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Today I saw some guy walking his dog and he dropped the leash and the doggy ran a little farther ahead and the guy ran up to him and the dog just dropped scared and then the guy slapped him.

I really wanted to pull over and get out of my car and punch the dude in the schnoz.

I never understood why people do this. Now, if my dogs are going bonkers I will nudge them or tap them so they know that I am there. But when you kick or hit your dog? That is ridiculous. It is a dog. They do dog things. They probably do not know what the heck you are hitting them for.

It just pisses me off. You can't just hit them. They are totally innocent.

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Most I've done was a tap or shove usually when they are in the act of doing something bad. I'd never hit any animal. :0

I don't hit animals.  I threaten to sell them to third world countries but I don't hit them. 

My husband accuses me of kicking his dog.  I don't kick her, I nudge her away from me with my leg.  She's heavy so it takes a little effort.

I caught him doing the same to my cat.  After accusing him of kicking Vodka, he shut up about the damned dog.

I hate the sucker, but I will never hate any animal enough to hit it.

When my dog was about 8 months old, my father hired a dog trainer.  I remember he was harsh with her... he often pulled on the choker to teach her to do this or that.  I couldn't watch.  Anyway, he only came to the house a few times and the dog was always very obedient after.

I don't think I could ever hit an animal (except insects; sorry insects).  That's just abuse.

I can just like, tell, when someone hits their dog. Like when I walk in their house and they yell at the dog for jumping on me and he just like, squats down in the corner with those big old eyes. I hate that look.

I thwack my dog on the nose on a regular basis. It doesn't seem to be reducing any of her annoying behaviors though, so I assume it's not all that threatening.

And I'll jerk on her leash if she's bad while walking, but I have it attached to a harness, so it's not actually hurting her, but she doesn't like it.

I get really pissed when other people fuss at her for anything. Like jumping on them. Because she's short and I let her jump on me so that I can be lay and not have to bend down to pet her. So then with other people get mad at her for it, it's not really fair since I let her all the time.

Original Post by minda_spk:

I thwack my dog on the nose on a regular basis. 

I thwack my dog too. But only when her nose is on the table, or shes reaching for the napkin on my lap. (She's an 80 lb golden retriever, and can easily reach the table standing up.)

I don't think it actually scares her at all, and I know it doesn't hurt her. She is just reminded that good doggies don't take food of the peoples' plates (at least when they're lookingSmile).

But people who actually hit their dogs, or kick them (not nudging), or yank on their collars really hard don't deserve to be pet owners. Dogs are great, loving creatures. They do their best to please you (most of the time, at least). They don't deserve abuse. 

No hitting.  I do pound on her chest and haunches while we're playing to rile her up but she enjoys that.

There are so many better ways to communicate with a dog instead of yanking, thwacking, hitting, pulling, jerking, kicking, yelling, choking, etc.

No way.  I definitely agree you have to exert some physical control over the dog, and I'm not against leash corrections or taps that are designed to get the dog's attention and target an undesirable behavior.  Hitting a dog to punish it is stupid ... dogs do not know what they are being punished for, or understand the cause & effect relationship between bad behavior and punishment.  They just learn to fear you and/or avoid you, or hide their bad behavior.

I want my dog to obey me out of respect, not fear. 

schnooder...so why didn't you punch him??  what a jerk. I hate people that mistreat animals.

i dont have a dog now but i used to. i watched my dad hit him with a newspaper roll once for doing something really stupid and it upset me alot, but it wasnt a very hard hit, more of a scare.

i never hit him. maybe a nudge or so or a soft slap (like a hard pat) if he was being really annoying. i think sort of making a threatening gesture is scary enough for them, but it still upsets me to do anything of the sort.

then again, i have a really soft spot for dogs, so i cant stand seeing them in pain!

There's only one thing to say about this topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgGA-hHWxtA

what really annoys me is when you see a dog not coming to or running away from their human and then when the dog does do what the human wants (come and sit next to them) the human smacks the dog! all that does is make the dog less likely to come when you call and it's just confusing for the poor thing. I always want to tell these people to imagine what it's like to be told to do something and then when you do it you get punished.

 

 

I've never hit our puppy. She just needs a firm yell and she pretty much rolls over and is very submissive. She's little so I can't imagine hitting her. She gets scared when we yell so it would completely break her and lead her to not trust us if we ever hit her.

I hate when people hit their animals to train them. Dogs don't know what you want from them unless you tell them and guide them. They're going to do wrong things until you train them to do the right thigns. And like others have said, they don't even necessarily know why they are being hit. Like when people hit their dogs for peeing in the house? You're training them that it is not okay to pee...

positive reinforcement does wonders...  

I would never ever hit my dog. EVER. Oh, and I love people that get mad at their dogs for barking. They are DOGS. They bark. It's like yelling at a human for talking! Get a life.

I saw a woman beat her small dog while outside one day. I don't know what I was thinking, but adrenaline must have taken over, because I went up to her and asked why she felt the need to hit the dog and that I wish to god that someone bigger and stronger than her would hit her so she knows what it feels like to be abused. Bitch.

Original Post by schnooder:

I can just like, tell, when someone hits their dog. Like when I walk in their house and they yell at the dog for jumping on me and he just like, squats down in the corner with those big old eyes. I hate that look.

not true!! i do NOT hit my dog, and he cowers like he's bean beaten with a stick his whole life when i get mad at him (make an angry face and make my NAUGHTY DOG gesture). his daycare actually asked me once if i was sure someone wasn't hitting him, because he also cowers when his leash is put on.

i adopted him from a city of boston pound. the day i went to meet him, i saw a worker there slap him in his face, and who knows what happened to him before he ended up there.

please don't assume people with a dog that cowers like that hits them, i'd hate to think anyone thought that of me!

 

Original Post by schnooder:

I can just like, tell, when someone hits their dog. Like when I walk in their house and they yell at the dog for jumping on me and he just like, squats down in the corner with those big old eyes. I hate that look.

 my lucy does this and we never hit her. please don't think I do if you come over! she is a rescue dog, we got her at 1.5 years old, not sure what she had gone through, but now 3-4 years later, she still cowers at everything. She is a giant yellow lab.

jules... JINX!! =D

{{{Murph, Lucy}}}

Original Post by minda_spk:

I thwack my dog on the nose on a regular basis. It doesn't seem to be reducing any of her annoying behaviors though, so I assume it's not all that threatening.

And I'll jerk on her leash if she's bad while walking, but I have it attached to a harness, so it's not actually hurting her, but she doesn't like it.

I get really pissed when other people fuss at her for anything. Like jumping on them. Because she's short and I let her jump on me so that I can be lay and not have to bend down to pet her. So then with other people get mad at her for it, it's not really fair since I let her all the time.

is this a serious post?

um...i'm sorry, but if your little dog jumped all over my legs, i'd probably fuss at her too. i don't care how little and cute she is, muddy paws on my clothes is not cool. if you like allowing your dog to jump on you, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, just teach her an "UP" command. but don't expect people to enjoy being jumped on!

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