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    What an amazing dog she is!
    Why do they de-bark dogs? I have met one debarked dog, it sounded just terrible when he attempted to. I wouldnt like to own a debarked dog, seems...wrong to me. But if thats what floats your boat, I dont have a problem with it (not talking to you personally DA, didint want it to seem that way).

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    Another who has never had a de-barked dog.

    How fascinating to watch Logan communicate so well with you, especially on the first night. Beautiful that she's found her own way to get your attention.

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    DA, since Ralph had his tracheostomy he cannot bark or talk. He has tried to bark especially when suspicious people walk past.
    He has learned to alert us in other ways. We now read his bodylanguage, the way he tilts his head and just the way he makes eye contact.
    It took a couple of weeks, but we unstand most things he tries to tell us, including when the cat wants in!

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    I hope Debarking isn't just done out of convenience...
    "If you're going through hell, keep going"

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroogoo View Post
    I hope Debarking isn't just done out of convenience...
    Most of the time it is done because dogs are kept in populated areas and bark so much that people complain and the council orders them de-barked or re-homed or pts.
    Some people just do it because they know that the council may tell them to do it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    I have honestly never heard of such a thing. Just had a read up on it and I do not like the idea of it at all...

    I found out what they do, which is surgically removing tissue from the dog's vocal chords. Personally, I would never do this, it just seems cruel and I would feel unsafe with my dog being de-barked, as they wouldn't be able to scare some one off if they were trying to break in etc.

    Anyway, if thats what you want to do with your dogs, that is fine.

    Logan sounds like an amazing girl and I wish you all the best. Interesting.
    Logan was debarked before DA got her

    DA also said in the original post it's not something she would consider doing

    TBH If it came down to debarking or rehoming, I'd debark too. I wouldn't do it out of convenience or for any other reason though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    Most of the time it is done because dogs are kept in populated areas and bark so much that people complain and the council orders them de-barked or re-homed or pts.
    Some people just do it because they know that the council may tell them to do it anyway.
    By my original comment i meant i hope its done as a last resort after every other option has failed,not just because the owner cant be bothered puting in the effort to train the animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post

    TBH If it came down to debarking or rehoming, I'd debark too. I wouldn't do it out of convenience or for any other reason though.
    Nowadays I would too. I had a shiztu/pomeranian when I was in my late teens and got an anonymous letter from a neighbour one day saying that she was barking all night (even though I never heard her) and that if it didn't stop they would get in contact with the council
    I ended up giving her to a family that had alot of land and another dog of similar breed.

    Troopa is a night time barker so we're getting a crate and moving him back inside. I'm happy I'm more informed about these things now and know that I have all different options to help control the barking

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroogoo View Post
    By my original comment i meant i hope its done as a last resort after every other option has failed,not just because the owner cant be bothered puting in the effort to train the animal.
    Yeh well sadly it is sometimes just done because there have been complaints and they cant or wont try to fix it with training.
    I dont like it but that is just the way it is.
    I think that most vets wont do it unless there is a good reason.

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    I would certainly consider it strongly as a last resort before PTS being the next option if I lived in town.

    Settling in well DA, Sooo good. Remember though there is usually a "honeymoon period, lol"

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