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    Please oh please oh please, can you talk to them about NOT picking up your dog/baby when it is scared and aggressive to large dogs!

    I wont be there as a) im too old and b) my dog is too big.

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    I strongly suspect it is for product research too.

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    Definitely should focus on med/lrg breed owners as well, i own a std poodle and spend a ridiculous amount of money on him :P (coz I can!)

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    Hy, you have made me imagine Great Danes and owners in matching dresses and nail polish...

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    I have seen some dogs with owners and matching nail polish but the dog was a black medium poodle x and the owner was also medium sized with long dark hair. Apparently it was something to do with the kiddies experimenting and a dog that will do anything for a tummy rub.

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    Hi Thanks for the reply. This groups is to to chat to small dog owners. Other groups for medium and large dogs to come.

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    So is anyone going? - I want a full report...

    I wish it wasn't quite so mysterious.

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    I'm linked to a few market research groups here in Brissie - they pay you to give your opinion! Which I like to do.

    But, they are purposefully mysterious, because they don't want to "influence" your opinion, if that makes sense. Because some people will just say what they think the MR company wants to hear, and not the truth. I got a survey the other day, which said: what is your opinion of julie gillard.
    a) dislike
    b) somewhat dislike
    c) neutral
    d) somewhat like
    e) like

    The might be looking for people who love her, or who hate her, depending on what they are researching, but this way it is pretty hard to falsify your answers just to make a quick buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Please oh please oh please, can you talk to them about NOT picking up your dog/baby when it is scared and aggressive to large dogs!

    I wont be there as a) im too old and b) my dog is too big.

    Why do they need to discuss that? I think there would probably be more important things to discuss about raising a small dog.

    I for one have a small dog who is extremely aggressive to other dogs, and if other dogs approach (large/med ones) I have no choice but to pick her up. If she starts something and the other dog decided to defend itself and was large, it would be a very expensive trip to the vet for us otherwise (I dont pick her up round small dogs because the odds are a bit more even).

    It's not the right thing to do I agree, but I would rather pick her up and "encourage" her behaviour, than have to have her in surgery because she got ripped up by a dog who was defending itself.

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    I've got mixed feelings about owners who pick their little dogs up.

    I'm all for preventing incidents. But some owners pick up their dog when they don't need to and then talk to it in a way that encourages the bad behaviour.

    And having spent a long time using a bicycle to commute - it's definitely doing whatever it takes to keep the more vulnerable safe whatever it takes. And if that means going up the footpath or riding in the middle of the lane to force a lane change instead of allowing an attempted sneak past when there isn't room - I do it.

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