Arguing on the Internet

'IF only this gate wouldn't separate us, I'd bite your ass'

Gate opens

'You're lucky I have this pile of shit to sniff, I'd really bite you hard'

This is called barrier aggression (could also be barrier frustration which turns into barrier aggression) . They are literally only acting like this because the barrier is there. The same thing can happen on a leash.

Also tail wagging does not always mean that they are happy. Their tails wag out of excitement. Doesn't always mean good excitement. Your heart will do the same thing whether someone puts a gun to your head or if you're going on an awesome Rollercoaster. Same with dogs.

Source: certified dog trainer. But you can also Google those terms.

To find a dog trainer near you

A good list on how to deal with this on your own

I tried to find a good scientific paper on why dogs do this. But I couldn't find the ones I was looking for. Most of them came from my school. But since I've graduated I don't really have access to those anymore. But it basically comes down to frustration, the dogs concept of ownership, and fear. Those are the main reasons shit like this happens. It also doesn't help that this behavior is self reinforcing. Meaning it's going to snowball. Because to a dog they are getting what they want.

Example: Dog is barking at a jogger running by the fence. Jogger keeps running by the fence until they move out of sight. To a dog their barking just made the "evil, scary, unfamiliar" thing go away. Their barking worked how they wanted it to. SO next time someone/something goes by the fence, they bark even more. And it just keeps going and going.

There are ways to stop the cycle, but it does take days/weeks/months of daily training. Dog training has zero quick fixes. And anyone that tells you they can eliminate the problem quickly is lying.

I also just want to say Cesar Milan is a jackass, and please don't listen to him. His method of training is based on outdated information that wasn't actually even true to begin with. Trainers have come a long way in learning dog behavior and how they tick. SO if you find a trainer talking about "Alphas" and "dominance". Just run far far far away.

God, this is the two drunk guys at the bar who keep daring the other to swing, when really neither wants to fight. Amazingly accurate.

Tails wagging = that little part of you that enjoys arguing with a stranger.

Reversed, this could potentially look like the gate closes just in time to prevent a massacre.


I like how the dog on the left side(German Shepherd?) went back for the last time.

'I'll let you off this time but don't you dare come here again!'

No it fucking doesn't.

Yeah, it doesn't look like a massacre

"Why you disrespecting bro?!"

Looks more like the style of Futurama to me

Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?

looks like a couple of dogs busting some serious moves

Once you remove the barriers you realize most people are just pussies.


'I do respect you, bro!'

The Big Dog on the left is the OP.

The 2 Tan Dogs on the right are Commenters arguing/disagreeing with his post.

And the 4th Dog that showed up later is just a Troll who has absolutely no idea what is going on but is just trying to cause more trouble.

So this is our future relationship with Mexico once the wall goes up.

hold onto your hats, were going metaaaaaaaaa

Yeah, my dogs used to be in full Mad Max mode on a leash. They would sooooooooo tear everyone apart. Once they were off it, they would run scared or would be uninterested in the other dog.

Nah, they have way too much fun there.

sister trains dogs, was about to say. my sisters dalmatian sometimes wags his tail when he eats raw.

gotta get the last word in

Most people I see with aggressive dogs hold their leash way too tight. They transmit all their fear and nervousness to their dog.

Many times I've asked people who has this problem to give me their leash, and I have it loose and talk happily and calmly to the dog, and the dog is suddenly completely normal.

... and that is exactly how today's new would report it.. *In reverse saying that the massacre was barely avoided.

No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.

One time, I won the internet. After winning an online game, a player told me to kill myself. I was nice about it, did not follow his instructions, and pointed out that they were being unreasonable. Then they actually apologized, it was AMAZING! AN APOLOGY on the internet!

Fuck off liar. People don't apologize online. Pshh, like we'd believe you.

Stop reminding me of the Bowling Green massacre it still hurts

There are so many metaphores and comparisons hidden in this gif, but I'm too tired to come up with one :{

Found cesar milans acct

That's the worst pathfinding algorithm I've ever seen.

India/Pakistan border?

Having an argument doesn't mean you want to kill someone. The barriers allow people to not worry about whether or not the opposition feels the same way.

Raw what?

Family guy?

there is something about having a fence between two dogs that makes them hate each other, even if they were best friends just seconds before.

Sounds like nationalism.

"Yeah, so I totally made this guy back down who was talking shit about me at the bar. Super alpha. Suuuuper alpha, check out /sub/seduction and you'll find out my secrets"

I think Simpsons

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? :) I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. :) I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. :) You are nothing to me but just another target. :) I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. :) You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? :) Think again, fucker. :) As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. :) The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. :) You’re fucking dead, kid. :) I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. :) Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. :) If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. :) But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. :) I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. :) You’re fucking dead, kiddo. :)

On the far back fence I share with the neighbor we have a gate that's cracked open just enough for the dogs to get their heads. They'll do this until the gate rattles open and then they just stare at each other.

I bet they all back down because they think the other side psychically moved the gate like some sort of Darth Doggo.

