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PostPosted: July 23 19, 10:58 am 
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Son in law was all about the huge [expletive] pure breeds. Can’t recall the breed Gus was but he pinned s-i-l’s gf over a shoe or something and he basically sided w the dog. Had to finally go to rescue farm. Next up, Louis, a Dogue de Bordeaux. Couldn’t be outside in heat for more than a few minutes. Stairs dangerous to heart. Pure vanity. So effed up in my opinion; breeding ipoor health & short life spans is also cruel.

At least this time he went with a “heritage” breed bulldog.

Hope this doesn’t hurt any feelings


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: July 23 19, 11:22 am 
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cardsfantx wrote:

..it may not be YOUR experience/what you believe, but backed by freaking nature/science/basically any trainer you'd take a dog to, they would tell you that you need to have a kennel/cage/den area for a dog to be able to go to. his/her area to get away and be by themselves. not a dog pillow/bed next in your room, or your bed...their own "room"/area they can go to. just like you and your kids have...their room.

yep I acknowledged that the people (trainers etc) say that is the way it should be with crate space. Someone has to claim the expertise. I'm not going all PETA over this-saying Dogs can be happy in a number of scenarios.

It's the "they all like their own room" or den thing that doesn't add up. Aren't dogs pack animals naturally? My more free- range house dogs, they seem to mostly want to be where we are. And when they sleep and lounge around, which is often, they sample around based on conditions ( a cool floor, a sunny spot etc etc), rather than wandering around looking for their own room.

I compared this to the obedient "dog walking" rules. Family members should definitely be able to curtail their dog on a walk. But the strict heel-trained obedience thing isn't always part of this - even in our case with a 90lb lab.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: July 23 19, 11:40 am 
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Freed Roger wrote:
cardsfantx wrote:
Freed Roger wrote:
go birds wrote:

Shes a bernedoodle--i sound so manly when i say that.

There's no doubt she will warm up to it, but it's the interim i'm worried about. Sound carries throughout this building.


The Berne part is Bernese Mountain Dog, right?
They had them guarding the Alpaca farm we visited on vacation. Sign gave the history. Cool looking dogs- and sign expressed these dogs are doing a job, guests shouldn't try to pet/socialize.

They had a real solid woof.

My brother's dog -mostly Antolian shepherd -it was dog that was bred to notify and guard farms too. Dog was great but my bro never solved the barking nuisance, especially at night. I think he even gave the collar thing a try for a while, to no avail. But then he never had any prowler problems.

Maybe there are some tips out there for barking.
If I recall, you try to teach some sort of stifle command for the dog. But it has to be done timely, which makes it hard to implement. I wonder if you could have one of those listening devices (Google home) programmed to issue your stifle command when gone.


the dog we have now is a Bernese Mountain Dog; our dog before him was an Anatolian Shepherd.

Barking issues?


not the Anatolian shepherd...he was actually oddly quiet. don't know if it's something maybe with the herding aspect/didn't want to frighten animals/wanted to be stealthy??...I dunno...but I remember how I thought it was odd that he only barked a handful of times; literally

the Bernese yes; not too much inside, but when we let him out he'll bark at anything that moves. it's prob annoying I know, but personally I don't mind a loud/deep bark. it's the yapping of small dogs that gets to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
PostPosted: July 23 19, 11:43 am 
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I was not pleased with the loud deep barks of the two big white dogs at the campground last week.


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 Post subject: Re: Dogs
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lukethedrifter wrote:
I was not pleased with the loud deep barks of the two big white dogs at the campground last week.


yeah, if he won't shut up/get it out of his system after a few mins, I'll take him back inside.

esp living where pretty much everyone has a pool/hangs out outside all day/night during the summer, no one wants to hear that for long.


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