I have noticed a 'trend' at our training club.
At the end of our last class, one person told me he was not coming back as some of the 'higher ups' in the club were not very friendly to him. I encouraged him to come back cause he was really a fun guy and LOVED his dog, which by the way is a Cane Corso.
Last night our instructor (AKC obedience class) was rude to a women and her pit bull, in front of the whole class. The instructor asked her if she ran her dog all day as she had never seen such a lazy dog and that she should look into getting her dog wormed
This was not said in a joking way. This woman was SO embarrassed, and I happen to know that this girl is SO into this dog, I mean she gets
the need for training and in fact would love to be a trainer herself some day. She works all the time with this dog and has also done pit bull rescues. It was just an off night for them. I spoke with her after class and she was angry and I don't know if she will be back.
This girl is also interested in the tracking group and I gave her the contact info. awhile back, they never got back with her...........
The thing in common with these 2 is that they both have 'aggressive breeds', AND that both people are young, and look 'different'- heavily tattooed and pierced. It makes be angry
that they both don't feel welcome, they are the type we should be encouraging to train and both of them are really neat people, totally into their dogs!
Would you say something to the instructor? It is made very clear that if you have any complaints/concerns that you need to follow the proper chain of command, which means I have to talk to the instructor herself.