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Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 23:20
by suebedo
I think owning a doodle teaches us a lot!

I've learnt to apologise profusely even when inside I might be chuckling at what my doods have just done - normally involving a bit of mud flying off a fast moving doodle dasher.

I've learnt that a doodle can make anyone look a fool with almost no effort and they appear to know they've done it and relish the feeling!!.

I've learnt that laughter cures most things and if it can't cure it, it helps it feel a bit better.
And I've learnt that a doodle can help the shyest of us, strike up a conversation with a stranger.

Oh the joys of sharing our lives with these wonderful creatures

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 17 Mar 2014, 08:46
by Doodle Dee
I had exactly the same but the opposite way round - I called Lulu when I saw it, she saw it after I called her Lulu who is normally good ignored me and ran straight to this dog on a lead who promptly snapped at her and she ran back to me really fast. So maybe that taught her a lesson.

I did wave an apology to the owner (wasn't to near him) he waved back but I felt a fool.

One has to react so quickly with dogs

Oh and Lulu's middle name is "sorry"

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 17 Mar 2014, 11:28
by Ianto!
Ianto's middle name is "What-evs..." My middle name is "Sorry!!".... :roll:

Eeugh! I've just watched him out in the garden, rubbing his ears and chin on a bird-pooh... :shock: :lol:

Anne & Ianto x

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 17 Mar 2014, 20:19
by linny
suebedo wrote:I think owning a doodle teaches us a lot!

I've learnt that a doodle can make anyone look a fool with almost no effort and they appear to know they've done it and relish the feeling!!.
Like Jethro cocking his leg and peeing on another Doodle owners leg at the beach yesterday :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
Thank goodness it was Barney's Mum and she was very understanding about it. :lol:.......I was later asked by another Doodler if all my Doods had ASBO's ..... Ambrose had been seen having a sly lick of a very small boys ice cream :oops: :oops:
They certainly do know how to cause us embarrassment :lol:

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 09:32
by Sarah Bevan
Hi DiSet, I totally understand your anxiousness though.
Jessie was attacked viciously while on the lead by a huge dog which slipped its collar at a training class a couple of years ago - really frightening for all concerned.

She is fine off lead (will play with any dog) but if she is on lead and a dog comes bounding towards us, I tense up and she squares up. I usually only take her into park areas off lead as much as possible but sometimes I get caught unawares - and I wouldnt let her off at night.

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 18:01
by beeeerock
When a dog is faced with a potential violent encounter with another dog, having it on the leash is like asking a boxer to fight with one hand tied behind his back. It's never going to be a fair fight and the dog on the leash knows it. Behaviour is bound to be different, probably for both the dog on the leash AND the one off-leash. I'm sure each knows the circumstances of the other and the associated strengths and vulnerabilities. And I think they read your anxiety too, which wouldn't help.

I'm glad it got sorted out and perhaps future encounters with this dog will ease the tensions you saw the first time. Like kids, they tend to work things out for themselves if given the chance (with some exceptions!).

Re: Vent - lost my cool (bit long-winded)

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 19:28
by DiSet
This has been really good feedback for me, thanks everyone.

When I was thinking back to "the encounter" I got to thinking about Kip's reactions and also remembered he was wearing his headcollar. I definitely think the restriction of the headcollar made things worse for him. I've been walking him on his harness the last few nights, the idea being that when we come across other dogs I can still hold him but he's not feeling the need to get so defensive straightaway and other dogs don't feel the need to have a go.

Time will tell :D :D :D