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Old 05-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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Exclamation My mother makes me so mad......regarding my dogs....Any advice

How can I convince my mother that they are good dogs? (She refuses to see them) Any advice?

Okay so My mom has seen my dogs twice....last time she saw my dogs they were both under a year old.

Both dogs are almost two now. My mom was visiting with my grandmother the other day (we take the dogs to my grandparents a lot because they have a playmate there and lots of room to run) Dogs weren't there neither was I (I learned of all this from my grandmother)

Anyways my mom started talking about how ill behaved the dogs are and how she doesn't like them and they are too hyper and they just don't mind.....

She went on to say that My husband and I don't make them mind.

Well I have a Terrier (Sasha) and a Minature poodle (Zack) and both are high energy dogs......the two times she happened to see the dogs she stopped by unannounced and we were on our way out for a walk.

She said we need to train them.........Sasha has graduated top of her obedience class. Zack is starting classes in June

Our poodle Zack hopefully in the fall or by spring be starting agility an our Terrier impressed members of the police department, fire department, and the city council at dog day with her obedience and tricks.

Well my grandmother put her in her place about that and she bragged and bragged on my terrier....saying yes both dogs still get excited at first when they see someone but both obey their commands, and they don't jump on people. And my terrier calms down quicker than our poodle but she still requires more exercise than our poodle.


Anyways how can I prove to my mother they are good dogs if she refuses to see them?

(There has always been an excuse, I'm scared of big dogs, they are 12 and 23 pounds......i'm sorry they are bigger than her 4 pound dog, she used to play with huskies and lions....long story)

Any advice?

It wouldn't be such a big deal if she wasn't going around trying to tell people they are bad dogs......but she is and she doesn't even know them


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(I will admit Zack has some dog agression that we are working on but she hasn't seen him or even knows about that....infact the last time she saw him he was 8 months old and the last time she saw sasha she was 5 months old)


I just learned of this a few minutes ago when I talked to my grandma and I know I shouldn't let it get to me but she is telling family members that my dogs are bad....my dogs she hasn't seen since they were puppies....and it just irritates me so much.

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:43 PM
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Some people can't warm up to certain breeds . Glad I like my granddogs !!!
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:47 PM
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My mom (and therefore many other family members) thinks my dogs are crazy and ill-mannered. But hey! It keeps my family from coming over, so I'm not complaining!
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:59 PM
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So I take it its a pretty common thing? I mean don't get me wrong I don't want my mom coming over.....I just wish she would A give the dogs a chance or just not comment on them
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:25 PM
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I can't help, but if she doesn't want to know them just let her know you would appreciate she leave the dogs out of her rants.

I am lucky my mom WUBS i mean IS IN LOVE with her grandpuppies, they actually were the reason she now has a dog...

So it is a tossup....only things you can do is speak up or say nothing
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:27 PM
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I did....I just talked to her a few minutes ago. She said she's entitled to her opinion and even though she hasn't seen them they couldn't have changed that much......oh well
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:11 PM
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maybe there are other issues you need to address.
my MIL told people my wife married me because i raped her (she is 9 years younger).
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:15 PM
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My mom does the oppisite. Brags about how well behaved my dogs are. Then if someone does come over and they are being themselves, misbehaving and having fun people are horrified beause they were under the impression my dogs were robots.

Take it for what it is. No use trying to change her mind if she's stuck in that mentality. Keep up the good work with your dogs. Maybe one day she will see them for what and who they areally are.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:23 PM
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There are some people who can't be pleased. It's less about your dogs than it is about having something to rag on you about, I'd bet.

I'd say she's either made an ass of herself enough in the other family members' eyes by now that they blow it off anyway, or that the ones who believe her are the ones who are going to find fault anyway -- and gossip about it.

Blow it off, but take your opportunities to brag on their obedience work
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I used to travel at least 3 times a year with Bubba to visit my Mom in her retirement home in Mississauga Ont. I think she loved seeing Bubba more than me ! Always made arrangements to have HER therapy dog visiting in the lounge . She always called him her guide dog as he matched her pace ( at 92 ) on her walker holding his leash . How she loved him !!!
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