Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: need to vent..
Originally Posted By: ChrissyGG...
I know this lady is trying to socialize her dog but he's a little terror. I'm afraid to say anything to her because she's a nice lady and I'm not good with words. I wanted to tell her she shouldn't let her dog pull her but it wouldn't come out. She tells him 'okay we're going now' they start to walk away and the dog is pulling so hard in the other direction, she gives up and lets the dog lead her...
Oh I asked her if her dog has been off leash with another dog before and she said no. The dog is a year old and hasn't had a playdate. I feel bad, I've recommended her the off leash dog park because a lot of friendly dogs go there but she hasn't gone yet.
Sorry for this being long, I just needed to vent.
IMHO you owe your dog your first allegiance, and regardless if the lady is nice or not, you should say somthing to her. You don't have to be rude, but you shouldn't allow her terror to harass your pup either.
I'd cool down and talk to her in a calmer setting. Tell her you don't appreciate the fact that she is allowing her dog to accost your dog and offer some suggestions (like obedience training) on what she can do to achieve this goal.
GOOD LUCK - I know it's not an easy situation to be in.
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