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Old 12-08-2012, 05:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Do you ever hear "I didn't know that poodles got this big?" I hear that a lot with Remington, but always reply that that yes, they do get this big
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Owning a poodle can be difficult if you have little time for people who want to pet pretty dogs. I never tire of people who want to pet Fang and compliment her color, size and her quiet gentle demeanor. Perhaps it is because I am retired and have no grandchildren to spoil and brag on. When we walk I take routs that ensure we meet lots of people and dogs. Far more people in our neighborhood know Fang by name than know me. I am just the guy who has the pretty red poodle. Strangers have come up and called fang by name telling me they have heard about her from their friends.

I sympathize with people who are busy with work and family, or who have a poodle in a show cut. For me however, if I had not wanted the attention I would have gotten a dog that looked mean, nasty and as ugly as a plate full of worms, and I would walk around with a frown on my face.
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Owning a poodle can be difficult if you have little time for people who want to pet pretty dogs. I never tire of people who want to pet Fang and compliment her color, size and her quiet gentle demeanor. Perhaps it is because I am retired and have no grandchildren to spoil and brag on. When we walk I take routs that ensure we meet lots of people and dogs. Far more people in our neighborhood know Fang by name than know me. I am just the guy who has the pretty red poodle. Strangers have come up and called fang by name telling me they have heard about her from their friends.

I sympathize with people who are busy with work and family, or who have a poodle in a show cut. For me however, if I had not wanted the attention I would have gotten a dog that looked mean, nasty and as ugly as a plate full of worms, and I would walk around with a frown on my face.
Lol too funny, I should walk around with a frown on my face! I do like the attention and so do my dogs.. It has nothing to do with time or the fact that I have show dogs. My big irk is people don't listen and don't ask anymore if they can pet your dog. Young children trying to pick up an aging 5lb toy that they can accidentally hurt by dropping her. I can't get mad when people reach try to touch my show dog, they don't know not to rub on her head. But I find it hard to ask for them not to pet her head, I don't wish to seem mean or snooty.

Also not that I believe either would bite or nip but what if one didn't feel well and someone reached with out asking and they did bite. They would blame me! That is what happened to a friend. Kid came from behind unseen on a dog with sore ears, touched said ears, dog turns and nips(no broken skin). Mom goes sue happy.

If the people are respectful and ask to pet and the girls looked like in the mood to meet someone which they always do, and are willing to follow rules I'm more than happy to "share the wealth".


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I fall into the "like it!" camp when it comes to my poodle being a people magnet. Chagall is super friendly and has the ego of a rock star so he's fine with attention overload. That said, I have no difficulty asking, or telling, people how to interact with him. Or ending any interactions that aren't working for him, or me. I can deal with toddlers and kids with sticky lollipop fingers playing with his hair. I sure don't love it, but he's washable. (Reminds me of riding in a convertible after getting my hair done, vanity aside, it's worth it!) And I really like when elderly people pet him and get all wistful talking about the poodles and other dogs in their past.

When someone is overly animated or uses a falsetto voice and amps Chagall up, I typically say something like, "I can see he really likes you, but I have to l keep him calm so he's welcome places. Can we walk together quietly for a few steps, or sit somewhere for a minute so he can settle down?" I've been astounded at times when Chagall is "doing his business" and someone STILL wants to interact with him! I think only a poodle can pull that off. I don't begin to know how those with show dogs manage the hair, let alone the public groping.
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I've not had too much trouble with the poodles. Maybe I expect it, so I'm better prepared for the mauling. lol
The most frustrating experiences I've had with that sort of behavior is when I was working the livestock sale barn with my sheltie. She was a great dog, but not really social. For some reason, even when she was moving stock, people seemed to think they had the right or need to pet the 'Little Lassie.' It was hard enough trying to keep people and stressed livestock safe without people deciding they had to pet her. Especially when parents allowed their little ill-mannered brats run amok around cattle and terrified horses. These animals were scared and dangerous enough to cause serious damage to experienced adults, they would have no problem killing a child unintentionally. Throw a flashy, miniature Lassie-look-alike, and all heck would break out. I got really good at blocking humans with a stock stick. It was infuriating!

Same thing now with my Kelpies. Even when I have them wear their 'Working Dog - Do Not Pet' jackets, people seem to think they are still allowed to dive in on them. Either people can't read, or they just don't care. My dogs would *probably* never bite anyone, but since I've seen just how fast the can and do react with teeth to angry livestock, I can only imagine the damage they could do to a human. I just really can not believe how many times my dogs would be sent out to do something only to have some random stranger try to grab them. Really?! It made me feel badly the other day when there was a small flock of loose goats running down the street and a pack of clueless people chasing them that I didn't feel comfortable getting my trained herding dogs out to pen them. With that many people out there, I didn't think it was worth the risk, so, we just sat back and watched them giggling at their failed attempts to capture them. I know we could have had them penned within minutes, but again, wasn't worth the risk of getting a dog or interfering person injured.
Oddly enough, people almost always ask if they can pet the small dogs. Almost always.
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It's just the running up and not asking.

