No that’s not it.
I hate the people that own dogs.
That’s not right either.
What I have come to realise is that I hate people that think they know everything about dogs.
Hate probably isn’t the right choice of word as hate is a very strong emotion, and one that I don’t use that often, reserved especially for people that skip queues and unhelpful employees in call centres.
One thing the team here at Pedigree Dogs stated from the outset is that we are far too intelligent to suggest that we know all things about dogs, having never officially studied the subject, and we only have a slightly better knowledge than the man (or woman) on the street. However what we don’t know we will always ask for advice from an expert.
The basics are easy, research your breed, research a breeder, be prepared for bringing a pup or dog into your house, apply fair & consistent training from an early age, feed appropriate food and when old enough make sure to exercise the dog in accordance with the breeds requirements.
Then you move onto more advanced things like, what kind of food are you going to feed your dog, and how often, if ever are you going to vaccinate etc.
It’s up to the individual to make an informed choice regarding these subjects based on the information that’s readily available to everybody, that’s if you take the time to look for it instead of listening to the brand marketers.
What really bugs me is when you hear people spouting out pure unfiltered bullsh1t based on no actual scientific or proven fact, just going on what a friend of a friend told them or it’s how my parents always done it.
Ireland may have made enormous steps forward in the last 30 years in relation to most things, but when it comes to dogs and some of the advice that people still spout out, it looks like we are still living in the dark ages.
Don’t just do something with or to your dog because that’s the way you have always done it, educate yourself & I can guarantee you that your relationship with your dog will be a much better place to live in for both of you.