If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Mail)   Badly behaved dogs have better relationships with their owners than ones that don't raid the garbage, chase cats and get into losing fights with porcupines   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

4373 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jun 2014 at 3:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



56 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-06-09 02:24:42 PM
Inverse logic is inverse: neurotic people who crave attention seeking behavior and anthropomorphize their pets have badly behaved animals.
 
2014-06-09 03:06:41 PM

Ennuipoet: Inverse logic is inverse: neurotic people who crave attention seeking behavior and anthropomorphize their pets have badly behaved animals.


well put, actually. dogs are dogs.
 
2014-06-09 03:07:13 PM
Dogs are awesome.
 
2014-06-09 03:10:23 PM
Negative attention is still attention.
 
2014-06-09 03:10:31 PM
What a shocker. Someone who cares enough to put in the work to establish clear expectations, boundaries, and order has a closer relationship with their dog.

As opposed to people who use them as surrogate children or accessories and create chaos and uncertainty by letting the pups rule the roost, and then have to call in the Dog Whisperer because they can't cope with the behavioral problems.
 
2014-06-09 03:10:34 PM
[white_pit_bull_with_hundreds_of_quills_in_face.jpg]
 
2014-06-09 03:11:05 PM

Ennuipoet: Inverse logic is inverse: neurotic people who crave attention seeking behavior and anthropomorphize their pets have badly behaved animals.


Yep, this is also why I ignore more "parenting" advice. Its based upon having a "better relationship", yep, one in which my kids are neuritic and can't do anything by themselves.
 
2014-06-09 03:16:26 PM

some_beer_drinker: Ennuipoet: Inverse logic is inverse: neurotic people who crave attention seeking behavior and anthropomorphize their pets have badly behaved animals.

well put, actually. dogs are dogs.


Which is why dogs who have owners who treat them as "babies" tend to be as neurotic has their owner.
 
2014-06-09 03:17:57 PM

Yogimus: Dogs are awesome.


Yes they are.

//And in 5 minutes, my dog will try to knock my hand off the mouse.
 
2014-06-09 03:18:39 PM

meat0918: Yogimus: Dogs are awesome.

Yes they are.

//And in 5 minutes, my dog will try to knock my hand off the mouse.


It was 30 seconds, and he licked my mouse hand for attention, but I ignored him and he's lying down now.
 
2014-06-09 03:19:28 PM

Nogale: What a shocker. Someone who cares enough to put in the work to establish clear expectations, boundaries, and order has a closer relationship with their dog.

As opposed to people who use them as surrogate children or accessories and create chaos and uncertainty by letting the pups rule the roost, and then have to call in the Dog Whisperer because they can't cope with the behavioral problems.


That's actually the opposite point of the article.

Dogs are like children in that as owner/parent, your goal is not just to love your dog, but to prepare them for life in the adult world.

If your dog (or kid) can't behave in public, meet new people and survive without you, then you failed.

I love my dog.  He has some kind of positive emotion about me.  But If I were to die tomorrow, he could live very happily with a new owner.  I wouldn't want it any other way.
 
2014-06-09 03:19:36 PM

meat0918: meat0918: Yogimus: Dogs are awesome.

Yes they are.

//And in 5 minutes, my dog will try to knock my hand off the mouse.

It was 30 seconds, and he licked my mouse hand for attention, but I ignored him and he's lying down now.


Kinky.

Really kinky.
 
2014-06-09 03:19:48 PM

meat0918: meat0918: Yogimus: Dogs are awesome.

Yes they are.

//And in 5 minutes, my dog will try to knock my hand off the mouse.

It was 30 seconds, and he licked my mouse hand for attention, but I ignored him and he's lying down now.


...Plotting...
 
2014-06-09 03:20:15 PM

some_beer_drinker: Ennuipoet: Inverse logic is inverse: neurotic people who crave attention seeking behavior and anthropomorphize their pets have badly behaved animals.

well put, actually. dogs are dogs.


The key thing is, dogs don't think they're human.  Dogs think humans are dogs.

