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    Default When you are sad, that your pup is so much further forward than others.

    At a family party, i saw my brother in laws SBT pup for the second time. It broke my heart.
    This man is awful. There is absolutely no love for this type of male in my heart if you get my drift. Intimidates his wife and kids and now dogs.

    His idea of introducing this pup to us, was to just walk in my house, no knocking (error no. 1, that privilege is for people i like) comes onto our deck, and i notice his 7 yr old is carrying something my dogs are VERY interested in! Its a 8 wk staffy pup
    Oh no i thought, another dog to abandon when they go on holiday! and what a bloody idiot, my dogs could of attacked the kid, the pup, frightened badly both, anything could of happened because he did not think! (error no. 8 or 9 by now)

    so, pup is now 22 weeks old, same as our sherlock pup. Only this pup is a quivering wreck. Hiding from all the party guests. Being dragged out of its hidey hole by kids, to play more.
    I took it away from the screaming kids, and we went for a walk with mine to settle the pup. Once away from the house, the pup was curious, but timid. Especially around my dogs, which once they realized this pup wont play with them, lost interest in the pup.
    It doesnt sit, come, fetch, stay, shake, go pee in garden, use bite inhibition when playing. In essence, its as if this pup has been stuck in a social development vacuum for the past month!

    Upon my return, the pup was hiding at my feet. Brother in law spotted me, sat in corner, with all the dogs led around my feet. And every kid that came near me, was asked to go away now please.
    So bro in law, tells me that a dog that lays its head on your foot, rules you. It should be you ruling the dog. That i should kick his pup, as that will teach it who's boss, its what he does, and the pup dont do that no more!

    I hate this man. I detest his disgusting attitude to his dogs, i detest the way he speaks to his mouse like wife, i cant abide the way he interacts with dogs.
    And id had 2 glasses of wine.

    I broke my promise to my OH to not say anything to his brother in law.
    With a promise. "if you kick this dog or any other, in my presence, i will take you to court for animal cruelty, if you leave this pup at your house when you go on holiday at christmas, i will take you to court for animal cruelty".

    My OH is not happy with me, though, for 'stirring' . But this is who i am, im someone who wont tolerate animal cruelty. And keeping quiet to keep the peace, well, ive done that for 7 yrs, and over it now with a new pup being exposed to him.

    Sorry, ranting somewhat.

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    That is just horrid. It would've had me in tears. I bet you dream at night of kidnapping this dog and freeing it from a horrible fate.

    A friend of mine fell out with her sister because she reacted badly when her brother in law kicked their dog (the dog hadn't even done anything wrong). It is wrong, but it makes you almost wish that the dogs would fight back one day. And preferably go for the kill. Being put to sleep is probably better than living their life in those circumstances.

    And good on you for speaking up! Though it sounds like this man has the mental capacity of a single cell organism, so the message behind it is probably wasted on him. But I hope he at least takes the threat seriously.

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    I have no words for this, too sad.
    Good on you for saying what needed to be said.

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    I think we all know someone like this. Unfortunately there's not a lot you can do, it's just the status quo - you could argue and fight them till you're blue in the face but it won't change who they are.

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    Gawd, how do you fix bad people like that?

    Maybe a word to the RSPCA - or maybe - what's the bet the dog is not registered, microchipped - or desexed (required in some Melbourne council areas). A word to the council. This dog is not going to grow up obedient or friendly if that's how it gets treated. Sooner or later it's going to maul the children that mistreat it, not to mention the BIL. And they will be very surprised - never done that before. Sigh.

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    Poor puppy

    A few months ago we had a party for our housewarming and my partner's birthday, my partner invited one of his friends who I've never really liked (first time I met her she pulled me aside and lectured me about how I don't need to be jealous of the friendship between her and my partner.. and since then I've just had 'iffy' feelings towards her) and she bought her boyfriend. Now, he drove a 'hotted up' (bogan) pink and white commodore, was a big 'tough' guy, had a HUGE died mowhalk, lots of peircings, complete metal-head and one of those people who talk themselves up.. he spent the whole night talking about how tough he was and how he goes hunting etc etc... just a complete d**che.

    Every time Meika came near him (we didn't have Molly at the time) he would rudely tell her to go away and towards the end of the night she walked past him, he bent down to pat her and she cowered which I thought was a bit weird, because she is usually so friendly so I kept a very close eye on him for the rest of the night. They ended up staying the night at our place, as they lived about 4hrs away and the next morning I walked around the corner to see him kicking Meika in mid-action, his excuse was "she was licking my leg".

    Needless to say, they were gone within 10 minutes and within a few hours they had deleted both my partner and I off facebook, and no contact has been made since. What sort of 100kg tough, hunting, metal head pr*ck feels the need to kick a 13kg dog because she 'licked his leg'.

    People are so horrible

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    I dont get people. What gives them the right to do that to another living creature. Grrrrrr.Its a shame we cant kick them in the head everytime we go past them

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    There are idiots and there are idiots. if we say nothing they think we agree and it is OK. being neutral is a statement in itself. If we don't speak up for the dogs who will?

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    Before I knew any better - I did the knee to chest thing on a dog that jumped on me - and was coming back for a second go.

    The owner yelled at me (how dare I kick her dog) - I yelled at her (how dare she let her dog jump on people). Her dog never jumped on me again tho.

    Technically I was in the right - to defend myself from a harrassing dog. But there are better ways of dealing with it. Tho I often want to strangle the owners of big wet dogs down the beach that think it's ok to let their dogs jump on anyone and everyone and every dog and pee on their stuff.

    Unlike the overcompensating pin head - I was willing to learn about other ways. My brother tried - exactly once to hit my dog for licking him. She rolled on her back before he could even connect - and became like floppy custard. I couldn't pick her up she was so floppy... She still tries to lick him. I just put her on lead and keep her out of reach these days. It's his killer attack (Not) cat I'm more worried about. I don't think she'd do anything more than bark at it - but she's not going to learn not to if she never gets to see it or interact even from a safe distance. It made the mistake of running on first meeting - when he assured me it wouldn't.

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    I would and have raised my knee to protect myself from a wet labrador.
    There is one at the moment that will not get another chance to jump up. I don't try to hurt of course but it is soo rude.
    There is another one that all but tackles me when it smells treats in my pocket. I sometimes walk up to the quiet end of the beach and do some training with Maggie and take treats. On the way I have to be wary as it is very pushy if it is around.

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