Things To Know Before Hitting Your Dog

I am often amazed at some of the search terms that bring people to the various websites we publish. I was thinking it’d be fun to list just a handful of the more unusual/worrying ones and then I thought, would that be breaching someone’s privacy?  I mean, if you WERE the person who typed best way to hit my dog for bad’, you’d probably identify it as being you, right?

But then I though, nah!! If you ARE the person who’s looking for advice on the best way to hit my dog for bad’ it’s highly unlikely that you’d be a regular reader of ours! So before we get on to the nitty gritty, let's take a look at some of the more unusual things people have typed in to the search engines before arriving at one of our sites…

5) 29 people found us having searched for dog gives birth to human baby’. Hopefully we were able to provide the full details of whether or not a dog did indeed give birth to a HUMAN baby.

4) 30 people came through having searched for ’spider in colchester’. That was in relation to a story about a spider in Colchester. If you need to know more, you’ll have to search for it, just like the other 30.

3) woman having sex with dog’ attracted hits. We publish websites for people who love dogs. We don't publish content best suited for some depraved arena of the damned. The story in question that drew the hits was indeed in relation to woman who had sex with a dog. Thankfully, she’s in jail for it. Let that be a lesson sickos!

2) 50 folks were interested enough to type vampire dog’ in to Google. They obviously wanted to find out about the vampire dog. You know, the vampire dog?

1) Only one person (fortunately) typed best way to hit my dog for bad’ — now lets take a little journey in to the mind of this charming individual. Their dog has obviously been bad’. And the response to said dog’s badness’ was to run on the interweb and type best way to hit my dog for bad’ and then sit patiently waiting for Google to cough up the best’ way for hitting a bad dog.

So, if you're thinking about hitting your dog for bad, here's what you need to know.


Just don't.


Published by Ryan

Ryan O'Meara is a former professional dog trainer, author, speaker & founder of multiple digital media companies.

2 comments on “Things To Know Before Hitting Your Dog”

  1. I read this out of curiosity because where do people go who ‘feel like’ hitting their dog – maybe they are utterly frustrated, tired and have tried everything they know.

    I should know, because I got to the state of feeling like hitting my dog. Thank heavens, because I love him to bits and because I grew up with people who were comfortable hitting a dog if it was ‘bad’ I knew it was time to ask for help.

    I spent time finding out about what was making him do the things that were making me feel demented, talked to my vet and got his recommendation for a dog behaviourist. I spoke with her on the phone, but I didn’t click with her. I found another one I did click with and spent money and an entire Saturday with her.

    This has helped me understand so many things. Now I’ve changed to a harness, changed my walking venue routines, understand my dog is very bright with a short attention span and am using a long line our relationship is transforming in something much cooler!!

    Please consider having some insight and honesty that some people really do need help when they get to this stage and if they are looking for the wrong kind of help, steer them to the right kind of help.

  2. I clicked on this because I was horrified thinking you were actually advocating it – so glad I was wrong!

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