Monday, January 29, 2018

Diving In

The dog people on FB make me absolutely nuts.

I belong to several different kinds of dog groups.

For the most part, they consist of a group of people sharing mutual ideas about a small piece of the dog world. Then, they name the group, close it, and chat back and forth until they feel secure in the righteousness of their opinions.

People are drawn to this opinion and ask to join because they agree, want to learn, or, God help them, have a different thought process. The group lets them in. As the population grows, the trolls show up and it turns into the same kind of shit show we used to enjoy on FHOTD.

I've learned to sift through this stuff and separate the smarts from the adamant. There are certain phrases that set the alarms flashing and the red flags waving.

Cesar is shit!

Cesar is God!

Positive reinforcement is the only way to train.

Shock collars are evil.

Shock collars are the most efficient way to train.

You can only train with a clicker.

Dog Parks are terrible!

Dog Parks are wonderful!

Pittys

Nanny dog

Adopt don't shop

The only way to know what you're getting is to buy a purebred.

Responsible Breeder

BYB

My dog was abused.

My dog was a bait dog.

Furbaby

Fake Service Dog

My dog is 47% wolf

Designer Dogs are nothing but mutts.

Of course my new dog is a rescue.

I feed raw.

That's probably not all, but I sure have a bunch of potential posts.

Dogs don't pack.

Dogs don't dominate.

P.S. I don't like pit bulls.









5 comments:

Minna said...

The whole "dominance theory has been dis-proven" crowd makes me sad. Teach a dog not to bite with treats? What now? Poor pups.

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Isn't the dog world polarization just a microcosm of what's happening nationally? Dig in and reflexively defend your opinion without considering another point of view - whether or not the opinion is well thought out, or researched at all. To borrow someone's most favorite twitter pronouncement - SAD.

Tina said...

Finally! I was getting tired of seeing some of my favorites disappear! I'm glad you are back.

Anonymous said...

Preach!

Redhorse said...

Who doesn't like pit bulls?

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