Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Training and responsible owners are the answer to the dog problems

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 am

In response to your article on dog attacks, I would like to start by saying I am very sorry to hear about the attacks in Lodi and Stockton. However, requiring a muzzle on a dog because of their breed is only going to further the stigma of certain breeds.

Second, as one who grew up with Rottweilers, Chihuahuas and now a dog parent of an English bulldog, I must say It has nothing to do with breed but with training, training, training.

If anything, the local city shelter should find a way to institute a required dog training class (even if held by them personally) in addition to the approval of your landlord (if a renter) and introductions to other family pets before adopting.

I think that there are a lot of irresponsible people who do not take the time to train their dogs, purebred or otherwise. And not to compare children to dogs, but just like with children, if one doesn't teach them right from wrong they will run wild making their parents look bad due to bad parenting.

Has anyone thought of fining adopted dog owners if they cannot show proof of training within a reasonable timeline? In addition, has anyone considered that if training is not completed within a certain time frame, the dog will be taken back with no reimbursement of adoption fees?

This is not just a problem caused by lack of training, but a lack of responsibility on the part of our city animal shelter, due to adopting out dogs without inspecting homes and verifying adopter information that has been given. One should be required to have their home inspected, as the Animal Friends Connection does and many others in the surrounding community.

Muzzles, no. Simply train your dogs — that is, unless you want to create even more aggressive dogs. Training does not need to be expensive. This is something the animal shelter should consider doing. Not only will it show they are there to help, it will bring in more revenue for them to help more animals.

Kim Brooks

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted Yesterday by Mike Adams.

article: Letter: La Raza does support illegal im…

Kevin: I think with a one party system, only 1/3 of America would never have any representation in the oval office. But really, the what e…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Mike Adams.

article: Letter: Friend’s car was wrongfully tow…

I think it's just the geography of the way the page is set up. With the "Twitter" and "Marketplace" and "Calendar&…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: We should reconsider using firi…

Eric, I can just imagine where we would be if the military hadn't gone to war when there was no other solution.

More...

Posted Yesterday by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: Evolutionism is a hypothesis, n…

Simply put. Evolution is gradual change over a period of time. Humans are evolving. Plants are evolving. Animals are evolving. Relationship…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Bob Dirocco.

article: Letter: Evolutionism is a hypothesis, n…

Is the "law of gravity", one of the many scientific principle of physics next?

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists