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The small dog Revolution is finally over

Don't get me wrong, I love small dogs. I have a 12 year old Rat Terrier and hope to always own one. That being said, however....I have lost the groomer of my two goldens because she is only going to groom small dogs. The vet is always out of my heartguard and Advantix because they never order enough for their weight class. Maybe they'll realize that not everyone has a dog in their purse....but an actual real sized dog. lol

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I saw that, too, and thought the same thing!



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*gets on soapbox*

You know what really grinds my gears? When people bring their little dogs into a Target, or a Wal-Mart, or even a grocery store for crying out loud! (These animals are obviously pets, I should add) Because they have small dogs it's "okay", but my larger dog would immediately get called out.

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You know what really grinds my gears? When people bring their little dogs into a Target, or a Wal-Mart, or even a grocery store for crying out loud! (These animals are obviously pets, I should add) Because they have small dogs it's "okay", but my larger dog would immediately get called out.
I am going to join you on your soap box.

My 2 goldens get called out, even with their "service dog in training" jackets on.

My favourite was in Walmart, a woman had her little dog in a child's stroller, with a handwritten sign, in crayon, saying "service dog". The only problem was when my "actual" training dog walked by this little dog came flying out of the stroller snarling and snapping at my golden. The woman had the audacity to tell me that my "training" dogs were not allowed in the store because it upset her service dog. Fortunately, the customer service manager did not see it the same way and told the woman the dog is not allowed in the store. Apparently, she keeps bringing the dog back to Walmart at least once a week.

Nothing wrong with little dogs, but I don't like yappy and snappy
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The small dog Revolution is finally over

I'm not a big fan of little yappy dogs but I do love my grand puppy Isabelle. She's a Pomeranian. I would never own a dog under 30 or 40 pounds.


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I am going to join you on your soap box.

My 2 goldens get called out, even with their "service dog in training" jackets on.

My favourite was in Walmart, a woman had her little dog in a child's stroller, with a handwritten sign, in crayon, saying "service dog". The only problem was when my "actual" training dog walked by this little dog came flying out of the stroller snarling and snapping at my golden. The woman had the audacity to tell me that my "training" dogs were not allowed in the store because it upset her service dog. Fortunately, the customer service manager did not see it the same way and told the woman the dog is not allowed in the store. Apparently, she keeps bringing the dog back to Walmart at least once a week.

Nothing wrong with little dogs, but I don't like yappy and snappy
Yappy & snappy. I had nasty encounter with a distant neighbour his Scotty came bounding at Roxy today. Roxy the playful puppy she is wagging her tail and did then puppy dance then..... The Scotty grabbed Roxy by the neck snarling it hung on while Roxy spun trying to get it off. Finally she shook it loose but the Scotty had a big tuff of Roxy's fur in its yap. This guy starts laughing and makes a remark about size not mattering . I lost it and reminded him that if it was the other way and Roxy did this to his dog he would not be laughing. Such a jerk? I wanted to kick him & his dog :-/ but won't .grrrr
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I think the problem with small dogs isn't the breed itself it's the people that own them. They treat them like dolls instead of training them to have manners etc...A 5lb dog is still a dog and need to have rules, boundries and manners just like the 150 pound dog. You want a doll buy a doll, don't own a dog...ugh
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I board dogs for a living. Don't EVEN get me started on how people treat their small dogs like infants rather than dogs....



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I own a small dog and I would NEVER tolerate her acting aggressive. I correct her for it on walks if she gets all worked up over another dog (which does occasionally happen if she doesnt like the other dog). I have walked by small dogs walking whos owners think its cute and funny their little dog is trying to act tough and lecture me when I correct mine for it. Ummm, I dont like little dogs with small dog syndrome thanks
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I own a small dog and I would NEVER tolerate her acting aggressive. I correct her for it on walks if she gets all worked up over another dog (which does occasionally happen if she doesnt like the other dog). I have walked by small dogs walking whos owners think its cute and funny their little dog is trying to act tough and lecture me when I correct mine for it. Ummm, I dont like little dogs with small dog syndrome thanks

I've had Cocker's for years, yes they are cute and all that...but they are dogs first and foremost and therefore they must know their place....
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