Personally, I think humans have taken on some dog-like affectations.  Not the other way around.  We've been dog-po-morphized.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Yeah, she's cute, and the dog looks lovable.  If you have to see this kind of joy and lightness every time you walk into your home after a long days work ... well, you finish that thought as you see best.

But, of these two beings, if you had one yammering insanely at the front door, and the other barking madly at the back door, you'd let in the being from the back door.  Because, at least it'll shut up when you let 'em in.
 
2014-06-09 03:20:34 PM
My golden retriever died last September at the age of eleven. I loved him, but he was a rescue who was never trained by his family. He was the worst dog I have ever known. But I took good care of him.

In February we picked up our yellow lab puppy from the breeder. My wife and I take turns training him throughout the day. He is one of the smartest dogs I have ever known. And he is a magnificent sweetheart.

I have no doubt I will have a better relationship with him.
 
2014-06-09 03:21:25 PM
It's pretty easy to think you have a good relationship with someone that never tells you you're wrong.

It is not however healthy.
 
2014-06-09 03:21:32 PM
As the owner of several dachshunds, I am very familiar with 'badly behaved dogs.'  I call it personality.
 
2014-06-09 03:23:06 PM
blah blah blah blah GINGER blah blah
blah GINGER blah blah blah blah

/blah
//blah blah GINGER
///blah blah blah
 
2014-06-09 03:23:47 PM
ArgusRun:
I love my dog.  He has some kind of positive emotion about me.  But If I were to die tomorrow, he could live very happily with a new owner.  I wouldn't want it any other way.

Mine's twelve, and I have always hoped that same thing.

Don't think it'll happen, though.
 
2014-06-09 03:25:12 PM

StrikitRich: As the owner of several dachshunds, I am very familiar with 'badly behaved dogs.'  I call it personality.


Welllll. I don't know about that...

I have two cats. One, a stray, is a delight. Well-mannered, polite, etc. The other, a shelter cat, is an unmitigated bastard. While I appreciate the stray, I adore the bastard.

But I'm not going to fool myself and claim he has more character. He's just a bastard, and I'm mildly embarrassed to admit he's more fun to be around.
 
2014-06-09 03:25:54 PM
Toy Boat:

Mine's twelve, and I have always hoped that same thing.

Don't think it'll happen, though.


Allow me to be clear.  I would take a long time to adjust to any new dog that owned me.
 
2014-06-09 03:26:10 PM
I'm going to go with the standard rule for Daily Mail articles and assume that they've got everything 100% backwards.

My dog is well behaved, gets plenty of attention, and is ridiculously affectionate.


scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-06-09 03:26:58 PM
I had an old Beagle growing up that tried to eat two porcupines. Okay, the first one I get - you didn't know any better. But WTF?? Your mouth and throat just heal up from all the quills the vet pulled out, and you decide you need to go find that little f*cker and pay him back??

/That was not a smart dog.
//Man, I loved her extra, though.
 
2014-06-09 03:28:14 PM
I fetched it now it's mine, was always my Basset Hound's idea. There was never a second fetch.
 
2014-06-09 03:28:28 PM
Isn't this basically the plot of Marley and Me?
 
2014-06-09 03:29:01 PM
Badly shaved dogs have better relationships with their owners

Wait, what?

/shiat
//now I'm disappointed
///this is not the thread I thought I was getting
 
2014-06-09 03:29:38 PM

StrikitRich: As the owner of several dachshunds, I am very familiar with 'badly behaved dogs.'  I call it personality.


I am on my 2nd dachshund.  Have heart!  Nick started behaving pretty well at about the age of eleventy.

Actually, he has always been an "off-the-leash-the-world-is-my-toilet" type guy, but respectful of my absolute final borders.  Like the sidewalk.  He can be trusted to take care of himself.  Just not to come when he is called, or other frivolous shiat like that.
 
2014-06-09 03:31:05 PM

Fark like a Barsoomian: Badly shaved dogs have better relationships with their owners

Wait, what?

/shiat
//now I'm disappointed
///this is not the thread I thought I was getting


Anything shaved badly will require a nice relationship with its owner
 
2014-06-09 03:40:39 PM
He lost his left eye a couple years ago.  I like him, and he likes the couch.  Good enough.

oi61.tinypic.com

oi57.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-09 03:41:46 PM

August11: My golden retriever died last September at the age of eleven. I loved him, but he was a rescue who was never trained by his family. He was the worst dog I have ever known. But I took good care of him.

