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I got this in an email...

kind of weird...but interesting nonetheless...

you walk past two dogs on tie outs, after ordering some food. they seem friendly. Name at least three reasons why it would be ill advised to throw them a bit of food...despite the fact they appear to be truly hungry.


My answer was..

1. you don't know their dietary concerns. depending on what food you have in your hand, you may end up instigating some nasty diarhea or other similar condition.

2. if you THROW them food, there is the potential for food aggressive behavior.

3. its generally rude to feed other's dogs without permission. if they appear neglected, the right course of action would be to notify AC.


Did I leave anything out?

a thought...

it might be kind of fun to make up a few scenarios like this, have people answer and then discuss..

if anyone's interested that is.
 

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I'm interested :)

I'm trying to think of other reasons but I'm coming up blank. But perhaps if you threw the food and it landed out of their reach they would struggle and potentially hurt themselves trying to get it? And dogs who haven't eaten in a significant period of time should be introduced to bland items first? Pretty similar to your ideas.
 

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ok...I thought of one..

You are walking your dog, a relatively well socialized pooch. A stray appears. Its comes barrelling towards you.

what do you do?
 

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ok...I thought of one..

You are walking your dog, a relatively well socialized pooch. A stray appears. Its comes barrelling towards you.

what do you do?
Pick up my dog

Go the opposite direction

Stay where I'm at, make my dog stayed relaxed - hopefully the other dog will leave after sniff

Stay where I'm at, let my dog defend themselves if needed
 

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ok...I thought of one..

You are walking your dog, a relatively well socialized pooch. A stray appears. Its comes barrelling towards you.

what do you do?
Step between my dog and the loose stray. Walk at Rt. Angles to the stray. Utilize cattle prod on stray (set to 'high') if stray is aggressive or my dog is upset in any way.

Unless the stray is truly aggressive, the prod is usuallynot necessary because stepping between stray and my dog and then leaning into the stray's space and Ch cha-ing usually does the trick.. might have to repeat 2X.
 
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