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2012-07-11 08:32:37 AM  
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2012-07-11 10:17:12 AM  
If Sam Kinison was reincarnated as a chihuauhua....

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HAVE YOU HERD THE ONE ABOUT THE CORGI THAT THOUGHT HE WAS A SHEEPDOG? I SAID HAVE YOU HERD THE ONE ABOUT THE CORGI THAT THOUGHT HE WAS A SHEEPDOG!!!!! SPEAKING OF DOGS HAVE YOU MET MY FIRST WIFE? I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT HELL, I WAS MARRIED TO SATAN!
 
2012-07-11 11:55:18 AM  
Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.
 
2012-07-11 11:59:05 AM  

meat0918: Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.


If my corgi was escaping and biting people, I'd off myself for being too damn stupid to take care of animals.
 
2012-07-11 12:14:37 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: meat0918: Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.

If my corgi was escaping and biting people, I'd off myself for being too damn stupid to take care of animals.


My first instinct was to post "Shoot the owner, find the dog a new home", but I thought it was too trolltastic.

It really sounds like the dog is just doing what it naturally wants to do, herd animals. Corgis are herding dogs, they were bred to work, despite the Queen having 16 of them (and being able to afford trainers).
 
2012-07-11 12:19:16 PM  

meat0918: The My Little Pony Killer: meat0918: Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.

If my corgi was escaping and biting people, I'd off myself for being too damn stupid to take care of animals.

My first instinct was to post "Shoot the owner, find the dog a new home", but I thought it was too trolltastic.

It really sounds like the dog is just doing what it naturally wants to do, herd animals. Corgis are herding dogs, they were bred to work, despite the Queen having 16 of them (and being able to afford trainers).


Which is why I'd rather end myself than the dog, you see. The dog's just doing what it does. I'm in the wrong for not knowing wtf I was doing before adopting the damn thing.
 
2012-07-11 12:25:45 PM  
All the people have to do is run up a flight of stairs. Then, not only are you safe, but lulz will be had as the stumpy bugger tries to get to you.
 
2012-07-11 12:25:46 PM  
Will hack your computer if you don't give him doggy treats

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2012-07-11 12:26:15 PM  
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2012-07-11 12:29:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Which is why I'd rather end myself than the dog, you see. The dog's just doing what it does. I'm in the wrong for not knowing wtf I was doing before adopting the damn thing.


Well, I have an Staffordshire Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier mix. While we've worked very hard with him at a trainer to make sure he's well trained as well as socialized around other dogs and people, if he ever bites someone, that's it, I wouldn't have a choice. He'd be dead because people hate dogs like him.
 
2012-07-11 12:29:52 PM  

meat0918: The My Little Pony Killer: meat0918: Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.

If my corgi was escaping and biting people, I'd off myself for being too damn stupid to take care of animals.

My first instinct was to post "Shoot the owner, find the dog a new home", but I thought it was too trolltastic.

It really sounds like the dog is just doing what it naturally wants to do, herd animals. Corgis are herding dogs, they were bred to work, despite the Queen having 16 of them (and being able to afford trainers).


I feel the pain as the owner of a working dog. It amazed me how much herding came instinctually to our Aussie Shepherd. He was around no other dogs to learn from and was herding my kids at any opportunity very young. Actually heeling them (gently) and using his body to box them away, or towards, things. When we got the cat, it got herded. We got another dog, it's part of the herd. Kids come over to play, part of the herd. Thankfully he has never been aggressive or vicious, just determined to do his job.

I can see why it's a pain for people living near this lady, and I know it's going to be a pain for her to stop the dog from doing what it does. If she can't secure it, she doesn't deserve it. Whether due to the problems it can cause to others, or injuries to itself escaping. She wont unlearn her dog from doing what it does by instinct. Not without ruining it's mind and personality. But that wouldn't be training, it'd just be abuse.
 
2012-07-11 12:30:09 PM  
meat0918
If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Really? For nipping at someone? That's going way overboard. Sure, if the dog causes serious injury that's another matter, but killing a dog for nipping is stupid. Make sure the dog knows it did something wrong and do better about controlling the animal.
 
2012-07-11 12:30:15 PM  
Not sure of the problem.

*yap yap yap yap*
[*punt*]
*yipe yipe yipe yipe*

It's a farking corgi, not a goddamned dire wolf.
 
2012-07-11 12:31:13 PM  
corgehs iz kyoot!!
 
2012-07-11 12:32:43 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: meat0918: The My Little Pony Killer: meat0918: Sounds like someone got the wrong kind a dog and doesn't give it enough other stuff to do.

If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Then I'd be kicking myself for raising him wrong, and wondering what I could have done differently.

If my corgi was escaping and biting people, I'd off myself for being too damn stupid to take care of animals.

