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Dog pet peeve, no leashes on dogs sm

Posted By: mlstoo on 2006-03-30
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My biggest pet peeve is owners who don't leash their pets. I have 2 dogs, 1 very large and one small. Overall, they are pretty good. They are always on a lease or in the house or behind a fence.I walk them nearly every day on the same route. On this route their are a mulitude of other dogs. I go during the day when most of the dogs are inside or in their pens.  Sound safe?  NOT. Today, I was 1 block from home when another came came out of nowhere, from behind us mind you, and attacked my dogs. Of course my dogs went nuts and there was a fight. The leashes tangled around my wrists and I couldn't let them go. Needless to say, before the owner got his dog under control and away from mine, I got knocked down and dragged about 50 feet from my own 2 dogs. I managed to get up and get mine under control and managed to get back home. I went to file a complaint with the police and he said it was iffy because the owner was outside with his dog and trying to call him back. So, I'm all banged up and sore and this guy is probably laughing at me. It just burns me up now that I can't even walk my dogs in town because people don't believe in restraining their animals. I told the officer I would think about it filing a formal complaint after I spoke with my husband. He said it would probably get thrown out but we could try. I'll probably get flamed to death on this issue but what would you do? My dogs were properly restrained and the other dog was not. Well, now that I have vented, I think I will be able to work.  I'll check back later.  Thanks for the ears. 

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my pet peeve
is the word "irregardless." And I can't tell you how many doctors I have heard that from!
ATH, my pet peeve sm
I have never come across an At-Home Professions "graduate" who could do the job. I had started my training with ATH because I had a coupon for $25 for the first chapter. I had also looked into the SUM program. I was able to contrast and compare them. SUM was 10x as hard and in depth. It spoke to me as though I had a brain in my head and a LOT of information was covered as well, by body system. I could see right off that ATH was not going to be good enough.

I have managed a team and done QA, and having known what my MTs had used for training, those with ATH behind them had next to nothing behind them.

I can remember reading my SUM stuff about what actual transcription was like...background noise, unclear dictation and they touched on ESLs as well, though honestly these days there are as many ESLs as there are Americans. They were also up front about their completion and success rates. They stated clearly that 60% of those who finished the program would not be able to successfully be MTs and that, in point of fact, only about 10% of graduates would make a handsome income from this. I work technically part time and I have a full time income, so I consider that I am in that 10% even if I don't work full time. I was undaunted by these figures because I knew that I was going to do well as an MT and I have. If I had listened to the hype from ATH I am sure I would be doing something else now because I would not have been successful.

Unless you have tried to do this job, you know it isn't easy in the least. Training is one thing, but it won't give you a sharp ear (you have it or you don't), it won't make up for speaking poor English and thus having poor written English skills, it won't guarantee that you are one of these people who can instantly type what they hear. With the emphasis of so many of these "programs" on being at home with one's children or being available for family activities/problems, they are not giving an honest portrayal of what it is that we do all day. The emphasis should be on what it is we actually DO while we are at the computer, and it isn't. The 15 cents a line is a JOKE too. If you have your own accounts, which you really should not right away because you need mentoring, you can get better than 15 cents, or at least I can. Expenses run me down to about 8.5 to 9 cents a line, however, and I am better off being an IC at 10 cents with no bookkeeping to speak of (I am lousy at it). This is another reality that even SUM in its wisdom didn't mention.

Best of all, you gotta love those who think that a good training program will teach you everything that we "old timers" in this business know. Not many seem to understand (as I did) that most of this takes time and effort with constant learning and researching, memorizing and note taking and most of all, learning from the wonderful gals who have come before us...then paying it forward to others.

