There is a lot of really good advice that can be found on the net and
web from dog behaviorists and trainers and it's not on the low side of
smart as Robert claims.
There is nothing at all wrong with a bunch of dog people talking or
arguing amongst themselves when it stays to a civil argument or
Squabbles, chit chat, recipes and making fun of people is fine as long
as it doesn't become harassment.
I'm separating it into the regulars and the newcomers because both are
totally different people with different agendas on their mind. The
regulars give advice and suggestions and also point out things they feel
are incorrect. The newcomers, most anyway, come here to ask or find out
what they should do about their dog's problem or to discuss a behavior
There is nothing wrong with giving advice which one feels is helpful
for the dog problem at issue. There is also nothing wrong with
expressing feeling to someone who you feel is mistreating or abusing the
dog. However, getting down right *** won't convince anyone of
anything. If I had a choice between reading and believing a civil reply
and a *** reply. I'd rather read and believe the civil reply. I mean,
wouldn't you? I'm not just focusing on the negative but I have a feeling
that there are a lot more people who had not received the help they
thought they would get from their post. If you choose to not care about
how many people leave, then this just proves my point that you'll wind
up here all alone.
I have helped a lot of people who posted the need for help with their
dog or dogs behavior problems or even health problems. I just rarely do
it through the group because the majority of you disagree with my
training views and beliefs. I chose to avoid this confrontation when I'm
helping someone with their dog.
Yes, I am clear on discussion and it doesn't have to be done in a rude
way. I have responded to my posts. It just takes me awhile because I
have better things to do than correspond to this group. Well, some I did
choose to not to reply because people choose to have their own opinion
and I choose not to argue. I will clarify and explain anything
misunderstood. I mean really, would my comment really make that much
difference. Especially if it's one of disagreement. What I have posted
mostly are not quotes from anywhere but me and my personal and
professional opinion on dogs and working with dogs.
Why is niceness not a criterion? It should be for all the newcomers.
Star Chavez you stated, "I also wouldn't rely totally
on an internet newsgroup to get my questions answered about my dogs
behaviour either. I rely on my trainer, good books, articles, and my vet
to help me get the majority of my questions answered." But then you
posted advice for your fence fighting situation. As far as your
statement about not relying on newsgroups for advice, the newcomers
don't know what they're getting into when they come here for advice.
Many do come here expecting advice that they can rely on to solve their
behavi***problem(s) or they probably wouldn't post here in the first
place. Maybe some are just asking for opinions but most are asking for
advice to solve their dog's problem.
Who is the founder of this newsgroup?