My first instinct was to post "Shoot the owner, find the dog a new home", but I thought it was too trolltastic.

It really sounds like the dog is just doing what it naturally wants to do, herd animals. Corgis are herding dogs, they were bred to work, despite the Queen having 16 of them (and being able to afford trainers).

Which is why I'd rather end myself than the dog, you see. The dog's just doing what it does. I'm in the wrong for not knowing wtf I was doing before adopting the damn thing.



Yup. It's not the dog's fault, it's the owners' fault for not properly taking care of their responsibilities. That's pretty much the case ANY time a dog acts "badly".

It's NOT my dog's choice whether he gets to bite people or act aggressively. It isn't his choice because I'm responsible enough not to let him have a choice in the matter - and I'm the boss, not him. Within a few weeks of getting him he was in obedience school with me, and we damn sure made sure he was going to be a good dog. That's something that needs to be taught and reinforced. But you can tell this lady isn't willing to put in that effort, or otherwise she wouldn't be saying things like:

"I think most of this has occurred when I am away," Ms. Anderson said. "He's a herding dog and if he sees someone, he tries to herd them. He is not vicious."

Sure, he's not vicious... he's just an animal with a lousy owner who won't put in the effort to teach him wrong from right and keep him under control. It's the owner that's the problem.
 
2012-07-11 12:33:34 PM  
I have a beagle mix (smart, stubborn, driven and doesn't listen when he gets on the scent of something, lazy couch potato otherwise) and a retriever/husky mix (most obedient dog I've ever had, but has the energy of a 2 year old with ADHD on redbull).

Your training and daily care of your dog has to take they're breed and personality into account. With the beagle it was establishing myself as alpha, making him listen even when he doesn't want to and giving him enough mental (and normal) exercise that he's happy. With the retriever/husky it's mostly a matter of getting her a LOT of exercise.
 
2012-07-11 12:37:35 PM  
Damn redditors.
 
2012-07-11 12:42:13 PM  
I've always wanted a Corgi and will have to rearrange my lifestyle if I ever do get one. Cause I just can't resist this:
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2012-07-11 12:42:13 PM  
Even a well-trained dog should be fenced in if unattended. You might do a really good job of training it, but in the end it's an animal, not a machine. It will never be completely predictable. Besides, you need to protect your dog from other people's loose dogs.
 
2012-07-11 12:43:09 PM  
My neighbor had a border Collie. Nice dog, quite timid actually. But it was really active and needed a lot of excercise. My neighbor worked, so the dog spent a lot of time inside. So every time the door opened, the dog would bolt, and she would run chasing after it screaming "Sidney! Get back here!"

This happened on a daily basis. Most people would have figured out by the 2nd (or at least 3rd) escape to grab the dogs collar before opening the door, but she never caught on. Every day.

So that dog eventually dies and she gets this real gufus of a dog. Same deal. She opens the door, the dog bolts, only now she screams "Logan! Get back here!"
 
2012-07-11 12:44:31 PM  

patrick767: meat0918
If my dog bit someone without good reason (i.e. someone breaking and entering), there wouldn't even have been a discussion, he'd be dead now, and I love the big dumb mutt.

Really? For nipping at someone? That's going way overboard. Sure, if the dog causes serious injury that's another matter, but killing a dog for nipping is stupid. Make sure the dog knows it did something wrong and do better about controlling the animal.


A bite doesn't equal nip and owners who do not know the difference or downplay bites in general are a part of the problem.
 
2012-07-11 12:45:41 PM  

LittleSmitty: My neighbor had a border Collie. Nice dog, quite timid actually. But it was really active and needed a lot of excercise. My neighbor worked, so the dog spent a lot of time inside. So every time the door opened, the dog would bolt, and she would run chasing after it screaming "Sidney! Get back here!"

This happened on a daily basis. Most people would have figured out by the 2nd (or at least 3rd) escape to grab the dogs collar before opening the door, but she never caught on. Every day.

So that dog eventually dies and she gets this real gufus of a dog. Same deal. She opens the door, the dog bolts, only now she screams "Logan! Get back here!"


Your neighbor is a moran.
 
2012-07-11 12:49:04 PM  
Our female shih tzu bullies other dogs on the street, and aggressively demands attention from every human she encounters. She has the pit bull a few houses down totally cowed.
 
2012-07-11 12:55:37 PM  
And there it is at the end of the article, the obligatory 'Oh but he's a good dog' from the bad owner.
 
2012-07-11 12:59:10 PM  
No dog should ever be off leash except in an appropriate area with the owner present and fully in control.

This woman is 100% at fault and is lucky that spending $4000 on a new fence is all the punishment she got.
 
