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    Quote Originally Posted by choppachop View Post
    sorry ange but this bit bolded rang in my head , won't happen overnight,but it will happen!
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    myth : pound dogs cannot be trained

    myth : all behaviour problems are the dogs issue (the dumb humans had nothing to do with it)

    myth : cows milk will upset all dogs tummies

    myth : starving a dog will make it a better guard dog

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    all pound dogs have nasty issues (that pet shop dogs and registered pure bred dogs do not have)
    the place to get your new puppy is a pet shop (ARRGGHHH)
    the place to get your new puppy is from a newspaper ad or trading post or internet classified.
    All dogs are well nourished on human food leftovers. Anything people can eat is safe for dogs.
    Rubbing a dogs nose in "it" will teach it not to...
    Scolding a dog and hitting it when you finally get it to come back to you will make it come to you when you call next time (I saw this one in action a couple of days ago ARRGGH).
    Anyone can be a good dog owner and trainer with no effort on their part.
    It's ok not to take a dog for a walk if you have a big back yard.

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    getting a second dog as companion for your current dog will solve all the current behaviour problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I hate that many think that a dog can think and feel as humans do so they baby them and ruin them.
    Really? But my dog DOES think and feel as humans do. He looks for love(which I've been told is crap), we give him love, he soaks it up. I would not treat him any less than I do my human family members.

    Perhaps I've missed your point How can you ruin a dog?
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    Myth: There is something wrong with pound puppies, hence why they are in a shelter.
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    Really? But my dog DOES think and feel as humans do. He looks for love(which I've been told is crap), we give him love, he soaks it up. I would not treat him any less than I do my human family members.

    Perhaps I've missed your point How can you ruin a dog?
    No, im sorry, but he doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    No, im sorry, but he doesn't.
    Myf, more explanation was needed here

    Mydogau

    When Asher is looking for love, what does he do? Does he come up to you and demand attention (however innocently) or does he whimper for it?

    Personally, I withhold my attention when a dog does this to me, they get attention when I call them to give attention to them. I wait till the dog has walked away and is distracted by something else or has laid down. For me and in my experience this has mad training a dream. It makes the dogs that much more willing to do what I am asking of them because they are getting my attention as well as the treat. It also helps to solidify the recall Again, this is in my experience with both fosters/rescues and my current pup.

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    I believe dogs know more then we give them credit for.
    When I am feeling sad, Mollie comes over for a cuddle, rather then the usual-ball-in-her-mouth for a game of fetch.
    When I am feeling happy, Mollie will be hyperactive too and want to play and have fun.
    I believe she honestly does understand my moods and emotions.
    They know the change in our voice, the change in our facial expression and our actions.
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    Myth: Dogs are just dumb creatures.

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