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Stupid Woman!!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Poipin, Aug 21, 2009.


  1. Poipin

    Poipin PetForums Member

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    Im sorry but i really need a rant after last nights dog training class!!!

    why do people get dogs when they do not know one thing at all about them!!! :mad:

    I am competiting in obedience with Pops, however our other dog was a rescue and hadnt been socialised properly, so im taking him to beginners class to get to know other dogs. He can sometimes want to play with dogs, other times it can turn to agression as he doesnt know how to interact with them, so i watch his body language carefully.
    But this woman arrived last night with a springer, hadnt one clue about him, held his lead by the handle only so he had about 6 foot to swing on, and every time we walked past each other, her dog flung out at mine to attack him. several times it happened. Luckily i was holding my dog close and was able to keep him away from the dog. I kept wanting to say to her to watch what she was doing, cos she wasnt exactly helpin my dogs progress!!! but unfortunately i didnt have the guts and resorted to dirty looks!
    she was telling him off, but it was in a soft girly voice and used the words "now you are not to do that, that is not nice"
    so eventually, her dog ended up biting a little schnuzer pup on the bum and broke the skin. that aint gona help that pup either.

    plus im cross that the woman that runs the course didnt even approach her and tell her how to control him.

    aaahhhhhhhh
    sorry needed the rant!!
     
  2. JuNeil

    JuNeil PetForums Member

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    Thats terrible - I would perhaps consider changing class. If not I would definitely explain to the woman with the springer about your own dog's problems.

    I must admit, I did so much reading and research when we got our puppy my hubby said I was obsessed but I definitely think it has paid off. Some people don't seem to bother.

    Rant away!!
     
  3. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

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    i would change class, if the trainer doesnt interfere and supervise and allowes other dogs to be bitten then its not a good training class im afraid....
     
  4. Poipin

    Poipin PetForums Member

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    My Hubby thinks i love our dogs more than him because im always with them doing stuff with them, and every where i go they go too if they can!!

    anyway ive been in the club now for nearly 2 years, and i compete with the members so i dont really want to change clubs. problem is there is no structure to beginners class, and new people can come and go each week.

    fingers crossed she doesnt come back - otherwise ill have to get a speech prepared to give the woman!!
     
  5. dobermummy

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    Is the springer the womans first dog? I'm not defending her in any way because she needs telling but at least she has come to a class to try and learn. Maybe have a word with the trainer, to me it is them who should have sorted and helped this woman.

    If she does come back try having a friendly word, she might be really grateful for some help and advice that actually works.

    I have to admit with my first dog I used to talk to her way to much and not just the command, and it wasn't until someone told me and when I tried it it really makes a difference. :eek:
     
  6. Poipin

    Poipin PetForums Member

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    Thanks Mumof5 - you speak some sensible words!!

    I was just so cross cos ive been working hard with my boy, and it only takes something like that to set him back weeks!

    if it is her first dog then she is taking the right steps, but i think she couldve done some research first. While im on the rant ill keep going!! she was maybe in her 60's?? and she had a young springer spaniel. I just hope she realises what she has taken on, as they are full of energy!

    Though even when her dog bit the other one, she didnt even react. She just laughed and thought it was funny - and it was only a wee pup that got bit, the owner of which wasnt too please either. It couldve well of been a kid!

    anyhow, if shes there next week, ill give her the benefit of the doubt and maybe have a word with her.
     
  7. alphadog

    alphadog PetForums VIP

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    I agree, it's dreadful that the trainer didn't step up and show the woman how to have more control. If you live in an area where there isn't another class then perhaps you could telephone the trainer and explain your concerns and suggest that this dog/handler is likely to put others off from coming. This woman needs control quickly before the problem escalates
     
  8. Dylan & Daisy

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    If this were her 1st dog she's bound to be a tad green about them and their behaviour and as you didn't have the courage to approach her for a friendly word, your words are a little harsh imo. No-one knows all the rights and wrongs about dog ownership from the outset, we all need to learn.

    As for the woman who runs the classes.... yes she should have had a word with the woman too...incompetence or ignorance :confused:...so i'd find a better training facility.
     
  9. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

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    beginners class is just what it says... a class for "beginners" and she obviously never learnt how to control a dog and it should have been in the trainers responsibilty to advice her and also to ensure the safety of the other dogs ....

    These days its so important to have a dog under control and this is one of the most important aspects which should be approuched in the classes...
     
  10. JSR

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    To be honest I blame the person taking the course. If that woman had been in one of my classes she would have been shown within the first 5 minutes how to pass other dogs. I'd find yourself another class with a more professional trainer who is actually taking notice of the WHOLE class! :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree with your post the class trainer should be more aware of what is going on.
     
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