Stallion Spotlight

C-Quito1

Real Estate Spotlight

Backyard3
  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Not sure how to title this, but about two dogs

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Not sure how to title this, but about two dogs

    The barn where I'm presently boarding at is a nice little backyard privately owned facility. Horses are treated well, it's safe, and for the most part I'm pretty happy except for one certain aspect. The BO has two dogs, one is a hairy little yappy pup and the other is a Katahula leopard dog puppy. Both are extremely sweet and I take time to visit with them when I'm there. They are stuck in two individual small kennels about 3 feet by 8 feet all day and into the night as well. I've been there as late as 8:00 and they are still there. They are being fed and watered but there is no interaction with people except when they yell at the little hairy one to stop barking. The BO ignores them when they're clearly clamoring for attention and walks right by without a word or a look.

    I can see the puppy is resigned to its fate and has the learned helplessness attitude. Now when the BO goes by, there is no reaction from her, she just lays there in the kennel and watches. It breaks my heart to see this happening to this sweet puppy and makes me wonder why these people even have dogs if they are going to ignore them. The puppy is going to have emotional scars from having zero interaction with their people if this continues. I would like to dognap them and give them the life they deserve but that would be breaking the law.

    I know there's nothing I can do but it just tears at me. Not sure why I posted this, just needed to get it off my chest.

  • #2
    I hear you. I really don't understand why people get dogs, pack animals, and then never interact with them. I feel sorry for those dogs. We have a neighbor that does this. They keep getting dogs, refuse to spay the females (Great Pyr/lab cross is latest.) And let them wander. Dog has puppies. Momma dog disappears. They keep one pup. Cycle continues. These dogs are super friendly and with the last "mama" dog I would stop my car as I would drive by to pet the girl who would jump up on my car with front paws on my window. But I NEVER saw them interact with her or talk to her. Of course she wandered as lots of Pyrs do. Then one day she disappeared just like the last one. Now they have her puppy who they decided needed to live in a caged kennel. Poor little thing is bored stiff. They had her with the goats for a while, then put her in this cage. I wish they would have left her with the goats. They really should not have a dog.
    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
    - Oscar Wilde

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      I'm almost at the point where I want to board somewhere else so I don't have to see these two sad faces when I'm there.

      I'm so sorry for all those mama dogs who's only crime was having puppies.

      Comment


      • #4
        Poor doggos. Can you casually ask the BO what her plans are for them? It might give you some more insight into what goes on when you're not there, hopefully involving the dogs being out and about.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          I doubt she has any plans for them. Her mare also had a foal back in March and it's still not catchable or halter broke, let alone knows how to lead, they haven't handled it at all so far. You can pet it a little and that's about it. I want to be there the day they decide they need to put on a halter. Should be a right good rodeo. That kiddo is one stout little monster.

          Comment


          • #6
            Can you start some small talk about the dogs without showing what you think about the situation or scaring off the BO? Maybe they are allowed to run free on the property during the night? Is there no law that regulates the kennel size?

            Comment


            • #7
              Bad situation IMO...boarders on cruelty...but better than a chain to a tree of a tiny crate! I'd ask if she wanted rid of them, myself!
              www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
              Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma

              Comment


              • #8
                Maybe if someone told her that they know of someone looking for a dog like hers, the BO will agree to rehome? Then find them another home after, if you can find someone to foster them.
                You can't fix stupid-Ron White

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  I don't think she wants to get rid of them. I have seen tennis balls in the arena so they are getting some outdoor exercise. I didn't get to the barn until 7:30 last night and there they were, still stuck in the kennel. They probably live out there now. Hardly any room for them to move around much. If I had them, I'd keep them both and give them a much happier life.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 16 Hands View Post
                    I don't think she wants to get rid of them. I have seen tennis balls in the arena so they are getting some outdoor exercise. I didn't get to the barn until 7:30 last night and there they were, still stuck in the kennel. They probably live out there now. Hardly any room for them to move around much. If I had them, I'd keep them both and give them a much happier life.
                    I would mention...often... how much I'd LOVE to have those two cute dogs!! Dogs should not live in small confined spaces!
                    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
                    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 16 Hands View Post
                      I'm almost at the point where I want to board somewhere else so I don't have to see these two sad faces when I'm there.

                      I'm so sorry for all those mama dogs who's only crime was having puppies.
                      Well, it could be that the dogs are in the house all night with the owners and their lives are not all terrible. But if not, it would be enough reason for me to look at other barns. I'd probably tell the BO that is why I was thinking of moving.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X