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Windchyme

Member Since: November 20, 2012

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  • September 3, 2014 at 12:37am

    Isn’t THAT the truth….the rural walmart we have up here…always clean, orderly, people are considerate and respect one another. Any of the ones down in Stockton, Ca (where my parents are and a LARGE population of welfare rats)…it’s constantly like a bomb went off, there are always a ton of people like rush hour in Los Angeles and they are mostly rude and crass.

    Thank you for a most accurate mental picture….

  • [-1] September 3, 2014 at 12:33am

    Well….my suggestions would be – take a flying ****…..or to hell, or crying to your mommy…..but hey that is just me…..

  • September 3, 2014 at 12:30am

    Well then she can express herself and the store people can move it back to its designated place and all can be happy…sweet smile…..

  • September 3, 2014 at 12:26am

    (Snickers)

  • September 3, 2014 at 12:23am

    HAHAHAHA, good for her!!!!

  • [2] September 3, 2014 at 12:20am

    I got one up here that seriously needs a man to man talking to…you’re welcome to him…he’s a wanker…

  • [3] September 3, 2014 at 12:19am

    Datt, while most of the Sheriff’s up here are still pretty decent folk (well except for one whom I hope they sent packing- one of those billy bad *ss types) if they don’t already have a car where I am, it takes them at least 20 minutes to get here. Whatever is happening is done by the time they arrive…no fault of theirs, just physically takes them that long to get to where I am from where their main base of operations. Whatever happens, I’m on my own for at least 20 mins.

  • [2] September 3, 2014 at 12:16am

    Then send him my condolences to have to work in the midst of wolves running around with rabies…maybe he can make a difference

  • [4] September 3, 2014 at 12:14am

    Yeah me too…..wonderful job guys….you all are AWESOME!

  • September 2, 2014 at 11:51pm

    He should try that on ME, screw doing it to a mature animal….I may be a short woman but I’d teach him a thing or two about mistreatment before I was done. With any luck he’d never be able to have children (or at least any MORE children)….

  • September 2, 2014 at 11:32pm

    Actually my dogs clearly prefer to sit in AC all day when it’s 90 degrees outside (cept for the quick potty break and sitting a couple minutes in the sun). They think you are being ridiculous too. There are plenty of abuses of dogs in this world and I’d agree with you that the majority are being abused in one way or another but certainly not by being kept in a climate controlled house during hot days and not by being put in a properly sized dog run while the owner is gone at work. I know plenty of very little dogs that if left outside unprotected all day are in danger of a hawk carrying them off and other dogs that won’t stay on property or are skilled at getting over any fence and risk being shot by the rancher down the road for being in his pastures or picked up by animal control.

    Crates all day…yeah that is bordering on cruel…train them properly so they can run the house or figure out something that gives them more room to move around, play and for gosh sakes give them some chewies and toys that they can play with and turn on a radio or tv so the house isn’t dead silent- I wouldn’t want to sit in a dead silent house all day, would you?

  • September 2, 2014 at 11:05pm

    Dogs don’t and can’t become human (thank God, humans are insane)…what they become is more knowledgeable and adept at functioning properly in and safely navigating a human world so they can pair the best of them with the best of us and as a team become better and stronger.

    Dogs are also not babies or children no matter how much someone might want them to be (and that’s unfair to expect of a dog- like asking them to become a giraffe)…they can be best friends, companions, protectors, jr partners. That’s what so great about them.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 10:41pm

    You know what? I am an avid animal lover…all of them, furry, feathered, scaled. I’ll put up with housetraining, and accidents and illnesses and messes (sometimes huge). That is just the bad that goes along with the good as far as I am concerned.

    I totally respect you and your understanding of yourself. I applaud it. You care enough about dogs to not want them to be mistreated, I’m with you on that one. Some people are like that about kids….fair enough, just don’t have them. I wish more people had their head on straight like you do rather than making dogs (or kids for that matter) pay for their lack of insight or denial.

