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2012-07-31 02:32:13 PM  
25 votes:
"You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."
2012-07-31 03:33:28 PM  
23 votes:
stjospar.org

As a lifelong dog owner, I can tell you that my dogs have had 100% accurate asshole radar over the years. If my dogs don't like you, I don't like you, or at least hold you in a suspect state.
2012-07-31 02:59:08 PM  
17 votes:
Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

If I came home to this? That boyfriend would have been out on the curb with the garbage so fast his ass would have left sparks down the length of the driveway -- especially considering that the dog in question seems fine with other men.
2012-07-31 02:28:03 PM  
17 votes:
Dog

This.

Look closely at what your marriage would look like:

When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.
2012-07-31 02:33:55 PM  
13 votes:
Ditch the mooch, keep the pooch.
2012-07-31 04:30:21 PM  
11 votes:
If you're an asshole to animals, then more than likely you'll be an asshole to your significant other and kids.
2012-07-31 02:56:30 PM  
11 votes:
i105.photobucket.com
2012-07-31 04:05:02 PM  
10 votes:

Lorelle: Some dogs are very good at judging human character.

CSB: When I was a kid, my family had a little mutt named Mitzi. She was a very friendly dog who loved nearly everyone who came to the house, except for one of my dad's buddies, who I'll call Stan. Mitzi couldn't stand Stan. She barked like crazy whenever he came to visit, and growled at him whenever he tried to pet her. She had no problem with Stan's wife, though.

A few years after our little mutt crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Stan and his wife got divorced. It turned out that he was an abusive bastard who had been beating her for years.

/still misses that little mutt. She was a good dog.


EngineerBoy: [stjospar.org image 426x371]

As a lifelong dog owner, I can tell you that my dogs have had 100% accurate asshole radar over the years. If my dogs don't like you, I don't like you, or at least hold you in a suspect state.


Yeah...The Mrs. and I had a Chocolate Lab (Broadway) a few years back that was the goofiest, smiliest dog ever (Lab, redundant, I know). A dude I went through basic training with years earlier came through town and stopped by for a weekend visit. Supposed to be all good. Broadway got his hackles up, growled a lot and wouldn't let this guy anywhere near the Mrs. or our boy. He NEVER acted this way. It was sorta scary how big my big Lab got. Serious big-boy growl and everything. I trusted his instincts (my asshole radar was apparently inop at the time) and after the first night suggested we cut the visit short. I made up some excuse for it. Turned out the dude was into kids and other assorted bad things. Your dog knows. They smell it, recognize it or whatever. Unless your baby has abuse/rescue issues or something causing them to just not like people, pay attention and take heed. They know. Trust them.
2012-07-31 02:47:21 PM  
10 votes:

exick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

Yeah but it's not his dog. Not that I'm excusing him for constantly yelling at the dog (possibly an exaggeration) or locking it in the bathroom, but it sounds like her dog could use some training.


True, but you figure that (1) this guy's been around long enough that he should be making progress towards training the dog and (2) treating someone else's dog poorly is also pretty telling about this guy.
2012-07-31 04:51:32 PM  
9 votes:
Dog.

Brought a date to my house years ago... right in that 4th or 5th date stage between "dating" and "girlfriend". Got into bed... my lab jumped up and curled up on the foot of the bed.

"I'm not sleeping with your dog. That's f-ing gross."

Took her about 20 minutes to finally realize I wasn't kidding when I told her she could either leave or go sleep on the couch.

The dog was here first... deal with it or GTFO

/CSB?
//Not really.
2012-07-31 04:41:07 PM  
9 votes:
I had a dog that loved almost everyone with the exception of my cousins husband. He seemed like a nice guy to everyone and it was so puzzling how the dog acted like she hated him? Several years later we all found out that the guy was a total arsehole, smooth talkin, cheating, lying con man. We all laughed that the dog had him figured out the first time she met him! Always trust the dogs instinct! Dump the loser asap!
2012-07-31 03:04:32 PM  
8 votes:

exick: But I really think it's her responsibility to train the dog, not his. She's had the dog for 8 years. If she wants to have a boyfriend and a dog, she's probably going to want to make sure the dog doesn't snap at or pee on this boyfriend or any future ones.


Is the dog being abused by him because it bites and pees, or does it bite and pee because he's abusing it?
2012-07-31 03:01:01 PM  
8 votes:
Some dogs are very good at judging human character.

CSB: When I was a kid, my family had a little mutt named Mitzi. She was a very friendly dog who loved nearly everyone who came to the house, except for one of my dad's buddies, who I'll call Stan. Mitzi couldn't stand Stan. She barked like crazy whenever he came to visit, and growled at him whenever he tried to pet her. She had no problem with Stan's wife, though.

A few years after our little mutt crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Stan and his wife got divorced. It turned out that he was an abusive bastard who had been beating her for years.

/still misses that little mutt. She was a good dog.
2012-07-31 06:04:07 PM  
7 votes:
You never part with a dog. Once you decide to own him, he's yours. Things get inconvenient? Deal with it.

Unless you adopt a dog that someone else made dangerous/mean, your dog is all you and it's not fair to the animal for you to put it aside.

Even if you find the dog a great place to live with new owners, many breeds that dog will miss you until the day it dies (which unless you died, I just think is unacceptable)

I'm try not to be "that guy" on too many topics or situations, but in the case of dogs I am. If you CAN put a dog aside when life seems to get inconvenient, you never deserved that animal and you should never get another one.
2012-07-31 04:57:50 PM  
7 votes:
kingoomieiii


Is the dog being abused by him because it bites and pees, or does it bite and pee because he's abusing it?

Does it really matter?

/dogs pee to show submission
//the dog is scared shiatless of him
2012-07-31 04:44:06 PM  
7 votes:
Dog.

If I found out my boyfriend had been locking my dog in the bathroom, his abusive ass would have been kicked to the curb the first time it happened.
2012-07-31 04:37:31 PM  
7 votes:
If a person mistreats a helpless animal, they will mistreat you.
2012-07-31 04:55:23 PM  
6 votes:

FarkingReading: WhippingBoy: Dogs love me, which is strange, because I'm a total asshole.

This. I can't stand dogs. I just don't like them and I have trouble understanding why people want smelly, yappy, expensive, time-consuming animals in their homes.

And yes, I am an asshole.

And yet, whenever I go to "dog people's" homes, their dumb mutts nuzzle my hands and try to get me to play with them, which I refuse to do.


Don't worry mate this problem self corrects. It won't be long before no one invites you anywhere.
2012-07-31 02:44:38 PM  
6 votes:
Wow. It's so obviously "Dog" that I can't believe there's even a question.
2012-07-31 05:16:23 PM  
5 votes:
Okay, here's my CSB:

My adult daughter and I adopted a Jack Russell/whatever mix from the shelter and brought her home. She immediately made herself comfortable sitting with us on the couch that night. All was good until my husband came home from work later in the evening. She growled at him, snarled, and generally made a really bad impression on him. Three months later, I discover my husband had been having an affair with another woman for the past four years. Even bringing the woman to our house when I was away.

Dogs know arseholes. They are specialists.
2012-07-31 05:11:16 PM  
5 votes:

FarkingReading: If you have a well-behaved and clean dog, fine. Otherwise, get it away from me.