In February we picked up our yellow lab puppy from the breeder. My wife and I take turns training him throughout the day. He is one of the smartest dogs I have ever known. And he is a magnificent sweetheart.

I have no doubt I will have a better relationship with him.


I take excellent care of my rescue dog even though he has tons of behavior issues.  I care about him and and I'm sure (at least most days) that I will miss him when he is gone, but I would have a better relationship with a dog who wasn't such a pain in the ass.

...someday I will have such a dog...someday...
 
2014-06-09 03:44:40 PM
That's great, as long as your (badly behaved) dog doesn't come in contact with other people.  The dog that mauls little kids for daring to use the sidewalk, or raids and reconfigures every trash can on Garbage Day is the one that its owner calls a "sweet dog that would never...."   This doesn't say that good dogs can't have great relationships with their owners.  I think it says more about the owners of bad dogs than it does about the dogs.
 
2014-06-09 03:45:32 PM

ArgusRun: Nogale: What a shocker. Someone who cares enough to put in the work to establish clear expectations, boundaries, and order has a closer relationship with their dog.

As opposed to people who use them as surrogate children or accessories and create chaos and uncertainty by letting the pups rule the roost, and then have to call in the Dog Whisperer because they can't cope with the behavioral problems.

That's actually the opposite point of the article.

Dogs are like children in that as owner/parent, your goal is not just to love your dog, but to prepare them for life in the adult world.

If your dog (or kid) can't behave in public, meet new people and survive without you, then you failed.

I love my dog.  He has some kind of positive emotion about me.  But If I were to die tomorrow, he could live very happily with a new owner.  I wouldn't want it any other way.


How is what I said the opposite of that?
 
2014-06-09 03:47:05 PM

Billy Liar: That's great, as long as your (badly behaved) dog doesn't come in contact with other people.  The dog that mauls little kids for daring to use the sidewalk, or raids and reconfigures every trash can on Garbage Day is the one that its owner calls a "sweet dog that would never...."   This doesn't say that good dogs can't have great relationships with their owners.  I think it says more about the owners of bad dogs than it does about the dogs.


You're hanging with the wrong kind of dawgs.
 
2014-06-09 03:48:02 PM

Toy Boat: He lost his left eye a couple years ago.  I like him, and he likes the couch.  Good enough.

[oi61.tinypic.com image 850x637]

[oi57.tinypic.com image 850x637]


He looks like a good guy.  Probably even distinguished, dapper even, with a little canine eyepatch.  B^)
 
2014-06-09 03:49:54 PM
We're two months into our rescue dog, and I can completely understand why someone dropped her off at a shelter. She's chewed holes in her coat and scratches her neck until it's raw. We thought it was behavioral at first, but it's been long enough that it should have started getting better, but it's getting worse instead. Now we're changing up her diet to see if it might be an allergies issue.

She also sheds way too goddamn much. I don't know how there's any hair still on her body. She can be standing perfect still in a quiet room and you can see tufts of hair just floating around like she's Pigpen.
 
2014-06-09 03:55:08 PM

Billy Liar: Toy Boat: He lost his left eye a couple years ago.  I like him, and he likes the couch.  Good enough.

[oi61.tinypic.com image 850x637]

[oi57.tinypic.com image 850x637]

He looks like a good guy.  Probably even distinguished, dapper even, with a little canine eyepatch.  B^)


I think the best path is enucleation (sp?) and leave him with a wink. ;)

But I haven't decided.  I don't care for using a general anesthetic on a dog this age.  Betwixt and between.  Using lots of the tear solutions and a gel that lubricates it while he sleeps.

Nick is a Good guy all-around.
 
2014-06-09 03:58:29 PM

Crudbucket: We're two months into our rescue dog, and I can completely understand why someone dropped her off at a shelter. She's chewed holes in her coat and scratches her neck until it's raw. We thought it was behavioral at first, but it's been long enough that it should have started getting better, but it's getting worse instead. Now we're changing up her diet to see if it might be an allergies issue.