  • September 2, 2014 at 10:21pm

    While I prefer positive as much as possible the fact is that many many dogs…maybe up to 2/3 of dogs will eventually need for you to give them a reason why they should do what they know you want them to do and occasionally remind them- fairly and appropriately always. Not appropriately correcting your dog when it is needed is not doing your dog any favors no matter what size it is. Dogs who run their households are dogs that think they run everything and have the right to punish who they will as they see fit which usually means biting and aggression. This is the major cause of dogs biting and killing people….no one bothered to teach them that generally people of all sizes automatically rank over them and generally get to call the shots.

    This was as the commenter said, not necessary. I doubt seriously the dog was growling…it was skittering and terrified of him and trying to stay away from him…it was cowering. Dogs don’t usually growl when cowering as in the dog world that would bring on further attack which is what the cowering is trying to prevent.

    The dog was obviously scared when it entered the elevator, cowered as far away from him with its head down as it could. This was not fair and appropriate training, this was a man who was irritated and immaturely exacting retribution for his irritation. I wouldn’t call it abuse worthy of being charged but I would call it a form of maltreatment

  • September 2, 2014 at 10:02pm

    Ehhh, it was kicking. I hear you about the dogs in the way…got a pit pup here that is constantly trying to be in the middle of everything and underfoot. What I do is bump them with my lower leg repeatedly till they get the picture and move. I do use a firm nudge with my foot at times…but not like this guy did- those were kicks. I too require that mine be trained and listen when I tell them to do something…prompt compliance saved one of them from being bitten by a rattlesnake last week, a couple months before from getting hit by a car in a parking lot (stay is your FRIEND) and many times before. I similarly don’t and won’t stomach my dogs being a threat or a nuisance, I have a rotty (working on getting another) and a rescue pitbull, they are the sweetest dogs but if anything happens inevitably my dogs would be blamed first…even if they were not at fault simply because of their breed. They have to be twice as good just to be equal.

    I’ll agree that sometimes a brief lift is warranted. A brief lift (enough to pull the front feet up off the ground for a moment) taps into a particular dog instinct to help you get control and their attention and respect- it’s also easily done by a grip on the scruff. I also do it by a firm (but not painfully tight) stabilizing grip on both sides of the dog’s face, lift it’s front feet just barely off the floor and briefly bawl it out while I hold it looking at me. Funny enough that is the worst of the worst corrections according to my dog

  • September 2, 2014 at 9:42pm

    Correction, just rewatched the video and he did kick the dog kind of hard….I firmly nudge them, I don’t pull my foot back and let fly with it like he did…you notice the pup scampering in trying to stay away from him and cowering as far away from him as it could get then he jerks it forward, then pulls it up…he did something to that pup before getting in the elevator, I guarantee it. This is borderline as far as abuse goes.

  • September 2, 2014 at 9:26pm

    I agree …it was not nice or fair and it was bullying but I don’t think it, by itself, was abuse. I still use choke collars (or martingale collars which are similar but with most of their length being nylon webbing rather than chain). I have shoved my dog with my foot just like that during training when they have been told to move themselves and are feeling too lazy to do so. I have also momentarily pulled them up with their front feet off the ground with a sharp word to let them know I am very serious and grab their undivided attention when they are being out of control and ignoring verbal commands. I will also sometimes temp use a prong on an older dog that knowingly is choosing to disobey. None of it is abusive unless you use the tools wrong (kinda like a gun). Training tools don’t abuse, people do the abusing.

    The thing is he hung the dog for a bit too long for it to just be a stern correction and the dog crept into that elevator scared already and didn’t do anything wrong in the elevator…it just cowered.

    However, Ralloh, did your trainer advocate you pulling up a dog like that who was not misbehaving, especially one who is cowering? Dog trainer rule #1 if the dog doesn’t recover nearly immediately from the correction and resume normal personality (albeit with a bit more respect or restrained behavior) then you have overcorrected that dog and doing that repeatedly will not only NOT get you the results you are looking for it will eventually ruin what you could have.

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  • September 2, 2014 at 9:03pm

    Why, because you knew one once that was ill trained and controlled so that means they’re all bad? Wow…you’re a special kind of…….well nevermind…:)

  • September 2, 2014 at 9:00pm

    Hahahah just had a vision of what ticked the guy off, was the dog reaching up and pinching him when his back was turned…..repeatedly….LOL

  • September 2, 2014 at 8:59pm

    You’d better stop worrying about it before you hurt yourself…just saying…

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