Funny. That's how I feel about your kids.
2012-07-31 05:06:31 PM  
5 votes:
I don't really like dogs, but I understand them and can get along with them just fine. Mark my words - that man has abused that dog. There is no reason for that dog to act the way that was described unless he did something to it. I'm going to hazard that the guy is abusive and possibly dangerous. She needs him out of her life before she ends up locked in the bathroom herself.
2012-07-31 04:53:58 PM  
5 votes:
Dog.

Why would you stay with someone for two years who hates your dog?
2012-07-31 04:52:16 PM  
5 votes:
The dog needs to dump the chick for not kicking the b/f to the curb.
2012-07-31 04:47:17 PM  
5 votes:
The dog's reaction to the man seems to indicate he has mistreated her, particularly if she doesn't have a history of this behavior. Locking the dog in the bathroom is probably only the tip of the iceberg, who knows what else he's done to that poor thing.

I'd keep the dog.
2012-07-31 04:40:08 PM  
5 votes:
He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom.

He's not smart enough to make friends with the dog? Get rid of him: just don't send him to the pound.
2012-07-31 02:36:05 PM  
5 votes:
My instinct is to blame the guy too but if a dog snapped at me and pissed itself regularly I would probably try to sequester it in the bathroom too.
2012-07-31 05:44:29 PM  
4 votes:
Sounds like the dog is terrified about the guy and it seemed to have started after they were left alone. Now it shakes in the corner terrified and pisses itself whenever the man is nearby.

That usually an indication dog got he rough end of treatment a number of times. If it was a child cowering in terror and pissing itself anytime a certain man walked by the Social Services would be there in a heartbeat.
2012-07-31 05:44:09 PM  
4 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Serious response: you do realize that that's how one typically transports a dog for long trips, right? Stick them in a dog-crate, strap it to the top of the car or leave it in the bed, every couple hours stop at a rest stop so it can run around occasionally. Dogs never like this, but they like being left behind for a month or two at a time even less.



Typical for who?
Strap suitcases to the roof of the car. Living things ride inside.
2012-07-31 05:38:26 PM  
4 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Depends a lot on the dog. If it's a cool dog, then find a way to make it work. If it's a retarded little yippy dog, then the woman is probably nuts herself so it's best to move on.


Most women do not control their dogs(not all women so calm down) so you just have to make sure she knows this isnt proper behavior for a dog, a friend dated and eventually married a girl who had a little Chihuahua that was a pain in the ass, the first time we went over there the damn thing bit my GF's sisters heel ripping her pants and drawing blood. By the end of the year the dog was listening to simple commands and even though it still would start to bark the shiat would only get about 10 steps off its pillow before looking at him to see how he should continue.

Training a dog isnt rocket science and if you have a bad dog the problem is usually you, but in the article the person is treating the dog so badly that he will cause worse behavior later.

Dogs are never the problem, its who raises or tries to raise them.
2012-07-31 05:18:45 PM  
4 votes:
Who's more likely to be lying to you? The dog or the man....?
2012-07-31 05:14:24 PM  
4 votes:
If the person you are dating treats an animal like that, dump them... immediately. You won't be sorry.
2012-07-31 05:06:22 PM  
4 votes:
I hope spentmiles gets eaten by a dog.

Also:

Lady, stick with the damn dog! If you're incapable of figuring out all by your precious self with your own brain the gods gave you that a guy who locks YOUR DOG in YOUR BATHROOM and SCREAMS at YOUR DOG UNTIL SHE PEES EVERYWHERE is not I repeat NOT a f*ckwit of the first water then you are too f*cking stupid to.....god damn it I can't go that far. IMMEDIATELY ABANDON THE ASSHOLE IN PLACE AND KEEP THE DOG, THIS IS A DIRECT ORDER FROM NATIONAL COMMAND AUTHORITY.
2012-07-31 05:04:31 PM  
4 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: exick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

Yeah but it's not his dog. Not that I'm excusing him for constantly yelling at the dog (possibly an exaggeration) or locking it in the bathroom, but it sounds like her dog could use some training.

True, but you figure that (1) this guy's been around long enough that he should be making progress towards training the dog and (2) treating someone else's dog poorly is also pretty telling about this guy.


(3) this dog has had no problems with other boyfriends, just this one, further suggesting that the guy is the problem.
2012-07-31 04:43:04 PM  
4 votes:
dude's abusing your dog, toots. dump him and find a guy that's worth a shiat.
2012-07-31 04:23:02 PM  
4 votes:
Dog, dipshiat. And how is that even a question? My boyfriend is a complete asshole, should I give up my dog for him?
2012-07-31 03:56:27 PM  
4 votes:
Another vote for the the one who can sense asshole in a person. (You'd figure as many as they sniff, they'd know one when they saw one.)
2012-07-31 03:22:38 PM  
4 votes:

exick: But I really think it's her responsibility to train the dog, not his.


I just mean, he should be playing with the dog, walking it, feeding it, etc., not just locking it in the bathroom.
2012-07-31 03:00:32 PM  
4 votes:
Unacceptable male behavior

/eject
2012-07-31 09:09:52 PM  
3 votes:
Even equivicating the two means you value other people less than you should. A relationship with people, in person, should make you happiest. The misery of a human being should concern you more than any animals. You and every person are capable of something unique in the animal kingdom. Your failure to recognize it screams social or mental issues.

People go to great lengths to make themselves miserable. They usually have the means to fix the problems themselves but would rather wallow in self pity. I have no sympathy for problems/misery they made themselves. Animals have no notion of self pity. When they are miserable, there is a real reason that they can do nothing about. The difference between caring for a miserable animal and a miserable person is that the animal is truly in need, where odds are good that the person is trying to manipulate you.

As for a relationship with people, when I can deal with someone as straight forward and non-manipulative as my dog, I have a great time with them. Unfortunately most people are not like that, and bring self inflicted emotional baggage, and ulterior motives with them.
2012-07-31 07:33:53 PM  
3 votes:
Anyone who would abuse an animal can be safely executed. They are of no value, unless you want to re-enact the middle ages and start torturing people in earnest to no real end.
2012-07-31 07:27:36 PM  
3 votes:

Gunny Highway: I hate people who refer to their dogs as "kids" or treat them like people. They are pets. They can be an important part of your family but I would never choose a dog over a human.


It's not about choosing a dog over a human -- it's a matter of the dog's behavior indicating how the human behaves when the the letter writer isn't around.

If she comes home to find the dog locked in the bathroom and shivering in a corner, something happened while she was gone. Something happened to the dog, something the boyfriend did, to make that happen and her boyfriend isn't telling her what it is. The fact that she mentions she sees this when she comes home unexpectedly means that the boyfriend is doing something he doesn't want her to know about. That kind of behavior -- cowering, urinating, trying to defend her, etc. -- combined with the boyfriend's behavior -- shouting at the dog in her presence, leaving it shivering in the bathroom, etc. -- tell me there's something going on that she's not seeing.The odds are very high that he is abusing the dog in some way, and pretty much 100% that he's lying to her about what he's doing. That is not the basis for a stable relationship.

