A dog tag and leach is one of the most important of them all because if someone finds a dog and it has a tag they will more then likely try to locate the owner and if a shelter finds them they will make sure to return them. If you are buying a puppy you will need to make sure that the puppy you are getting is the one that you want/need. Choosing a puppy that you do not want/need leads to a loss of interest and eventually inattention of the dog, because once you choose the puppy you'll have to know how to care for it. One must also be aware... ... middle of paper ... ...ws Network, 17 Apr. 2014.
Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income. People should adopt rather than buy from a pet store or breeder. By adopting from a shelter, one could give a dog a second chance at a happy life. Hundreds of thousands of puppies are raised each year in commercial kennels (Puppymills Breed Misery). Puppy mills keep breed stock in horrible conditions for their short lives and produce unhealthy puppies with many issues.
It is also shown that boys under age 15 are bitten more often the girls of the same age (Lynn). So even if children are simply playing around, the dog could see it as a danger and bite just because it feels threatened. What The Dogs Are Taught When dogs bite or are being aggressive , it is sometimes what their owners teach them. For example, some owners teach their dogs to hunt or to fight. When owners praise the dogs for doing one of those, its making the dog think t... ... middle of paper ... ...gs when they're down!
However, there are those who still believe genetics play a small role in the aggressive nature of the Pit Bull. These individuals contend that because breeders once bred and used these dogs for fighting, that the whole breed still poses a significant danger to the public and, therefore are not suitable as pets in today’s society (Preis, 2014). On the other hand, there are people like myself, who do actually have experience with these animals, who contend that it is the animal’s environment which includes everything from socialization, training, and the love from their owners, which is what makes an animal good or bad. In addition to this argument, even though some of these poor creatures were originally bred to be killers, responsible owners like mysel... ... middle of paper ... ...ature via Nuture. New York: Harper Collins Press.
It would be difficult to provide provisions for such an animal and if one were unsuccessful, they befall a risk of becoming their pet wolf’s next meal. In present day, people adopt canines for numerous reasons. The most common reported reason for acquiring a canine is for companionship, followed by promotion of exercise, proceeded by protection, and finally for breeding or showing (Jagoe & Serpell, 1996). A study performed by Andrew Jagoe and James Serpell (1996) revealed that dogs acqui... ... middle of paper ... ...ell, V. (2008). Inside animal minds.
That is not at all what happens in a mill. A puppy mill is a “large scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs” (Puppy Mill FAQ 1). Dogs are bred as often as twice a year, or each time they are in heat. These dogs live in the most unsanitary conditions, Treated nothing like a living creature should be. The way puppies and dogs are treated in puppy mills is disturbing.
What they don’t realize is oftentimes these pedigree dogs will end up very unhealthy. It’s better for the both the owners and the dogs themselves if dogs are not selectively bred for specific traits, especially when the breeders are careless or unregulated so that inbreeding occurs. Even if a breeder is careful, the limited gene pools of certain breeds can cause issues unintentionally. Genetic diversity is important for not just dogs but every type of animal along with human beings. Selective breeding is robbing canines of their genetic diversity and because of this is very harmful to the species.
Introduction and Background As more people bring dogs into their homes, the rate of dog attacks continue to increase. In an attempt to reduce violent dog attacks on citizens, many U.S. States are turning to a tactic known as Breed Specific Legislation. Breed-specific legislation (also known as BSL), also referred to as breed-discriminatory legislation (also known as BDL), is a law or ordinance that prohibits or restricts the ownership of specific breeds of dogs, and/or dogs presumed to be mixes of one or more of those breeds (Breed-specific legislation (BSL) FAQ, n.d.). The harshest of the BSL laws is a complete ban, which prohibits breeds of dogs to be kept within state borders. Breed specific legislation also includes less absurd limits that include mandatory spay and neutering, muzzling, property posting requirements, special insurance requirements, breed-specific limitations, and various other rules.
McCarthy also identifies a problem when in her essay; she discloses information of the first grout to finish their lab on animal research, namely dogs. The disdain that McCarthy saw in her fellow colleagues leads the reader to see that something inside them felt bad. Furthermore, the human desire is to protect lives, not execute them. That feeling of hurt or the need to take care of something reiterates the preservation of life that is inside everyone. Evidenced by the researchers’ compassion, humans’ feelings towards animals are very personal.