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05 Aug 2008

Attack Training
I am a little concerned and perhaps someone can help with this problem.

There is a lady who brings her large black standard poodle to the beach.
Coco can be very boistrous and is not very tolerent (in my opinion) of smaller dogs.
I heard that this lady is now taking her dog to " attack"  training as she is fairly old and lives alone.
Now this is all fair and well but my problem is this.
None of us have our dogs on a lead when we get on the beach, unless we see someone who has their dog on a lead, other wise they all run freely.
Every now and again there is a squabble but it is usually what I refer to as " spit and noise"  and no real biting - almost more like a warning
Surely if this dog is now doing attack training the warning aspect goes out the window and this dog is just going to bite?

I have not in the last 18 months seen any indication of this dog listening to her commands and feel that a dog like that should now be kept on a lead when taken down on the beach.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Kate

If the dog is doing attack training a would presume the attack training is aimed at attacking humans not dogs. In most instances dogs will sort themselves out on the beach if the owners do not interfere with them.

Vat hom fluffy!
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