Someone who will mistreat an animal will mistreat a child ... or a spouse.

She shouldn't ditch the guy for abusing her dog, or at least not just for abusing her dog. She should ditch him for being the kind of person who would abuse a dog in the first place, and then lie to his girlfriend about it.

Also, I would take the dog to the vet for X-rays. Now.
2012-07-31 05:43:25 PM  
3 votes:

WalMartian: My adult daughter and I adopted a Jack Russell/whatever mix from the shelter and brought her home. She immediately made herself comfortable sitting with us on the couch that night. All was good until my husband came home from work later in the evening. She growled at him, snarled, and generally made a really bad impression on him.


When my mom and aunts were kids and my grandfather was in Nam my grandmother brought home this ugly little dog that had apparently been horribly abused by its previous owner. Anytime a man would come to the house or the door he was primed and ready to attack and if someone was inside he always made sure to stand between the stranger and his family members. He definitely wanted to let them know you couldn't mess with them. Then my grandfather came home from war and sure enough was greeted by a territorial little sh*t of a dog that was suspicious of this strange male's presence in his territory. Unlike every other male that came into the house before he calmed down in like a minute and they sort of had this respect and co-leadership going on in the house from then on out.

frenchcheesemuseum: I'm of the opinion that if the dog generally does not have a behavior problem around people, and it does this around dude, dude probably beats the dog when gal is not home.


You remember that footage a few years back of that adorable little dog that was getting the sh*t beat out of it on an elevator cam by its owners asshole boyfriend? Apparently security noticed the footage, knew the girl and showed her what happened. Guy got picked up by the cops when she pressed charges and dumped his ass.
2012-07-31 05:27:24 PM  
3 votes:
You want to know who really loves you...

Lock your spouse in the trunk of one car and lock your dog in the trunk of the other.

Open them both after an hour...

who is the happiest to see you.
2012-07-31 05:17:30 PM  
3 votes:
It's my dog's home, not yours. I'm not kicking him out, locking him up, or any other damn thing.
Don't like it? Get the f*ck out.

/Yes, I have said that to people.
2012-07-31 05:13:15 PM  
3 votes:
Contrary to the saying, you can teach an old dog new tricks, but it takes a lot of patience and willingness. If he's not going to be patient and willing with her dog, there's a decent chance he's not going to be patient and willing with her.
2012-07-31 05:02:31 PM  
3 votes:
Two years? That type of behavior should have shaken out in the first two months.

If the dog and the boy don't get along - well the girl isn't going to get rid of her dog of eight years, is she? So boy finds someone new, girl finds someone new. Move on. Jezuz how is this even a question. If your dog doesn't like the person, that means they are picking up a vibe you better be listening to.

I run into shiatty neighbors with shiatty little dogs, and we definitaly don't care for each other right away. Also have neighbors with dogs and we get along great.

Been with women who have dogs and we all get along great, because I'd a decent guy and not a jerk-off. Normal stuff here kids.
2012-07-31 05:00:33 PM  
3 votes:
Works both ways.

If you treat your dog like shiat, I wouldn't want anything to do with you.

If you won't teach your dog manners because you think it's your "fur baby", I wouldn't want anything to do with you either.
2012-07-31 04:55:49 PM  
3 votes:
I hate people who refer to their dogs as "kids" or treat them like people. They are pets. They can be an important part of your family but I would never choose a dog over a human.

/I realize I am in the minority
2012-07-31 04:50:33 PM  
3 votes:

TsarTom: Dog

This.

Look closely at what your marriage would look like:

When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.


Nahh..this guy is the controlling nanny sort. Constantly over regulating the dog and blaming the dog for things that were clearly not the dog's fault. Little wonder the dog is constantly nervous. Truth be told, the guy isn't what he claims to be at all. She should dump him.
2012-07-31 04:48:03 PM  
3 votes:
I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs, I think you'd agree. That being said, I don't put up with much when it comes to relationships. I started dating this woman I met at speed dating a few months ago. We went out a few times, always meeting in public before going back to my place, so I didn't know much about her home life. After my experience, I can add one more question to my screening e-mail: Do you have any pets?

This lady had a 180 pound Rottweiler. Mind you, she was 100 pounds, well maybe not that fat but definitely small. The first time I walked into her apartment, the dog comes tearing at me, snarling, slobbering, teeth snapping. I kicked it in the face which bought me enough time to get back out the door. I didn't want to go back in, but the woman demanded that I apologized to the dog whom she said I startled. I went in and the big Goliath was sitting there growling at me. I don't take shiat from dogs so I kicked it in the face again, knocking it unconscious. The woman lost her shiat and started bawling so I screamed at her to shut up and raised my open hand, which seemed to calm her down.

Then the dog came to and was instantly in attack mode. It lunged at my throat and latched onto my chin. I started uppercutting it as hard as I could in the gut. That wasn't working, so I reached down, grabbed its balls, and squeezed them as hard as I could. The dog let go of my face just long enough for me to spin kick it out the sliding glass door. It tumbled over the balcony, fell into the parking lot where it was crushed by an arriving garbage truck.

I told the woman, who was bawling about the dog and didn't seem to care that my head was nearly torn off, that I didn't want to see her anymore. Suddenly I was this big monster. Well, life's too short for bull crap, so I bid her good day.
2012-07-31 04:43:50 PM  
3 votes:
Apparently anyone can have an advice column in a newspaper since the writer basically didn't say anything worth reading.
2012-07-31 04:42:22 PM  
3 votes:
Yes - because Crack Russell's are the sanest breed of dogs.

YAP-YAP-YAP-TWITCH-YAP-TWITCH-TWITCH-YAP-YAP-YAP-.....
2012-07-31 04:42:09 PM  
3 votes:
Sounds like the dude needs a beating.

Keep the dog.
2012-07-31 04:40:15 PM  
3 votes:
Dog... or be treated how he treats the dog.
2012-07-31 08:58:39 PM  
2 votes:
Oh... and maybe you shoulda thoughta that before you got him or her.

Sounds like the biggest problem was insufficient research before getting the dog. Smaller dogs are less intrusive, most breeds don't drool, short haired dogs don't have so much of a shedding problem, more independent dogs are not as likely to get separation anxiety and chew things. Also giving the dog something of his own to chew on may spare the woodwork.

I once heard a lady tell me she could tell her dog was sad because she missed her puppies. I refuse to believe an overly attached owner can tell the difference between excitement and fear. Once you start assigning motive to an animal you have left the realm of reality.

Excitement is when the dog's tail is up, he barks short, crisp sounds and sometimes spins in circles.
Fear is when the dog crouches down with it's tail between it's legs, whines and tries to hide.

So similar! I can see why you wouldn't believe it is possible to tell the difference.
2012-07-31 08:20:33 PM  
2 votes:

Evil Canadian: "Men and women let themselves be abused" is a bit of a broad statement though - men and women are often conditioned from childhood to accept abuse and consider it a part of normal relationships.


That's why it's so insidious. Also why you can't just say "Kill all DV aggressors." because it's often a codependent thing. A victim will either find another victimizer or their own victim for a little role reversal. It's a cycle you can't stop without serious psychiatric intervention on both fronts. The victim and the victimizer have to learn it's wrong. Then of course, if it repeats obviously the victimizer is in the wrong and should be dealt with accordingly, but it's much more saddening than rage inducing.


