So... want to hear how a barking dog killed an elderly woman?
Here's what happened:
Someone I knew a few years ago had... not HAS... that's one of the tragic consequences of this story...
She HAD a beautiful dog - gorgeous show dog actually - who didn't care much for other dogs. And when a dog walked down the street, past her house, he'd get up in the window and bark his fool head off 'til the other dog passed.
And he WAS ALLOWED to do this, right? She never trained him not to do it... just tolerated it and would sometimes tell him to stop (that's not training) - and this went on for YEARS!
Well, this unaddressed behavior led to an old woman's death.
One day this elderly woman was walking her golden retriever on the street, past this barking dog's house, and he got up in the window, barking, barking, barking... and a family member walked in the door... and at that moment, the beautiful barking show dog charged out the door and attacked the golden. The old woman tried to fight off the attacker and protect her beloved pet… and had a heart attack… and died.
The barker’s owner got sued and also had to euthanize her precious kid she adored.
Does your dog bark at other dogs or people walking past the property?
In my opinion, this is rude and unnecessary behavior. You don’t own the street. LOL
When I had my girls – Dobermans - I was always quite concerned about them not doing anything to scare the neighbors. I never wanted poison meat thrown over my fence. So, I trained my dogs to be quiet in the yard. They could go up to the fence to say hello but no chasing, stalking, or barking.
Makes them better neighbors and less threatening to people.
If this is an issue in your home, or if you have any other issues you’d like to work on with your dog, enter my raffle for a free lesson! The drawing is January 15.
How cool would it be to have a trained dog? I can tell you: VERY!
Let’s do it!
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