Do dogs are likely more fierce when always on leashed?

@gjabaigar (2202)
Philippines
September 21, 2010 11:25pm CST
Our small dogs (dachshund and poodle), and a big brown mongrel dog - are always on chained or on their leashed. So they don't wander around our neighborhood. And our small dogs might end-up on some open manholes and get drowned. But every time there's someone on our front yard where our dogs positioned and chained or leashed, they are so fierce and aggressive to any other persons they see, including to our nearest neighbors or just at the beside of our house. They are so noisy especially with our small poodle, she is small but she so very fierce and aggressive. We do sometimes walk with them so they can change their environment on a different places on our neighborhood. With the big brown mongrel dog we just unleashed him for sometimes on a limited time. After they back again, they don't change anything while on leashed, they are still fierce and aggressive.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Sep 10
Yes, being chained does make a dog more aggressive. They are then defending their small little piece of property, their territory. By walking them that does help relieve some tension.. are there any enclosed parks or anything whee you can let them run and play for a little while each day? They are also very bored living on chains... there is a group that started in a North Carolina here called the Coalition to Unchain dogs.. They are a group that builds fences for free to help make the lives of as many dogs as they can more happy. here is one of the videos on youtube.. they have a bunch. you can see how much happier the dogs are to be free of the chain - every time I watch these videos I always cry.. lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Z9-vGhwbk&feature=channel
• United States
22 Sep 10
That's cool minx, I am still waiting for the video to load, but this organization builds fences for dogs for free? Is this just in the area or nationwide? Though I am sure even if they also did Ohio, our community would still charge us for a permit or something..:(
@gjabaigar (2202)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
thank you minx267 for great informations.... and that thanks for that video though I have not yet watched cause I don't to cry for now, I'm an easy to cry and sensitive man.... hahahahaa..... I'll watched soon when I'm ready. ok. The fences are really good but we don't have place for fences here. We are living on a compound or an apartment type clustered (row-house) townhouses. We are thinking to let get them but we worried about their safety. Beside of those opened man-holes there a lot of people or strangers come-by to our compounds during daytime, our dogs specially the small ones might be a risk being dognapped. During the night we let them go inside our house or indoors, but only the small ones.
@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Sep 10
@carmelanirel They started off in one county of NC, now they have spread into other NC counties, Virginia and DC.. Maybe soon this will reach us.. I'm in CT.. I would love to be a volunteer for something like this.. I cry at every single video they make.. The difference in these dogs is like night and day. from scared depressed lonely dogs to bounding with energy and the love of being free to run and jump finally and they just love all that attention, they are also on facebook and twitter.. Amazing people. all fences are put up due to donations from some very loving people.
• United States
22 Sep 10
I was reading something this morning actually on from dog psychologist. Their theory was that if we could think for a moment what it would be like to lay on the ground all day everyday gazing into space every single day for the rest of our lives we would actually understand the boredom a dog lives. The psychologist pointed out that when a dog is on a leash he now not only is bored but is tensed that he now is confined to this utter boredom. It is within their nature to be sort of stressed about now not be free to wander and walk around. Pretty interesting to have read this. The psychologist says that when they fiercely bark and go out of control is sort of a way of asking for freedom and since they have no thinking attribute they are not aware of the potential loudness and threat they become.
@gjabaigar (2202)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Our little poodle almost bit one of our kid neighbor. She thought that our poodle is kind enough to be touched.
@amg5009 (62)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I have a sheltie and he is very aggressive when he is on his leash. He barks, growls, and even snaps at people who are near our property. We were told he does this to protect his territory. If he gets loose, though, he does not do any of this. There are times he has just been sitting, unchained on the porch and the mailman will be able to walk up and put the mail on the porch with no incident, but if he is chained the mailman will not approach the house.
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
22 Sep 10
The answer is yes, dogs tend to be more aggressive when they are always chained. I don't like to see a chained dog, but it can be a temporary solution if you don't have a fence. It's safer for them than being let to roam free. But can't you find another solution? Maybe you can keep them inside all the time.
@gjabaigar (2202)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
My parents don't wanted them all the time inside our home, only at night time. The mini dachshund, she is quite and humble but when she freed she goes straight to our cats then chase them. She's a murderer of kittens, pigeons and chickens. Both of our mini dachshund and the small poodle has been living with us for about 6 or 7 years, I think. They are not trained for anything or even got breed, they are both females.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
22 Sep 10
Oh, I understand. I know how some people thinks about dogs. In my country there are villages where dogs have never been unchained. Those people think that a dog should be chained for all his life. They learned that from their parents and they teach their children the same attitude toward dogs. But you seem interested in your dogs good, so maybe you can help them become less aggressive by taking them for walks more often. If they are well enough socialized, they won't be so unhappy while chained. You may also try to train them at least the basic commands like No, Stop, Leave it, Come.
@gjabaigar (2202)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
Yep, we accept our faults for not training them so well. We do walk those little girls in the morning or in the afternoon, and they surely happy with that.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I forgot to ask minx what they think of a dog run, which isn't as good as a fenced in yard, but better than being chained up. I have a long lot, so from our back door to a tree way in the back, we have a cable and on this cable are two pulleys, (I have 2 dogs, a pulley for each) and from each pulley is a rope that comes down. They can still run and play, but only as far as the cable allows them which is a lot of room and unless they pull out of their collar or chew on their collars, (which they have been doing lately) they can't leave the yard.
@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Sep 10
Awesome.. That's going to be a good paper get the word out there... I keep mine in with me.. in fact even after being in all day While I sleep my roommate walks downstairs.. they bark at him and his dog.. he opens the back door and out flies his dog and maybe just maybe.. mine will go.. usually the come over to me on the couch (where I usually sleep) and wait.. until I get up get my shoes on and go out with them... I feel so loved... LMAO. i tell them just go.. but NO.. make me wake all the way up.. lol
@Peykat (119)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
I do believed that dog will become much aggressive when they are put into chains. First the chain limit their movement and making that small space as a territory and become aggressive when someone is going on their territory. Second they are less socialize with people, so they think that people are dangerous because they are not ease with except to their owner. While dog that doesn't have a chain or leash are most friendly to other people, because they can interact with other dogs and people. I have experienced this already and now, I don't chain my dogs anymore, I let them run freely and even play with my neighbor and I sense that they are much happy being free and for the record, they haven't bite any person in our place even they are running free.
@SinRealm (559)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Ours became friendlier, we've chained our dog because he kept killing cats, attacking our guests and destroying our garden. He barks at people when they are far but when they go near him he goes happy. And when setting him lose at times, he stopped doing what he used to do. Our dog is a Labrador by the way.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 10
I once own a mongolian dog which I normally chain during the day and let free at night. I chained my dog because he was so fierce and had snapped a number of people passing my house. During one of those night that I freed him a car run over him killing the dog instantly. I conclude to never chain a dog as it will make the dog more aggressive. Now I have 4 terriers living with me in the house and they are so friendly as they are kept free wondering in the house.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
22 Sep 10
If it bothers you for them to be so fierce and aggressive, why don't you have them fixed? That will usually calm them down.