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  • Arthur Lopatin

    August 4, 2023 at 11:51 am

    In case you didn’t watch to the very end, Ryan, the film maker said he never felt threatened by any of the dogs he filmed, but at the very end he said that the strays adopted by residents of an apartment complex, who lived an their own little poorly enclosed outdoors area had become territorial. He ruefully added that a year after finishing filming he learned that thedogs had been poisoned by dog-averse neighbors after one of the dogs had bitten someone. He was underscoring one of the main points of the film: the more domesticated, the greater the likelihood of behavior problems. Maybe not entirely true, but imo it’s a pretty reasonable generalization. IMO, intelligently applied, FSDT is a style that really can alleviate/diminish issues intrinsic to complete domestication, provided the owners are willing to learn and follow through consistently. Glad you liked the film.