For some time, residents of apartment buildings began to keep huge dogs in their apartments. About this strange curiosity willy-nilly had to learn not only their neighbors around the house and the court, but also coming to their relatives and acquaintances who, after waiting for the elevator, suddenly discover that it was not only people who arrived, but also a huge A dog with long, thin legs, an oblong muzzle and an attentive look. Being not much lower than a person, such a "pet" reaches the height of the breast level of an adult person and therefore does not feel any trepidation before him, does not feel respect for him, and not at all the fact that he intends to comply with him with any rules of good Tone. Such a dog is not at all afraid of a stranger, well understands its power superiority over it and is perfectly aware of the fear caused by one of its kind - let it not even ferocious, but neutral or even friendly. In this case, not necessarily the powerful jaws of such a "friend of man" will be covered with a muzzle - on the contrary, wholly confident in the harmless disposition of their "pets" as they grow from the calf, the owners are often complacently confident that "he does not bite," "yes He only sniffs at you to get acquainted "," but he will never attack anyone against anyone "," but he's just so terrible, but really good "," but he's as harmless as a teddy bear " .
Alas, the cruel and gloomy reality every now and again refutes these errors, and from time to time the press receives reports that the toothed muscular dogs inhabiting the city attack not only the casual passers-by, but also directly in the apartments on their own masters and mutilate or Kill them, and sometimes for no apparent reason. Well, what can we say about sports lovers living in megalopolis who make jogs around the park in the morning? It is quite probable that they suddenly had to feel a strange touch of something warm and wet in their moving hand, or, more precisely, the muzzle of a high strong dog, spit Who wanted strict orders from the host walking his "next door", "sit", "lie down" and a much more obedient call of instinct, prompting the start of the pursuit of a fleeing "two-legged booty". And, it should be noted that the lover of early morning jogging in the fresh air will again be very lucky if the "harmless" pet of meter growth that caught up with him will be limited in the display of his instincts with a muzzle. And much worse will be the fate of the athlete, if this saving device is not on the "pet" - for example, for the simple reason that his master firmly believes that at six in the morning he will only walk with the dog and no one that awakens her The predatory nature of "moving targets" is certainly not going to be anywhere near.
Sometimes the time to notice the start of the attack time to call out the owner and the animal, if you're lucky, will stop their attack. But it is also possible that the owner of a furious dog will be drunk and, therefore, or simply will not pay attention to her enthusiasm for pursuing a person or, without realizing the consequences of what is happening, simply will not give her any importance. Against this background, the opinion that the dog perfectly feels that its owner is a podshofe, and then, understanding the lack of proper control over his actions, begins to allow himself what he considers to be forbidden and unacceptable under the supervision of a sober master. Especially dangerous in the society of a drunken owner is the bull terrier, which, like an infernal machine, is just waiting for the opportunity to release a badly concealed fierce disposition outward. That's why, one day, walking along a country road and noticing the man walking toward him, who was dragged by a horrible creature with great force for a long leash, all of which showed a genuine interest from afar and obviously gathered at least me to "sniff" , As naive people imagine it, but in reality, most likely, and to bite my teeth in the leg, I asked this drunk dogman to slow down a little, turned resolutely and went in the opposite direction, eventually making an impressive detour, to avoid a meeting with this terrible couple. I must admit that the drunken master tried with all his might to keep the stretched leash, like a string, the bull terrier, and even shouted to him the word "sit", but these measures did not exert any influence on the dog that had suddenly opened up freedom of action. He showed such genuine interest to me that another hundred meters after this extremely dangerous meeting, going in the opposite direction, I seriously feared that a toothy creature would break free from alcohol-weakened hands and rush after me in pursuit.
In his book "Man meets dog", Konrad Lorenz, an outstanding Austrian zoologist and zoopsychologist, one of the founders of the ethology of the animal behavior science, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, in the 15th chapter, entitled " Dog's Mood ", describes in detail the glamorous summer day spent on the Danube along with his favorite little Susu chow-chow. Despite all the emotion she brings to her master, Susie on the way to the river manages to catch and eat one field mouse, on the other side of the Danube tries to catch a wagtail, almost catches a huge musk rat, then tries to catch a frog, and on the way back to the mouse Meadow catches in a row has three fatty voles. Thus, almost all the time spent in a wild environment, the home dog of the famous scientist spent on hunting, and at the same time her victims were four field mice. It is difficult, of course, to call the chow-chow a small dog, but its one "exit to nature" was enough to become for her a real calamity. Not surprisingly, therefore, that a much bigger and more ferocious dogs, constantly living in the concrete jungle, sometimes suddenly feel the desire to hunt. And for the reason that cats, sparrows and pigeons fall into their field of vision not always, and they behave themselves, knowing well what to expect from dogs, carefully, the object of hunting becomes, alas, a man. So, you do not need to keep a big dog in the city, which is dangerous for passers-by, and for the owner and his family, needs abundant food and, growing and gaining strength, will feel less willing to obey all possible commands and prohibitions and increasingly take power In their paws, and that is especially scary, teeth and jaws.