Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I got scolded at adolescent class
For handling Loki too roughly. They were having an exercise to get a dog used to being touched by other people. All they did was put the flat brush to his back. while we were waiting our turn, he was sitting in my lap on the floor so I was looking at his nails and in his mouth to see if his bottom canines are coming in. Of course, he wasn't thrilled I was looking in his mouth. The instructor came to tell me she was concerned that I was being too rough with him. She wanted me to only pet his ear with a flat palm and the same with his tail and not make him let me look in his mouth. All I could think was are you kidding me. He is 5 months old, been in intensive care isolation for 4 days, had 12 teeth pulled, wrestles on the floor with my husband like he is a 40 pound dog, has had countless butt baths where I had to hold his tail up, gets brushed and has his teeth brushed everyday. Oh, and been groomed twice and gotten his nails cut at least 5 or 6 times. And, runs into the vets and dentist wagging his tail. I know he is fine but I still feel terrible like I have done something wrong and scarred him for life. I feel so guilty.