Maybe, just a thought here, don't use a leather and chain choker-collar. Just a thought, the dog looks like a sweet animal
@TheWhiteWolf, a man dogs gotta look like a man, none of this pussy liken shït /s
@Dexios S Divine, personally, I have no problem with it but it is a type of collar that is stereotypically "threatening"
@TheWhiteWolf, I have a German shepard with a normal pink collar, a regular pink leash with her name and a pink coat for cold/rain and people do everything to avoid her even though she literally will not hurt a thing. She has been attacked by 3 stray dogs while we were out on walks and never has she fought back she tries to avoid and make me take care of it. So I would say dog breed is very much a factor. Not the collar/leash.
@TheWhiteWolf, it's a German collar (most people know it as a pinch) and it's supposed to resemble a correction given by another dog for doing something inappropriate (most mothers will give corrections to their puppies to teach them appropriate play). Some dogs don't always respond to normal collars or harnesses when given commands, so sometimes using a German collar makes for a more attentive/responsive dog. This is especially useful when going out in public. My guess is that the rottie is super playful and wiggly, but you can't always have that when walking around, so the owner uses it to have better control of him.
@TheWhiteWolf, also this type of collar should never be used for reactivity or aggression because it only exacerbates the problem. If people understood what it was used for, I think people would find dogs on those kinda of collars way less threatening.
@Mavern567, I had a German Shepherd and Rottweiler mix he was a big boy but no one had issues with him or approaching him where I live even though he nipped a few kids for being too rough with him specifically because the community has a lot of dog parks multiple spca locations and even dog beaches. However, I have worked at the spcas in town and not to downplay the power of a good owner but different breeds act differently and the dogs that have been breed for the ability to be aggressive tend to be more aggressive. Some including a boxer were the sweetest dogs I have ever met including my own. But once again however, the dogs that were bred to be more aggressive tended to need as much attention as possible to keep them regular. The experiences I had with them was much more intense than other breeds and I will accept that many owners take on a responsibility that they are incapable of maintaining. That's not to say they are bad breeds but certain dogs need different things.
@Runnin with scissors, my dog isn't the issue. People in my community will not even be on the same side of the street as her and she shows no signs of aggression. She is being trained right now as a therapy dog and we go to many of my grandma's friends houses to help them cheer up. People just have stereotypes about dogs and assume that just because one dog is a certain breed they are bad. German shepard, rottweilers, doberman pinscher, and Pitbulls all have these negative stigmas and I can tell you from experience that not all of these dogs are bad, or even extremely aggressive. A dog is only extremely aggressive if taught to be the way or experiences something that makes them that way.
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@BigJohnson86, So, I think the matrix is bugged. I just upvoted you 19 times...
@ReksSol, well I only see 3 so you will not be permitted to be mauled by that bee.
@BigJohnson86, And it went back to the correct number after I posted that comment. Weird.
I have a big strong pit bull/lab mix. And while he is the sweetest most non-aggressive dog ever (seriously the dude is scared of everything and hides behind me), he is too strong for me to control when we go for walks on his regular collar. He strangles himself trying to walk faster than I can, and he has actually pulled so hard I fell. With his pinch collar he is a perfect gentleman and we walk calmly. The "teeth" aren't sharp, its just weight he can feel and it reminds him to be calm. I love him bunches and now we can walk safely together :)
@stillnotginger, 175 lb American Bulldog used to choke himself even with on of those choker collars with the inward pointing tines. Before that, if his leash went under his belly he'd drag his face of the ground trying to walk. Awesome dog. He eventually learned.
I think the picture is cut off. Who bought it?
Doesn't look full rott
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@Deuces22, this picture has been reposted so many times, the dog is probably dead by now.
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