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I'm not sure that's true based on some of your replies above. Using a firearm for anything other than plinking is very close to the very bottom of the list of things I ever want to experience.The N wrote:@chumley
You know my preference, it's the same as yours.
Nonetheless, this kind of rhetoric sounds over the top. I'm not sure what the percentage of aggressive human/dog encounters is best solved by defending yourself with a firearm, but it has to be so miniscule that it probably isn't worth mentioning so prominently. While you later commented that you didn't mean it this way these two sentences together appear to imply self-defense via firearm. Thank you for clearing that up!The N wrote:Be a man and defend yourself. Always carry.
I think many agree that the situation addressed by the OP could have been handled differently which would have been better for the owner, the dog, and even the other dog owners. And there have been some constructive responses that will hopefully help the OP in the future. While I didn't see a whole lot of whining or name calling in the original posts and replies, I would always prefer handling disagreements with those two methods rather than shooting.The N wrote:Sorry I reacted the way I did. But all I took from the main article on this thread was a bunch of whining about how other ppl live their lives and calling ppl names because their dog didn't act exactly how we would like them too.
Some inbred cross breed of every nasty dog out there. Made our Saturday rides interesting.chumley wrote:@SpiderLegs Mutant!? Like half dog, half bear?
Yes. I think there are many people who think they "should" have a dog, or maybe a dog or pup falls into their lives, so they "cave" and accept it, not thinking ahead. It's my experience that most people do not ask themselves the following question: "What will I be doing 5, 10, 15 years from now?" They also often do not take the dog for training lessons (which, importantly, also train the person handling the dog!) If all dog owners utilized training classes or lessons then my friend who's a registered trainer would actually be able to make a living at it. There are also way too many people who don't care that their dogs frequently are left barking outside the house.Widowmaker wrote:There are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners