[lit-ideas] Re: Can't have a gun? Get a dog

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 20:42:40 -0400

At 08:28 PM 6/2/2006, you wrote:

Eric Yost wrote:

The actual owner of a dog does have to establish an "alpha" relationship with the dog. That's why LH's engineer acquaintance had to give up his guard dog: the man was too old to effectively dominate a large and aggressive dog.

Oh, really? Do you think establishing who's the alpha dog requires wrestling with the dog?

Sometimes it DOES. Some very big, strong, alpha dogs need to get their ass kicked by the owner before the deference happens. If you ever see a well behaved pit-bull terrier or a rotty, chances are their owners DID kick their ass when they were younger, but still big.


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Paul Stone
Leamington, ON. Canada

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