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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:22 AM

Teasing a dog

Food for thought:

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/is-it-ever-ok-to-tease-a-dog

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Reply Teasing a dog (Original post)
Raven Sep 2021 OP
FoxNewsSucks Sep 2021 #1
Raven Sep 2021 #2
Duppers Sep 2021 #4
Duppers Sep 2021 #3
AngryOldDem Sep 2021 #5
Duppers Sep 2021 #6
Hotler Sep 2021 #7
Duppers Sep 2021 #8

Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 05:02 PM

1. Makes sense

I make my dog wait for a treat sometimes, but she always gets it. I have often faked her out by not throwing something. I guess I got lucky with her, she doesn't get anxious about it, she looks around a while, and then comes back. She also doesn't fall for it more than once. After that, she doesn't take off unless she sees an actual object that's been thrown.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 05:27 PM

2. I've done the same with my dogs. The reason I posted this is because I've seen

some posts here that have bothered me. I'm sure they are meant to be funny but they make me cringe. I didn't want to confront anyone directly because I think they were posted with the best intentions, but I just wanted folks to stop and think. There is fun and then there is teasing that can be hurtful.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 05:06 AM

4. Raven, p.m. me when you see one of those posts.

I'll gladly take the heat. I know it's hard to criticize a friend but I'll defend any innocent underdog regardless of what anyone thinks of me.

I hate any sort of cruelty toward an innocent animal, even when it tries to masquerade as humor.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 04:26 AM

3. I dislike anyone teasing a dog

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My son used to tease our dogs & I'd always reprimand him, even though most of his teasing was "seemingly harmless."

Teasing just seems to have a sadistic & dominance element to it. It's a "I-have-power-&-control-over-you thing."

I always put myself in the dog's place & would ask if I would like that treatment. A few times the dog might think it was funny but mostly not. It's obviously done more to amuse the person than the dog. So, imo, folks should not do it.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 07:09 AM

5. Teasing is cruel. Period.

Dogs trust us unquestioningly. We are the center of their worlds.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 07:35 AM

6. I agree.

A child should not be teased either.

It is cruel.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:05 AM

7. Dose that include tickling the fur between their toes when they're sleeping? nt

The dog just gets up and moves, the cat gets pissed.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:24 AM

8. 😸

I've never tried it, 'tho I just know my cat would bite anyone who tries it.
She's a rescue & a biter. Pick her up in an awkward way & she'll bite you. Otherwise, she's a nice little girl.

I'd never do that to our old guy, our dog; he needs his beauty rest. Am thinking an occasional tickle would be harmless tho.

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