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Old 03-12-2016, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A New American Mental Illness in Pet Owners

Seen so many posts lately that show a current problem among pet owners, and how they mess up their pets and increase their issues. It is a form of mental illness known as ANTHROPOMORPHISM. Where people treat and act as if their pets are human.

Dogs owners have dogs, NOT KIDS! They are animals and should always be treated as such.
Those who treat their dogs as this are highly selfish and do it for their own benefit, not that of the animal.

Here is an article on it. Those who have dogs with issues should reflect on this subject and learn the truth. They may be the cause of the problems in their pets.
I bring this up because it gets old seeing people act as if their dogs are adopted children and they are the parent.
"Oh he/she is my baby." No, it is a dog!!


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Thanks for the link Goeman, so true man. I agree 100%. I've said it here before, everyone that I've known that treats their dog like their child created an imbalanced dog, regardless of breed. I don't allow my dogs on the furniture or my bed. Those are only for humans, and I'm sure as hell not their "daddy"!

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I see your point but I do consider my dogs as members of the family. Not a human member, but a member nonetheless and therefore, not disposable (as so many people today seem to think; ie, some of the people I work with). Do I occasionally call my dogs/cats, the furkids? Yes. Do I mean that they're equal to my nieces, nephews, friends and family? No. Do I think they're better than some of the poor excuses for human beings I've met? You bet. Do I consider myself a pet 'parent'? Nope. I also don't consider myself a 'pack leader' because I'm not a dog and my dogs know that. I am, however, in charge, and they know that, too. Will I bring up a human example/comparison to someone when talking about a dog issue? Yes, if that will help them understand/relate to the situation better.
P.S. The dogs are allowed on one piece of furniture, the couch, (it's easier for me to clip nails/brush teeth while sitting on the couch, than on the floor - bad knees).
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So true and I'm sick of it! I have working dogs and they love earning their keep. I have dogs and they enjoy being a dog ��
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes; and people have forgotten what that means so many times.

It's disturbing that more people than ever have pets, while at the same time they are busier with their lives and often live in restricted spaces.

More and more, I see dogs living inside; or in crates so much of the time and no one seems to think this is bad. Even this article does not address what dogs ARE and what they truly need. Yes, they need boundaries and mental stimulation, but I also firmly believe that dogs of ALL sizes and breeds are creatures of motion and are hunters in their basic make-up. They need to be able to get off a leash and RUN and sniff and explore and get dirty. AT LEAST to have a yard where they get to do some of this. Not be JUST on a leash for their whole lives.

One of the saddest things I see when watching dogs being walked by their owners around a typical lake in a city park is how GOOD these dogs are being. Restrained by their owners from sniffing over here and over there and from trotting along a little faster to go investigate where that bird flew up, they are being GOOD dogs, heeling alongside their owner, quivering with excitement, but being oh so good dogs! And not being able to be DOGS!

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I agree too. Though my dogs are 100% pets, that doesn't make them any less of dogs. I love them to death but will never deny them their true needs based on my own emotions.
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Even as a rescuer, I tend to blame the rescue community who put the pitiful stigma on them. How shameful it is to be not wanted and discarded like a piece of used up trash. I feel an animal is lucky to make it into the system and possibly get a second chance, most don't and don't deserve to. I don't feel bad for dogs in a shelter since they are dry, warm, fed and well cared for... Better than some pets I know. I do feel bad for the dogs who are treated like humans that have no clue how to be a dog. Squelched to the point of confusion.......
Great topic and good to hear the responses from everyone.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Interesting article. My mother is for sure one of those owners. She carries her doxies everywhere, feeds them off her plate. I don't think they know they are dogs.

I guess I am somewhere in the middle as a dog owner. With my cat too. I probably do spoil them more than I should, and worry about them being happy. I can sometimes project my own feelings onto them, as if they think like me. My husband is good at reminding me they are animals. He spends time playing with them and helps care for them and he does enjoy them, but doesn't spoil them. He doesn't want them on the bed or couches. He never feeds them people food and won't let them beg. He's not one to go extreme measures to save a sick animal, but will always provide them with basic care. He was supportive of me rescuing from a shelter, but wasn't overly emotional about it.

I guess this makes things more balanced. I do love my animals, sometimes more than my two teenagers. Haha They will always be cared for and loved, but they are dogs. They live in the present. They don't worry about tomorrow. Having this mindset keeps things in check for me. I love to snuggle with my pups and spend time with them, but they aren't mini humans.
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For as many times as this was viewed, I'm guessing some did not want to admit they have this problem, lol.

For those who replied, I consider my dogs family, but I know they are dogs and not humans.
While I often have more respect for them than other humans, as many others would admit as well, dogs are dogs, and not babies or children.

