Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Re: Why do people bark at other peoples' dogs?
When Stark was a baby (10 - 12 weeks old) this family in my building (Mom, Grandma, and 2 little girls under 10 years old) would frequently see me taking Stark out for a potty break.
The little girls would walk up to him SCREAM in his face and then continue to BARK and WOOF at him. The Grandma and Mother never did anything about it. Finally after the third time this happened I stopped, looked right at the Grandmother and Mom then at the little kids and said, "Next time you bark at my dog or scream anywhere near him I will do the same to you. You are going to scare my puppy, he is a baby. If your Mom or Grandma won't do say anything to you about it, I will. If you are scared of him then ignore him, if you want to say hello then ask me nicely and I will let you pet him." I then turned to the Grandmother and Mom and said, "Next time I am calling the police to deal with you two. How irresponsible is it of yous to allow this. Grow up and get a brain."
I see the family regularly and the kids don't scream, but the Grandmother will actually get off the elevator early (on another floor) if we come on.
Needless to say, they haven't tried to yell or bark at Stark since.
Makes me angry just thinking about it.
Idoits, I agree!
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