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Thread: Grrr, I Get So Pissed Off at My Husbands Mates

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    Angry Grrr, I Get So Pissed Off at My Husbands Mates

    So this is a bit of a vent.....

    Why is it that when we said we were getting Boss people said "do you know how big he will grow? will you be able to handle him?" ...the list goes on.

    Boss is 8 months, ridgeback x bull mastiff.
    he doesnt snatch food, he walks perfectly on a lead (with a halti) he fetches, he has an ok recall, he is gentle with the kids, he protects and barks at strangers but when told to stop he does, he has fairly good doggy manners. seriously he couldnt be a better well behaved family pet.
    the people that have spent time with him/us know this, but there are a few of my husbands mates really rib me about not being able to handle him/walk him/train him. yet they have NEVER seen us, so dont know. They just assume that i am this meek and mild weak woman that cant do it all, and damn it, I piss it in!

    I have 3 kids, they are all well behaved, dont throw tantrums, use their manners etc etc. My house is clean and tidy, washing is done, 3 meals on the table everyday al made from scratch. Yet i get teased for this too.....people think i cant/dont do it. GRRR so over peoples dumb arse opinions!

    Thankyou for listening

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    Oh I hear ya LOUD AND CLEAR. The people that pass judgment on me having my 'hands full' and oh 'who's walking who?' etc with me and our two Amstaffs drives me insane.

    My dogs don't beg for food, they wait to be told to come inside (except when they are naughty for which they get into trouble, they aren't perfect), they sit when told, they are gentle with kids (Lilly, the pup can still be a bit boisterous but she is removed from situation when this happens), they are now walking well together on a lead (Lilly pulled really bad early on and Boof was pretty much always ok but I didn't get them til they were 4.5 and 11.5 months old respectively, so it was was to undo and redo the training), when inside they are on their mats, they're recall is still a WIP.

    Now they are not perfect, they have their moments, but hey don't we all!!

    What ****s me the most is the people who walk a 3kg dog that is 10 foot in front on a retractable lead, pulling like a freight train and as they walk past (my dogs that are in a sit position because we are still working on Lilly not getting excited EVERY time she has to walk passed another dog) 'ooh looks like you have your hands full'.... ah mate deal with your own dog that can't walk properly then judge my situation. I let me dogs walk in front of me, they don't pull like trains and when I say 'this way' they turn with me happily. They stop on command, be it to let someone past or cross the road etc....

    So yes I understand your pain and it drives me crazy!!!!

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    yes!!! Im not saying he is perfect every time, he is 8 months old... well in a week he is. There has to be some leigh way. But he is doing so so so well for 8 months!

    Yes the 3kg dog pulling infront almost dragging them down the street yapping at anything that moves ****s me too. Boss is corrected when needed and walks past those PITA yapping dogs with out blinking! Im proud of how well he is doing and the people that SEE us compliment us and are surprised at his age as he behaves so very well.
    I think its a reflection on me as I trained him, noone else ME! I put in the hard work and would do it again with out a moments thought! Then to constantly ribbed drives me NUTS!

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    Maybe don't react to the ribbing. Maybe it is getting a good reaction from you that fuels their enjoyment of it, especially if you feel the need to justify their taunts.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Today was the first time i reacted. normally i just laugh. but today i told him to go and train his inlaws dog to walk on the lead, and until that happens he can go shove his ribbing up his arse! He said "wow touchy! you normally take it so well i didnt know it got to you." Im hoping this will be the end of it!!!

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    Hope so too.

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    I usually make some comment about lack of brains or a talent for creative fiction (when's your novel coming out, can't wait to read it, you're so good at making sh1t up).

    And I'd be very tempted to train my dog to go ballistic on command and then perform that with "on" for each time someone comes out with some load of crap and "off" when they start to look a bit worried.

    But I'm not too bothered by people who are so far disconnected from the truth that they are completely deluded. For some reason they need to believe you can't manage the dog. I tend to let people like that believe that kind of thing, I don't argue with them or try to prove them wrong, and I love the surprise/shock when they find out different.

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    Atleast you CAN control your dog though. I bet they'd have a bit of trouble if they had to control the dog. Just let them go for it. They're just wasting their own breath anyway. Hopefully it'll stop now though

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    Ugh I hate when people are so judgmental about specific dog breeds.

    I get the opposite - Everyone assumes I have a yappy, shivering "Taco Bell" style dog. People shouldn't stereotype breeds. You either have a trained dog or you don't.

    Hopefully they cut you some slack. Sometimes what people think is funny is actually rude and snapping might help them realise it isn't okay.

    This forum is excellent for venting

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