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Q: Do you ever get mad at your pets?

May 5, 2009 | By Anonymous | 32 answers | Expired: 1951 days ago

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A friend and I were talking the other day and we discussed this very topic and she promised she would reply and since I've been away I'm posting it now.

There are times when I get so doggone mad at the boys when they 'escape' out of the front door and I'm in a hurry or already running late. When I was in the cast Rustin made it a habit to hang out at the front door as soon as he heard the crutches and he got out on more than one occaision. I fussed at him and threatened to whip him but he knows his mommy would never hurt him. My furry ones are so spoiled that's it just a crying shame!

So, do you ever get mad at your pets and how do you correct them?

Let me clarify this here....I DO NOT WHIP MY CATS! Just wanted to make that clear! I will correct them verbally or give em a squirt now and then but no whippings in this house!

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krystal  p.
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May 06, 2009

I get mad at my dog all the time, like when im trying to give her a bath and she jumps out of the tub. what i did was when i gave her a bath i made her sit in the tub longer. then when she got used to that I would back up and walk a little bit away. And if she tried anything tell her no and she would stop. So slowly she progressed. She normally stays in the bath tub for me, but no one else :/

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ezpetid.com
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May 06, 2009

You asked if I ever get mad at Poppy, I have to say, no, not really, I get mad at myself for inadvertently setting her up by not planning ahead. For example, Poppy is a Service Dog. A few years ago, when We were just getting to know one another, we had a accident in a inappropriate place. I was embarrassed and I KNOW she was because she just looked at me and groaned deeply. It was totally my fault because I was running late and I did not slow down enough to make the time for her she needs.

Now, We have a standard routine, Out at 7, 20 minutes of poppy time which includes a good pee, fresh water, and a good brushing out and harnessing up, A 1/2 hour break at noon for another good pee, fresh water, a little romp and a treat, and at 5 we take another 1/2 hour for a walk, #2, and some ball time, with one last "outies" before bed. Poppy is my sweet heart and my best friend. Like any relationship I make time for her needs throughout the day, because she gives her all to me the rest of the time, Even when she is "off duty" she is always looking for small ins to help me or to serve the folks in my disabilities group with a little love.

Dogs love consistency and routine, and of course adoring worship and Play!

Since

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M Evelyn F.
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May 06, 2009

I was a bit upset at Little Bit last year when he tripped me at 11PM and I broke 3 bones in my foot, but it really wasn't his fault, I shouldn't have been outside in flip-flops on the gravel.
Angery, no, frustrated yes--especially when he barks at the wind all day.

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Dennis S.
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May 06, 2009

When Juney wakes me up at 2-3AM by pricking my arm with his little claw to let me know that he can see the bottom of the food bowl. There's food there but he can see the bottom. How do I correct him, he's a cat so I get up and fill the food bowl.............................Dennis

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Julie
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May 06, 2009

I never get mad at my pets, i'm in favor of the rest of the answers, frustrated, yes.
We are the ones that are suppose to be training our pets, animals also feed off of human emotions. As for cats i haven't seen one that we can train yet. (they train us)! and some dogs have humans trained also. :)

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Ginger G.
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May 06, 2009

I get mad at my cat sometimes when she's acting up. Simply telling her no usually solves the problem.

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Kris
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May 06, 2009

I would say yes, I have gotten angry at my pets. I would say it is very rare to spend as much time with someone as I spend with them and never get angry. More often than anger, it is frustration with them or myself, but there have been times when they have chosen to do something they shouldn't despite what they have been taught and I have been angry with them. I think what you do when you get angry is important. Anger is not an excuse to be out of control or to do anything that would harm your pet.

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sharon d.
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May 06, 2009

Never mad,sometimes I get frustrated though,but more at me.When my pets do something that doesn't make me happy,I know that it's not their fault,but because I didn't do something right.

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Lynn
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May 06, 2009

Well, Jesse has ran out the door a few times, but I give her a short timeout in her crate....or if she chews something she's not supposed to I tell her to go get in her chair, and she stays there until I tell her it's ok....She's really a smart little girl, and has been picking things up pretty quick.

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daryl b.
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May 06, 2009

never. sometimes a little frustrated but never angry

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