| Originally Posted by kevsgirl |
First off, I would ask that they not bring their dogs over to my house. It's your house and it's your dog's house and no one should bring other animals over unless it's totally ok. New dogs should always be introduced to one another in "neutral" territory. I would flat out say: "we love having you over, but you'll have to leave your dogs at home from now on, b/c "Fluffy" isn't comfortable with them."
Second, I'd hope to hell that they leash up their crazy dogs. that's just totally unacceptable. If someone flippantly told me that I got bitten by their dog b/c the dog was a rescued dog, that's no excuse. If you can't control the dog, you shouldn't have it as a pet. I think I would call her on it and say it's serious.
Third, never take your dog with you when visiting her. Your dog will be safer and more secure at home than with you at her place. It's not worth the risk.
I got so mad the other day at this old man who was walking his little fluffball (very small dog) on the other side of the road, without a leash. Cubby and I were walking along and the minute the other dog saw us, the man said "Don't even think about it" well, of course the other dog ran across the street right in front of a taxi. I nearly had a heart attack. I gave him hell but he just shrugged and said "She's great and always listens, except if there's another dog around". Well are you doing walking around a neighbourhood for without a leash on your dog? YOu need to live int he country. Sorry, it's just a major pet peeve (LOL) for me (people who don't use leashes) because that's part of the reason we can never go for walks in the woods or parks
I don't know if that really gives you much concrete stuff to go on. Honestly, I dont' think there's much you can do about her, but you can control what you do.
She really needs to get them into obedience training asap. It's kinda funny because we were talking about that show "At the end of my leash" with the guy and his extreme tactics of fixing dog problems. My friend said "Yeah, I don't like that guy's method, he thinks its always the owners behaviour that needs to change before the dog changes"