Animal abuse, on the other hand, that's sick and twisted. A good rule of thumb is to treat small animals like toddlers, morally. They are nearly helpless and they can't really talk. Someone kicks a toddler, what do you do? That's the same thing you should do if they kick a dog, cat, or gopher.

It's one thing if they shoot an animal clean and with respect for food, or if they cause grevious injury to one by accident with a car or something. Accidents happen and someone has to die for diner. But to torture a small animal, or even a large one? There's someone wrong with that person. Maybe you could fix it, but a trial followed by a gallows WILL ensure there's no recidivism and might just discourage the worthless farks who go around doing shiat like setting cats on fire. Plus with animal abusers out of the picture you'd have more free psychology resources to deal with domestic violence prevention and treatment.
2012-07-31 08:06:21 PM  
2 votes:

doglover: Gunny Highway: doglover: Women and men let themselves be abused. We have an entire infrastructure of law enforcement, gun sales, and violent criminal organizations. If someone is REALLY being a problem, you can do something about it. The horrific thing about domestic abuse is the way it screws up your mind until both parties think it's right. Like Stockholm Syndrome. Both parties need serious mental reconditioning, usually.

Animal abuse, on the other hand, that's some twisted shiat. It's out and out torture. Any torturer can be safely hung and the world will be a better place for all.


Don't totally agree with you on either front, but I will say this about TFA - if that guy can scare the farking heck out of a dog by yellling at it constantly, how much fun would he be with children, who are also small somewhat helpless beings? Big Red Flag. Not getting along with the dog is one thing, expecting the dog to behave is one thing, but shouting at the dog, scaring the dog and possibly (though not confirmed) abusing the dog are all great indicators of how this guy deals with things that annoy him, scare him or are not going his way.

"Men and women let themselves be abused" is a bit of a broad statement though - men and women are often conditioned from childhood to accept abuse and consider it a part of normal relationships. That's a bit sooner than Men and Women. That's little kids who don't know any better. Hence my lack of agreement.

/Abusers, go rot, and stay away from me, my family and my pets (who are also family).
2012-07-31 07:58:29 PM  
2 votes:

Gunny Highway: doglover: Anyone who would abuse an animal can be safely executed. They are of no value, unless you want to re-enact the middle ages and start torturing people in earnest to no real end.

Any your opinion on domestic violence?


Women and men let themselves be abused. We have an entire infrastructure of law enforcement, gun sales, and violent criminal organizations. If someone is REALLY being a problem, you can do something about it. The horrific thing about domestic abuse is the way it screws up your mind until both parties think it's right. Like Stockholm Syndrome. Both parties need serious mental reconditioning, usually.

Animal abuse, on the other hand, that's some twisted shiat. It's out and out torture. Any torturer can be safely hung and the world will be a better place for all.
2012-07-31 06:58:13 PM  
2 votes:

Molavian: Gunny Highway: I hate people who refer to their dogs as "kids" or treat them like people. They are pets. They can be an important part of your family but I would never choose a dog over a human.
/I realize I am in the minority

No, you're not. "Pet parents" have something wrong with them, and are broken human beings. I have two pet cats, and I care for them as pets, but I'd skin and cook both of them if it meant my child wouldn't go hungry.


"broken human beings?" WTF!?
How about if your neighbor's deathly-allergic child wanted to play in your house or yard?
(It's not so easy to make the call when it's not YOUR kid.)
How about if it was a total stranger who just kicked your cat on the sidewalk, claiming a deathly allergy?
(Are you going to concede the cat's life for a stranger's alleged sickness?)

Point is, there ARE grey areas and PLENTY of situations where the pet should have priority over a human.
Nothing is EVER black and white.
2012-07-31 06:53:33 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, I think I pretty much agree with everyone, although I'm not super fond of dogs. What this guy was doing to her dog was assholish. They never even address if the reason the dog was acting this way around him was because he was a total dick. Cause, I kinda get the feeling that might have been the problem.

General Rule: If someone is cruel to animals, they will be cruel to people.
2012-07-31 06:14:50 PM  
2 votes:
If the guy really wanted to be with her, he'd treat her dog better. She is likely not caring for the dog correctly and is certainly not maintaining their relationship correctly if she can't discuss this openly with him. Also, relationships are a constant battle for power, particularly at this stage. The person who is more willing to move on generally gets treated better and can basically do whatever they want. Sometimes, the roles are clearly defined, with one person clearly in control for the duration of the relationship. In other relationships, this status changes often. This is why ultimatums are often attempted and rarely work. This dude has one foot out the door.
2012-07-31 06:07:44 PM  
2 votes:

exick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

Yeah but it's not his dog. Not that I'm excusing him for constantly yelling at the dog (possibly an exaggeration) or locking it in the bathroom, but it sounds like her dog could use some training.


Yeah. Attack training.

Here's a hint. She pees herself because she's scared of him. It hasn't been a problem with other men. Poor little bugger is getting abused, and rescue dogs are often fragile. The kind of man who would do that might do almost anything.
2012-07-31 05:51:16 PM  
2 votes:
As a kid, we had a black lab/Newfoundland mix who was the most gentle creature I've ever met. Loved people. He even allowed our house to be burgled twice because, I'm certain, the crooks rubbed his belly.

We were having some furniture delivered one day, and the dog was sitting outside by the sliding glass door. The first guy came in and no reaction. Shadow looked at him for a moment, then went back to staring into space.

Second guy comes in and the dog flipped out, snarling and barking. He managed to get to the side window and push off the screen in an attempt to get inside at this guy. I ran out and wrestled him to the ground, but the dog was snarling and snapped at the guy though the glass.

I had never seen him act like that, before or after, until the day he died. I've always wondered what the dog sensed about that guy.

/Good Dog
//Miss him
2012-07-31 05:33:32 PM  
2 votes:
I'm of the opinion that if the dog generally does not have a behavior problem around people, and it does this around dude, dude probably beats the dog when gal is not home.
2012-07-31 05:30:49 PM  
2 votes:
Depends a lot on the dog. If it's a cool dog, then find a way to make it work. If it's a retarded little yippy dog, then the woman is probably nuts herself so it's best to move on.
2012-07-31 05:25:16 PM  
2 votes:

TommyymmoT: It's my dog's home, not yours. I'm not kicking him out, locking him up, or any other damn thing.
Don't like it? Get the f*ck out.

/Yes, I have said that to people.


So have I. Gotta watch out for your mates.

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2012-07-31 05:15:17 PM  
2 votes:

TsarTom: Dog

This.

Look closely at what your marriage would look like:

When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.


If he can't treat a dog right, then how does she expect him to treat a kid?
2012-07-31 05:07:01 PM  
2 votes:
FTA:
I adopted my Jack Russell terrier mix eight years ago from our local humane society. She is the sweetest dog. She usually ends up loving most men, but my boyfriend of two years has been a different story.
2012-07-31 05:03:36 PM  
2 votes:

PsyLord: Apparently anyone can have an advice column in a newspaper since the writer basically didn't say anything worth reading.


