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    Angry Parties and Dogs

    We are currently babysitting a dog for the rspca. He is 10, a bull mastiff x staffy, and the fattest most gorgeous dog I have ever encountered. He really is beautiful, and a complete gentle giant.

    I am having a baby shower for a friend on Sunday. Roxie is going to a friends for the day to play with their dog Max. Max's mum is going to be at the party, but we leave the dogs together all the time so I'm not worried.

    The dog we're babysitting, however, is staying. His name is Tyson. When my pregnant friend found out we had him - i just told her, it was no secret - she freaked, saying that bull mastiffs just attack people and that he would have to be locked up. Fair enough. So I told her we will lock him in the bedroom for the few hours of the party. It makes no difference to his schedule anyway, he sleeps most of the day and loves sitting in that room looking out the window. We can't put him outside because friends of hers who smoke will be out there. I wouldn't let him into the party anyway, not because I am worried, but because he's so big and clumsy that he'd just be in the way. He loves cuddles, and pats.

    My friend (shes more a family friend) rang my mum the next day and said that the dog *couldn't* be here. I'm so mad! I told her he was gentle, and wouldn't hurt anyone. I was completely honest with her about his temperament, I told her he might bark (and it's a big bark!!), but it's not constant and if someone is coming in the house then fair enough.

    My mum basically told her to eff off, the dog is staying. He's a guest here too.

    I'm just hurt that she doesn't trust my evaluation of him, doesn't believe what I'm saying about Tyson at all. She just thinks he's big and horrible and won't listen to reason.

    My dogs are apart of this household, they aren't just pets, they're family. Tyson might only be a visitor but we love him and he will be treated like any other pet of mine (he sleeps on the bed already LOL).
    I feel like I've already accommodated to her needs. None of the guests will be in any danger etc. I'm just mad that she doesn't trust me. And she's blatantly stereotyping Tyson because of his breed.

    I'm curious to hear everyone else's opinions about this situation and possibly any experience with things like this??

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    wow...sheer ignorance. Breed hysteria.

    If you explained the dog will be in restrained in a different part of the house during the party then whats the issue?
    Im sorry to be blunt but your friends sound stupid.
    Your house, Your rules, Your way....


    I have a sil who is deathly afraid of dogs (just how she was raised) any time she is coming to house she trusts in me to have Leo elsewhere during her visit. Thats enough for her. I also have a large dog with an impressive bark, I find its easier to let people rant about how savage they are first...get it out of their system. Then ask them to met Leo and make their mind up. If they won't then I don't push the issue. Only fools argue with fools.
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    Well at least you'd know if someone went snooping around the house.

    You could flat lie to her and tell her he's not there.

    Parties and dogs don't mix well.

    A friend's dog went to their family christmas party and then a mutual friend's boxing day party and the christmas day glad wrap the dog had eaten came back to haunt us at the second party. Yikes. Dog was ok, we were freaked out. Owner not the least bit bothered, did help clean up though.

    And recently we had a dog based party and someone brought chicken wings and shaslicks on sticks for the bbq. Yes I had trouble keeping the stick from being eaten. Didn't help that you had to leave the fenced area to put stuff in the bin. I coped but it was stressful.

    It is annoying but I'd suggest friend find another venue if she can't share with a dog shut in a bedroom that nobody is supposed to be going into, cos that's the best you can do under the circumstances.

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    You have nothing to feel guilty about, your friend just has NO idea about dogs. I've had this problem throughout my life and now I find myself only having friends who are on the same wavelength as me.

    You are a good, caring person and if your friends can't accept that, then perhaps you need to rethink your friendships.


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    Long time ago I've learned to tell people like your friend to buzz off No, seriously, I can't really give a s*** if they are dog racists and I am confident that I have my dogs under control. There's NO WAY I'd get rid of my dogs because I have a party. As a matter of fact, we'll have one tonight with 13 or so people invited, and all three of them (two of my own and little rescue one) will be joining us. I can understand if someone is simply petrified of dogs, any dog, then I'll manage somehow to make them feel comfy and safe. I have a relative that's scared of my rottie because she's a rottie. That really is her problem and I have no problem if she won't come over to my house because she's supersticious or what not. Dogs are part of my family, if somebody don't like it - tough luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Long time ago I've learned to tell people like your friend to buzz off No, seriously, I can't really give a s*** if they are dog racists and I am confident that I have my dogs under control. There's NO WAY I'd get rid of my dogs because I have a party. As a matter of fact, we'll have one tonight with 13 or so people invited, and all three of them (two of my own and little rescue one) will be joining us. I can understand if someone is simply petrified of dogs, any dog, then I'll manage somehow to make them feel comfy and safe. I have a relative that's scared of my rottie because she's a rottie. That really is her problem and I have no problem if she won't come over to my house because she's supersticious or what not. Dogs are part of my family, if somebody don't like it - tough luck.
    How could anyone be scared of a Rottie....lol Biggest sooks in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinator View Post
    How could anyone be scared of a Rottie....lol Biggest sooks in the world.

    Have you heard of the movie -The Omen- ? lol
    Also a Bgrade movie called Rottweiler too.

    Also all the security Rottys locked in business overnight (caryards etc).


    Its media brainwashing, similar to whats been done about Islam or Afghan = terrorist. Rotty = raaaa scary dog run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinator View Post
    How could anyone be scared of a Rottie....lol Biggest sooks in the world.
    Media brainwashing... same as APBT's I guess. The thing is - my girl really is a guard dog when I'm not around and I truly believe that trespasser wouldn't have a good time meeting her face to face when we aren't home. But otherwise she's fine.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinator View Post
    How could anyone be scared of a Rottie....lol Biggest sooks in the world.
    I am one of them. I do not trust any dog regardless their sizes, unless i know their owners reasonably well.

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    We regulary have parties and the dogs are always front and center. Some occasions they are put in their run with bones until everyone has finished eating, they are then set loose and the guests are told, if you don't like them ignore them. To which most people are happy to do.

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