Originally Posted by LoveMyStaffies
My position was based on the fact that the dog was forbidden to go even if on a lead, as the owner had -offered- to do. That was the complaint filed...that he wasnt on a lead. Why wouldnt that solve the issue?
I would think (hope) that his owner is aware of the animals on his route and the fact that there has been no problem with fighting as of yet certainly indicates there probably (nothing is certain) wouldnt be, since the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
I agree that Staffies dont need the bad press, but keeping them confined to their own yards/homes is only going to make the problem worse instead of solving it. The only way people are going to learn the joys of these breeds instead of the horrors that the press publish is for good owners of these dogs to take them out and -show- people what wonderful pets they are.
Just 2 more cents from someone who is partial to these breeds. lol
I totally agree with this...after all, most of the complaints about bully breeds have to do with bad PR
due to a few irresponsible owners as well as the ignorant who know nothing about how a true bully breed behaves. I agree the dog should indeed be leashed but in all honesty, for Oscar to have a job like this means he continues to be socialized on a regular basis and I think he's an ambassador to the bully breeds. It's jobs like these that keep the dogs from turning into "statistics"
A true bully is a happy-go-lucky love bug that can be dopey and clumbsy at times, but in essence loves life and loves people. It's like when Kim and Darren came over the other night, neither Kali nor Orion were concerned in any way, shape, or form and took to them right away. Within 30 seconds of meeting my dogs, Darren was wrestling with them and all were having a good time! The only damage that was done was when Orion got too excited and ran his butt into the glass door of the entertainment center and smashed it
Statistics say, it's the other end you have to worry about but in reality, any bully owner will tell you the back end is more deadly then the front
Oscar should most definetly be allowed to return to his rounds on a leash. After all, how different would it be if the owner was delivering his mail or just walking his dog? I understand that the liability would fall on the mail system if something were to happen, however he's indeed proved himself to be an asset, not a liability.