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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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I should probably rephrase. I don't mind if people themselves use them.

but do not insist your DOG WALKER has to use it. I get both a rope burn and a heart attack every time the dog runs.
The button works..sometimes (/never)
and I'm so scared the **** thing is going to snap!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:15 PM
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I am OBSESSED with my flexi. But I HATE other people that use them like dumb-dumb heads.

If I have to take Froman for a walk on a leash we are both sadfaced.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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My current irritation is dominance theory and the adoration of a certain TV trainer. It's been an annoyance for a long time, but I've been butting heads with locals lately.

I'm so glad I don't work professionally with dogs anymore.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:32 PM
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Ohhh we don't even allow them at my work. lol but I use mine on walks and hikes. I love my heavy duty one but I'm too stingy to replace the cheap one yet, those things are expensive!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:53 PM
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I had someone call once and it went like this:

"I need to get Fluffy groomed."
"Okay, have you been here before?"
"No, but I have a question."
"Yes ma'am?"
"She is really like, acting like she's drunk and she won't move and she keeps throwing up and has diarrhea. She's not whining or anything, though. Can I still bring her in?"
"Uh, ma'am, she sounds like she needs vet attention."
"Oh, are you sure? She really needs a bath."


I had to give the phone to my manager. I was not talking to that lady anymore.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:54 PM
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It was absolutely astonishing to me the lengths people would go to - to get their dog groomed but not go to a vet. I had a dog once come in with a broken foot. I mean BROKEN-broken with a giant ball of inflammation to the point where one of the dogs toes was literally pointing at it's belly. Can't you just groom him?

Or can't you just groom my spaniel while he has such a bad ear infection that green pus is draining from his eyes and he shrieks if you touch his head?

Then there were some jobs where I had to go ... really? I had some guy bring me in a Newfie that looked like a mud cake buffalo after he swam through a swamp and rolled in a goat pen. I quoted him $150 to clean - detangle and brush out his dog. He got all upset and said - fine - I'll just take him to the shelter then. O.o
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:17 PM
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I should probably rephrase. I don't mind if people themselves use them.

but do not insist your DOG WALKER has to use it. I get both a rope burn and a heart attack every time the dog runs.
The button works..sometimes (/never)
and I'm so scared the **** thing is going to snap!!
When I was thinking of doing dogwalking, my first thought was to invest in a half dozen good kennel leads, just because people are like that. LOL Struggle to get their collars off then realize the dog can just move backwards and the thing falls off.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:00 PM
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I don't mind Flexis when they're used correctly. I'll walk Jack on a Flexi at the park because he can't be off-leash, but it gives him some run-around room. I always reel him back in if we see another dog/person.

People will come into the store with their dogs at the end of Flexis - they're running around corners, rope-burning people, knocking over displays, etc.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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I don't mind Flexis when they're used correctly. I'll walk Jack on a Flexi at the park because he can't be off-leash, but it gives him some run-around room. I always reel him back in if we see another dog/person.

People will come into the store with their dogs at the end of Flexis - they're running around corners, rope-burning people, knocking over displays, etc.
I had a RESCUE bring their dogs in for an adoption day all on flexis. One was a puppy with the flexi wrapped purposely around his junk so if he pulled it tightened and hurt him and another was a DA pug mix that tried to eat some shelties that came in.

I was not pleased.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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I had a RESCUE bring their dogs in for an adoption day all on flexis. One was a puppy with the flexi wrapped purposely around his junk so if he pulled it tightened and hurt him and another was a DA pug mix that tried to eat some shelties that came in.

I was not pleased.
I misread that wrong a couple times... I thought the person had the flexi... And was like 'Well that's taking the, if your dog has an accident/gets into something hit yourself with the newspaper' thinking, pretty far.
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