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Old 12-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Back from puppy class!!

Ok so we went along daisy was the oldest at 5 months and the rest were 12 weeks old!! There were three of us and it was more meet and great and interact for first day. There was a women with a 12 week old boxer pup and another with an 8 wk Yorkie/bechon frische pup. The boxer was very hyper and extremely dominant. She kept biting the other pups tail and when the person taking it said to put daisy down I knew she was afraid. Daisy usually goes mad around other dogs. The boxer then kept pinning daisy standing above her and Daisy's head was looking through the boxers front legs the boxer kept trying to play bite on Daisy's ear but daisy was extremely nervous then she turned!! And started to growl and bite back I've never seen her be like this her tail was stuck between her leg the whole time!! She wouldn't leave my side!!

Apparently next week we are doing training things we started sit but daisy already does this and them after few weeks a dog behaviourist comes in and works with the dogs.

I'm kind of scared to go back there with daisy she wasn't happy at all and the other woman took no control over her dog her dog roamed the room and daisy and the other little cutie pie lucky sat up in my knee and lucky's owners knee.

I hope daisy wasn't hurt and to top it all off daisy was sick in the car both on the way in and way out
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh I'm sorry that it wasn't a good experience. I hate when there are bigger dogs even though they are younger) and there is no control.Maybe next week it will be more structured and the dogs can't just run around! I would tell the trainer that I don't feel comfortable with the situation!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well grace we went to pets at home training here ,, they only let one dog off lead at a time to socialise without none of this bullying behaviour .. Look about that's terrible !!... If you have a pets at home near you go and see , or check other ones out .. Ooh I'm angry for you , even paws up on other dogs is banned there and the dog is immediately put back on a lead for another ne to be let off .. xx poor daisy
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh no! That doesn't sound good. I see such posts and it makes me very confused. Puppy class is supposed to be about good socialization, not a free for all where small dogs get terrorized.

I sat in on a couple of classes at various places before we chose one for Gustave and none of them involved these kind of interactions between puppies. All had puppies separated and when there was interaction it was always highly supervised.

Sorry I'm not being very helpful. I guess I'm trying to say don't lose hope if you find out this is not the class for you. There are better ones out there. Personally, I would ask for my money back and not return.


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Old 12-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I got it through the vets because daisy is registered there so didn't have to pay but was horrible I've never seen daisy aggressive not even in play she will bark but move growl never bite aggressively really was awful and the fact the other woman didn't lift her dog once annoys me. daisy won't come near me now that we are home. It's like she is huffing with me.

I trusted it because it was through the vets and I love the vets that I have
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry your first day didn't turn out well. That situation didn't sound very controlled and I wouldn't have been pleased either. I think I would have a talk with the person who runs the class and tell them your not comfortable.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That happened to us too. It was SUPPOSED to be a class for small dogs. The labs and goldens were young, NOT small. At 5# she didn't have a chance.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It was just so upsetting this woman said she went a few weeks ago and another dog did the same to her boxer pup I can't believe she sat there and let her dog do that after she knew what it was like. Daisy and I usually have "cuddle time" on the couch now and she won't come near me at all!! I'm so worried she didn't try to follow my parents out the door and she usually does. She's just cried since she has come home. I said to the trainer is this allowed and she said oh yes it is what they do when they a in a "pack" daisy was the oldest and the smallest there. I'm just worried about Daisy's behaviour now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry that y'all had such a bad experience. I'd be very upset too!

I agree with what the others have said ~ don't go back.
I know that some trainers around here have classes specifically for small breed dogs. I'm willing to bet that there are some where you live as well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I believe Daisy has "spoken" and that she doesn't want to go back. I would honor that. No way I'd be putting her back in a class that the trainer obviously lacks control over. So sorry you all had to experience this. Please give Daisy hugs from us.
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