It took us months to get here, but we are super excited to announce that we have just launched our discussion groups for dog owners to connect with other dog owners.
K9aggression.com roots began here. In the very early days of K9aggression.com more than a decade ago, we started with a Yahoo support group. It gained a membership of over a 1000 members at one point and was a healthy, active and respectful group. But as time went along, our various volunteers had to move on for various personal reasons, the functionality of the Yahoo groups themselves changed, and the group ended up winding down.
But last year, a former member of the group who had found the it really beneficial asked if there was another group. Before we invested in the time in creating a new group, we wanted to make sure that there were at least a few others that might be interested. And there was!
You do not need to know anything to be supportive!
Unlike other groups, our emphasis is on connecting people together who have some idea to know what it’s like to struggle with a dog’s behavior. Dealing with a dog that has behavior problems can be challenging. Dog owners are often misunderstood by others and it can be an isolating experience.You don’t need to be an expert or have done all the things “right”. A kind word is often all that is needed to help deal with the emotional side of dog ownership.
And yet, the challenge can be one of the most fulfilling and life changing experiences, not just for your dog, but for you, too. Like they say, don’t give up on the hard dogs, the were given to us to teach us something we haven’t learned yet.
But it helps to have some kind words along the way.
One of the most satisfying things for people participating is knowing their words really help others.
The support group depends on you!
Our various volunteers can only make the the discussion groups possible. It is up to our community to make it thrive.
First and foremost, it is important that this community is one where people feel comfortable. Chime in with encouraging words. Above all else we ask that you show support and be mindful and respectful of others in the group.
Privacy is and always has been important to K9aggression.com from day one. The discussion group posts are public so that other people can benefit from them, but unless you choose otherwise, only user names are used maintaining your privacy.
As with any group whether face to face or online, there will always be a few who may come with their own emotional baggage.
Members abusing the rules of respectful interaction will be dealt with to ensure that our community remains a safe place to find support. Posts may get deleted and members accounts may be put on suspension or deleted if our volunteer moderator group believes that the interaction is not supportive and helpful.