2012-07-11 01:00:07 PM  
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/hot
 
2012-07-11 01:01:04 PM  

sandi_fish: LittleSmitty: My neighbor had a border Collie. Nice dog, quite timid actually. But it was really active and needed a lot of excercise. My neighbor worked, so the dog spent a lot of time inside. So every time the door opened, the dog would bolt, and she would run chasing after it screaming "Sidney! Get back here!"

This happened on a daily basis. Most people would have figured out by the 2nd (or at least 3rd) escape to grab the dogs collar before opening the door, but she never caught on. Every day.

So that dog eventually dies and she gets this real gufus of a dog. Same deal. She opens the door, the dog bolts, only now she screams "Logan! Get back here!"

Your neighbor is a moran.


Yeah, that's pretty much my estimation. With a touch of the crazy for good measure.
 
2012-07-11 01:07:06 PM  

Marty Devoid: [s-ak.buzzfed.com image 600x753]

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That picture doesn't even need a caption to be funny.
 
2012-07-11 01:17:27 PM  
Here;s a pic of my vicious attack corgi, when she was a pup. She's 8 now.
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2012-07-11 01:19:08 PM  

MBooda: Our female shih tzu bullies other dogs on the street, and aggressively demands attention from every human she encounters. She has the pit bull a few houses down totally cowed.


The yorkie next door has made my 70lb dog her biatch. He's always been a pushover for little dogs though (thankfully).
 
2012-07-11 01:28:47 PM  

brap: If Sam Kinison was reincarnated as a chihuauhua....



HAVE YOU HERD THE ONE ABOUT THE CORGI THAT THOUGHT HE WAS A SHEEPDOG? I SAID HAVE YOU HERD THE ONE ABOUT THE CORGI THAT THOUGHT HE WAS A SHEEPDOG!!!!! SPEAKING OF DOGS HAVE YOU MET MY FIRST WIFE? I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT HELL, I WAS MARRIED TO SATAN!


Sheep nothin'; Corgis are cattle dogs. They're low to the ground to avoid kicks when they nip the cows' heels.
 
2012-07-11 01:29:49 PM  
Easily dealt with:
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2012-07-11 01:30:32 PM  

RoxnSox: Here;s a pic of my vicious attack corgi, when she was a pup. She's 8 now.
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farking adorable!
 
2012-07-11 01:31:18 PM  

PsyLord: I've always wanted a Corgi and will have to rearrange my lifestyle if I ever do get one. Cause I just can't resist this:
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Me neither. The wife an I have agreed that if we get a second dog it we'll be looking for a Corgi. They're pretty adorable.
 
2012-07-11 01:31:54 PM  
Charlton orders fence to contain corgi's herding habits

My fence never does anything when I order it around. I gotta do all that shiat myself

/yo dawg i herd you like herding...
 
2012-07-11 01:34:01 PM  

LittleSmitty: sandi_fish: LittleSmitty: My neighbor had a border Collie. Nice dog, quite timid actually. But it was really active and needed a lot of excercise. My neighbor worked, so the dog spent a lot of time inside. So every time the door opened, the dog would bolt, and she would run chasing after it screaming "Sidney! Get back here!"

This happened on a daily basis. Most people would have figured out by the 2nd (or at least 3rd) escape to grab the dogs collar before opening the door, but she never caught on. Every day.

So that dog eventually dies and she gets this real gufus of a dog. Same deal. She opens the door, the dog bolts, only now she screams "Logan! Get back here!"

Your neighbor is a moran.

Yeah, that's pretty much my estimation. With a touch of the crazy for good measure.


I had a neighbor like that. I constantly had to bring her dog back to her if Maggie (the dog) got out. You feel so sorry for the dog, because the owner puts the dog in harms way.
 
2012-07-11 01:34:33 PM  

namegoeshere: No dog should ever be off leash except in an appropriate area with the owner present and fully in control.

This woman is 100% at fault and is lucky that spending $4000 on a new fence is all the punishment she got.


Agreed. Our Frenchie was bitten for 6 stitches a few weeks back by an off-leash dog. I live downtown, so this happened on a busy city sidewalk. We were just walking by with our dog on a leash, minding our own business, when a lab/wolfhound mix that was lying on the sidewalk stood up, strolled over nonchalantly and without warning (no bark or growl) latched on to her head. I pulled the dog off before the owner could get to it. The vet said our pup was lucky not to lose her eye.
 
2012-07-11 01:40:30 PM  

mentula: corgehs iz kyoot!!


QFT

Come on Farkers, show us your Corgis!
 
2012-07-11 01:49:47 PM  
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2012-07-11 12:30:15 PM

Not sure of the problem.

*yap yap yap yap*
[*punt*]
*yipe yipe yipe yipe*

It's a farking corgi, not a goddamned dire wolf.


