« Last post by eh! on Today at 04:50:37 PM »
Oh my entire family do think it is an abomination to train animals to do anything precisely for the reasons you cited. In reality their morbidly obese dogs are getting hit by cars, biting neighbours kids, getting pregnant or making other dogs pregnant to only end up being euthed by a stranger at the pound once they are no longer cute puppies........ and a bazzilon other acts of abuse which they fail to acknowledge and somehow I am the bad guy for having well trained dogs that are physically and mentally stimulated every day and are in perfect health and condition.
My relatives think George Bush junior is a prophet and saviour, they are extreme right wing catholic fundamentalists Sicilian village heritage mountain people that communicate in obscure dialects and codes.
I might as well be from another galaxy. There is almost nothing I have in common with them beside being related.
Still I do not engage them much on religion or politics unless asked a direct question.
Lastly my dog is trained in handler defence, not "attack". Nobody in the biz uses the word attack dog, it sounds comical. Its just called man-work or civil bite training.
The fact my dogs can not be boarded makes for a valid excuse for not being able to attend many family functions and stops the relatives visiting...just saying.