forum politics – even when it comes to raising dogs…

oh my god. i shouldn’t be surprised. i’m not really, but still… i can’t help but to roll my eyes.

i joined this forum belonging to dog and cat owners. reason being, i was curios if anyone had anything to say about reputable dog services or products.

one thread was about doggy daycare. the person asked what others thought about doggy daycare.

i decided to leave my own personal oppinion.

what did i get? one of those annoying dog owners who think that he/she is some dog expert. and that everything he/she says is the golden rule.

*barf*

it was so ridiculous. all i said was that in regards the puppy daycare, between month 4 and 8 is the most crucial time for socialization. after they turn a year, they don’t need it as much.

never did i say that they needed ZERO socialization but they just don’t need it as often. definitely not daily. hell, even at this age, hobbes does not need it daily – we would never be able to afford it!

so this ‘dog expert’ said that my statement was incorrect. that the most crucial socialization was BEFORE 4 months – during the first couple of months where they get socialization from it’s mother and siblings as humans can never provide this.

my response? uh… really? gee… thanks! i had NO IDEA! correct me if i’m wrong but aren’t we talking about doggy daycare and it’s purpose in socialization? from what i understand they do not accept dogs less then around 4 months because they need full vaccination and 4 months is usually when they get that!

DOUBLE DUH!

then he/she went on about how they still need it after they turn a year. and so i pointed out that i never said they didn’t. but they just did’t need it daily because most people can not afford doggy daycare daily!!!

i have to wonder where these people come from. doggy daycare is a modern concept. and it’s JUST like how i get so annoyed with other parents who think i’m being less of a mother simply because i do not baby my child.

I DON’T WANT TO BABY MY DOG, EITHER!

good grief. i love hobbes. and i do what i can for his mental/physical health because in some ways, he is almost like a second child (i say almost because chaeli is still my first priority) and most definitely an important part of our family.

but at the end of the day…

HE’S STILL JUST A DOG!!!

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2 thoughts on “forum politics – even when it comes to raising dogs…

  1. There always seems to be a know it all around, doesn’t there! Gah! Nothing like a person being so sure of what THEY know about dogs that they outright tell you that you are wrong. I bet there are many theories, just like with kids.

    • i decided not to go back to that forum. i’m sure there are great individuals on it but after being there fore only 2 days, i’m reminded yet again about how annoying a lot of online-forum-dwellers can be.

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