I think one of my biggest thing is when people leave their dogs in the car when it is hot outside. In Texas it gets very hot and if they don't leave them in the cars you see these dumb butts driving down the road with their dogs in the back of a pick-up not thinking (I guess) that the poor dogs feet are burning off. Can you imagine standing on something that hot barefooted. Thats what needs to be done to them. It just makes me furious that they have no more consideration for their animals than that. I guess when they leave their children in hot cars they are sure not going to consider the dog. Saw 6 little Boston Terriers in a car Saturday. Even though its not that hot outside yet, it still gets pretty hot and stuffy in a car.
I agree...those are pieves of mine also..I dont like a poor dog tied out...day in day out and no interaction...I see it a lot..it burns me up....Or they think they can live outside in all kinds of weather...I have big strapping strong dogs..and they have not spent one night outside in there lives..I just dont personally like it...
I HATE when people do not take the time to train their dog, they let them jump up on people, eat off the table, chew shoes etc. It is even more anoying when people complain about the dog misbehaving and do nothing about it or in extreme situations abandon the dog becasue it was poorly behaved. I also hate when people say things like 'I do not want to train my dog or tell them what to do, I just want it to live as god intended'. Doing this is not doing the dog any favors, dogs crave routine and want to know what is expected of them so that they can fulfill those expectations. It also makes me mad when people do not look into the traits of a dog breed before they go out and get one, instead they go for the puppy they think is cute or the breed they saw on tv or in the movies (lassie and 101 dalmatian crazes come to mind). This more often then not results in a dog that is not suited to its owners life style and once again people discard the dog when it doesnt work out and the breeds end up with bad reps cause they have not been cared for proplerly or socialized appropriately. Lastly I hate when people do not discipline little dogs and let them growl, snap and even bite people becasue they do not think that they can do much damage. or if they think it doesn't matter if they do not properly houesbreak little dogs cause they are little and their messes are little- again it is extra anoying when they complain about it or dump them off for the problems that they people have created. not to mention how things like this tarnish the reputation of certain breeds. Lastly I hate when people breed dogs poorly, pet shops and bybs are terrible but the other thing that bugs me is when 'reputable' breeders who show dogs and everything breed extreme traits into dogs- for example the extremely narrow heads that were bred into collies, extremely slantey hips and narrow frame bred into gsd or toy breeds that are too small and fragile. In my opinion doing these things are ruining perfectly good dog breeds.
I am sure there are plenty more things that I can think of but I dont want to bore you all :) hmmm, that was nice, I needed that opportunity to vent :)
All of my peeves relate directly to people not being responsible enough with their pets, or not considering the responsibility that they're going to take on when they bring a pet into their home. People who get a puppy and then get tired of cleaning up after it, and don't consider the time and money that goes into caring for it, so they end up hauling it to the pound so they can wash their hands of it. That REALLY ticks me off. That's probably my biggest one. That and people who don't get their pets fixed and then don't pay attention and end up with a pregnant dog and 10 puppies to get adopted out. And then take the mother AND her puppies to the pound. That makes me spittin' mad.
Poor training... again, that's lack of responsibility on the pet owner's part. Leaving the dog or cat in the car on a hot day- oh, that makes me mad too.
I donít like it when people have there dogs in the back of there trucks without the proper leash. I once was behind a truck on the freeway where a dog had a log leash oh and fell over the side. He was getting drug behind the truck. The driver had no idea even when people are behind him honking!! Iím not going to give any more details; it was 5 years ago and still makes me sick to my stomach. I canít stand it when people do that!!
I am tired of going to the adoption shop in our mall and seeing "owner give up" as the reason the dog is in the humane society shop. I know those dogs must be scared. Most of the time, it is because they could not take the chewing and housebreaking. Then they should not have a dog or adopt an older dog that is already well trained. You find them in shelters all the time. They are already housebroken and are well behaved but ended up in the shelter anyway.
I hate when people think a dog is disposable when it becomes inconvenient. They should never have owned a dog then because they never loved it that much. I could never let Georgie go.
I also hate when people take their aggressive dog to Petsmart where it goes nuts when it sees other dogs. A lady was in the other day with her husband and I was walking Georgie. She said something to her husband and pointed at Georgie. I asked her if her dog did not like other dogs and she said it did not. I promptly picked up Georgie and went elsewhere. If you are that afraid of getting another dog close to yours, you don't belong there. Another family brought in a dog that was growling and pulling and barking at the other dogs. They should be more considerate of the other people with dogs there. I do have to say that most people that come in those stores have sociable dogs. There are just those few.
I may offend some people on here, but the topic is what are YOUR pet peeves? My personal pet peeve is people who buy dogs from breeders (unless they have a very specific reason). There are so many wonderful dogs in shelters that need homes - it breaks my heart. I will always be a shelter dog person, but again, this is just my personal opinion.
My pet peeve is people that breed their dogs before they are 2 years of age and before they have done all the proper testing on their male and female to make sure they are suitable for breeding.
Another thing I can't stand is when people ask for a dog for free. Especially if it is followed by a story like, "I don't have a lot of money, but I promised my kids a dog, can anyone help?' That one burns me because if they can't afford to buy a dog, how can they afford to take care of it?
when i tell my dogs 'no jump' and the jump-ee says.."its ok"....no, its not, i am TRAINING them!!!
when kids run up to my dogs and DONT LISTEN!!! adn the parents get mad when i correct them...WATCH YOUR KIDS!!! just because i have 2 fluffy white american eskimos doeant mean your kid needs to climb all over them!!! adn when i tell them to leave the dogs alone, the parents get mad!!! grrr!!! get your own dogs!!!
pretty much, anyone who refuses to respect my wishes with respect to them. i'd respect their wishes about their kids, etc, why is this different?
ugh, eskie, i hate when people do not teach their kids how to behave around animals. I am happy to let kids meet my dogs, when i was little i liked to pet other people's dogs and appreciated them letting me and I am happy to do the same so long as the kids are nice. my dalmatian is the sweetest gentlest dog, kids LOVE her (the whole spotted fire dog thing) and she loves kids but sometimes kids will tug at her or pet her in a not nice way and more often then not the parents stand their, say nothing and and then give me dirty looks when i tell their kids to be gentle. a kid cornered her once and she is so good she just looked at me like help but if it was a less gentle dog, that kid could have been in for some trouble, and of course the parents just stand there and watch. it is worse with my yorkie, kids chase her and once i had a kid grab her ear and hung on, she screamed and the kid just sad there. of course i yelled at the kid but the parents just stand there like nothing is happening. now, before i let anyone pet her and say to the parents- are your kids gentle with dogs and i will tell the kid that the dog is little and they need to be careful, i also hold the dog so that it is far more controlled.
***Edited By: emma_567 on 4/27/2005 1:38:43 PM*** Reason: -
emma you are right it is worse with small dogs like mine and your yorkie. kids do not *usually* want to hug 200# mastiffs!!! we do not have any small children nor are the pups around any, ever, so i am always leery when a 4-5 y/o or younger approaches. i always hold the to calm ethem and usually have a pocket full of hot dog for the kids to dispense so the dogs learn to like kids (even if i dont...)