The Covid get a puppy craze

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The big problem is so many are unsocialized, and the pups. I have a very inquisitive beagle who wants to sniff and say hello to every dog he meets, so many of the new breed of dog owners think this is weird and simply walk away or in some cases even drag their dog away. The result is dogs who don't get on well or at all with other dogs. As bad as the problem is now, it's only going to get worse as time goes on.
 

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Had some bloke threaten to report my dogs that were on leads for attacking his yappy little thing, when it got too close and was picked up by the head and shook about by my greyhound who could have killed him with one bite.
My mate has had two or three greyhounds for years. He started rescuing them when he found out what happens to them after their racing life. They are great with people but, they don’t seem to get on well with other dogs. They make great pets though. 👍
 

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My mate has had two or three greyhounds for years. He started rescuing them when he found out what happens to them after their racing life. They are great with people but, they don’t seem to get on well with other dogs. They make great pets though. 👍
My last 2 dogs were rescue greyhounds and one of them was just a killing machine. If another dog approached, he would stand perfectly still until it got within range then he would go straight for the throat, pretty scary really. Other owners would shout "Don't worry, he's friendly" and I would reply "please get your dog up, this one is muzzled for a reason". As you say, they make great pets but it can be very stressful when you take them out.
 

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My last 2 dogs were rescue greyhounds and one of them was just a killing machine. If another dog approached, he would stand perfectly still until it got within range then he would go straight for the throat, pretty scary really. Other owners would shout "Don't worry, he's friendly" and I would reply "please get your dog up, this one is muzzled for a reason". As you say, they make great pets but it can be very stressful when you take them out.
Yeah. Strange as when I visit him they are all over me. Soft as brushes both of them but, if another dog was to get into their garden they’d tear it apart. Lovely dogs though greyhounds. 👍
 

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My last 2 dogs were rescue greyhounds and one of them was just a killing machine. If another dog approached, he would stand perfectly still until it got within range then he would go straight for the throat, pretty scary really. Other owners would shout "Don't worry, he's friendly" and I would reply "please get your dog up, this one is muzzled for a reason". As you say, they make great pets but it can be very stressful when you take them out.

10,000 years of selective breeding
 

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I can see the headline now: Stay Home, Don’t buy a pup, protect the rescue shelters 👍🏻
Why do so many people think they have an opinion on what others want to spend their money on?!
Because they are concerned for the pup.Not hard to work that out is it?
 

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Because they are concerned for the pup.Not hard to work that out is it?
The OP was about families buying a dog...not drug addicts. If they can’t look after a dog, then I’d be more concerned about their children’s welfare first.
 

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I'm sorry but I cannot see any reference to drug addicts.
The point I was trying to make was why presume the dog would be mistreated. Just because someone gets a dog during Covid/lockdown period doesn’t mean they want something to kick around.
 

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The point I was trying to make was why presume the dog would be mistreated. Just because someone gets a dog during Covid/lockdown period doesn’t mean they want something to kick around.
I see what you mean now mate but I think the thread is about people in lockdown buying a pup and then not having time to look after it when they go back to work.
 

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I see what you mean now mate but I think the thread is about people in lockdown buying a pup and then not having time to look after it when they go back to work.

and not realising that cute fluffy animal they bought, needs a lot more attention the older it gets,
 

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I've been for a walk along the river this morning with the missus and Winston. Several families out walking their little pooches, mainly off leads running riot, doing what little dogs do and getting aggressive with anything they are afraid of.
Winston on the other hand kept on his lead when other dogs were around. Told to sit and stay when the little 'darlings' were charging at him yapping their bloody heads off. And he did as he was told.

The problem with most small dog owners is they have no concept regarding training. Their little schits running around barking are just playing or a case of "oh look at him fancying his chances, he'd (Winston) would have have him for lunch. "
On the other hand if I was to let him off the lead he'd be portrayed as an aggressive dangerous dog, 38kg of muscle (soft as owt) defending himself against a little shitter which is having a go, and he'd be classed as the aggressor.

The new breed of owners need to invest some time and money in learning how to control their dogs, learning how to socialise them, and learning how to have them behave in public. And then pass what they've learnt onto their little pooches.
I think properly training your dog is part of being a responsible dog owner Dave. Unfortunately alot of people give up when it gets hard.
Also not meaning to single anyone out but it always does seem to be the smaller breeds that are the most gobby.
 

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I see them all while our running. I’m forever jumping 20ft dog leads because the owner is more interested in the screen and no idea we’re the dog is
 

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used to take my german shepherds dog training 3 times a week the dogs loved it so did i . Dog trainer was ex security and taught obedience , agility , tracking even taking someone down i used to do the running with the sleeve
 
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