The writer is "The Dog Lady" and she answers dog related questions. While the answer is obvious to you - and many of us here on fark - the question was asked by someone who wanted to know. What should the writer have done? Should she have written "Ha ha GTFO N00B!!" ?

What pearls of wisdom would you have offered in her place? She answered the question compassionately and directly. She was not obligated to entertain you.
2012-07-31 05:02:03 PM  
2 votes:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

There are some nasty dogs out there......but it's usually because the human involved is a lousy dog owner. If the dog is good around everybody else (including other men), there's your problem, right there. If it's all men, then she needs to socialize the dog better.

/dude sounds like a dick, though.
2012-07-31 05:00:26 PM  
2 votes:
I will admit I love and will protect animal rights, but I am not the best owner. I am a bit rough, though I try not to be. But if a dog's peeing herself and snapping at me from the get go... I can recognize she's afraid and I would give her space. I wouldn't force her to like me, I would win her over with kindness, respect, and bacon. You'd be surprised how fast some dogs will become your friend for life if you give them treats.

And the second question about the folks who lock their dogs in the car... despicable.

How would they feel if someone they were entirely dependent on locked them in a sauna to go eat? And the excuse of "I cracked the window" is absolute BS. I would never willingly leave my pets in an environment I could not tolerate.
2012-07-31 04:45:32 PM  
2 votes:
The dog.
2012-07-31 04:37:04 PM  
2 votes:
Dogs love me, which is strange, because I'm a total asshole.
2012-08-01 02:48:34 AM  
1 votes:

LegacyDL: To quote some movie "If you want a friend get yourself a dog."


made me think of:

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"You were never around. You know what? F*ck you, Joe. I was lonely!"

"Buy a dog."
2012-07-31 11:29:36 PM  
1 votes:
www1.pictures.zimbio.com
This is a job for....
2012-07-31 11:20:02 PM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: TsarTom: Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.

Serious response: you do realize that that's how one typically transports a dog for long trips, right? Stick them in a dog-crate, strap it to the top of the car or leave it in the bed, every couple hours stop at a rest stop so it can run around occasionally. Dogs never like this, but they like being left behind for a month or two at a time even less.


SINCE farkING WHEN? I have never known ANYone to strap their dog to the top of the car like that. Either in the car loose or in the car caged, but not caged and tied to the top of the car. WTF is wrong with you?
2012-07-31 09:56:54 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not a dog person, but yeah, seriously...the dog.

Masso: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

But word is Hitler treated his dogs really well.


If a person treats animals or humans badly, then they are pieces of crap. How about that?
2012-07-31 09:31:10 PM  
1 votes:

spentmiles: I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs, I think you'd agree. That being said, I don't put up with much when it comes to relationships. I started dating this woman I met at speed dating a few months ago. We went out a few times, always meeting in public before going back to my place, so I didn't know much about her home life. After my experience, I can add one more question to my screening e-mail: Do you have any pets?

This lady had a 180 pound Rottweiler. Mind you, she was 100 pounds, well maybe not that fat but definitely small. The first time I walked into her apartment, the dog comes tearing at me, snarling, slobbering, teeth snapping. I kicked it in the face which bought me enough time to get back out the door. I didn't want to go back in, but the woman demanded that I apologized to the dog whom she said I startled. I went in and the big Goliath was sitting there growling at me. I don't take shiat from dogs so I kicked it in the face again, knocking it unconscious. The woman lost her shiat and started bawling so I screamed at her to shut up and raised my open hand, which seemed to calm her down.

Then the dog came to and was instantly in attack mode. It lunged at my throat and latched onto my chin. I started uppercutting it as hard as I could in the gut. That wasn't working, so I reached down, grabbed its balls, and squeezed them as hard as I could. The dog let go of my face just long enough for me to spin kick it out the sliding glass door. It tumbled over the balcony, fell into the parking lot where it was crushed by an arriving garbage truck.

I told the woman, who was bawling about the dog and didn't seem to care that my head was nearly torn off, that I didn't want to see her anymore. Suddenly I was this big monster. Well, life's too short for bull crap, so I bid her good day.


Hey maddox, welcome to fark. Your website was pretty funny back in 2003ish.
2012-07-31 09:20:09 PM  
1 votes:
Phins SmartestFunniest 2012-07-31 07:40:42 PM


Gdalescrboz: I'm also going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until, ya know, i've at least heard both sides of the story before i paint this guy as a terrible person like some people already have

What part of "dog is locked in the bathroom shivering" makes you think the guy is okay and there's some "reasonable" explanation? Or that the dog pees when it sees the guy?

I have been around a lot of dogs that pee when other people are around, and lots of small dogs shiver for no reason. Really dude, have you been around very many dogs? I can't believe you are so easy to believe anything you hear, "oh, the dog was locked in a room shivering? He must beat the shiat out of it...probably starves it too." I bet you went to a lot of Obama rallies too huh?
2012-07-31 09:07:06 PM  
1 votes:

NotARocketScientist: Oh... and maybe you shoulda thoughta that before you got him or her.

Sounds like the biggest problem was insufficient research before getting the dog. Smaller dogs are less intrusive, most breeds don't drool, short haired dogs don't have so much of a shedding problem, more independent dogs are not as likely to get separation anxiety and chew things. Also giving the dog something of his own to chew on may spare the woodwork.

I once heard a lady tell me she could tell her dog was sad because she missed her puppies. I refuse to believe an overly attached owner can tell the difference between excitement and fear. Once you start assigning motive to an animal you have left the realm of reality.

Excitement is when the dog's tail is up, he barks short, crisp sounds and sometimes spins in circles.
Fear is when the dog crouches down with it's tail between it's legs, whines and tries to hide.

So similar! I can see why you wouldn't believe it is possible to tell the difference.


Heehee. This.
2012-07-31 08:16:42 PM  
1 votes:

FarkingReading: WhippingBoy: Dogs love me, which is strange, because I'm a total asshole.

This. I can't stand dogs. I just don't like them and I have trouble understanding why people want smelly, yappy, expensive, time-consuming animals in their homes.

And yes, I am an asshole.

And yet, whenever I go to "dog people's" homes, their dumb mutts nuzzle my hands and try to get me to play with them, which I refuse to do.


You sound like a person who has a lot of friends and enjoys life.

lol, not really, you miserable fark. Anybody who hates dogs isn't just an asshole, they're inhuman.
2012-07-31 08:14:15 PM  
1 votes:
I have a dog. I have a lot of single female neighbours who own dogs. When i see how they treat their dogs, I assume that that is how they would treat me if I was their boyfriend. Some very very attractive neighbours of mine treat their dogs like shiat.
2012-07-31 07:34:33 PM  
1 votes:
When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

So the dog is a biter. Look, this chick managed to paint the guy as an asshole, but what is more likely? That the guy is an asshole to dogs, or a new man is around the house and the dog doesn't like it? The dog probably barks all the time at him, pees all over the house,a nd apparently bites, that's probably why she is locked in a room. On top of it all, its a Russel, im going with behavioral problems on the aprt of the dog. I'm also going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until, ya know, i've at least heard both sides of the story before i paint this guy as a terrible person like some people already have
2012-07-31 07:26:54 PM  
1 votes:
I volunteer for a large rescue group. I'm on the behavior team, working with dogs that have issues and need some help before they're ready to be adopted.

