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lankou

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Dogs
« on: 12 Aug 2022 05:37PM »

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #1 on: 13 Aug 2022 01:17PM »
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #2 on: 16 Aug 2022 12:58PM »

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #3 on: 19 Aug 2022 12:40AM »
I wanted to share the couch joke with neighbours, but I don't have a smartphone and couldn't work out how to email an image off here.  However, I found a description of it got a smile.  We were in their living room.  Husband, wife, dog.  I told them the caption and a general description of the picture, finishing with a pointed look and "And you can guess which one was on the floor."  I was pleased the husband seemed to get a genuine laugh out of it as well as the wife. 

That mattered because they're lovely neighbours and I struggle to say thank you to them for things.
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #4 on: 09 Sep 2022 09:59AM »
Sea rescue dogs:



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Re: Dogs
« Reply #5 on: 09 Sep 2022 08:09PM »
Dogs rescue people at sea?  They've just climbed up in my affection ratings.
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #6 on: 09 Sep 2022 08:37PM »
Dogs rescue people at sea?  They've just climbed up in my affection ratings.


They are trained to do so. They are usually but not exclusively Newfoundlands.




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Re: Dogs
« Reply #7 on: 09 Sep 2022 10:54PM »
Dogs are wonderful animals.  I just wish there weren't so many owners of dogs that don't train them properly.  It's like when dogs bite/attack, the usual response is that they've never done that before.  It's probably almost always true.  But if you breed an animal for centuries to be a working animal, that functions as part of a tribe, that defends the tribe leader (usually human) etc., is it any surprise that if they think someone is a threat, they'll react to defend the tribe? 

So I love seeing trained working dogs.

Contrast - today I was out for a walk.  I saw someone with a dog meet three other people and the dog leapt up at them.  Cuddle, cuddle.  As I walked past on the other side of the person with the slack long leash, the dog turned and leapt at me.  Someone called out apologies as they pulled the dog back.  It was too late, I'd leapt out into the road into the path of oncoming traffic and narrowly avoided being run over. 

I was attacked by two dogs as a child.  In neither case was I misbehaving or messing around.  That hasn't stopped me dog-sitting for neighbours but it's left me jumpy.

So when I see a dog who's been trained to do a job, to support and protect others, which is what dogs have been bred to want to do, I love it.  The reminder to maintain my stance of annoyance with owners not dogs if a dog chases me or leaps up at me.  Dogs deserve to know what they should be doing and to be trained to perform their role.
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #8 on: 10 Sep 2022 09:51AM »


So when I see a dog who's been trained to do a job, to support and protect others, which is what dogs have been bred to want to do, I love it.  The reminder to maintain my stance of annoyance with owners not dogs if a dog chases me or leaps up at me.  Dogs deserve to know what they should be doing and to be trained to perform their role.


This may interest you, (it is in french but still worth a watch.) Video of sea rescue dogs:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ickFxHmIVE

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #9 on: 10 Sep 2022 12:26PM »
Lankou those dogs are incredible. The hours of training that must have taken and the dedication of the trainers is to be applauded.

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #10 on: 10 Sep 2022 05:00PM »
Vraiment étonnant (mais j'avoue que j'ai utilisé les sous-titres parce que le francais que je parle et comprends, c'est le francais de ma jeunesse, presque tout a fait oublié.  (Et comment est-ce qu'on fait un 'a' avec un accent grave avec un English keyboard?  Il me faut aussi apprendre le francais pour aargh.)
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #11 on: 10 Sep 2022 06:02PM »
Vraiment étonnant (mais j'avoue que j'ai utilisé les sous-titres parce que le francais que je parle et comprends, c'est le francais de ma jeunesse, presque tout a fait oublié.  (Et comment est-ce qu'on fait un 'a' avec un accent grave avec un English keyboard?  Il me faut aussi apprendre le francais pour aargh.)


Parlez lentement s’il vous plaît mon français est très cassé.

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #12 on: 11 Sep 2022 02:16PM »
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