Originally Posted by Dead Rabbit
well there you are. A happy ending to a potential horror story. Thank goodness that dog was barkin nothin but air, or he woulda been attacked. Another pro to debarking.
Truthfully. I don't believe the story at all. I believe its a "fishing" story meant to enforce your opinion. A known dog aggressive dog not even noticing another dog, going through all the aggressive motions except no sound. Which I don't believe there was no sound either. Sorry....thats just my opiinion. And im standing by it.
As said before. This aint the uk.
No, there would not have been a dangerous situation. Dog A, the hostile dog, is a small lab, being walked on a leash. Dog B, the white fluffy debarked dog named Dakota, was IN A YARD ON A LEASH across the street. And no, she was not going through the aggressive motions, she was attempting to bark and wag her tail. She didn't move from where she was standing. Dog A continued happily sniffing along looking for a place to poop, and thus would not have noticed said dog unless she could HEAR it. Which she could not because the awful owners took away her bark (They were very abusive to this poor dog in every way, not just in taking the bark.)
Frankly, I could give two craps if you believed my story or not. My roommate can vouch for me, not that you'd believe her either. I do not think you should own a dog if you're going to mutilate it and take it's bark away because you like it better that way. If I could I would take YOUR voice away and see how YOU like only being able to squeak out words at the best of times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A87QkZoOYPo
Here is a video of what the dog sounded like. There are plenty of dogs on YouTube who have been debarked and bark softened. Some can make noise (bark softening) and some can only squeak or puff out air.