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Gillian
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PostSubject: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 8:02 am

My son works at a shop next door to us and his fellow employees love to criticise him over our care of our dog. They say she is underweight and that we're not looking after her properly. She is small, being the smallest in the litter, but she is very strong and feeds well and the vet says she is in good health. Fortunately they haven't made any comments recently, but does anyone else have to put up with judgemental neighbours?

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Location : Colorado

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PostSubject: Re: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 9:29 am

Hmm yes spider looks anorexic when her coat is blown, and one thing ive noticed is everyone knows more about your dog then you do. They also know the breed better even if they have never met that breed. Well thats what they think anyway. Most dogs in america are over weight so when someone sees a dog thats in shape they think there is something wrong. I find people in an area i take squirt are extremely critical of squirt and her behavior. On the everyone knows more then you this is what happens with squirt. Squirt is non reactive to other dogs/people/objects when she is on a leash within reason. I do not let other dogs approach her because she cant be that close to other dogs. Every once in awhile i come across someone that thinks because i wont let thier dogs approach squirt that she should not be in public and one lady with 6 toy poodles thought squirt should be put to sleep. The ladys words "there are so many perfect dogs that any dog with an issue should be put down like that mutt you have". Thats another thing i get criticized for... none of my dogs are allowed to interact with unknown dogs.

So just ignore the guys at the shop accept that everyone thinks they know more then you and do what youve been doing.
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PostSubject: Re: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 10:58 am

I'm usually the judgmental neighbor, but that's just because everyone around me lets their dogs bark constantly and never takes them for a walk.

My big male looks horrible in spring because he's allergic to everything. His hair falls out and he looks like he has mange sometimes because the pollen in the air causes his skin to itch and ooze. He gets medicated baths and his dose of prednisone goes up but there's nothing for it. Never had anyone say anything to me wondering what horrible things I do to him, but I do feel bad for him and there's nothing anyone else could do more than what I already spend a fortune doing for him. If you have a vet that will stand behind you stating that your dog is seen when it should be seen and is healthy then there's nothing their complaints can really do other than be an inconvenience.

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Gillian
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PostSubject: Re: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptyFri May 15, 2020 4:37 pm

Thanks. They tend to be judgemental about everything that we do or else they're just winding him up because he gets frustrated easily - he's autistic. I've told him we're not doing anything wrong and what we do or don't do is none of their business.

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PostSubject: Re: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptySat May 16, 2020 1:53 pm

Yesterday on the incredible dr pol they had a great analogy to this only with horses. A guy buys a thoroughbred as a barrel racer and no matter how much the horse eats it doesnt gain weight so he takes it to the vet. The vet looks at the horse and says hes a very nice looking horse but it will never look like the fat quarterhorses you are used too.

@gillian So i lived in southern Ireland for a little over a year and now that i think about it, i didnt see one husky the entire trip.
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PostSubject: Re: Critical Neighbours   Critical Neighbours EmptySun May 24, 2020 6:18 pm

I've experienced the same judgment with my pup. Lostmaniac is correct, people seem to think they know more about your dog then you do for some reason. I have also been told that I should put Leela down because when she is excited she makes noise that sounds like snarling and she has been mistaken for aggressive. I always have to tell people, "She's friendly, she just loves to talk!" I would just ignore it, as difficult as that is when you are being accused of not taking proper care of your pet.
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