She also sheds way too goddamn much. I don't know how there's any hair still on her body. She can be standing perfect still in a quiet room and you can see tufts of hair just floating around like she's Pigpen.


That could be anything - yeast, bacteria, the fungus among us, dermatitis, fleas, and maybe neuroses.  She can't tell you what's wrong.  Get a vet to diagnose, cheaply if need be, and treat her accordingly.

Don't forget to love her in the meantime.  If you can't, find someone that will.
 
2014-06-09 04:02:44 PM
Years ago I had a Lhasa Apso rescue dog. She came to me with the name Precious.

I soon discovered that Precious enjoyed climbing through  brush piles, finding dead things to eat.

Precious soon had a name change.

Punkin was her new name... fit like a glove.
 
2014-06-09 04:07:55 PM
Since we're sharing pictures of our poorly behaved Daschshunds, I might as well share Scooby with you.

img.fark.net img.fark.net
How you'll find him most days.                                                                                Never thought I'd have to dress him in anything, but Chicago winters are snowy and terrible.


Born all the way back in July of 1998, I got Scooby about mid 2003 as a rescue(Owned by an elderly couple, wife passed and husband developed dementia) when I was a junior in high school. I finally grew out of my allergies and this was the breed my family and I compromised on.

He's been making my life a living hell ever since and I wouldn't have it any other way.

His eyes and ears aren't great but I'm pretty sure his nose and tastebuds are stronger than ever. Still has the energy of a puppy. He's got a bionic back & it's still a daily struggle to keep him from jumping on everything.

Hoping he can make it to his 4th presidential administration.
 
2014-06-09 04:09:25 PM
I don't know why the picture flipped from horizontal to vertical and became all stretchy but whatever...
 
2014-06-09 04:18:11 PM

tiamet4: August11: My golden retriever died last September at the age of eleven. I loved him, but he was a rescue who was never trained by his family. He was the worst dog I have ever known. But I took good care of him.

In February we picked up our yellow lab puppy from the breeder. My wife and I take turns training him throughout the day. He is one of the smartest dogs I have ever known. And he is a magnificent sweetheart.

I have no doubt I will have a better relationship with him.

I take excellent care of my rescue dog even though he has tons of behavior issues.  I care about him and and I'm sure (at least most days) that I will miss him when he is gone, but I would have a better relationship with a dog who wasn't such a pain in the ass.

...someday I will have such a dog...someday...


This is the first time I have gone to a breeder. Going back to my first dog when I was a kid, all our dogs have been rescues/humane society/puppy-mill leftovers. Great dogs, but awful habits and behavior issues.

I brought our puppy home from the breeder and put him down on the kitchen floor for a few moments with his blanket. I then brought him outside and he peed. I told him what a good boy he was. Then he pooped and I told him such a GOOD BOY! He has never had an accident in the house--he goes to the door and sits looking at it. Maybe a wimper or two. Just the most amazing training experience I have ever had.

He is six months and knows like a champion: "sit" "stay" "all done" "down" "paw" "leave it" "in your crate" "enough" "off" "come" "drop" and "be nice." The trainers at puppy school were kinda dumbfounded. The dog is amazing.

My rescue retriever was only ever taught "paw" and swinging his big dumb paw upward was his answer for everything.

I'll give you the breeder info when you are ready.
 
2014-06-09 04:21:10 PM

EvilMonkeyBoy: Since we're sharing pictures of our poorly behaved Daschshunds, I might as well share Scooby with you.

[img.fark.net image 541x960] [img.fark.net image 741x417]
How you'll find him most days.                                                                                Never thought I'd have to dress him in anything, but Chicago winters are snowy and terrible.


Born all the way back in July of 1998, I got Scooby about mid 2003 as a rescue(Owned by an elderly couple, wife passed and husband developed dementia) when I was a junior in high school. I finally grew out of my allergies and this was the breed my family and I compromised on.

He's been making my life a living hell ever since and I wouldn't have it any other way.

His eyes and ears aren't great but I'm pretty sure his nose and tastebuds are stronger than ever. Still has the energy of a puppy. He's got a bionic back & it's still a daily struggle to keep him from jumping on everything.

