I'll be honest, there are a handful of people on this site that are a little condescending to others...and as a first time dog owner and first time GSD owner I am often offended by the 'advice' I am given on here.
I would like to feel like I can share information and ask questions on this forum without being made to feel like I'm some idiot.
Just food for thought for all of you experts on here. I get it. You've had lots of dogs and plenty of experience. But what makes you a better dog owner than me, really?
I've been here for about 15 months. There were plenty of times, that I've been put on the defensive side of a verbal assault.
HOWEVER, as time went on I realized that the people that acted so condescending, where actually very passionate about what they were discussing. They're dog lovers, and very experienced, and I'm sure it can be very frustrating to keep telling people NOT to go to dog parks, and then read about how their dogs were attacked at a dog park the next day.
Looking back now, I'll say that as much as I've felt that there was a rudeness to some of the comments, it really didn't matter, because the advice was right!!!
Take it from where it's coming from. It's the internet, and not always easy to get your feelings across. The people here are seriously dedicated. Isn't that passion and expertise about the GSD breed the reason why you're here?
My advice to you and anyone else.... Take the condescending behavior with a grain of salt. Pay more attention to the message they're trying to send you.
They're right more times than not..... You just don't know it yet.
I can look back at a ton of my posts, and have a completely different perspective today.
Just for giggles..... I bumped into a new GSD puppy owner a few days ago. It was his first GSD. While he was telling me some of the things he does with his puppy, I wanted to choke him. So I do know how it feels to be on the other side too.