That was my 2nd thought as well. My first being, call the cops and let the cowards gun it down like they do every other dog they see. "It's coming right for us *Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*Bang*
 
2012-07-11 02:02:06 PM  
This was in another thread, but is very apropriate:

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/thank you farker AR 15-6
 
2012-07-11 02:06:47 PM  
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//nmc, nmc


...my brother's Corgi and cat....

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///mc, mc
 
2012-07-11 02:11:19 PM  

Strix occidentalis: Sheep nothin'; Corgis are cattle dogs. They're low to the ground to avoid kicks when they nip the cows' heels.




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2012-07-11 02:21:07 PM  
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Korben Dallas approved! (he tries to herd other dogs at the park sometimes, and would probably try to herd joggers if given the chance, but I don't let him :P)
 
2012-07-11 02:23:08 PM  

patrick767: For nipping at someone? That's going way overboard.


My understanding is that once dogs start to nip, it can be very difficult to break them of that habit. I have a few friends with small dogs that would do the same thing if their dog started to nip at people.


Masterstuff: A bite doesn't equal nip and owners who do not know the difference or downplay bites in general are a part of the problem.


I've noticed that a lot of dog owners downplay their dog's bad behavior. "Of course dogs bark!" "It is just a playful little nip!" "Consider it natural fertilizer for your flowers!". -sigh-

I've had a couple of neighbors who took serious pride in their dogs and invested significant time and money to do so. It really showed. They had the most well behaved dogs I've ever seen. When I did hear them bark outside, I'd actually go out to check on them because I knew something was seriously wrong for them to do so. If the gate to their enclosed area was accidentally left open, it didn't matter because the dogs knew never to leave without their owners around.

Interestingly enough, when those neighbors went on to have children, they were some of the most polite, well mannered kids you could meet. And wickedly bright for their age. I've seen it enough times that I might actually use the behavior of a family's dog to help gauge if I want my own kids to hang around their kids.
 
2012-07-11 02:38:20 PM  

sandi_fish: LittleSmitty: sandi_fish: LittleSmitty: My neighbor had a border Collie. Nice dog, quite timid actually. But it was really active and needed a lot of excercise. My neighbor worked, so the dog spent a lot of time inside. So every time the door opened, the dog would bolt, and she would run chasing after it screaming "Sidney! Get back here!"

This happened on a daily basis. Most people would have figured out by the 2nd (or at least 3rd) escape to grab the dogs collar before opening the door, but she never caught on. Every day.

So that dog eventually dies and she gets this real gufus of a dog. Same deal. She opens the door, the dog bolts, only now she screams "Logan! Get back here!"

Your neighbor is a moran.

Yeah, that's pretty much my estimation. With a touch of the crazy for good measure.

I had a neighbor like that. I constantly had to bring her dog back to her if Maggie (the dog) got out. You feel so sorry for the dog, because the owner puts the dog in harms way.


Guh, one of my parents' neighbors is like that. They live out in the country, so they figured they could just install an invisible fence and let the dog stay outside indefinitely. The problem was that they never trained the dog to respect its boundaries, so it was constantly finding a way to leave and ended up getting hit by a car about a mile from the house.

So what do they do? They get another dog and keep him in an outdoor kennel. Terrible pet owners.
 
2012-07-11 03:03:49 PM  
Here is one of mine :)www.fbastard.com
 
2012-07-11 03:25:28 PM  
If only there were a Norse God version of a Corgi...
 
2012-07-11 03:28:38 PM  
The woman should definitely have a better fence so that the dog isn't harassing people but the dog is not vicious our aggressive. And nipping is not biting. The people aren't doing what the dog told them to do, so she gives a correction in the form of a nip.

You can train the dog not to herd or nip, even if the dog has nipped people. The nipping is not an escalation of a behavior problem, it's part of the herding behavior.

There's a herding game called treiball, it's great for herding breeds, they get to have fun and exercise their herding instincts.
 
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2012-07-11 06:25:34 PM  
Have her move to PG County, MD, then call the cops with an anonymous tip there are drugs in the house.

The SWAT team will take care of that problem for her. No more dog!
 
2012-07-11 10:48:31 PM  
The same thing happened to me, only I was the owner of the herding dog. I rescued an Australian Cattle Dog (talk to me about herding instinct!) from an abusive neighbour not long ago. Because I am away from home for VERY long days, and we live in a very quiet street away from traffic, I had left the side door open for her to come and go (everyone in the neighbourhood knows everyone else's dogs/children/business etc). I put her on a runner outside but she kept slipping out of her harness.

I know she has scared off some delivery men, and the mailman is not fond of her - but imagine my relief when the landlord finally installed a dog fence on Tuesday.
 
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