Hoping he can make it to his 4th presidential administration.


Nice.  My first dachshund was a smiler.  Toothy grin.

God bless his German heart.
 
2014-06-09 04:23:41 PM
my new pooch.  14 weeks old
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-09 04:30:31 PM

Nogale: ArgusRun: Nogale: What a shocker. Someone who cares enough to put in the work to establish clear expectations, boundaries, and order has a closer relationship with their dog.

As opposed to people who use them as surrogate children or accessories and create chaos and uncertainty by letting the pups rule the roost, and then have to call in the Dog Whisperer because they can't cope with the behavioral problems.

That's actually the opposite point of the article.

Dogs are like children in that as owner/parent, your goal is not just to love your dog, but to prepare them for life in the adult world.

If your dog (or kid) can't behave in public, meet new people and survive without you, then you failed.

I love my dog.  He has some kind of positive emotion about me.  But If I were to die tomorrow, he could live very happily with a new owner.  I wouldn't want it any other way.

How is what I said the opposite of that?


It's not.  As far as I can tell, everything that follows the first sentence of his reply is unrelated to that first sentence.  But that first sentence is still right.

TFA (which admittedly is terribly written and says almost nothing about the actual study) says that badly behaved dogs-- the ones who won't respond to training, or perhaps aren't being trained-- have closer relationships with their owners than well-behaved, low-maintenance dogs.  So it's pretty much the opposite of what you said.   But I wouldn't fault you for that, even for the Daily Fail that was a terribly-written article.
 
2014-06-09 04:55:18 PM

Buttknuckle: my new pooch.  14 weeks old
[img.fark.net image 300x400]


Back at you:

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-09 05:09:34 PM
farm3.staticflickr.com

Robbie the greyhound.  He prefers me over other people, and we have a good life together.  But I can hand the leash off to anyone and he'll go happily.  No whining or mourning.  He is a good dog.
 
2014-06-09 06:35:50 PM

Toy Boat: StrikitRich: As the owner of several dachshunds, I am very familiar with 'badly behaved dogs.'  I call it personality.

I am on my 2nd dachshund.  Have heart!  Nick started behaving pretty well at about the age of eleventy.

Actually, he has always been an "off-the-leash-the-world-is-my-toilet" type guy, but respectful of my absolute final borders.  Like the sidewalk.  He can be trusted to take care of himself.  Just not to come when he is called, or other frivolous shiat like that.


I've had a dachshund in my life since I was 8 or 9.  At this point I know what they are going to do before they do.

The picture is my profile was taken when Jake was 15 or 16.  He live until just short of his 17th birthday.
 
2014-06-09 08:48:46 PM

Crudbucket: We're two months into our rescue dog, and I can completely understand why someone dropped her off at a shelter. She's chewed holes in her coat and scratches her neck until it's raw. We thought it was behavioral at first, but it's been long enough that it should have started getting better, but it's getting worse instead. Now we're changing up her diet to see if it might be an allergies issue.

She also sheds way too goddamn much. I don't know how there's any hair still on her body. She can be standing perfect still in a quiet room and you can see tufts of hair just floating around like she's Pigpen.


I got a rescue kitten with a horrific diarrhea and it took prescription food just to get him to take a crap that didn't spray in 14 directions like a clogged garden hose.  After four months of probiotics, antibiotics, and other shiat from the vet, I finally found the problem: our water.  It was the only thing I hadn't changed - getting him water from the tap.  I got a gallon of distilled from the store and made sure it was the only thing he could drink and voila` - no more liquid poo.  It also cut down on his shedding and made his coat smooth and shiny instead of dry and brittle like it was before.

Try changing up the water.  Pets drink a lot of it and she might be sensitive to something they put in the water to treat it.  Or, if you're on well water, something in the ground.  Our old well had a pretty high sulfur content.
 
2014-06-09 09:00:01 PM
j-walk.com

The snakedog can unhinge its jaw to swallow cats larger than its head.
 
2014-06-09 09:22:04 PM
I have a dog
He is very well behaved
And made of plastic
Good boy
 
Displayed 50 of 56 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report