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 maxxoccupancy
Joined: 2/5/2007
Msg: 4
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I needed help and my foster dog guarded me from the help!Page 1 of 2    (1, 2)
Wow, that's just like those Brit cops who prevented anyone from saving a family of three from burning to death in their home.
 barbee1970
Joined: 12/29/2008
Msg: 5
I needed help and my foster dog guarded me from the help!
Posted: 4/6/2009 11:23:11 PM
Breed makes no difference. Media sensationalizes
how bad these dogs are. The dog needs a trainer or to be trained somehow. All dogs need to know who the "alpha" is. I have a Shep/Staff mix who is 7 yrs old and never a problem. The dog lays around all of the time.
 SAguy_06
Joined: 12/29/2005
Msg: 6
I needed help and my foster dog guarded me from the help!
Posted: 4/7/2009 2:30:12 AM
I think abby was meaning she needs to be trained when to turn the attack dog off. most attack dogs have a "Heel" word, once said by the owner the dog remains reposed.

likewise there is an attack word...your dog just is on attack mode.
 Pyro74
Joined: 4/23/2006
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I needed help and my foster dog guarded me from the help!
Posted: 4/8/2009 11:26:31 PM
OP, my advice is to contact your emergency services, and have them flag your phone number(s). They need this info, and then they can send animal control to restrain the dog. Also you should probably have your dog be friendly with your neighbors, so they could restrain her should the situation arise. Other than that, sounds like you have a nice dog. Kudos on rescueing her.
Now to address some of these posts. Here's a quote from the OP:

<div class="quote">As a single woman,I am proud to have a dog who will protect me
Amazingly, people on here think that this dog did something wrong, that it is an agressive dog and needs professinal training. The dog did it's job, period. Even the most highly trained dogs will go into defensive mode with their master is down. And from the OP's other posts she herself states that the dog is trained. Why do some people completely ignore facts just to state their opinion?

<div class="quote">Now that your dog has learned he can "protect" you when you're down using aggression, he might apply it in other situations.
This has to be the most ignorant and completely clueless statement on this post. So wrong on so many levels. Do not take advice from this poster.
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