing I do. Like, as if they understand what an apology is!

    Showing care and love is another thing as I beleive that the actions you add with it, such as patting or whatever, and your body language and tone is something they can pick up. But saying sorry would mean nothing to them.
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    I say sorry when I'm walking out the door when they cant come and promise to bring them something home
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    Me too, lol.

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    My dogs are dogs! They eat table scraps, my wife brings home out of date meat form her work, t-bones, rump, mince, lamb chops & they get kibble from the supermarket, usually whatever is cheapest They are happy, healthy & they sleep outside as well! I was once asked how my "babies" are, I then asked this person if they were retarted!

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    @ Mal's reaction to the babies question.

    Good for you.

    An example of the issues that can be created with how society views dogs is shown in the incident that occurred the other day I beleive when the dog bit the child at the hairdressing salon. Why was the dog at the salon every day?

    It was possibly because the dog owner thought it was appropriate and good for the dog to be there. It wouldn't be lonely. It would keep her company.

    The dog did not belong in a place of business.
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    this is a funny topic. So many people anthropomorphise their dogs and other animals, and it seems curel to the animals IMO...as though it disrespects their heritage by placing an expectation on them to behave as we do, according to our heritage.
    I must admit though that I apologise to my dogs if I step on their feet too, or sometimes when leaving the house...though generally try to hide my guilt to try and make my comings and goings a non-event.
    I've heard of a family who's dog eats with their family at the table every night. Poor dog must be so confused

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    Ok.. TBH i don't believe in anything in the OP'S 1st post as it has text from Cesar Milan whom i hate with a passion & i will never listen to a single word that man says.

    I talk to my dogs just like i would talk to my kids, i praise my dogs, i cuddle them, i show respect to them. My dogs are still dogs & do dog things etc. I have respectable, well mannered, obedient, well balanced healthy happy dogs.

    IMO some people just don't know how different the SBT'S are to other breeds or the mentality of a SBT, they are like no other breed that i have owned & they are the most affectionate emotional breed i have ever met & i don't give a rats arse what others think about my choice of how i raise or how i affectionately treat my dogs.

    My dogs are like human kids to me. I do take them with me out & about as much as possible. I have gone as far as to "tell visitors & family members to leave my home & never return if they don't like my dog or show any disrespect to my dogs. My home, my dogs home, my rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Ok.. TBH i don't believe in anything in the OP'S 1st post as it has text from Cesar Milan whom i hate with a passion & i will never listen to a single word that man says.
    I must admit to not being a fan of his but then I have never really looked into his programs. However, it only quotes him, it is not an article by him.
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    I totally disagree with anthropomorphism on every level - not just with dogs. I have seen sooooooooo many people do this to the stage where the only emotion I'm left feeling is to get away from them and actually vomit, it is so sickening.

    Having said that I hate seeing it with babies and other persons as well. I mean, I truly reckon the baby who is having it's cheeks pinched and gaga-googooed at would probably love to be able to say 'what a moron this person is!' Lol.

    I feel anthropomorphism is used in many occasions to make up for a lack of something in the person performing it.

    I also think there is a fine line between anthropomorphism and simply loving our animals and including them as a member of our family. That is very different, depending on how we do it.

    I must say the post that stated my views the most is occy's above, referring to the fact she doesn't love all dogs, her own and several others. That is so much like my own opinion it is not funny. I do NOT love all dogs. I like dogs in general, but the onlyy ones I've ever loved are my own. And there are some I ruddy hate too.

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