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    I have contemplated leaving but I do learn a lot and I do get good replies for some of my advice, thats what makes me stay. I have more points for good than bad, but as you can read from my above post, I think im treated a bit unfairly sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I have found the same with the Pug forums Deerhound. Many Pug forums are made up of mainly Americans and I find them extremely warm, helpful and with loads of experience in general.
    The two Deerhound forums "roils" where the hounds talk to each other and "roil hoomins" for the people owned by roils were both invitation only groups and I think this makes a big difference. When Weyland had his GDV surgery he received get well cards from the states and one lady actually sent $50US to help with the vet bill. I was very touched. I was even offered accomodation if I went over for the Deerhound Specialty show but sadly couldn't afford to go.

    Of course most Aussie dog forum people are pretty nice as well. I will never forget the beautiful portrait of Weyland you all sent me after he died. I can see his beautiful face now as I type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I have contemplated leaving but I do learn a lot and I do get good replies for some of my advice, thats what makes me stay. I have more points for good than bad, but as you can read from my above post, I think im treated a bit unfairly sometimes.
    Sadly it happens. I often think the size of the forum has a lot to do with it. I prefer small friendly forums like this one where you and your dogs are like part of a big family.

    Ignore the petty, unpleasant people. Life is too short to worry about it. When the #######'s get you down go and hug a dog. This works for me every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    Sadly it happens. I often think the size of the forum has a lot to do with it. I prefer small friendly forums like this one where you and your dogs are like part of a big family.

    Ignore the petty, unpleasant people. Life is too short to worry about it. When the #######'s get you down go and hug a dog. This works for me every time.
    Yeah, it is nice like this, but i spose the more people the more advice.
    If this forum crowds up I may need to become a sucker fish to all the originals! Haha.

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    I am on several gsd forums - UK ones and worldwide - the UK ones are generally lovely and supportive. When Cappy died they were SO supportive - lots of messages, private messages, stories etc. I have only been there a short while but there were people who wept with me and who understood the pain.

    I find the international one - mostly aussies - far more cliquey honestly. Some lovely people, an awful lot of others though.

    I am on several mailing lists with mostly US people - dog lists - and they are generally supportive and lovely though I have had a few run ins with people who lack a basic sense of humour.

    I was kicked off one aussie board as a friend and I vehemently disliked choker chains and made no bones about it - frankly I think it was an excuse to get rid of me as the people who were friends with the owner - and who have subsequently become moderators - dislike me and I them due to various reasons.

    One makes a choice in ones life - I made a choice to stand up for my beliefs- at times too strongly perhaps - and others make a choice to harass people simple because they can - others make a choice to decieve and spread rumours - others make a choice to be moderate and understanding.

    If it is worth being on that forum, stick it out. If not, then you have us and 1000s of other forums out there.

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    Occy your way to cool.
    I reckon im gonna keep standing up for what I do with my dogs, even if the majority of people thing its wrong.
    I'll stick it out, i hope you can learn to ignore my rants though :P

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    LOL - I am not cool or uncool or whatever - I am simply me. I believe in fighting for the dogs first and foremost. I have made heaps of mistakes - big ones - and I hate watching other people make them. I realise that we all need to make our own mistakes but in the dog worlds - dogs suffer - and I can't stand that.

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    Yeah thats what makes you cool.
    I have seen on this other forum they will come on as themself, and then realise thats not who the mods or the popular dog owners are like, so they change and there reputation goes through the roof.
    I read what they say and im just thinking 'thats not you, why lie about what you and your dogs do'
    and I refuse to copy to be popular.
    I mean, im not a fan of crates, and this other forum lives by them religiously.
    But I never ever have a go at them for it, i never even bring it up.
    Hmmm, I dont know...

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    You need to pick the fights worth fighting.

    Crates for example are excellent and I would never be without one - however I think the Americans in general overdo it - 18 hrs in a crate is unfair.

    Same goes for utes - I don't like dogs in utes because I see so many unsecured dogs AND they go off at my dogs when I am walking down the street and my dogs half drag me after a moving car - real dangerous!

    We all have our opinions about stuff and we are all entitled to them. We can agree to disagree when we have the facts before us. I hate people who have an opinion without having any education or experience.

    I don't like chokers for example because I know of dogs that have been maimed or killed by mishandling using choker chains. Most people don't even know how to use them. The dog that I met the other dog had two on - owner said that one was too small. I fitted it properly and the small one was the right size and the dog was easier to handle when it was in the right place. Things like that should never be sold in pet shops - people leave them on dogs and I have heard of more than one dog choking in the yard because they have been left on. Stupid, dangerous devices. Useful in the right hands but the right hands should have better tools than choker chains. So that is my educated opinion - and if you don't agree - good for you.

    Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one!! I just prefer an educated asshole myself

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    Well I'm not an educated arsehole in those circumstances Occy but I would like to be one LOL

    I used a choker chain with my Aussie bulldog, but only after a trainer showed me how to use it properly, was I successful at it.. and even then I stopped walking her because she was so strong.
    I was shown to have it loosely around her neck and kind of do a quick snap and a "cha" noise to get her to stop pulling.

    I've seen so many people literally chocking their dogs. They just pull on the chain the entire time and make horrific gagging noises.
    Bell never made those noises, but the "cha" thing stopped working and she started pulling so I ditched the choker.. but ditched the walks altogether.

    As far as crates go 18 hours??? no-way
    Dolly has a crate and unless he's sleeping in there for the night (8 hours max and if he barks he needs to go for a pee) he only goes in for an hour at the most here and there. They need to stretch their legs and run around like dogs for goodness sake.
    They need to interact with people or other pets or they go crazy.

    I never knew people crated their dogs for 18 hours at a time. That's so sad.

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