Let's talk dogs-nicely

I love to talk about dogs; if you ask me a question or would like to discuss the topic of dogs, I'm in.  I have a super radar for anyone talking dogs within ear shot of me.  I can be in the middle of a crowded mall and hear the word "dog" from afar.  But truly, this is why I love to blog and love to hear from my readers.   There is so much to know, tons to learn about canines.  I am always reading and love to hear new info from people who are in the world of dogs.  That is when they are truly interested in sharing information.

Lately I've been getting some nasty attack type comments both on my blog and my FB groups.  I guess the more "out there" in the public eye you are the more you draw those types.  The other day I had a very hateful comment on a blog I'd written about yanking on dog necks with a chain.  The comment addressed all sorts of things about training; things about positive training that the person hated, how treats can work but not in the hands of someone who doesn't know what they are doing and all other sorts of things that had nothing to do with the blog at all.  This person just wanted to rant at me.  Whatever.  I don't get it; do people have so little in their own lives that they feel the need to go on a full  attack of someone they do not know?

My blog is my opinion; why on earth would I write someone else's opinion.  As far as I'm concerned everyone has the right to their own opinion.  Yes you can totally and completely disagree with my opinion; you can even leave me a comment stating how you feel.  But DO NOT go on a personal attack; and DO NOT accuse me of wrong doings.  I do not tell people what to do, I share MY OPINION.   I have a great deal of experience with dogs; but like anyone else I have much more to learn.  You can never know it all and if you think that you do then there lies the biggest mistake of all.

I am one of those "evolving types," I believe that there could always be a better way and just because something has been done one way for years and years, in no way makes it the right way.  Sure it might be a good way and even the best way but you should never stagnate.   Sharing your experience is a great thing; passing it on can help so many other people and dogs.  Everyone has their own brain, they can do whatever they like with the information shared.  Some people are not the contemplating type; they don't spend hours pondering things in life.  They are told one thing and that's it for them.  Information received and stored and there is nothing that will break through.

But for those who want to learn more; who are always seeking new and better ways.................evolution is at your finger tips.  Read, read and read some more.  Question, ponder, ask, push and challenge.  Find your way, what makes you happy for yourself and for your dog.  I do what I think is right and when I find a new way, new product, or application that I agree with; I'm really happy.  Like my dogs, I will not pick a fight, nor will I back down from one, but mostly I will just walk away leaving the attacker to bluster away to the air.   So if you feel the need to attack me, my dogs or my work in some way; don't waste your breath because you will not take up a moment of my time and it is very easy to push the delete button on your bluster.