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    Unpredictable with other dogs? Heck, so can Shepherds be - VERY unpredictable actually, along with a million and one other breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Unpredictable with other dogs? Heck, so can Shepherds be - VERY unpredictable actually, along with a million and one other breeds.
    with unpredictable I mean....I will kill you...unpredictable! It is sad that some people still use these dogs as pe*is extensions......makes me angry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post

    Was I being irresponsible by taking her to the shops, when I have never had a problem before?

    What would you guys do????
    Ok, im going to give my honest opinion to your ???

    Yes i think your action of leaving you dog alone outside the shop was irresponsible, goodness only knows what could have happened, she could have bitten anyone & you & her would be suffering if that happened. Your dog could also have been attacked by another dog, stolen by any scumbag & used for breeding or worse dog fighting, how sad that would be for her & you.

    I cant honestly say that i have NEVER left my dog alone outside of any shop, i make sure that i have a my OH with me to doggy sit my dogs if i need to go into the shops etc. I don't & will not risk my dog being teased by humans or being attacked by another dog or stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfienut View Post
    People just seem to not be able to get over the 'OMG it looks like a bear!' and want to get right in his face.... Maybe if it was just one or two people it would be ok, but if I turn my back, there will be at least 10 people surrounding him within about a minute (no exaggeration). Not very nice for George! Parents also let their kids run up to 'the bear dog' and give it a hug or fake bark at him.. which has absolutely traumatised him and is now something I need to address. DA when you get your pup make sure you have him exposed to as many people as you can as he will be the most popular dog in town!!
    Hell NN (it's too long to keep typing, sorry) that's awful. I know you mentioned this a while back in another thread, I just didn't realise how extreme it was. That's intolerable! And now George has these issues to deal with because of them all. Bloody ignorance is a killer!!!

    I shall expose him to as many ppl as possible. We are having a cart and yoke built for when he/she is an adult, and we plan to take him to my son's schools. Maybe that will also help teach children how to approach a dog and how to behave around one.

    I suppose I should feel embarrassed by this but I don't...
    I have been bailing up ppl walking their dogs past our house, getting them to stop and talk, allowing me to pat their dogs, and inviting them into the yard. So far everybody has obliged, and has agreed once we get puppy they will stop in on their walks for socialisation etc. We only bought this place about 5 months ago, so it is also a great way to meet the neighbours around this suburb, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hell NN (it's too long to keep typing, sorry) that's awful. I know you mentioned this a while back in another thread, I just didn't realise how extreme it was. That's intolerable! And now George has these issues to deal with because of them all. Bloody ignorance is a killer!!!

    I shall expose him to as many ppl as possible. We are having a cart and yoke built for when he/she is an adult, and we plan to take him to my son's schools. Maybe that will also help teach children how to approach a dog and how to behave around one.

    I suppose I should feel embarrassed by this but I don't...
    I have been bailing up ppl walking their dogs past our house, getting them to stop and talk, allowing me to pat their dogs, and inviting them into the yard. So far everybody has obliged, and has agreed once we get puppy they will stop in on their walks for socialisation etc. We only bought this place about 5 months ago, so it is also a great way to meet the neighbours around this suburb, I think.
    What a great idea on the cart! And great getting to meet local dogs and people- I'm sure they'll all share your excitement about your new arrival!

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    Yeah, looking forward to the cart.

    The ppl I've accosted so far have all been mature aged ppl with mature and very well-behaved dogs, so that helps.

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    Personally, I think that this mother is being a complete idiot. I see dogs being tied out front at the local deli/shopping centre all the time and they never get into any trouble. I would not hesitate to leave my dog tied up without a muzzle or anything for a few minutes as long as I am only a second away.

    I also see how this could have turned out very badly, so common sense tells me to advise you to muzzle your dog. Personal feelings and the custom in my suburb tells me that if this was me, in my area, I would think of this as a once-off and not change my habit over one idiotic little boy and his moronic parents.

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    I think I'd go with what the vet says, and correct anybody who suggests pitbull x by saying the vet says...

    What the vet says is in the dogs' best interests.

    Back on topic, thirty years ago I might have left a dog tied to a pole outside a shop, in fact we had one we could tell to "stay" and she would. Didn't need to tie her up. But now, dogs are not allowed anywhere but a designated space with permission to be off lead. So footpaths outside shops are required to be on lead and restrained - ie attached to a person. A pensioner in Darwin? recently got a huge fine for leaving her dog tied up to a post while she went to a local outdoor market. She had no idea the rules had changed. I think the on lead rule would be in every state. It certainly is for SA.

    So other reasons, even if it were legal, why I wouldn't anymore.
    1. there are a lot of sickos out there, who will steal dogs for bait or as fighters in their underground dog fights. There are a lot more of these kinds of people around now than there were in the 80s. And there are lots of people - the same ones that fall in love with pet shop puppies -who would look at the poor lonely friendly dog and take it home because of its lovely big eyes and waggy tail and they wouldn't think they were stealing.

    2. I can't be sure some idiot person wouldn't tease my dog and get bitten and it's not them that gets locked up for animal cruelty, it's my dog that gets PTS for biting a human.

    3. I can't be sure that someone with a dog aggressive dog wouldn't come by and cause my dog trouble / attack it.

    4. My dog hates busy roads, she goes bunta like some dogs do with fireworks and most shops are next to busy roads.

    Now what I do is leave the dog in the car in the shade or basement car park, or I yell through the door of the shop and get people to bring me what I want, or I take her into the shop (hockey clubrooms), or I leave the dog at home.

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    thanks for the advice Hyacinth, I am located in SA an was unaware that it is illegal to tie a dog up outside of a shop/deli.

    I think that pretty well answers my questions guys and thanks.

    I will no longer be taking her out in public without a muzzle (she is going to HATE ME!)

    and I certainly wont be leaving her tied up alone!

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    Good post Hyacinth.

    Everything chnages, and for every change there is always a reason.

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