Dogs were once sheepherders and rat chasers. Now they are pets we love to spoil. Dogs have chased foxes away from chicken coops and cleared the restaurant kitchen of rats, Dogs hunted for ducks and pulled sleds over snowy hills and did many other things. But in the late 1800's things started to change. America is becoming more healthier and more people could afford to buy dog food. New soap could be afforded to scrub the dogs to kill the fleas. Many companies started selling all kinds of dog food. Veterinarians began to open offices just to treat the dogs and other pets. T.V which shows began to come out and dogs found special homes. Almost 50% of Americans own a least one dog. They spend up to just $135 dollars per month. Americans spend billions of dollars just caring for their dog such as going to the vet and buying dog food. Walking a dog several times a day can improve health and dogs can even help kids with autism and other challenges. Scientist learned that when a dog and a human stare into each other's eyes the become to get closer. The connection with dogs and humans are becoming to get closer every day.
Have you ever seen a dog, mainly a pitbull, on a heavy chain, with scars all over, and starved looking. If you have that dog was most likely a victim of dogfighting. Where they are forced to fight for their lives every second of every day. Everyday they must endure rigorous training, such as, being chained up on a treadmill with no way off, bite on hanging objects, injected with steroids or, even have their teeth filed to a point and constantly kept on heavy chains. To prevent dogfighting, the sentencing and fines need to be increased, have a dogfighting registry for the offenders, and implement animal cruelty officers.
You walk into the “puppy store” at your local mall, you are overwhelmed with joy seeing a ton of baby dogs surrounding you. There are Huskies in one corner, Golden Retrievers and Pugs in another. The price tag reads “$3,000 (not including vetting or tax)” but you don't care. All you can see is the perfect, precious adorable puppies sitting in front of you… But, have you ever thought of how those babies came to be? Or how come they are all fast asleep in those glass cages? Or where their parents are? No, you don't. All you see is a $3,000 perfect puppy and that's all you care about. But here's a reality check for you, their parents are forced to mate in puppy mills and their mothers are used to having babies and that's it. In tiny cramped cages that they can barely move in and with matted hair and once they are too old or unhealthy to have babies, they get killed. Not even humanely, tortured and then killed. Have you ever noticed that your purebred dog lives half as long as your friends shelter dog? This is where Inbreeding comes in. Inbreeding is defined as “breed from closely related
Pit bulls are one of the world’s most understood dog. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs and make great pets if in a loving home. Because pit bulls are such great dogs, they should not be be banned. People think that pit bulls are mean but really they are a very sweet dog. “Before the Civil War, when the first pit bulls were brought to America by English and Irish immigrants, they were a respected breed. As working dogs, they were kept as hunters and guardians, as well as herders and pets. ” says one pit bull lover. Someone else says that he has a pit bull, and as soon as people see the pit bull say, “that’s like bringing a cat into a chicken coop!” and yet the dog has done nothing but be good and walk with his owner. Another thing that people do to a pit bull is “people expect to hear about attacks by pit bulls” so if a dog attacks, and it looks like a pit bull, people will say it is a pit bull.
Assistance dogs today do not receive as much credit as they deserve. One may be asking what is an assistance dog? According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), an assistance dog is, “Any guide dog, signal dog, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability” (“Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business”). Only .9 % of disabled people have a service dog, and in the U.S. 43 million people were recorded to have disabilities back in 1990 (Service Dog Central). There needs to be a bigger emphasis on the training programs available for assistance dogs, and how they can benefit our community. Currently, the media tends to focus on raising funds for troubled animals. While this is an important need, there is a greater need for increased funding for service animals and awareness of the many ways they contribute to society.
One reason dogs should not be allowed in the workplace is because they are a distraction. In the article “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog” Farhad Manjoo states”A half-dozen people were crowding around him cooing and petting”. Instead of working people would be petting all the dogs that are at their work. Bosses will not pay people who just sit around all day pet dogs and do no work. “The dog is sure to come around you get between your legs, rub against your thigh, take a nap on your feet.” Farhad Manjoo, “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog”. Dogs never sit still unless trained properly or chained up, they have too much energy. The owners of the dogs have to
The U.S. Military has dogs for one reason. To use as tools to track bombs and many other dangers. The men and women risk their lives to serve for this country of ours. The dogs risk their lives just as well. These warriors should have a right to choose to stay together or become two alone again. Right back to the same old start.
