Originally Posted by rbarlo32
Dead rabbit I have stated my logical reason behind me being against all of the above apart from for medical reasons.
But here it is again
Actually the bark of a dog has it's reasons, it allows them to communicate from a distance, say for instance you took your dog for a walk in the woods he/she got lost and couldn't see you how would you find them as they couldn't bark to tell the rest of their 'pack' where they were. Plus if the dog was trained right there would be enough barking to warrent a noise complaint. Taking the ears of a dog will reduce their ability to hear as they will not be able to funnel/catch the normal amount of sound waves plus with out any ears or a tail how are they going to be able to communicate. As stated above horses need their tails to protect them from flies they also use their tails to communicate with other animals.
I also forgot to mention a dog needs its tail for balance, I know my collies wouldn't be able to do their jobs with out their tails. Cats need their claws as well so they can hold onto things when they fall or are jumping, if my cat didn't have claws I think she would have broken her back by now with the number of near misses when she justs.
Dead rabbit I still fail to see the health benifits to debarking a dog, you to the dog right and they will not bark overly much.
this reason for a dog barking may be a reason for some, it may be a good reason for a select few. But it doesnt hold water for the vast majority. I for one do not walk my dog in the woods. So she wont get lost there. She does not need to communcate with other dogs. That's not her job. An not many would tolerate their dog barking to their neighbors dogs.
In real life this isnt the 101 dalamations.
And in real life not all dogs can be trained to not bark. Nor would you want them to be. Heres a thought for ya. My GP id debarked. But she still has enough bark that you can hear it like a very loud cough over 300 ft away. She's still able to do her job. And she gets to live. That poster that said nothing but air comes out is grossly exaggerating. Do some research on debarking. Not a citizens opinion, but real indepth study.