Monday, 17 June 2013
10:51:42 AM (GMT)
Well, since young I've been wanting to be a Vet.
I'm volunteering in this animal shelter during my weekends because I wanna spend more
time with animals.
Recently, the animal shelter have been giving training to their volunteers on how to
handle dogs the proper way.
Apparently, walking the dog and letting it pull you along is WRONG.
That means you're not suppose to let the dogs walk ahead of you, because that will
mean they are walking you.
What you're suppose to do is to make sure the dog walks BESIDE you.
Not sure if you should follow that rule but I honestly think that's dumb. No offence
to those who thinks that that's the right way. =X
I've been quite pissed about this rule because whenever I bring a dog in the shelter
out for walks and the person in-charge catches me not doing that, I get scolded and
I've tried to keep the dog beside me but the poor dog is getting strangled by the
leash, trying to escape being beside me.
Another new stupid system the shelter put in place is treating the dogs.
Don't get me wrong, I love treating dogs but there is a limit.
We are told to treat dogs only if they are quiet when you approach them. Nothing
wrong with that.
But it's very wrong because they treat the dogs so much, they are spoilt.
So now, whenever I want to play with them, the dogs are constantly looking for
treats, ignoring my affection.
And they are so crazy for treats that when you treat them, most of them get sooo
excited that they'll just bite your hand altogether.
Which was what happened to me. D=
My fingers bled. Yup.
Like any normal human being, I'm a bit afraid of treating the easily excited ones by
hand after that happened.
Oh and I forgot to mention that the shelter cut the treats up into tiny pieces, so
tiny that the dogs bite my hand altogether.
The person in-charge told me treats the size of a bottle cap is too big for the dog.
Seriously? Can't the dogs just munch it? And mind you, the dogs are big dogs, not chi
So whenever I treat those that I know will devour my hand, I throw the treats on the
Which again, I was scolded and nagged at by the person.
I was scolded and nagged at for many other things, like repeating my commands to the
So if I say "sit" the first time and the dog doesn't listen, I shouldn't say it
The other day, I was trying to get the dog into the collar for a walk, the dog
obviously didn't want to. I told the person and she said "There's no such thing as a
dog who doesn't want a walk" and proceeded to scold and nag me once again.
There's a whole PROCEDURE to follow before going into the kennel =.=
Why can't we just go in and just be like "Hi doggy! Lets go for a walk!" and happily
walk it with without any stress or worries about doing it the right way?
I find nothing wrong with that, or is it just me who finds nothing wrong with that?
Now, I dislike and dread going to the shelter.
Because when I go there, I get scolded and nagged at for reasons I find unacceptable.