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    MaltiPoo, Moodle - it is a Maltese x Poodle - I'm not really keen on fancy names for bitsas.

    I have a speckled herding bitsa... ie a speshull dog.

    I gotta admire Cuttlefish's computer desk, there is no room even for a budgie to do that on my desk.

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    You can have a dog do a strict competition heel - and be loving it. You can get the same thing and the dog be hating it too. It all depends how you train it. If it's only about fun for the dog - then your dog is in charge and no trainer recommends that. They're not any better than 2 yo children at making decisions in their own best interests.

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    Dear oh dear oh dear! Pinkie, lighten up a little eh! How the Forum Purists like you thrive on coming down hard on ordinary people who try their best to submit a simple and honest post is really sad! Probably you are a nice person and have an above average knowledge of dawgs but you know what, try to temper your "holier than you" attitude a little. I posted what I thought was a semi humorous issue that in no way warranted you descending from your mighty heights of criticism and superior knowledge to show we lesser mortals how we but live in your shadows!

    Your comment of "are you trying to stick it to people that do get get results from more regimented method of dog training .........!" You poor person! Only a somewhat off centre brain could come up with a stoopid remark like this following such a simple and non aggressive post! I feel so sorry for you Pinkie!

    You are like those dorks who become semi hysterical when someone dares call their cross mix as a breed! Instant paranoia results with outside abuse at the poor poster for daring to imply his/her pooch is a "breed". Time to get a life and move on!

    Always someone round to stuff up a sensible nd intelligent forum discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuttlefish View Post
    Dear oh dear oh dear! Pinkie, lighten up a little eh! How the Forum Purists like you thrive on coming down hard on ordinary people who try their best to submit a simple and honest post is really sad! Probably you are a nice person and have an above average knowledge of dawgs but you know what, try to temper your "holier than you" attitude a little. I posted what I thought was a semi humorous issue that in no way warranted you descending from your mighty heights of criticism and superior knowledge to show we lesser mortals how we but live in your shadows!

    Your comment of "are you trying to stick it to people that do get get results from more regimented method of dog training .........!" You poor person! Only a somewhat off centre brain could come up with a stoopid remark like this following such a simple and non aggressive post! I feel so sorry for you Pinkie!

    You are like those dorks who become semi hysterical when someone dares call their cross mix as a breed! Instant paranoia results with outside abuse at the poor poster for daring to imply his/her pooch is a "breed". Time to get a life and move on!

    Always someone round to stuff up a sensible nd intelligent forum discussion.
    Huh? Actually Cuttlefish, I, too, found your original post somewhat condescending towards those of us who train our dogs to a 'higher' standard. As I said in my post 'not every highly trained dog is miserable'... And I mean it now as I did then- what you put in is what you get out.

    I don't see my self as a purist, and having known Pinkest a while on this forum, I don't see her as one either.

    I also don't consider 'intelligent discussion' as one sided or single-theoried, either, sorry.

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    I only ever "heel" for brief periods. Its a freaky thing for a dog to do. And i worry about that unatural head carriage staring at me!

    Mainly do offleash in bush walking. As this is how i practice mindfulness for my self.

    Then there's the close. That's used for walking in the city, past people, past other dogs etc.

    What you describe is cadivre obedience. Sure its neat, accurate, etc but the dogs soul is dead on the ground. You see it A LOT at dog training classes, its very ugly, but prize winning too unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    MaltiPoo, Moodle - it is a Maltese x Poodle - I'm not really keen on fancy names for bitsas.

    I have a speckled herding bitsa... ie a speshull dog
    Quote Originally Posted by cuttlefish View Post
    You are like those dorks who become semi hysterical when someone dares call their cross mix as a breed! Instant paranoia results with outside abuse at the poor poster for daring to imply his/her pooch is a "breed". Time to get a life and move on!
    I wasn't going to touch this, but I guess CF is suggesting Hyac's a dork, too?

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    Well i interpreted it as nothing but light humour, i didn't see anything within the original post offensive towards those of you who have highly trained dogs. I think some of you just need to lighten up.

    As for the "fancy bitsa names" comment - who even cares! call your dog what you want.

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    Whooo, settle down, From what I read cuttle was only expressing his experience and his thoughts on his own dog and his training, and unless i read the wrong post i didnt hear any reference to how people on this forum train their dogs, nor any personal attacks on anyone here.
    I found it really light hearted and I had a giggle at his interpretation of what his little dog was thinking.

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    I have to agree here , the opening post was written with humour and as such that's how I read it. I really didn't see what the drama was ..... I certainly didn't see anything that resembled ' insults or innuendo's' etc ?

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    I read a provocative post. Then re read to check, and saw a humour post.

    As humour was the best i could see, i went with that.

    And looking at the consequences for others who have interpreted this as malevolent, i think i'll stick to my path. Guys there is world hunger, and you get angry at this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    Huh? Actually Cuttlefish, I, too, found your original post somewhat condescending towards those of us who train our dogs to a 'higher' standard. As I said in my post 'not every highly trained dog is miserable'... And I mean it now as I did then- what you put in is what you get out.

    I don't see my self as a purist, and having known Pinkest a while on this forum, I don't see her as one either.

    I also don't consider 'intelligent discussion' as one sided or single-theoried, either, sorry.
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    "Hi Villain, not offended by your disagreement at all, be a weird old world if we all agreed on everything! I have been on all sorts of forms for more years than I care to remember and they are always good place for gentle disagreement, that's what makes it so much fun!

    I think what some of the post readers failed to get was I was simply making the point that 'do you walk your mutt to let others see what a top trainer YOU are and what a brillantly trained dog he is or do you take him/her for a walk so the pooch can just be a dawg, revel in doing the things he loves and suck in those exotic smells!'

    As I clearly said control still has to be maintained throughout!

    Before your next 'walkies' get down on eye level with your boy or girl and ask "do you wanna trot along behind my left heel, proudly erect, perfectly profiled and be a shining example of how I have trained you to a peak of ruthless efficiency or do you wanna get down and dirty in the grass, find some really great smelly stuff, have a scratch or two or three, pee on the other guys patch of grass and just have fun doing what dogs do .........!"

    It's gotta be a no brainer, well from the dogs point of view anyway!

    Condescending? Come on Villain, reread my post but read this first, please!

    Definition of condescending: "showing contempt for others, adopting a superior attitude, belittling or mocking, intimidating" ......................... yer kidding right?

    Thanks for reply to post!

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