I think we should get rid of cars and alcohol first, they cause a lot more deaths. Including children.
I was talking about the vic legislation yesterday at our fav dog park / cricket oval, and the place was over run by council gardeners doing lawn trimming and whipper snippering etc.
And my dog decides that men in bright yellow vests wearing space helmets are WRONG. And goes and loudly tells them all so. At a safe distance of 2m approx. Except I know she's slightly chomped (herding nip, no skin broken) my lawnmower man for ignoring her. And I know she can jump the fence that those gardeners think are keeping them safe as they bark back at her. Sigh.
Fortunately she didn't touch them, but she did go back on lead for some training time ie went back up near the guys and fed her treats for paying attention to me and ignoring them.
The dog ranger understands her. She told him off too, when he came to get a dog that I'd found wandering the streets without an owner.
And this is why I do think that there should be some sort license (sorry about the spelling).
It I think will have to come in sooner or later as councils and governments will see there is money to be made.
I know I would be in total favour of one, even if this means I have got to do some work on my fencing.
My aunty works in the childrens hospital. She sees many dog bites (many unreported mind you). And she always asks what sort of dog did the biting. She said there is no real trend and all sorts of dogs bite all sorts of people (for all reasons I am sure).
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said: Ban stupid people not dogs. I couldn't agree more.
It is owners, and I think you will find owners are going to be made to be very responible for their dogs nationaly
It is not a breed thing, it is an owner thing and possibly a breeder thing too, unstable to unstable gets more of the same, but proper rearing and training is a huge part of how any breed turns out.
Statisticaly in QLD Rotties and German Shepherds head the list, Labs in some council areas head the list, in some country areas Cattledogs head the list, it is a case of what there is the most of in any any area, rather than breed.
I am in total agreeance with you Minibull Mum.
Only one thing I think we have to remember is this.
It seems that to lay the blame on someone is the wrong thing to do. It is always due to this or that.
No one takes the resposibility to their actions.
It is due to Mum smacked me when I was naughty or I wasn't allowed to watch a tv show.
They fight and fight to lay the blame away from themselves.
Time is now where they must take what they have done as their own and stop the blame game.
Yes, like you I know this will not happen but at lease we take the blame for our wrong doing's.
A unknown dog came onto my neighbours property. It went to chase a horse and was shot dead on site. The owner of the dogs was called (number on collar) and told to pick up the body. The owner of the dog blames the neighbour for the death of his dog.
I cannot get over the fact that any dog owner can be so stupid. My rottie sadly has a tendance to wonder and ends up on the wrong side of the fence some days. if he is shot then it was my own fault for not keeping him contained properly on my property. we need to take responsibility for our pets and their actions.
punish the deed not the breed is my fav slogan
Why won't people contain and train their bloody dogs!!!!!
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