Sometimes dogs that have been abused will react to someone who shares a characteristic with the abuser. We get dogs that are fine with women but afraid of men. Or vice-versa. Afraid of men with mustaches. We recently had one that reacted to anyone wearing sunglasses. That could be happening here, she just doesn't recognize the trigger. Or, as previous CSBs have shown, dogs are really good a-hole detectors and he sounds like a major a-hole. There are proper training techniques to deal with these things (triggers, not a-holes) and she should have taken this dog to a trainer as soon as this started.

The dog is peeing because it's afraid of him. It's snapping at the guy because it's trying to protect her.

ftfa: He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms
It's fairly easy to teach a dog not to get on the furniture, or not to get on certain pieces of furniture but obviously this guy isn't using proper training techniques. I'm sure he's yelling, shoving and throwing the dog off the furniture. The dog isn't shivering simply from being in the bathroom, it's what happened before that and the likelihood that it was thrown into the bathroom.

She needs to ditch the guy and get herself a professional trainer to help the dog overcome what's been happening to him. JRs are very high energy and need an outlet for that energy, agility training is perfect. At the very least he should go to doggie day care a couple of days a week. In my experience, about half of behavior problems can be solved by getting the dog more exercise.

A dog needs to know the rules and boundaries and what's expected of him/her. It's very stressful for the dog when he doesn't know this. A lot of times people are unwittingly putting a non-alpha dog into an alpha-dog role by not establishing themselves as pack leader and training the dog. That's extraordinarily stressful for a dog and can lead to bad behavior.
2012-07-31 06:52:59 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nothing To See Here: [www.geekstir.com image 632x474]

Aww! That could be the sibling to my little girl. She's on her period now, leaving little red blotches everywhere she sits. My gf calls her the "bingo dotter."


Grab an old dead t-shirt. Cut a hole in it for the tail, wrap it around Dog like a diaper and use the tshirt-arms sleeves to tie it in place. BAM! doggie pad.
2012-07-31 06:52:04 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: My wife has a dog. He's a good dog; I actually don't mind him.
What I hate beyond anything though is the fact that we own him; the walls are covered with drool, the carpets are covered with hair, the baseboards are all chewed up, the car stinks.
What's the best way to convince her to get rid of it?


1st thought is... so why did you marry her?

2nd thought is... you ever thought about maybe cleaning your house and car?
2012-07-31 06:48:55 PM  
1 votes:

Mimic_Octopus: uhhh, no. you idiots. fark her and the dog. I have never , never, never seen a female properly manage a dog. they refuse to discipline them and coddle them like babies. i bet this dog is a disobedient farking menace with separation anxiety because this biatch anthropomorphizes the shiat out of it.


0/10
2012-07-31 06:28:08 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: There's two types of people in this world: dog people and rational people.


actually I thought it was women and rational people.
2012-07-31 06:27:22 PM  
1 votes:
There's two types of people in this world: dog people and rational people.
2012-07-31 06:22:47 PM  
1 votes:
It seems to me that the dog as territory issues. Train the dog and the boyfriend, and have a chance at happily ever after.
2012-07-31 06:16:42 PM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: LoneWolf343: If the dog was snappy with me, I'd probably not be at my greatest behavior too. Someone needs to control their animal.

/dog person.

If a Toddler kicks your seat repeatedly on the plane then its your problem because you are doing something wrong, correct it.


FTF You people and your precious snowflakes, whether crotch fruit or beast.
2012-07-31 06:11:43 PM  
1 votes:

Beeblebrox: girljen: Luckily, my boyfriend loves my dog. The cats are a different story. He's allergic to cats. He turns into an itchy little boogerball around them. He doesn't like them very much, either. I will clean the house top to bottom, vacuum, and dust before he comes over to get rid of fur and cat dander. I will happily go to his place, or meet up at a restaurant...but I will not get rid of the cats. He knows this, he's okay with it.

/the cats looooove him and try snuggle up on him
//cats are bastards

I've read that cats love people who either don't like cats or are indifferent to them. Mostly because the cats can interact with the person on their own terms without being petted or mauled in return. People who love cats are always trying to pick them up, pet them, etc.


Actually, they prefer it when they can get used to your presence without forced interaction. Trying to interact with them before they're ready scares them, so they generally want to bail out. If you give them the time to determine that you aren't a threat, then they will come over to visit. People who aren't interested in them unintentionally give them the space that they desire while making up their mind. After that point, if you treat them well they will certainly come back for more.

Works with many dogs, too.
2012-07-31 06:10:51 PM  
1 votes:
Love me, love my dog.

Link

There are some serious warning signs there.
2012-07-31 06:06:20 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nothing To See Here: [www.geekstir.com image 632x474]

Aww! That could be the sibling to my little girl. She's on her period now, leaving little red blotches everywhere she sits. My gf calls her the "bingo dotter."


Eww. They have stuff you can buy in Petsmart rather than letting your dog bleed all over stuff...
2012-07-31 06:02:45 PM  
1 votes:

Beeblebrox: I didn't really have the option of not touching the dog first. It jumped over the inadequate fence and came at me.


Probably a Rottweiler. Where a retriever's favorite game is fetch, a shepherd loves herding shiat, and a pitbull enjoys biting things, a Rottweiler's favorite game is tug-of-war. So where a retriever greets a new person by licking them and bringing them a ball, a Rottweiler greets new people by jumping up and grabbing something then trying to engage in the dog equivalent of arm-wrestling.

They typically don't mean anything by it, but they're rather strong dogs especially for their size so I can see why it'd freak you out. They can pretty easily grab you without injury, but no reason you would have known that and, honestly, the owners should see that coming and train the things to sit properly on command.

//Neighbors had one of the big, slobbery bastards when I was like 6. She used to grab the back of my tiny-ass bike or my backpack and just hold me in place while I tried to pedal away (i was small enough I couldn't escape). In retrospect he was just playing and actually trying to keep me off the street, but at the time I hated that poor dog. Much nicer once I was big enough to pick the dog up and shake it when it did something to annoy me, that generally confused her enough that she'd let go of whatever she was trying to tug-of-war with, though this resulted in some weird teenager dances when it was the cuff of my pants.
2012-07-31 06:02:15 PM  
1 votes:
Drop the dude, keep the dog. Next?
2012-07-31 06:01:55 PM  
1 votes:
uhhh, no. you idiots. fark her and the dog. I have never , never, never seen a female properly manage a dog. they refuse to discipline them and coddle them like babies. i bet this dog is a disobedient farking menace with separation anxiety because this biatch anthropomorphizes the shiat out of it.
2012-07-31 06:00:05 PM  
1 votes:

TsarTom: Dog

This.

Look closely at what your marriage would look like:

When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.


The dog can sense evil. She needs to toss the dude. He knew what he was getting into because he knew she had a dog. Is this chick seriously considering getting rid of the dog over some dude that will probably be gone within 6 months? Come on!
2012-07-31 05:59:37 PM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: Some dogs are very good at judging human character.

