Kramer wrote:gypsylady wrote:kazzakanary wrote:True! I believe any dog can be good depending on the owners....
Temperament also comes into it and the knowledge of how to deal with something out of the ordinary.
OK most of the times it is owners but I tend to think I am a good owner and one of my dogs absolutely hates kids and I can't let him near them otherwise he will try and kill them. I have trained him he is very obedient and smart and is great around everyone bar kids, he has never been around kids though so I think it might come down to temperament. He was dumped as a puppy so maybe he was pestered by kids when young.
Thats the offender my other dog is a collie cross shepard and is also very smart but extremely good with kids as he grew up around them a little I think.
I agree totally that the majority of time it is the owners who need taking out and shooting rather than the dogs themselves. However if you have a dog that has a problem then it is more than just being a 'good' owner when it comes to correcting the problem.
You need the skill and the knowledge to deal with this and unfortunately there are a lot of people out there who do not have this and of course then there are the owners who just don't give a fig...
And your other comment about the collie cross growing up with kids is where 'environment' comes into play. In my opinion there are 3 issues that come into play, owner, environment and temperament.