I always get so embarrassed. My dog really is sweet and loves to play with other dogs, but on her leash she gets so aggressive. Whenever I come up on someone else walking their dog I instinctively say "she's going to bark at you".

Can't be. I've never seen this. Honestly though I've had that show on repeat for a few years.

I'm a lobster.

You are literally just like hitler now.

that's because it was prevented from happening by the closing gate

'Show some respect, bro!'

As a Bowling Green survivor, I support this message. No, it's not real.

No, it's not real.

How dare you assume my cranial style choices.

Haha a lot less terrifying than I was expecting


Raw dawg.

I do bite my thumb, sir.

That was actually super interesting. Neat.

Is everyone there trying to be the prince of persuasia for fun, or are they serious?

Raw is war

Well stop biting your thumb, it's a bad habit. Here, if you want to make a rude gesture just raise your middle finger at someone.

I was thinking "that's awesome, you share a tradition" then it got into more details about how aggressive they used to get and how they still can't cross the border. Then I was thinking "that's kind of depressing." Then I realized that they're working on bettering relations. Then I got happy knowing they'll leave those gates unlocked one day. Then I got sad again thinking about how people are shitty and something bad will happen to either stop that from ever happening or causing it to be sealed back shut. Man, I need a lie down.

Not sure if joking, but it is Futurama.

It's known as barrier frustration in dogs. When they're being held back by a fence or gate, they get wound up and angry because they can't properly examine things behind the gate. Over time this can develop into a pavlovian response so the dog gets wound up and excited / aggressive when behind any fence, regardless of whether it's holding them back.

It's also believed that barriers provide a hard "line" between territories. So a dog warning off another dog will remain behind the barrier even as it's being removed, because he's not interested in attacking, just in warning.

We're way better, and I'll fuck you up if you disagree!

Oh they're serious lol. It's literally The Game except they skipped the part where Neil Strauss decided it was really dumb

I need to lie down after reading that comment.


You mean are there more than one animated films out there? Or are you just douching?

Tailwag is like putting :) at the end of every sentence though.

Which episode? Cos I'm thinking Simpsons mainly due to the colour pallet.

in Cesar's voice

"Your dog is translating your tension into aggressive actions towards others, you need to calm yourself to allow him to be more accepting"

-end Cesar voice

which one?

I understand this reference

Why does this happen tho? Any animal psychologists around?

Douching. Was there ever any doubt?


Fred Hitler was an O.K. baker.

Similar to road rage? Someone's in a car with a means of escape so they give it all mouth but if they had to get out of the car and face the other driver they'd soon change their tune.

It's fine, they were both still scoring range damage, first to move would've lost.

I once read a book by a famous behavioral biologist who described a very similar incident. There were two dogs on adjoining properties that were separated by a long wire mesh fence. Both dogs had the morning ritual of running up and down the length of the fence while barking like crazy at each other. One day some workmen removed half of the fence for repairs. The dogs started off as usual, barking at each other through the intact part of the fence, then they started running down its length. When they came to the missing section and suddenly noticed there was no more wire between them, both dogs were utterly dumbstruck for a moment, then, as if on command, they returned to the intact section and from then on confined their running up and down the property border to that section.


That's why u take ignite.

Monday Night RAW brother

Humans aren't so different to other animals

That's just wonderful. Let me run you over with my wheelchair!

Hold me back!!!

typical story I'd expect on the internet of talking yourself up, what gave it away was that you said you got an apology on the internet

All of them.

The Ministry of Silly Walks is still having an effect...

I would really like to know the answer to this, I have two dogs that do this but in reverse, one hops the fence from my neighbors yard and plays with my dog happily all day, but then my neighbor comes to take her home, as soon as she is on the other side of the gate she and my dog (also female) bark and snarl at each other...there is something about having a fence between two dogs that makes them hate each other, even if they were best friends just seconds before.

Arguing on the internet is like racing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.

Yes it does

Upvote for the minimal effort that took

yeah, too many people neglect to realize that there are multiple people in the past with the last name of hitler. I sometimes wonder if Adolf was even the worst of the bunch.

Until the gate opens you don't know if it's cats or dogs.

Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

*two men whose houses have leaky roofs and other problems that need urgent attention but they want to make sure they don't back down from the slapping encounter for the sake of HONOR!

I lost

At least their reporting on secret Nazi Pewdepie

Same. Just today I was contemplating the pros and cons of suddenly unleashing him to see what the hell he planned on doing to the 80+ pound German Shepherd he was going crazy at.

Yeah if it were Futurama the dogs would have three eyes or wings or something.

As a Bowling Green State University Alumni, I appreciate your support.

This one time, it happened; that is why I felt I had won the internet that day! It was when I beat a person in a rock, paper, scissors type game that we like to think is more complicated then it is. I like your username, now apologize, at least for saying Fuck; though if you call me a liar, you sir, are the liar!

I don't think I've seen anyone say this since about 1999. It was a meme back when they were called image macros.