OH MY GOD!
I read a thread on here not long since on hitting dogs!
Today we have been to haigh hall for a day out as ted loves it there!
we had been walking for miles so we decided to sit down and let ted have a drink, a man was walking down with a weimaraner (spelling) puppy on a lead with his wife and child and he was yelling and screaming at the dog to stop pulling and kept hitting it with the lead, then he raised his hand up as if to hit the dog the poor little thing started cowering and lay down, so he started dragging it along, i was so annoyed, my partner had watched it also, so once wed done sitting down we started walking again and happened to bump into the man he let his dog sniff ted and i asked how old his dog was and to this i got
"4months but he wont live to see 5months at this rate"
so i asked what the problem was and he replied he pulls all the time especially if he sees another dog so i said calmly he wont learn if u keep screaming and hitting him and his reply to this was
"well he learned not to poo in the house after i hit him every time he did it"
i cant tell you how annoyed i was!! he then asked how old ted was and how id got him so well trained so i just told him id never hit him, id let him greet dogs on leads as we walked past and this has stopped him pulling every time we see a dog, as naturally they will be curious of other dogs passing by and told him about puppy training classes he didnt know what to say after this and stomped off! should i have done more???