CSB: When I was a kid, my family had a little mutt named Mitzi. She was a very friendly dog who loved nearly everyone who came to the house, except for one of my dad's buddies, who I'll call Stan. Mitzi couldn't stand Stan. She barked like crazy whenever he came to visit, and growled at him whenever he tried to pet her. She had no problem with Stan's wife, though.

A few years after our little mutt crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Stan and his wife got divorced. It turned out that he was an abusive bastard who had been beating her for years.

/still misses that little mutt. She was a good dog.


I believe the book title is "gift of fear". The dog is picking up *your* subconscious cues that you won't or can't deal with on a conscious level. Thus it seems to a casual observer that the dog has 'special' powers, which, in a sense, it does.
2012-07-31 05:57:48 PM  
1 votes:
Putting a dog in a bathroom is torture? What are kennels? The 3rd level of hell? If she really likes the guy, the dogs gotta go. If she is ambivalent towards the guy then I guess its time for a new man. Still, its a dog, not a human child. People often seem to mistakenly conflate the two.
2012-07-31 05:57:30 PM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: Some dogs are very good at judging human character.


I have a rooster. In my kitchen. A very small, lame rooster that lives in my kitchen. Bastard caught a fatal disease two years ago and refused to die. Anyhow, last winter our heat died, and we had to have a guy come and fix it. When he finished in the basement and was talking to me in the kitchen, Bob the Lame Rooster freaked the hell out. He acted like there was a snake or a cat in the house. He's never done that for any other male human. I'm kind of thinking about shopping for another heating service.
2012-07-31 05:54:51 PM  
1 votes:
Another vote for dog.

Dude is obviously not a dog person. No matter how poorly trained someone's dog may be, dog people don't yell at other people's dogs, ban them from chairs, couches and rooms, or lock them up in the bathroom when the owner isn't home. Sometimes, non-dog people can be converted, but if it starts out this badly and has not improved over two years, the odds it'll improve are only getting slimmer. Time to cut both of your losses and move on.
2012-07-31 05:52:07 PM  
1 votes:

pounddawg: thisisyourbrainonFark: [memeblender.com image 500x765]

You do know that the dog is sitting in the cockpit of an airplane.


You sound like a blast at parties.
2012-07-31 05:47:55 PM  
1 votes:
www.geekstir.com
2012-07-31 05:46:11 PM  
1 votes:

notatrollorami: DNRTT but knowing the propensities of farkers I'm guessing I'm alone in saying we don't have much to judge on here. True, the guy may be a jackwagon of heroic proportions. Or the jack russell (an apartment dog who appears to be left home alone all day, which is terrible for this smart, mischevious, and energetic breed) may be an insufferable shiat that runs roughshod over everything and everyone in the house. Guy may be an ass but it's also possible the dogs momma is at fault for getting a dog she had no business owning, never trained it, and alternates neglecting it for days with coddling it and treating it like a human infant. Who knows.


I'm with you on that, but also have enough experience to know that the "locking the dog in the room" and a female dog having an unusual fear of the bf are usually big red flags. The behavior is more in line with an abused dog than one which is poorly trained (but again, who knows?).

Based on what little there is, I'd have to say that the bf is the problem and needs to go, but I'd also want to know more. My fiancee's dog displayed some similar behavior (accidents in the house in addition to other behavioral issues) when we first started dating, but that was more a case of jealously. We recognized it pretty early on, and my first instinct was to not go out of my way to antagonize him without good reason. Treated the dog well, and spent time alone so that we could bond a bit better... few weeks later and the dog was completely indifferent to me (keeshond - they're known for being clingy to "their people" and indifferent to everyone else).

Didn't phase me a bit and I didn't change my behavior (save for getting used to a dog in the relationship). Obviously I wasn't going to be one of the dog's favorite people, but that didn't mean I couldn't be kind to him. When the dog passed (which was far too soon), I learned that he had gathered a toy with him before he died. Out of all the toys available, he chose one of the few which I got him and an old shirt of mine we used as a pull toy from time to time. Could have been a random thing, but I'd like to think that the little bugger remembered the kindness shown him and wanted something with him to remember it (and yes, I'm looking for rationale where none probably exists).

/otherwise, he was a good dog. Crazy, jealous, and neurotic, but I wouldn't have had it any other way
//RIP Remmy
2012-07-31 05:33:46 PM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Brought a date to my house years ago... right in that 4th or 5th date stage between "dating" and "girlfriend". Got into bed... my lab jumped up and curled up on the foot of the bed.

"I'm not sleeping with your dog. That's f-ing gross."

Took her about 20 minutes to finally realize I wasn't kidding when I told her she could either leave or go sleep on the couch.

The dog was here first... deal with it or GTFO


Similar thing with Future Mr. Mouse. I was still living with my parents when we started dating and they have this Fox Terrier. When we went to bed he was genuinely surprised that she was allowed up with us and a little thrown by it. "Got a problem with it?" He did at first but he liked me enough that he put up with it before getting used to the idea of sharing a bed with an animal. When I moved out I went out and adopted a puppy and now that little b*tch is his baby. I had to sleep on the couch once because when they both get in bed before me they tend to take up most of the mattress and I don't like messing with Goat Puppy when she's asleep. She gets all snappy if startled.

/it feels good converting staunch cat people into dog lovers

Beeblebrox: We always had dogs when I was growing up. I was always a dog person and hated cats. Then two things happened. 1. I met my future wife, who is a cat person. 2. I was attacked by a pitbull. Since then I don't really want anything to do with dogs. I don't hate them or anything (except for pitbulls) but I don't want to be around them either (I'm sure there's a fear-factor involved). And I grew to love her cat, which has since gone to the great beyond. We have two newer cats now and love the little sharp-clawed fur balls. Strange how things like that can change over time.


Oh... I still stand by my previous statement.
2012-07-31 05:33:14 PM  
1 votes:

Molavian: "Pet parents" have something wrong with them, and are broken human beings. I have two pet cats, and I care for them as pets, but I'd skin and cook both of them if it meant my child wouldn't go hungry.


And I'd happily skin and cook your kids if it meant that my dog wouldn't go hungry.

Dogs are better than kids. Don't believe me? Lock your kid in the trunk of one car, and lock your dog in the trunk of another car. Wait a few hours. Open both trunks. ONE of them will be happy to see you...
2012-07-31 05:32:34 PM  
1 votes:

pounddawg: You want to know who really loves you...

Lock your spouse in the trunk of one car and lock your dog in the trunk of the other.

Open them both after an hour...

who is the happiest to see you.


Yep. If you're in the house and it's raining and your wife is at the front door with an armload of shopping bags, yelling for you to let her in, and your dog is at the back door barking to be let in, who do you let in first?

The dog...because you know he'll shut up once you let him in the house.
2012-07-31 05:29:25 PM  
1 votes:

Beeblebrox: I was attacked by a pitbull. (except for pitbulls) .


wonder which pitbull
www.ywgrossman.com
2012-07-31 05:28:58 PM  
1 votes:
Dog.

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2012-07-31 05:28:44 PM  
1 votes:
I'm 95% sure the dog's instincts are correct, but then I don't know anything about Jack Russells and their temperment.

