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  2. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68803774 See video of dog robot being trained to walk on the moon.
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  4. https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/queensland-elite-k9-resort-staff-claim-pooch-paradise-is-more-like-a-prison-cell/77a791f2-62cf-4f4a-ab2c-721efc631a27 Sorry about the ads.
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  6. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-12/why-do-dogs-like-watching-bluey-tv-animal-behaviourist/103680638
  7. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-12/why-do-dogs-like-watching-bluey-tv-animal-behaviourist/103680638
  8. https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/wa-police-fatally-shoot-american-staffy-at-trigg-beach-perth/news-story/115a9e5104d9cbb38278970b78930b7d
  9. https://www.9news.com.au/world/taiwan-quake-roger-overly-playful-dog-who-failed-police-academy-becomes-star-of-emergency-response-world-news/14ed332a-7ec4-4c2c-936e-066d78248f44
  10. Mind you so many people hand their dogs over to uninsured /no contract pet sitters & this happens. People who volunteer to pet sit forget they become the legal owner whilst in there care & if something goes wrong there liable . The reason you have a written contract no matter if its a family friend,family member or some randon on a facebook breed group volunteering to watch your dog
  11. I think your correct , people do not relize a lead is not natural and just do not spend the time with them to teach . I know EVERY SINGLE PUPPY i have ever owned , has had a leash put on it for a short while daily just to drag around , get them used to it , every single dog to start with has never gone out unless on a leash with a big deal made out of get your lead , get your lead , walkies , i have always spent a lot of time teaching them lead time is fun time we go out , even going to the car , its lead on , get in car lead off , before we get out its settle and lead on , My current dog will rarely walk without his lead , , he gets excited , and wants it on , when on my houseboat and out bush where he can go off and run around , he will not go off the boat unless i put him on the leash and take him off . I can walk him out of the house , off the boat wherever , and he just walks jumping up at his leash he wants it on However i do use a retractable lead with him , but never on the road , then its short ALWAYS , on our own , on the beach i use it because he simply will not move away from me unless he's on it crazy really , , but long leashes ( usually long long rope , tied to the leash ) i've always used to teach a dog recall. . I may also add this current dog is a small little white fluffy thing , mixed breeed of some thing or another , and not very strong , i have never and would never use a retractable lead with any of my previous dogs because they have all been large , them i just taught to love being on lead because it was fun and lots and lots of recall training , i think a lot of people don't know the fun you can get from training your dog , to come , fetch , sit , down, heel , ect ect . Got 8 grandkids various ages , and the youngest ones now , love coming around , and hiding , while i send the dog to find them , and its something that the older grandkids used to love , when other dogs i owned , used to do it with them , I used to do it with my boys when they were kids , tell them to hide and send the dog to find them , In fact i can go back to when i was a kid , and used to do it with my mates , play hide and seek in the scrub and send my dog to find them , always border collies , they were the only dog my old man would have in the house , people have forgot dogs are fun
  12. https://www.9news.com.au/national/perth-dog-attack-childs-dog-mauled-to-death-by-two-large-mastiffs/199147d6-744c-498a-bfbe-4dab25e9630c
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  14. link to Queensland Lost Pet Register Inc - QLPR here
  15. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-06/pet-ownership-rights-and-stolen-pets-custody-disputes/103656764
  16. he did well to survive those weeks - a tough little terrier! may he now be happy in his new home with his dads
  17. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-05/milo-the-dog-found-after-escaping-before-uk-flight/103675756
  18. @Loving my OldiesYou are absolutely correct. Of course it would be my fault for daring to be in the park. And again you are correct it is horrible. And worse still it has become normal behaviour these days. I used to think it was only in my area but unfortunately it's everywhere and applies to everything not just dogs.
  19. There had been crocodile sighting in the area in the days leading up and signs posted. The owner should have been more sensible about letting her dog run off leash in the water.
  20. 100% right, @Deeds. But sadly, you could apply that over much of how society operates today. Call someone out on poor behaviour and you are told YOU are the problem. And you’ll be lucky not to get some physical reaction. It is horrible.
  21. I agree with everything you have mentioned, @coneye. I remember so well at some of the seminars/training sessions I went to in the early days of my dog ownership. Anyone who knew their business stressed the importance of training the owner more than the dog. I live on a street which many walkers (solo and with dogs) frequent. It is both interesting and sad to witness the differences in people’s interactions with their dogs. The worst are those who use retractable leads. I know it could be seen as an extreme reaction, but I believe they are the worst thing ever for dogs and should be banned. Then there are those with their new puppies, don’t have a clue and carry the dog everywhere reacting inappropriately if another dog is a hundred metres away You don’t need me to tell you how those poor dogs turn out. Some of the saddest (for me) are those who see a dog simply as an addition to their fitness regime and take no notice of the dog struggling to keep up whether on a lead or not. Yes, it amazes me the number of people who think they and their dogs are above the law. Of course there are those who have been walking their dogs for years confidently and happily and the dogs just plod contentedly around the streets, totally conditioned to their circumstances. Sadly, people are heavily influenced by what they see in movies and online and have little or no conception of the amount of consistent training that goes into whatever it is the dog is doing. They don’t understand that dogs aren’t born knowing how to walk on a lead or knowing what sit, drop, stay mean (in whatever the language of the person). One of the things I used to stress to new owners is that being on a lead is not a natural thing for a dog and that is was up to us to condition the dog appropriately. Not quite on topic, but I am looking after a dog while her parents are on holiday and I have never known a dog love her lead and harness so much. She goes looking for them and takes them back to bed with her.
  22. Mine don’t care. They don’t pay any attention to other deliveries either. They don’t care about any stranger who comes during the daytime unless I appear to. Also a breed thing, sighthounds.
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