Many problems with dogs are created by their owners. As redog stated, people lead their dogs to confusion.
Dogs with anxiety issues, for instance, are made worse when they have owners who baby them, and feed their stress with their own weaknesses.
Some of the meanest dogs were made so by owners who literally serve their dogs, not caring for the dog itself, but foolishly believing their dogs are like them.
They do what they do to feed their own emotions, assuming their dogs are as weak hearted as they are.

If it hasn't been made clear yet, in English, I despise people who worship their dogs.
Yet, at the same time, I kind of pity them, as they are, truly, mentally ill.
On the one hand, they abuse their dogs, unknowingly, and on the other, they reject the true nature of the dogs, by making them equal to themselves, and so confuse the dog even more.

Once when I was younger I had a neighbor who despised my dogs, for their breed.
Yet this same lady had vicious and human aggressive dogs, made so by her own "love" for them.
Well, as I was walking by one day, one of the little bastards tried to bite me.
I kicked it hard before I was bit. The dog yelpled loudly and this crazy lady came out cursing me in the name of the Virgin Mary. (Yes, Catholics are huge hypocrites, at least where I'm from!)
She called the cops. This is the funny part: as she was cursing a "pitbull" owner, the cop told her (little did she know I knew the whole force but a few) the cop asked her: "why was your dog loose? Everyone has the right to protect themselves from a dog attack. We have never had one complaint about his dogs, except from you. If you don't want your dog kicked, you need to contain it or teach it not to attack people."
The last burst into tears, grabbing her rosary lol. funniest sight I ever saw.

As for me, I tolerate zero human aggression in my dogs. While I'll accept it in the event of trespassing or intrusion, I expect my dogs to be well mannered to all in my presence.
Dogs that cannot behave in presence of their owners are a clear sign that the owners cannot control their dogs and their dogs are above their owners' command.

I find it odd when people who adopt a shelter dog, for instance, which would not be released if it is human aggressive, have to place beware of dog signs up after they adopt.
They say, showing their folly and ignorance, their dogs are just protective, love them, etc.
The reality is, their dogs are spoiled rotten, and are aggressive towards anyone who invades their attention from their owners.

Many dogs are put down due to their owners selfishness and worship of the dog.
The owners are they who caused this, due to their own selfishness and fantasies of "puppy love."

They love their dogs most who never elevate their dogs to the level of humans.
I've seen so many dog owners over the years who always seem to have human aggressive dogs, no matter the breed.
IMO, owners like this do not deserve to have pets. They are the cause of many troubles in society, particularly of the ApBT breed.(The news ignores non-pitbull breeds, except in severe cases)

Food for thought.
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I see your point but I do consider my dogs as members of the family. Not a human member, but a member nonetheless and therefore, not disposable (as so many people today seem to think; ie, some of the people I work with). Do I occasionally call my dogs/cats, the furkids? Yes. Do I mean that they're equal to my nieces, nephews, friends and family? No. Do I think they're better than some of the poor excuses for human beings I've met? You bet. Do I consider myself a pet 'parent'? Nope. I also don't consider myself a 'pack leader' because I'm not a dog and my dogs know that. I am, however, in charge, and they know that, too. Will I bring up a human example/comparison to someone when talking about a dog issue? Yes, if that will help them understand/relate to the situation better.
P.S. The dogs are allowed on one piece of furniture, the couch, (it's easier for me to clip nails/brush teeth while sitting on the couch, than on the floor - bad knees).

You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Goeman, good article. My dogs are not allowed in the house. Although my Aunt pointed out that this is a luxury because I live in an area with mild climate. They have a big enough yard with plenty of grass and dirt to play in. There are squirrels, fruit rats and birds to run after and sniff out, occasionally a opossum. We walk them everyday and I sprint with Angie so she can get that out of her system. Unfortunately where we live my dogs will probably never be off leash other than in our yard. On another note, I hate to see dogs in little dresses, etc. why would you carry a dog in a purse? I definitely do not talk baby talk to my dogs. My dogs are pets not children. I do love them.
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But... But... My pity is my cute wittle boy...

Could not agree more G!
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But... But... My pity is my cute wittle boy...

Could not agree more G!
I pity da fool, lol.
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Thanks for the link. It is important for Humans to let pets be pets.
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This reads like a Milan worshiper wrote it. The concept makes sense. I have a dog. Do I baby talk him sometimes? Yes, every now and then.
I call his house collars his pajamas and his public collars his clothes. He has jackets and sweaters for when it's cold. I tell him to go to bed and I feed him better then I feed myself. But he is a dog. He is just a pet, so his only job is to keep me company and occasionally drive my drunk butt home. (the last part was a joke, he just has to call for a cab) He sleeps in my bed and lounges on my couch. I make time to take him to do dog things like romp and sniff and pee on everything he wants. The rest of the time he is kept under control and is obedient.
If I had children, I would grab them first in a fire. But I don't. So it's a coin toss to whomever is closest, him or the cat.
I respect the inherent need of an animal to be an animal. But I still love the heck out of them as my pets.
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