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    Default Nearly had a fight this morning!

    Yup! Me, not Tess. There was this couple with a young pup, that was a charming little thing, playing with our girl and other dogs and generally just being happy. She came up to us to play with Tess again and the guy came after her. I had seen that he was trying to catch her and had been for some time, so I asked Tess to stay close in the hope that the other dog would hang around and its owner could catch it at last. It worked.

    And he picked up that little pup and threw it head-high (1.8m) into the river, about 3-4 m or more from the bank! The dog swam to shore and seemed ...OK, although it was not hanging about.

    I try to stay out of trouble, but I was appalled, and just said loudly (although Marg assured it was _not_ as loud as I can go ) "Hey. You don't _do_ that!". They guy said he was just teaching her to swim! I said no, he was just teaching it fear of water. If you want to get the dog to swim you go into the water, and encourage it. His partner muttered that I was quite right, but the guy still argued and said the dog was not scared, and in the end told me to just look after my own dog. I just snorted. They left.

    Adrenalin had kicked in and I was shaking after he left.

    I just could not believe what I saw. It was so casual and sudden and so totally inappropriate. And to do it at that particular beach (there were probably 20 dogs there and there can be far more) was just darned stupid. Even pushing a dog into the water can backfire and is questionable and probably won't work. But heaving it that far was just cruel and horrid.

    It disturbed me with its casualness and outright stupidity. I have done wrong things to dogs in my life. But not that casual treatment of a lovely little dog, as a meaningless ............chattel. Even as a child I knew better than that.

    Rant over. I feel better.

    Nick

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    Your a better man than me Nick. I'm not sure how i would have handled that....somtimes i act before i think especially if the adrenalin is doing its thing...although these days i'm getting better as i get older. I can imagine your shock. No wonder it was running away from him. What a tosser !


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    Poor dog! Bet that's not how they'd teach their kids to swim!

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    And to think that if this fella had a Pitbull and it bite someone oneday, we all would be blaming the breed or dog.
    Where as in this case it would all be down to the owner and his handling or should I say lack of training.

    You done the right thing and I bet he felt like a total retard when he himself had settled down after doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Your a better man than me Nick. I'm not sure how i would have handled that....somtimes i act before i think especially if the adrenalin is doing its thing...although these days i'm getting better as i get older. I can imagine your shock. No wonder it was running away from him. What a tosser !
    Basically a coward! of sorts. I pick very carefully about what is worth actually fighting about and find there is not much. I think I would have responded if there was any fisticuffs offered though. Let him try to get the first punch and then sue like hell or get h8im charged! I think he could see I was very angry. I'm getting on but a reasonable size.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMar View Post
    Poor dog! Bet that's not how they'd teach their kids to swim!
    HAH! Yeah I wish I had suggested that to him....

    The irony is that 99% of dogs do not _need_ to "be taught to swim"...they just need to learn that water is OK. Our first dog, years ago when I was a kid, actually "leant to swim" because she saw my Mum on the shore when we were out in a dinghy and just tried to run to see her....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    And to think that if this fella had a Pitbull and it bite someone oneday, we all would be blaming the breed or dog.
    Where as in this case it would all be down to the owner and his handling or should I say lack of training.

    You done the right thing and I bet he felt like a total retard when he himself had settled down after doing this.
    Yeah this little cutey was anything but a Pitty, but the statement rings true.

    Given that his own partner was agreeing with me, I hope he did feel pretty small. They wandered off very soon afterwards. I do not driving people away from the place, because it's a wonderful place for the dogs, and normally even if I slightly disagree with the way somebody deals with their dog I say nothing (well, only under my breath )...it takes all types. But this time I just could not stop myself, literally. It was out of my mouth before I even thought


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    what a total loser......... then people wonder why their dogs end up aggressive?????????????????? its the owners who need a wake up call not their NEGLECTED , POORLY TREATED PETS. Fools like that do not deserve to have a pet in the first place. Makes you wonder what else this guy does to his dog? Imagine if the dog didnt land in the water?????? or landed on concrete or something??? That poor little pooch would have been in shock being thrown in the water...... The last time I saw a neglected poorly treated dog was when the neighbours GERMAN SHEPHERD mauled my sister, at the time she was 7yrs old, I was about 9yrs old.....the poor thing was tied up all day she went to pat him and he lashed out like a mad dog, had her arm in his mouth and savaged her like a piece of rump steak.. She still has the scars today from that terrible dog attack................. put the owners down not the dogs..

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    Thats how I teach my dogs to swim.....I just chuck em in.

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    I have to hope you are joking. I have just spent some time on youtube and I'd love a good verbal stoush.

    If you are not jok9ing then shame on you. What you are doing is unfair and wrong.

    Nick

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    I wouldn't throw my pup in the water....... well unless I wanted a huge chunk out of my arm.. my boy is a big staffy and he wouldn't take too kindly to being thrown in the
    deep end.... dogs don't really need to swim all the time... I am not teaching my pup to be a life guard....

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    When we had our Rottie she wasn't the best about water.
    So much your typical girl, hated to get her feet wet.
    But we took her to the river and I got her in to where she had to swim.
    And it was so much splashung with her front paws doing 10 to the dozen.
    Then it finally clicked and she was swimming like a pro.
    The funny thing is each time we went there she would start bad and end good.
    Swimming was something she could live happily without.
    But yer all dogs as far as I know, know how to swim.
    So this loud mouth that could only get away with this sort of treatment to a dog.
    As if he tried it on with a human I dare say he might get a fat lip.
    Is way out of line on this one. He will wake up maybe oneday.
    We go by if you wouldn't like it why should you expect your dog to like it.
    Hence we say Thank You when we want something the dog had got.

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