Virendra Sharma, Secretary of the Rajasthan Kennel Club (UKC) and a dog behaviorist has recently made headlines with his stance on pet ownership. In a statement, he declared that society members do not have the right to ban pet ownership, specifically that of dogs.
Sharma’s statement comes as a response to a growing trend of housing societies imposing restrictions on pet ownership. These restrictions often stem from concerns over noise pollution, hygiene, and potential attacks on society members.
Do you also have a pet dog? Society members cannot ban these things – Dog behaviorist Virendra Sharma
However, Sharma argues that such bans are not only unjust but also misguided. He believes that dogs are intelligent animals that can learn and adapt quickly when properly trained. Instead of banning pet ownership outright, he suggests that society members should focus on educating pet owners on responsible ownership and training.
Sharma’s approach to dog training is based on positive reinforcement and understanding the dog’s perspective. He emphasizes the importance of building a strong bond between pet owners and their dogs, which he believes is key to successful training.
According to Sharma, dogs are social animals that thrive on human interaction and attention. When properly trained and socialized, they can become valuable members of society. However, he acknowledges that some dogs may have behavioral issues that require specialized training and attention.
In such cases, Sharma recommends seeking the help of a professional dog trainer or behaviorist. He warns against using punitive measures such as physical punishment or shock collars, which he believes can be harmful to the dog and damage the bond between pet and owner.
Sharma’s stance on pet ownership has received support from many in the pet community, including veterinarians and animal welfare organizations. They believe that pet ownership should be a fundamental right, as long as it is done responsibly.
However, not everyone agrees with Sharma’s stance. Some housing society members argue that pet ownership can lead to noise pollution, hygiene issues, and potential attacks on society members. They believe that society members have the right to impose restrictions on pet ownership to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.
Despite the ongoing debate, Sharma remains firm in his belief that society members cannot ban pet ownership outright. He believes that with education and responsible ownership, pets can coexist peacefully in society.
As the debate continues, Sharma’s message remains clear – pets are not a threat, but an asset to society. With proper training and care, they can become valuable members of our communities. So, the next time you see a furry friend wagging their tail, remember that they too have a right to a happy and healthy life.