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    It's best not to get involved in a situation like that & leave it to the proper authorities attending the event to deal with it. No doubt the hosting club president, the trial secretary & Vic Dogs rep would have taken the appropriate disciplanary action.

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    Yeah, I know. But still, I would've found it hard not to go up to that guy and

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    I wouldn't.

    I would not go near a man who has clearly already lost his temper and prepared to take it out on his dogs in a public place (even if he was hiding where he thought nobody could see or hear him).

    He's already being completely irrational. It's only one tiny irrational step more for him to come and take it out on you. And you could then look forward to a life time of injury trauma and years of nasty court cases while he gets done for assault on a human.

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    Well put Hy.

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    I would point nasty man out to the local club officials and depending how bad it was, take photos, licence plates, and call the police.

    I've seen one girl banned from competing in horse trials for beating her horse. It was pretty shocking. And I've occasionally pointed out the aggressive dog owner to club officials.

    There is one dog owner at dog agility whose "corrections" I really dislike. She's got a doberman and if it doesn't do the course how she wants, she grabs it by the collar and tells it off. She doesn't go as far as hurting it as best I can tell, but I can't see how growling at the dog after they're back to the start-finish does any good at all. And I'm not the only one who dislikes her methods. But I'll get one of the instructors to talk to her about it before I do. Her dog is a lot more advanced in obedience and agility than mine (despite being in the same beginner agility class) so I don't think she'd listen to what I had to say, she's already said as much.

    If you're reading this, girl, what you're doing upsets the rest of us as well as your dog...and it doesn't get you what you want. Clearly. Or you wouldn't need to be telling your dog off like that. Do you see any instructors doing that with their dogs? No. Do you see anyone in the advanced classes doing that? No, not them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I would point nasty man out to the local club officials and depending how bad it was, take photos, licence plates, and call the police.

    I've seen one girl banned from competing in horse trials for beating her horse. It was pretty shocking. And I've occasionally pointed out the aggressive dog owner to club officials.

    There is one dog owner at dog agility whose "corrections" I really dislike. She's got a doberman and if it doesn't do the course how she wants, she grabs it by the collar and tells it off. She doesn't go as far as hurting it as best I can tell, but I can't see how growling at the dog after they're back to the start-finish does any good at all. And I'm not the only one who dislikes her methods. But I'll get one of the instructors to talk to her about it before I do. Her dog is a lot more advanced in obedience and agility than mine (despite being in the same beginner agility class) so I don't think she'd listen to what I had to say, she's already said as much.

    If you're reading this, girl, what you're doing upsets the rest of us as well as your dog...and it doesn't get you what you want. Clearly. Or you wouldn't need to be telling your dog off like that. Do you see any instructors doing that with their dogs? No. Do you see anyone in the advanced classes doing that? No, not them either.
    There is one girl at DT who growls at doggie... only for wanting to play. Said doggie is getting better though, last time we were doing weaving in between the dogs doggie didnt even look at Bella, even though I brought her in really close.

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    There is a difference between an immediate "Leave it" given in a commanding and growly tone for an undesirable activity in progress ie within the 3 second rule and a growlly tell off several minutes after the missed weave poles.

    Ie dog is chomping on the lead instead of (or as well as) doing a focussed heel "Leave IT" (happy high pitched) "good dog" when she lets go.

    Not
    first team: jump jump jump, weave weave oops weave, jump jump, return to start finish,
    next team on course,
    first handler growls loudly at dog when it is doing nothing wrong right now, and while other people on course and while other people getting ready or practicing stays.

    IT's TOO LATE for corrections. Don't take your frustration out on your dog.

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    Just the info I was needing! Thanks so much-I am off to try my hands in this position!

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    Well it was a bit better. Cindy has rock solid stays so I am happy with them. Her heeling is a bit lagging and her drops are ever so slow. We will see.
    Anyone as a newbie this forum is a great find!

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