I do know if the dog had been a chihuahua, I would say there's some room for doubt here.
2012-07-31 05:22:34 PM  
1 votes:
Also, find someone to watch your dog when you visit relatives. Nothing worse than having a relaxing vacation nipped, munched, and scratched away from you by a dog nobody feels like disciplining because they too are on vacation.

I dont hate dogs. I hope to have one some day. I will wait until I am out of an apartment and my family is able to give the dog the time it deserves. shiatty dogs are unfair to everyone.
2012-07-31 05:19:41 PM  
1 votes:
If you have kids with this man is he going to lock them in the bathroom too when you're not around.

/Seems likely
2012-07-31 05:18:36 PM  
1 votes:
i'm lucky enough to share my life with a wonderful Chow-Chow. Dog is smarter than most people i've ever met, and better looking too. Dog is one of very few reasons for living. life sucks, people suck, the world at large sucks. thank God for Dog.
2012-07-31 05:11:42 PM  
1 votes:

bongmiester: i don't buy that the dog doesn't act this way around other people.


Why not? I have a dog (pit bull) mix who has always loved everyone but this one guy a friend brought over. Poor dog was pissing itself, trembling, hiding behind furniture..... I told the visitor he would have to go. That was 5 years ago and it has never happened since.

The only other time I saw my dog act that way was when we got one of those cheesy scarecrows they sell at Halloween time. I put it in the garden and the first time he saw it he freaked. I tried to get him used to it but to no avail. So we put it face down in the side yard. The dog ran over there, pissed all over it and looked very very pleased.
2012-07-31 05:08:34 PM  
1 votes:

exick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

Yeah but it's not his dog. Not that I'm excusing him for constantly yelling at the dog (possibly an exaggeration) or locking it in the bathroom, but it sounds like her dog could use some training.


And hes not the man to do it, he doesnt care what it does just get away from me, the guy is a douchebag if he cant teach a dog to behave.
2012-07-31 05:03:25 PM  
1 votes:
i don't buy that the dog doesn't act this way around other people.

That said: Dog
2012-07-31 05:02:19 PM  
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: I hate people who refer to their dogs as "kids" or treat them like people. They are pets. They can be an important part of your family but I would never choose a dog over a human.

/I realize I am in the minority


No, you're not. "Pet parents" have something wrong with them, and are broken human beings. I have two pet cats, and I care for them as pets, but I'd skin and cook both of them if it meant my child wouldn't go hungry.
2012-07-31 05:00:44 PM  
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Nezorf: The guy signed on to a relationship with a dog. Its part of the territory. Same thing as dating a person with kids. It comes with it. You can't decide down the line to only accept a part of that.

Most people don't sign on to being bitten and peed on, even if they sign on to a relationship with a dog.
Or do they? I don't know what your dogs are like.


Well he signed onto a relationship that contained an untrained shiatty dog.
Too bad for the guy but the girl was a package deal.
Also, don't date people who don't train their dogs. Barky, snarly, obnoxious dogs hints to either profound lazyness, excuse making or just stupidity. AVOID!


\My partner's dog was well trained.
2012-07-31 05:00:08 PM  
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: I hate people who refer to their dogs as "kids" or treat them like people. They are pets. They can be an important part of your family but I would never choose a dog over a human.

/I realize I am in the minority


I am in the minority with you.

Theaetetus: Nezorf: The guy signed on to a relationship with a dog. Its part of the territory. Same thing as dating a person with kids. It comes with it. You can't decide down the line to only accept a part of that.

Most people don't sign on to being bitten and peed on, even if they sign on to a relationship with a dog.
Or do they? I don't know what your dogs are like.


Exactly. If you have a well-behaved and clean dog, fine. Otherwise, get it away from me.
2012-07-31 04:59:06 PM  
1 votes:
Dog.
2012-07-31 04:58:25 PM  
1 votes:

Tigger: FarkingReading: WhippingBoy: Dogs love me, which is strange, because I'm a total asshole.

This. I can't stand dogs. I just don't like them and I have trouble understanding why people want smelly, yappy, expensive, time-consuming animals in their homes.

And yes, I am an asshole.

And yet, whenever I go to "dog people's" homes, their dumb mutts nuzzle my hands and try to get me to play with them, which I refuse to do.

Don't worry mate this problem self corrects. It won't be long before no one invites you anywhere.


Oh no! I won't be able to hang out in homes that smell like wet dog and where I have to constantly push people's dogs off my lap while I try to enjoy myself and have a conversation? Oh the horror.
2012-07-31 04:54:36 PM  
1 votes:
A jack russel is the only dog I ever owned and HATED.
The piece of crap had to go.
Hey boyfriend guy, dump the idiot broad and find a decent woman.
2012-07-31 04:51:56 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: Apparently anyone can have an advice column in a newspaper since the writer basically didn't say anything worth reading.


Agreed.
What a useless advice columnist.
The guy signed on to a relationship with a dog. Its part of the territory. Same thing as dating a person with kids. It comes with it. You can't decide down the line to only accept a part of that.
Girlfriend had a dog when we started dating. Never really liked dogs, but signed on nonetheless and learned to appreciate and like dogs.
2012-07-31 04:50:40 PM  
1 votes:

spentmiles: I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs, I think you'd agree. That being said, I don't put up with much when it comes to relationships. I started dating this woman I met at speed dating a few months ago. We went out a few times, always meeting in public before going back to my place, so I didn't know much about her home life. After my experience, I can add one more question to my screening e-mail: Do you have any pets?

This lady had a 180 pound Rottweiler. Mind you, she was 100 pounds, well maybe not that fat but definitely small. The first time I walked into her apartment, the dog comes tearing at me, snarling, slobbering, teeth snapping. I kicked it in the face which bought me enough time to get back out the door. I didn't want to go back in, but the woman demanded that I apologized to the dog whom she said I startled. I went in and the big Goliath was sitting there growling at me. I don't take shiat from dogs so I kicked it in the face again, knocking it unconscious. The woman lost her shiat and started bawling so I screamed at her to shut up and raised my open hand, which seemed to calm her down.

Then the dog came to and was instantly in attack mode. It lunged at my throat and latched onto my chin. I started uppercutting it as hard as I could in the gut. That wasn't working, so I reached down, grabbed its balls, and squeezed them as hard as I could. The dog let go of my face just long enough for me to spin kick it out the sliding glass door. It tumbled over the balcony, fell into the parking lot where it was crushed by an arriving garbage truck.

I told the woman, who was bawling about the dog and didn't seem to care that my head was nearly torn off, that I didn't want to see her anymore. Suddenly I was this big monster. Well, life's too short for bull crap, so I bid her good day.


Nice try, not gonna bite.
2012-07-31 04:49:58 PM  
1 votes:

spentmiles: boring.


How droll.

Ditch the asshole, get another dog for your dog so you can dog while you dog.
2012-07-31 04:49:39 PM  
1 votes:

TsarTom:


Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.


Could be worse, he could eat the dog.
2012-07-31 04:48:08 PM  
1 votes:
biatch
2012-07-31 04:39:41 PM  
1 votes:
To quote some movie "If you want a friend get yourself a dog."
2012-07-31 04:38:08 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Dogs love me, which is strange, because I'm a total asshole.


They are just sniffing you.
2012-07-31 04:38:04 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."


Not to mention kids and old people
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