Let's talk dogs-nicely

I love to talk about dogs; if you ask me a question or would like to discuss the topic of dogs, I'm in.  I have a super radar for anyone talking dogs within ear shot of me.  I can be in the middle of a crowded mall and hear the word "dog" from afar.  But truly, this is why I love to blog and love to hear from my readers.   There is so much to know, tons to learn about canines.  I am always reading and love to hear new info from people who are in the world of dogs.  That is when they are truly interested in sharing information.

Lately I've been getting some nasty attack type comments both on my blog and my FB groups.  I guess the more "out there" in the public eye you are the more you draw those types.  The other day I had a very hateful comment on a blog I'd written about yanking on dog necks with a chain.  The comment addressed all sorts of things about training; things about positive training that the person hated, how treats can work but not in the hands of someone who doesn't know what they are doing and all other sorts of things that had nothing to do with the blog at all.  This person just wanted to rant at me.  Whatever.  I don't get it; do people have so little in their own lives that they feel the need to go on a full  attack of someone they do not know?

My blog is my opinion; why on earth would I write someone else's opinion.  As far as I'm concerned everyone has the right to their own opinion.  Yes you can totally and completely disagree with my opinion; you can even leave me a comment stating how you feel.  But DO NOT go on a personal attack; and DO NOT accuse me of wrong doings.  I do not tell people what to do, I share MY OPINION.   I have a great deal of experience with dogs; but like anyone else I have much more to learn.  You can never know it all and if you think that you do then there lies the biggest mistake of all.

I am one of those "evolving types," I believe that there could always be a better way and just because something has been done one way for years and years, in no way makes it the right way.  Sure it might be a good way and even the best way but you should never stagnate.   Sharing your experience is a great thing; passing it on can help so many other people and dogs.  Everyone has their own brain, they can do whatever they like with the information shared.  Some people are not the contemplating type; they don't spend hours pondering things in life.  They are told one thing and that's it for them.  Information received and stored and there is nothing that will break through.

But for those who want to learn more; who are always seeking new and better ways.................evolution is at your finger tips.  Read, read and read some more.  Question, ponder, ask, push and challenge.  Find your way, what makes you happy for yourself and for your dog.  I do what I think is right and when I find a new way, new product, or application that I agree with; I'm really happy.  Like my dogs, I will not pick a fight, nor will I back down from one, but mostly I will just walk away leaving the attacker to bluster away to the air.   So if you feel the need to attack me, my dogs or my work in some way; don't waste your breath because you will not take up a moment of my time and it is very easy to push the delete button on your bluster.


  1. Good post - They're called Trolls Sherri - they are another species, generally un-related to homo sapiens. They have no life, at least recognizable by us. They appear to be more closely related to cockroaches than anything else. It's not personal, any more than a cockroach showing up in your kitchen is a statement against you. We have some, albeit still inferior, tools to deal with them, like the ability to shut them out of our Facebook pages, and not post their comments on our blogs. Unfortunately, we need to be somewhat careful, some of those cockroaches can grow big enough and strong enough to (as a friend related to me as a "real, true story!), take the shoe you squish him with from you and turn around and beat you with it. Don't give them that opportunity.

  2. Thank you for having the guts to share your opinions and to do so with class and integrity. I am recently new to your pages (I'm the one with the wooden sculpture of Wolfgang, the black standard) and I so enjoy reading what you write. Please don't stop. As for the less-than-decent people out there who only try to tear down what you and others have done, they are to be pitied... such miserable people who only want others to be as miserable as they are... thus they "go after" others who are happy and who are willing to share that happiness with others. Keep your insights and pics and stories coming... they're wonderful!!

  3. I so agree with you, and I especially like your last sentence. And, the larger the group gets, the more people read your blogs, the more open it is to negative people, those who just want to rant at everyone because their lives are so miserable, that is what they do best. I enjoy your blogs, I enjoy your group, I joined it because I felt I needed to learn more about dealing with the extremely intelligent mind of a Standard Poodle and I have found much help from you and others in the groups. Thank you for being here and sharing!!

  4. Oh I hope you never think I'm trolling 'cause I'm opinionated. I never want to cause you anxiety at all. Please let me know if I ever cross the line. Its unintentional. I love your blog.

  5. Liadan, no, not to worry.



  6. If a person doesn't agree with an opinion or something in your blog,(or anyone's blog for that matter) they are free to not read it anymore.

    And it would be a pretty boring world if we agreed with every opinion expressed, wouldn't it?

    Sometimes it is just plain fun to read something outside of one's comfort zone.

    A person who cannot do so and be civilized about it, is beneath contempt.

    my 2 cents ( 1.97 cents US)



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