SisMorphine wrote:I know it can hurt when people say stuff like that, but also look at the other side of it:
There are a lot of dogs that when in a position of frustration (such as that type of teaching of recall, which is exactly how I teach recall as well so I'm not saying that it's bad) will nip/bite the person who is holding it back from what it wants. Since she saw in class that your dog can get overexcited, she may have just wanted to know if that was the case ESPECIALLY if she's been in an instance before where a dog did bite her out of frustration.
I've said the same or similar to several of my friends with drivey dogs before. NOT because I was afraid of their dog, but because I wanted to be prepared if he was going to attempt to nail me. Then again I guess biting dogs are what I'm into so it's always at the top of my mind. LOL!
furever_pit wrote:Conversely, if she is nervous/scared of your dog I agree that she probably shouldn't be handling him. I think it would be better if you can find someone to hold onto him who is more comfortable with the situation.
SisMorphine wrote:furever_pit wrote:Conversely, if she is nervous/scared of your dog I agree that she probably shouldn't be handling him. I think it would be better if you can find someone to hold onto him who is more comfortable with the situation.
Yup I definitely agree with this.
BigDogBuford wrote:Is she's acting nervous and unsure about a dog that she knows then she shouldn't be assisting at this point. Clearly she doesn't have enough experience to be handling dogs in any way, shape or form yet. The trainers and assistants are there to deal with the 'sleshul' dogs and she's clearly not ready for that.
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