The SPCA stands for society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, their goal is to just animals all over the United States. They do many things to help all kinds of animals but the biggest thing that they do is rescue them from cruel owners or terrible living conditions. This organization is a government funded program that is expanding more and more every year. It is the largest humane society in the world and are now starting to go international into more countries like Brazil. They deal with any kind of animal that they may encounter including exotic animals. If they do not have the veterinarian training or facilities to provide for these animals than they have the power to call someone that does have these tools to take special care
Pets have been apart of humans lives for centuries. Dogs have been known as a “man 's best friend” for good reason. Cats and dogs are among the most popular types of pets in the United States. *They both make great house pets, but dogs make better house pets than cats for all ages. Dogs are better for playing with, adapting to new environments, and are better protectors than cats.
Firstly, dogs can provide you and your family with protection from dangerous situations. According to the article,Pros and Cons of Cats and Dogs,”dogs offer protection, as many will bark to alert you of danger, some will even perform “guard” duties. Dogs provide very good protection towards their families when someone tries to break in or when someone is trying to hurt you. Finally, Dogs can be watch dogs when someone is in danger just
“Whoosh”, the wind blew against the mushers face as he rushed toward the finish line . “ In March every year, dog sled teams and drivers from all over the world compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race”(Miller 223).The Iditarod is an 1,000 mile race, it starts in Anchorage, Alaska and the competition ends in Nome, Alaska. There are 12 checkpoints throughout the trail, you can choose to stop and rest or keep on going. The first place prize is 75,000 dollars and more. The Iditarod is a memorial for the great serum race, a relay of dog sled teams raced to Nome, Alaska to bring surum to stop a huge epidemic of diphtheria. The dogs and owners risked their lives to save the people of Nome, so every year we commemorate their courage by racing in the Iditarod. The Iditarod is a great race, the dogs love to run, people find it fun and it is a great memorial, but is it worth the trouble, dogs can get sick, die, some owners don’t care enough for their dogs and some
Dogs have long been known to make great companions. I have heard from many people who own a dog that a dog is capable of boosting your mood and your health. But is it true? I didn’t know if it was all true until my sister surprised us with two tiny dogs. After having our dogs for several months I noticed it does change our lives in many ways. For me, my dogs changed it by showing me how to care for them. They also taught me how to understand them and how to love them even when they’re annoying and clingy. Having a dog teaches us patience, commitment, and selflessness. Caring for a dog takes a lot of responsibility and commitment. We also learn to be less focused on ourselves and be more patient, as pets can sometimes test our patience. Owning a dog can actually have a special impact in our lives.
La-Nee Davis remembers as a young girl always having a dog in the house. Her daddy was a dog lover and would oftentimes bring in strays that he found on the street. They had German Shepherds, Pitt Bull mixes and many other breeds. As an adult, her love for dogs has not waned. This is evident when she views the commercials on TV of how animals are abused and neglected, it hurts her heart.
The canines are considered as part of the family members more than as a domestic animal nowadays in most families. The bond between the animals and humans are inseparable. However, according to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), there are approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized in every year (ASPCA, 2017). This implies that animal euthanasia is a controversial issue nowadays.
Imagine coming home after a tough day and being greeted at the door by your furry four-legged friend wrapping itself around your legs with a smile from ear to ear. There is no doubt that pets bring about bundles of joy, but dogs also provide stress relief, motivation to get active, lessons on responsibility, as well as another reason to smile on a daily basis. We all want the best for our kids; it is obvious that owning a dog has never-ending positive impacts on a child’s life. Owning a dog reduces stress, teaches responsibility, encourages exercise, and provides unconditional love to our beloved children.