The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Oh geez - I think my favorite was "My dog doesn't want to be trained", as an excuse as to why the owner was not making any progress. I'm not sure what he thought? That he needs his dog's permission to ask him to sit?
Then there was the lady with the spooky, nervy GSD that was so afraid of everything, the trainer put him in with the puppy class to help him build his confidence, him being the biggest and oldest dog there. Still fell apart when the smallest of puppies did so much as look at him.
Me to owner: "Don't coddle and pet him when he is acting afraid, your positive attention only re-inforces his fear"
Owner, very rudely: "I DON'T give him positive attention when he is scared, I know better than that!" and without a break continues on to her dog while petting "It's okay, big boy, don't be afraid silly, it just a wee little puppy" in a cooing voice while petting her dog all along.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015