“They’re not dangerous if you raise them right. The same can be said about dogs”
New research suggests dogs which have been deemed ‘dangerous’ and banned by the government may have been wrongly stigmatised because they are prized by bad owners. Each time a dog attack features in the media there’s renewed debate around dog control and whether particular breeds should be banned. One of the most important aspects of a dog’s environment is it’s owner. When that owner provides appropriate care with consistent training, socialisation and exercise it is quite possible that dogs classified as menacing can make good pets. When it comes to interactions with people and other animals it is particularly important that the owner has the knowledge and capability to control their dog fully.
As one of our IRIANS team member Ms. Ruth Talavera mentioned in an article, dogs have a conscious of their own; they are aware of their surroundings and adapt easily to it. So in the end, I believe it is the owner and the trainers who are responsible for how the dog turns out and not the dog’s breed.
IRIANS – The Neuroscience Institute