Why do so many idiot people on here tell people to get rid of their dogs if they disagree?
Dogs are family and a lifelong companion for the dog. Dogs not being walked constantly are better than dogs on death row in cages. Believe me, most dogs just want activities, a big yard, and things to do.
I felt judged on a post because my restless dogs destroyed things. I've had dogs that got walked daily and still did to my toys as a kid or stole.
- Anonymous2 months ago
That's very arbitrary. They are only lifelong family members if you want it that way. There's no law that requires people to keep their pets indefinitely.
- AmberLv 52 months ago
If I think it's just an ******** answer I simply ignore them. But if you want others opinions you have to also accept them and learn to separate. I may not like or agree with their answer but they do have a point and maybe I should consider that. You can't whine when your snowflake feelings get hurt because you didn't really want answers, just wanted to be told how wonderful you are and how it's not your fault.
You get people who just to assumptions to.
"I'll bet your destructive dog is one you've had from a puppy. You got it from a breeder or was given it by someone else (red flag). You only walk it 20 minutes a day, aren't home much and give the dog no mental stimulation but maybe do big walks on the weekend because it's all you can manage time wise. The dog knows little to no commands, or only pays attention when it suits him. He's also a male who had not been neutered." Ask yourself honestly...how correct was half of that?
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
There are several 'types' of people who ask questions children, trolls, people who want agreement with what they think and those people who want/need help/advice and also several 'types' who answer again children, trolls, people who want to help but have little to no knowledge and a few who are professionals/semi professionals in the dog world...... sorting out these types can be easy or hard and the reality is no one on YA can 'see' or examine the dog and there are many different ways of dealing with training, socialisation and health care of dogs, depending on the dogs temperament as well as the family they live with....most ask and have no intention of doing anything about their situation, they are looking for a magic wand to make their dog better for free, or obedient for free and without them having to take action or change their own behaviour.
Dogs are a different animal species, they are not little humans or living toys and if you do not provide the very basics of what they need there will be health and behavioural issues.
Dogs NEED to be lead walked daily regardless of weather, this gets rid of their excess energy, it builds their confidence, builds their pack mentality, socialises them to new noises, smells and sights, reinforces their obedience... it is a NEED for all and any dog, so the restless dog who destroys things is not getting its needs met, it has too much excess energy and very likely an unconfident dog as well as dogs know chewing releives anxiety, so they chew and destroy.
- Verulam 1Lv 72 months ago
If you don't want to read anything other than replies that agree with you, then you should move on.
Very occasionally the ONLY reasonable answer is to rehome or give peace to a dog, depending on the situation.
If your dog is being destructive, it's up to you to correct this behaviour, as appropriate.
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- JojoLv 72 months ago
Apart from getting walks, a dog NEEDS to be TRAINED and disciplined and to learn what is and what is not acceptable behaviour. They also need a competent `leader` /owner to who they show respect, or they will just do as they like. Unless you teach your dogs not to touch things that they should not touch or chew on, then how are they to know it`s unacceptable? WE (community members) answer questions the best we can , and can only go on what few details the OP provides, which is not usually very many.
YOU say you walk your dogs daily, but you don`t say for how long, where, and if they have off lead time to run and be free to do what dogs love to do. A walk in an urban area for 30 minutes is not much fun for any dog. Training should be done at least twice weekly and all dogs should have their own `toy box` which should contain a selection of different toys and articles that the dog can chew on or play with whenever it wants to. Dogs with toy boxes soon learn not to chew on other household items, as you should play with the dog with its toys and discourage any attempt by the dog to touch or chew on items it should not.
BY the way....a big yard is no substitute for interesting walks and training, and dogs soon become bored with the same old space to walk about in. Playtime is ok but does not require the dog to use its brain, as in training and therefore does not help to tire the dog out much mentally.Source(s): GSD owner for 57 years. UK
- ZotsRuleLv 72 months ago
Reported for RANTING.
But your dogs are NEVER walked. You made all sorts of excuses why you can't walk them. You're a ***** to think they're better off with you even though you never walk them AND you haven't bothered to train them so they're aggressive and bark all day long.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Because they are trolling the dog section.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
dogs who destroy things are bored. They need walks, need basic training and someone to play with them.
- TrumpfanMagaLv 62 months ago
It's the liberal trolls on here.
- Rick BLv 72 months ago
No idea what you are talking about. I can't recall the last time I saw a post telling someone to get rid of their dog.