Trust me when I agree with Joanna, I hope to god you guys that try these, that your dogs do not get hurt because of negligent owners. I would tell people my pit bull was a little iffy and they would say oh no it will be OK. I would always go a little farther out and there was always somebody out there too, which they have a right to be. Ii always had to keep my dog on a leash because she was an iffy girl and I did not want her hurting or killing another dog......I would not be able to live with myself if that ever happened.
I would NEVER say it will be ok with a pitbull. I've seen how vicious & unpredictable they are. Anyone who would trust one of them must not be too bright.
No. I lost her last year. But the Blue nose pit I have now is so sweet and goes to doggie day care daily.
To Jo, I own one of the biggest real estate schools here where i live so i think i am pretty smart and successful. It is the owner not the dog.
I have pitbulls who are afraid of the other dogs from the streets and allow all cats stay on top of them,gentle and very devoted.Depends how they are educated and they are the image of their owners.As any dog!
WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR OUR PETS IDENTIFYING THEIR STATUS -
Tried in UK and a BIG TIME FAILURE! the cynical PB folks would put green tags on their dogs who would then get close and attack the smaller more vulnerable dogs. ANd the PB owners here in the states are just as bad and even worse. Each dog owner has to be alert to the changes and the moods and behaviours of their own dogs at ALL TIMES and not rely on these codes... DON"T DO IT... this is a very very very BAD IDEA.
Hmm I can see that happening too :/
THAT IS TAG'S...EVERYONE HAS DONE THAT ...THESE ARE COLLARS ...I WISH PEOPLE WOULD READ THE MATERIAL... B-4 THEY COMMENT... THIS IS A BRILLIANT IDEA....
Dog friendly collars isn't a bad idea at all. We could use some for those dogs and even cats if needed.
Sounds like a good idea but all depends on owner. Owners of vicious dogs quite often won't admit their dog is vicious, then when it attacks they act all surprised. I think some jail time is a good idea for those people.
To Joanna, you are correct. Some of the other dog owners do not even know there dogs.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA.
Yes WHAT A GREAT IDEA.
As a dog trainer, I LOVE this idea. For those that are saying they don't work... well, that is owner error. I have a very friendly, well-socialized male Rhodesian Ridgeback (in tact) who I use as a demo dog and gets on well with other dogs. He has been bit 3 times. 2 of those times were at dog parks where irresponsible owners in denial of their dog't temperament allowed reactive dogs to just charge into the run without a care. These were 'friendly' dogs that had bitten a few dogs in the...
As a dog trainer, I LOVE this idea. For those that are saying they don't work... well, that is owner error. I have a very friendly, well-socialized male Rhodesian Ridgeback (in tact) who I use as a demo dog and gets on well with other dogs. He has been bit 3 times. 2 of those times were at dog parks where irresponsible owners in denial of their dog't temperament allowed reactive dogs to just charge into the run without a care. These were 'friendly' dogs that had bitten a few dogs in the park over time, as I found out later. This is a person that is not going to bother buying a any of these products. But from my perspective, you should use caution in ANY new dog greetings, no matter what collar they are wearing or what the owner says.
But for those responsible owners who KNOW they have a nervous dog or a reactive dog, this is awesome!
This is NOT cure to the identification issues, but an aid. If you own a dog or are going to interact with them, educate yourself on their body language and NEVER rely on what the owner says right off. Note the dog's body language and know the signs.
But these wonderful products would definitely help identify the responsible owners who know their dogs.
And remember... even Pit Bulls don't attack for 'no reason'. They perceive a threat and show signs like all dogs. Unfortunately, we humans tend to miss the signs.
This is a good idea especially colour coded collars I feel this is good for identifying standards, but also I feel colour coding has to be well tested when it comes to foods, play things etc. But I feel the principle is a good idea.