I have never had a problem with someone asking me, or stopping to talk to me about him. If I am in a hurry, I usually just say so and we don't talk as long.

I have been thinking on it more carefully the last few days, and I think that I am just being overly afraid or mindful of Gryphons 'fear' issues. I am never quite sure when he is going to freak out when a child runs up to him (he is usually fine now with the quiet ones, but ones making weird or stupid sounds or baby cooing/babbling scares him still), and I think I am more afraid that the stars are going to align in a bad way and that he is going to bite. I just really wish parents around here would teach their kids to ask first, and then also lead by example.

Someone just telling their kids to go pet my dog just drives me up the wall (especially when I can't say for 100% certainty that is is OK with kids yet).

I think some families are just going to come to know me as the grumpy lady with the poodle!!
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I taught all the neighbouring children to sit down and let the kittens - and then the puppies - come to them. Then they taught their friends and relations. It worked like a charm - the animals immediately wanted to approach anyone down at their level, no problems with small children chasing and them all getting over excited, and if they did pick a puppy up, far less risk of dropping her. Mums might have been less impressed by the extra washing, but if they weren't here to supervise...!
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About a month ago, I was at a clothing store with my friend, and we were waiting for my mom to finish up. This women left her young son and daughter(probably 5 and 3?) for 20 minutes with us. It was cute at first, but after 5 minutes it was really irritating. The little girl kept climbing into the shopping cart with Audi despite telling her 20 times to stop. The mother dropped her kids off like we're baby sitters. It didn't help that the kids didn't even talk and just kept pulling Audi's hair. What are people thinking these days leaving their young kids with strangers and a dog? Didn't she think the dog could've bit them? Ugh, it's a good thing Audi is extremely patient and passive or she would've bit them for sure. I really didn't appreciate being held responsible for two kids with my slightest permission.


Anyways, Audi goes literally everywhere with us and is very friendly and socialized so I am kind of used to the petting and everything. I am not a fan of it though since I hate attention.
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Lily is a terrible flirt, so it is hard for me to pretend that she shouldn't be approached. She likes attention when she is out and about, so I work at managing the contacts in a way that suits me. I do really prefer that people ask before they put hands on her. Sometimes she can be cranky when she is tired. I usually try to put on a show that she is working to discourage uninvited approaches. I also generally ask people to have her sit before they pet her. This works well for us.

More bothersome to me are the people who allow their dogs to greet without asking. Lily loves 99.9% of people she meets, but since she is a bossy bitch that is not the case with dogs who don't have good dog manners. These clueless people who swoop in with their dogs only to have them rebuffed by her, of course, then have all kinds of nasty things to say about her. In reality it usually is the other dog that causes the problem, but she looks aggressive because she is trying to put the other dog in its social place.
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I definitely get my load of unwanted dogs approaching (I don't like being approached by any untrained dogs that are too excited, especially when mine are so young and it's easy for them to "break" when things get too overwhelming), and it's the exact same thing I am dealing with with the families here.

Maybe it's because most of them are non-english speaking, and they don't really understand what it is that I am asking them (the parents?) but I think the kids know enough english that they do.

I think people in this thread are forming the idea that I'm running into normal polite people with 1-2 kids, but I'm dealing with mobs of kids and parents that don't care at all. I think it's my area-I live on the tip of a low income area (I chose it because across the street and to the north of my place is just parks, parks, parks and trails, and more parks ) right beside a public school. So I think I am just letting the bad experiences overwhelm me (which sadly is many bad experiences a week). Not knocking people from low income, or low income families, but there is a language barrier here with half the encounters, and I'm also dealing with some of the most uneducated ignorant people I have ever come across.

Yesterday for example a woman told me I had no right telling her kids what to do, and that Gryphon was "just a f***ing dog." All I asked was for them to give him a bit of space and let him come over to them with a "please" and a friendly voice (they had run in and the smallest had light up shoes on, I think this is what put Gryphon off). I didn't even tell them they had scared him, I just said that he is in training and has to learn how to meet people correctly. Their mom swooped in to save them from having to be rational, considerate beings.

I find once I get out on the trails is when I get bad experiences with people walking their dogs, but it's also where I have most of my positive experiences (especially since I used this area to try and desensitize Gryphon to his fear of bikes, joggers, and dogs), I find that if I can make it to the trails we get to meet lots of friendly people who like to stop and talk for a bit etc.

I also always get a "thank you" from runners/bikers because I always ask Gryphon to go into a sit off the side of the trail so they can bike/run by us. One runner told me she couldn't even count the amounts of time a month peoples dogs just lunge after her or jump on her on those trails. So at least my expectations for Gryphon are working out for some people!
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