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    Default How rude.

    Today I signed Mushu and I for an obedience class, a bit of help training never hurt anyone...

    And when I approached the one volunteer,

    She said "what's her name? Fugly?" Without even cracking a smile and then she just looked away from me. No sign of this being a joke.

    Now I'm sorry if I'm being petty but this is extremely rude and just plain horrible, Mushu is my baby and she is beautiful.

    Sadly I don't have a choice as this is the only good training class I could find near to me and luckily I don't have her as a trainer, I got allocated to work with someone else.

    Maybe I'm being sensitive but this really irked me, never make fun of someone's animals but I am just glad Mushu doesn't understand human talk and her feelings are not affected.


    I don't think dogs judge people on their looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kita View Post
    Today I signed Mushu and I for an obedience class, a bit of help training never hurt anyone...

    And when I approached the one volunteer,

    She said "what's her name? Fugly?" Without even cracking a smile and then she just looked away from me. No sign of this being a joke.

    Now I'm sorry if I'm being petty but this is extremely rude and just plain horrible, Mushu is my baby and she is beautiful.

    Sadly I don't have a choice as this is the only good training class I could find near to me and luckily I don't have her as a trainer, I got allocated to work with someone else.

    Maybe I'm being sensitive but this really irked me, never make fun of someone's animals but I am just glad Mushu doesn't understand human talk and her feelings are not affected.


    I don't think dogs judge people on their looks
    it probably was , i wouldn't let her put you off, these training classes are great for socialising the dog also , just ignore her comment, although, next time you go say " well here is fugly, well they do say dogs look like there owners, so , when are we gonna meet your neapolitan mastiff ? "
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    I think this is also a bit like the glares I get from some vet nurses and members of the public that you've committed this terrible crime against all of dogdom by buying a pug puppy. This view being media driven that ALL pugs are deliberately and cruelly bred such that they can't breathe and have terrible genetic defects.

    The general public seem to have been so indoctrinated by this that I've been asked on numerous occasions now if Xanthe is a cross breed because a) she's too thin as all pugs are fat, b) she runs too fast c) she doesn't make any huffing or snorting noises and d) which I find extraordinary, that she's so friendly?!?!

    Thinking of ordering up an embroidered patch saying "genuine pug and proud" to sew onto the new dog coat I've just ordered for her!

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    haha!! Thanks for the laugh! I think I took it so seriously as I've been feeling out of sorts

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    That comment is best ignored! Not worth your attention or energy!
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    The word "Fugly" is a nasty word being a mix of F**king and ugly, I can't believe she used it with someone she didn't even know...yikes and then to describe ANY dog, I would have been irked too... I probably would have said something as well.... that is just me and I am getting old and don't have the tolerance to rude people that I used to!
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    I'm sorry to say that you'll find a lot of this kind of attitude in the 'serious' dog world. Pugs are just 'not real dogs'. We've had our share of bad names too.

    I am a bit concerned though that you're at training already with Mushu still so new from her surgery?

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    That was very rude and hurtful. I would not have been able to keep my mouth shut. I'm the same as I get older. I think pugs are adorable.
    Try walking a dachshund. What we get sometime from can I pet your weiner? Or why does your dog have such short legs?
    Chris is right as usual, people suck.

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    We're not training yet Nina, we just had to go sign up for the obedience class ..
    How long do you suggest we wait until we can do a hike? Agility ? And obedience ?
    She's healed nicely by her stitches and I've got her a little agility jump and tunnel to practice with at home when she's healed and ready.

    I don't care what people think, I just wish they'd keep it to themselves. Yes people suck sometimes.


    But we're not going to be training with her when we do start so hopefully we get someone positive.
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    If nothing else, people tend to change their tune once they've worked with you and your dog a bit.

    I'd wait until the stitches are out, and then I'd ask the vet, but it will probably have to be at least another week or so after that before I'd let her run and jump like a lunatic. It's fairly major surgery, even if it's very routine.
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