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    I know plenty of people that laugh and think its cute when their SWF growls at me.
    I know 0 people that think its cute when their GSD growls at me.
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    I don't find it so cute when I get bitten on the leg by an agressive chi when previously the owners had encouraged bad behaviour... nasty little dog that thing was.

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    In regards to the playfight question, we do with both our Amstaffs and Staffords and never had an issue, because they know what the "control" word means and they know that means no more...... (background, i did 12yrs of Police/ Security dog training, while these breeds are not schutzhund trained, we use alot of the same commands and demand the same respect that we would if they were bite trained)....

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    Myf, agree with you totally. Small, they think it's funny. Big, not so funny!

    ironic thing is, sometimes it can be easier to stop a big dog in it's tracks than a wee one who has attached themselves to you and no matter how hard you try, you can't get the little ****s off you.
    Any aggression shown from any breed of dog towards a human is not tolerable IMO.

    Boxerini, yes, I have usually always play-fought with my dogs. (One exception - Zed.)
    But I do play with them like a dog, not a human.
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    Hmmm... what about Schutzhund? Would you call that aggression, or no?

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    What di you mean Boxer? As in, precisely? Schutzhund training in it's original form has a specific purpose, so I;m not sure what you're asking as in would I call that aggression???
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    DA, Its more because if you let them get away with things thinking its cute, you'll pay the consequences more with a 'scary' dog that with a Maltese for example. ‘Firm hand’ is someone who is capable of disciplining(sp?) IMO.
    'Oh cute puppy Boxer is growling at me *laugh laugh laugh chuckle chuckle*'
    'Adult Boxer growling at me, not so cute'
    'Little Jack Russell growling, cute;
    'Adult JRT growling, still cute. Still small’
    Yeah, this is what I'm talking about, ie I know what is and isn't acceptable and I will do everything I can to make sure my dog knows this. For instance Ella's (bullmastiff) 'parents' didn't let her crawl all over and jump on people from day dot. This is exactly what I will be expecting from my dog

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    Hmmm, I'm not sure that is what dog profile's mean by a 'firm hand is needed" etc???

    I guess we all just read things different ways. Lol.
    I have always believed the phrase/description to mean - best to be owned by one with a dominant personality, one who can offer a firm method of teaching and training in a forceful but constructive way. I guess I have always looked at a firm hand as being the way a dog is firmly brought up from scratch so very little discipline is ever really needed.
    A firm hand also construes to me the idea of 'givre them an inch and they will take a mile!"
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    Maybe a 'firm hand' wasn't exactly the best term... oh I don't know anymore, I give up

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    I think I know what you mean, but I am finding it hard to put into words too Loren.

    It's just that I've seen a lot of breeds that the majority of the population would possibly classify as needing a firm hand being bought by ppl who are ocmplete novices to dog ownership. Yet those dogs have turned out great because the owners really put in the time and effort. I've seen other dogs who were breeds that required a strong leadership in the hands of novices who never put in an ounce of work with them, and of course the result was catastrophic.

    I wonder if that makes any sense? Lol.
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