Cruelty is in the eye of the watcher. Is it cruel to let a dog grow up, free from human touch, having no boundaries, no human contact or companionship.... leaving it’s coat matted and tangled, nails overgrown but.... totally natural just like if it had been born in the wild? Some people get dogs, toss them out...
Best answer: Cruelty is in the eye of the watcher. Is it cruel to let a dog grow up, free from human touch, having no boundaries, no human contact or companionship.... leaving it’s coat matted and tangled, nails overgrown but.... totally natural just like if it had been born in the wild? Some people get dogs, toss them out side to live their whole lives in a kennel or on a chain, in a fenced in area, only receiving food and water because it’s ownes believe they are doing right by letting the dog live “free”. They don’t see the dogs need for companionship. They don’t see the dogs need for human contact nor the need for structure in it’s life. After all there are no vets in the wild, nor are there groomers to strip their coats nor clip their nails.l.l so why should they need do this to their dog?
Some people are unique in their thinking, right or wrong. My dogs do a host of tricks from carrying items to shadow dancing, they pull carts, chase in stock, some do housework, some just lay like a dog, nothing expected from them but good behavior.
Many dog naturally stand on their hind legs and look over objects, our beagle for whatever reason loves looking over the fence and will stand on his hind legs for over 20 minutes watching the kids ride their bikes, does this mean I’m a cruel owner because I don’t run out snd correct him every time he decides to stand up and watch? I would literally live outside whenever he was out unable to do any work.
Most dogs will refuse to do a trick if it hurts them or bothers them, they simply sit or lay on their side refusing to get up, some dogs will run from their owners to refusing to be caught to practice training. If you get down to it everything we do to dogs would be considered cruelty as we don’t make them hunt their food like they would do in nature, we are hurting them by simply endulging them and shoving food at them, often times too much food with too little exerceise, nor is it their choice of foods usually. We don’t give them natural water from a river or lake, it’s filtered often with chlorine or fluoride in it which they wouldn’t get in nature. We cut their nails, put collars around their necks that restrict them from time to time. We force them to get poked and prodded by a vet, set rules and regulations where to toilet and when, nothing we do is natural to a dog yet they tolorate our imperfections.
Why do dogs let their owners put silly clothes on them, cut their hair so they look stupid or color them pink, blue, purple and just about any other color someone desires? Dogs are carried around in purses and bags like they can’t walk, made to wear jewelry, sunglasses and shoes... big difference between a rug to keep them dry and warm and a tutu and glitter bra with fairy wings and slippers.
Depending on whom you ask, is the wild unhandled matted dog the lucky one because we have not forced any of our strange customs upon it, or is the obedience we’ll loved partner/family member that lives by our rules and spends their time with us cuelly treats because they are not totally free to do what they want as they want to?
Keep in mind ther are no morbidly obese dogs in the wild, nor are dogs carried and pampered around like some type of stuffed animals. Domesticated dogs usually are lacking exercise and are usually overfed both are considered cruelty to the dog, pretty much everything we do to a somesticat d dog can be considered a form or cruelty because it’s not natural to the animal.
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