As I was tag surfing, I can across a post someone had written about a pet. This dog was not well-behaved and was described as aggressive. The person posting was waiting until their female dog went into heat and once the male had bred with her, the owner was going to take it somewhere and just let it loose, because “no one wants to buy an aggressive dog.” I was horrified!
I refuse to post the link. I don’t want to drive any traffic whatsoever to this person’s blog. I feel this person is cruel, lazy, ignorant, and just plain horrible. How can anyone do this to an innocent creature?
This dog is obviously domesticated or the owner would not have it. A domesticated dog doesn’t ask for much but care and love. It is clear something is missing in this dog’s life.
I asked the owner if the dog has been taken to a vet. There are a few medical conditions that can cause aggression in dogs. That is the first step in trying to determine why the dog is aggressive.
I also asked if the dog has had obedience training. This, when done with love, can overcome a lot of behavioral problems. If neither of these things have been considered, then the owner is just lazy. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. It’s as simple as that.
The post itself led me to believe neither of these solutions had been tried. Apparently, taking the animal to a no-kill shelter is also too much of an effort.
I don’t expect this person to even approve my comment, much less respond to it. I tried not to be mean or judgemental but I am not sure I succeeded.
This post just appalled me. All I can think about is that poor animal being left far away from home and everything it knows, left to fend for itself after never having to do it before.
This person shouldn’t be allowed to have any pets whatsoever. What they are planning to so is wrong on so many levels. What are their actions going to teach their children about caring for others and the value of a life? Or will they just say the dog ran away?
I’m sorry for such a negative post. I am very upset. I think I may give up tag surfing. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but sometimes one bad apple does spoil the whole barrel. This post just made my heart hurt.