What is it with some dog owners?
There are a spectrum of people. Most are nice, a few are great, a few are a pain.
Go with the flow of nice/great people. Avoid/accept that some will never learn. Do what you can to educate them (with whatever energy/skill you have)
Don’t let them wastte your time worrying about them.
I’m off back to bed now. Lesson over.
Have a nice day.Posted 5 years ago
I use ‘Staffy’ as it most certainly was of the breed but what a specimen…..
As you quite correctly have noted, it’s the owner not the dog.
I imagine said lad will watch TV with said TV at full volume.
Said lad will drive around town in his dressed up Nova at full pelt, etc
Staffs are lovely dogs that just want to make their owners happy and to this end are very easy to train.
‘Tis sad indeed to see these dogs abused and used as weapons. 😥Posted 5 years ago
I hate stupid dog owners. Yesterday i had my lurcher and 18 month old son in pram out for a walk. I’d had to put my dog onthe lead as sh had knicked an old collies ball and would have just kept bugging the owner to throw it. Walking along the old collie is up ahead when it suddenly gets mobbed by three dogs a staffy, weimeraner and bitza. The three dogs see mine and start runing towards her, owner walking alog totally unconcerned not even calling them. My dog is scared of most things and three large dogs running towards her is one of thise things. I loose her off the lead and she pegs it with her tail between her legs yelping eventually she stops and faces them with a few air snaps. Still the owner does nothing. Now sometimes she gets spooked by dogs but at least the owners try to call them off even if doesnt work this **** did nothing, then has the nerve to say alright mate to me…… It went downhill from there and he was lucky not to ep in the Thames. ……. Anyway feel better for sharing…. Carry on!Posted 5 years agoWoodySubscriber
I hate stupid dog owners.
I nearly had an argument with a moronic old twunt yesterday as my dogs (both on leads) went to say hello to her dog, a scruffy cross greyhound type thing which is frequently wandering about on its own and often joins mine for part of the walk. She had a large stick which she threatened my dogs with and after trying to explain that they are friendly and know her dog, she continued waving the stick and pulling her dog, who by this time was obviously getting quite stressed. In the end I just gave up and walked away telling my dogs in a loud voice that the dogs owner was a ….king idiot.
Ignorant morons like this (some happen to be dog owners) are just not worth getting stressed about!Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
yep echoing the owner of the dog not the owner. We could have a daily
“What is it with some _________ people/owners”
The most important thing with dogs is to socialise early, most of the behaviour towards other dogs is due to not being able from an early age to get on with others. There will be growling/snarling and maybe the odd nip but then they sort things out learn where they are and get on with it. Imagine spending your whole life never getting within 6ft of another person or communicating with them, every time you try you get dragged away.
My GF’s work (vet) were doing puppy pre school last week a series of evenings that socialise the pups and get them used to being in the vets (less trouble when you need to get them there) great ideas.Posted 5 years agobenzMember
Relatively nice day so took family, inc our mini Schnauzer down to the seafront.
Firstly, why can all dog owners ‘tidy up’ after their pets? Some are obviously selfish uncaring f-wits.
Secondly, what is it with certain ‘Staffy’ owners?
Sitting on bench with our hound waiting for wife and daughter to come back from loo and see youngish couple with the most muscular ‘Staffy’ with the biggest widest head I have ever seen. The lad was a tad aggressive as first observation was him remonstrating with a driver as said driver did not stop when said couple walked out in front of the car even when proper pedestrian crossing was about 10m away.
Now the ‘Staffy’ obviously was not tolerant of other dogs…any one which went near it got quietly jumped on and then pulled off by the lad.
Made me seriously wonder how you would deal with the dog if it did get loose. No muzzle.
I use ‘Staffy’ as it most certainly was of the breed but what a specimen…..scary!
To balance I also met another couple of Staffies which were with owners and other dogs….they were obviously socialised differently to the one above….friendly yet still slightly scary to look at.
Tbh I had never really considered the whole status/tool/weapon aspect of certain dog breeds much before but just observing for a short time in a popular place made me think much more about it. Not helped by driving past lay by with some caravans and obviously landscape gardeners with a painted sign…’pup for sale’….sadly there were a couple of Staffies in a pen.
So, how the heck would someone deal with the combo of owner and dog? The ladPosted 5 years agoneninjaMember
I’m sick of lazy local dog owners leaving massive turds all over the paths and village greens. There are so many turds on the greens that the kids play russian dog egg roulette every time they play on them.
We live in a village surrounded by public footpaths across the fields but instead local owners let their dogs crap all over the village. There is also a playing field with a couple of football pitches which dogs are banned from – up to £500 fine, yet people still bring their dogs there to exercise them and poo on the pitches. Utter selfishness.
I’ve already caught one owner not picking up and reported them to the council – they got a £50 fixed penalty ticket. Just wish I could catch the rest of them so I could deliver the poo back through their letter boxes.Posted 5 years agoflippinhecklerMember
I was in the playground with my youngest son the other day, it’s a playground with a fence around it, I noticed a family with a pair of staffy type dog’s running free, to my disgust they let them into the playground full of children, this made my son very nervous, he likes dogs but is unsure and being autistic he reacts more than most. So without hesitation I went over to meathead dog owner and asked him to take his dogs out and keep them under control on a lead, as they may know their dog’s but everyone else doesn’t, with a few comments from him and grunts he obliges. Then loads of parents came over to me thanking me say well done they were all bricking it. Meathead was till hanging around though and when I left he came over to me and apologize and understood and he was sorry for reacting the way he did.
Could of easily gone the other way though.Posted 5 years ago
Mrs anagallis took dog to the park last week and apparently some idiots were exercising their petbull by having it hang from the swings in the kids play area. The week before she was walking dog with little fella in pram a dog (again a petbull) ran out of a house at our lurcher and knocked the pram over with Frank still strapped in. She is still claiming to not remember what number it is as she saw me removing my bombers from the bike.Posted 5 years agopingu66Member
Far to many people assume a dog is just a dog. They then buy iy without realising they have to train it and educate themselves about its needs etc.
A dog will always be a dog, mine still have their moments but generally they are ok. Many staffies are great with people but I do see them and some mastiffs with chavs. You can usually spot it as they are constantly dragging the dog back as they have zero control over it.Posted 5 years ago
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