in the west I see them as pets and really loved and looked after well... in the east there are many stray dogs seen on the roads ... they just sit in the shade and scrounge for food here and there ... I was wondering how they would survive if man did not take them in as pets... I know cats would survive easily ... but i'm not sure if dogs would make it far. what do you think? if they were not "domesticated" then do you think they'd be more like wolves?
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thanks for your input. good answer.
Now really folks, why is this voted down? The rule states that voting down should be reserved for answers that do not contribute to the discussion. How does what I wrote not add to the discussion? Who is so trigger happy?
i don't think any of the answers should have been voted down. everyone contributed according to their knowledge which is what it's all about ... you learn as you go along.
Your answer was very interesting and informative. thanks for that. :)
Thank you, Arksys - I think anyone who contributes a response in "good faith" should either be voted up or ignored - but then, I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer.
Welcome to the HP community Bubuquedogtrainer, and congrats on getting the HoTD Award! While it can be hard, I recommend ignoring down votes on a positive, well-thought out answer. Just try to continue contributing positively to the community!
I agree with the thoughts posted here about the voting arrow. If an answer is well thought out and accurate, I leave it alone. I vote up if a person has basically "dittoed" my thoughts. I vote down if I sense arrogance or maliciousness in the answer.
after dubuquedogtrainers answer it seems like dogs are not "pack animals" ... but i thought they would be pack animals too coz the stray dogs i've seen always seem to be moving in packs on the streets.
thanks for your input... ;)
Dogs are not obligate carnivores. Yes, they eat meat, but because they are scavengers, not pack animals like their relatives the wolves, they are really omnivores.