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    Angry Vent

    I just needed to vent about something that happened earlier.

    A friend came over with two friends of his (I don't know them). Later on my friend's partner came over with their beagle. The beagle and Loeka get on like a house on fire. They were playing a bit rough and all of sudden I see one of the guys alpha roll my dog, holding him to the floor and saying "No"! WTF?!?!? He said it was "ok because he'd seen it on Cesar Milan". Well, whatever your opinion of Cesar, you don't just try and roll a dog for whatever reason, especially if you don't know the dog.

    So I politely told him never to do that to my dog nor to any dog he doesn't know as it's an easy way to get bitten and that I don't agree with Cesar Milan and in my opinion he shouldn't listen to a word that guy says. He quickly changed topics but I was fuming! And I still am! I'm very non-confrontational but in my head, I was ready to kick him out of my yard.

    Does anyone else agree that it was out of line? What would you have done?

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    I would've dropped him on his back and grabbed his throat and said "its alright i seen in it on T.V once". F***ING idiots everywhere i tell ya. I bet if he got bit he would've said "your dogs aggressive" this and that.
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    Had something similar happen to me yesterday... I had been asked to do a photo shoot with one of my dogs for a calendar for next year... I met at the photographers house, there was another 'agility' person there.. now Fonz is very vocal... when he met the photographers dog he was puppy growling (he's only 14 weeks old) he was not being aggressive.. and the agility person grabbed his muzzel and growled at him... while he was in my hands... OMG I saw red... I was so angry.... I didnt say anything as it would have made the whole day akward... but kept my distance... stupid thing is when we got to the shoot site, I was asked to keep my dogs away from her's as he's "protective'... haha... guess who's dog was the best behaved at the shoot...lol.. go Fonz...

    I've learnt that you have to pick your battles and sometimes its just easier to walk away... as long as no damage was done to the dog...

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    Hi,
    I am with you for this. It is very upsetting and I also post the similar incident a few months ago.
    I would have told the person exactly the same you did.. Dogs play rough when they have a right companion and owners were not concerned too much, then he should trust your judgement on your dog’s behaviour. What a shallow and rude that person was!!!
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm still angry (and shocked) but I'm trying to let go of it. Hopefully there is no next time. But the thing that I'm worried about now is that Loeka is already distrustful of strangers, especially men (he's only ten months old), so I hope this hasn't made a negative impact on him.

    It reminds me of another friend of mine who, upon meeting Loeka as a small for the first time, ran up to and started being silly around him just like you would with a baby/toddles. Understandably Loeka freaked out and started barking at him and that was the first time he'd ever barked at a person (this was when he was an ickle pup).

    Even if I set clear guidelines, such as "ignore him; if he jumps, turn around; let him come to you not vice versa" - people still ignore it. ARG. I guess people are just used to big friendly labradors but unfortunately that's not Loeka. (We're working on it though!)

    ANYWAY, thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one and I'm going to let go of this now so rant over : P

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