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another peeve
How about when their pager goes off and they hold it right up by the mouthpiece of the phone to check their messages with out shutting off the beeper? I just got one of those. Excuse me, I need to go have my eardrums removed from the center of my brain now. Oh, and he kept dictating the whole time, of course!
Pet Peeve
This is one of my pet peeves as well.  There's this one female MD on my account that does it all the time.  Yesterday, I sped up the dictation and listened quickly to it in its entirety so as to get an advanced peek at what she was going to do.  It helped a little.  If I were to have direct contact with this MD, I would make sure that she heard about the frustration that she caused.  Otherwise, I work for a company and have no hopes that she will ever receive any feedback on this.  At one time, there was an ER MD who would keep correcting herself many times throughout a report.  The situation was made even more difficult by the fact that she keyed in all of her reports as stats, even those where the patient was discharged.  So, being stat, her reports always rose to the top of the work queue.  I complained about her to my manager; subsequently, I haven't received any of her reports in quite a long time.  Either she doesn't work there any longer, or someone was actually listening to me.
pet peeve

I can feel the hairs on the back of my neck start to rise when I get a dicator who goes around the block to make a point and you are left trying to punctuate this monster thought into coherence. 

I am not talking about a run-on sentence, which could be broken up into a couple/three sentences.  I am talking about someone who just goes on and on and you are left wondering what the heck they started talking about in the first place.  Most of the time, the sentence doesn't make any sense anyway. 

Just letting off steam. Thanks.

pet peeve

I can feel the hairs on the back of my neck start to rise when I get a dicator who goes around the block to make a point and you are left trying to punctuate this monster thought into coherence. 

I am not talking about a run-on sentence, which could be broken up into a couple/three sentences.  I am talking about someone who just goes on and on and you are left wondering what the heck they started talking about in the first place.  Most of the time, the sentence doesn't make any sense anyway. 

Just letting off steam. Thanks.

pet peeve
I hate it when they hold conversations.  Had one doc complaining that he couldn't go to Wal-Mart without someone stopping him to talk.  He said he didn't have any idea who any of these people were and he was tired of it.  Said he had to get in his boat (he lived in FL) and go down to Wal-Mart in the next town so he could get his shopping done.  Poor guy!
Your vent is my pet peeve with MTs now. sm
You WANT to be paid more but can't do the job. You CAN'T understand the ESLs. Well then learn or get out. This is the REAL world of MT and it is people like you that give the MT profession a bad name. Sorry if you had a bad day or whatever, but if you are going to do a job - do it and not half way. They don't have to dictate properly. If they did, voice recognition would already be in place EVERYWHERE! This is the reason MTs are still needed.
Wash well. Sorry, it's a pet peeve.
My pet peeve as of late

MTs and/or QA who write for assistance, help or support and then point out any item in my reply that they feel is an error.  Looking at their own e-mail requests, I could point out the flaws and errors in their writing as well; however, I choose not to as that is not the point. 

My point:  You mistakes and so do the people who work to support you.  It is petty of you to point out everyone's mistakes when you make them, too.

Forgot one pet peeve. lol
I do not like the fact that I have to order my payperview movies online as I do not have a landline hooked up to the receiver. I have not had a landline in a few years and do not wish to get one, it just irks me that I have to do it that way. Normally it doesn't take too long, it depends on the mood of my computer. Some days it doesn't want to cooperate. lol
I have seen noone used "a lot" on this board. It is my pet peeve also.
pet peeve about posts here
On the grand scale of things, this matters not a bit, but even so, it really bugs me when people don't use regular IDs here but instead finish off their subject line in the name area. To me, posts like that are really hard to read and more often than not, there isn't enough space available to complete the thought so they end mid-word.

I'm tending more and more to just ignore those posts in favor of ones that include a basic identifying name, a brief subject line, and have actual text for their messages.

OK...insignificant vent for the day is over now.

for QA - and this is a pet peeve of mine

      You QA in your post, I quote:

' ..I will see the patient in 2-day's time. NOPE, and this pisses me off! BOTH the hyphen and the apostrophe are wrong. ...'

The apostrophe is in the wrong place, I agree, but why do you want to delete the hypen?  It should read: 

 I will see the patient in 2-days' time. 

 I am VERY positive that the hyphen has to stay in, as it is a modification to 'time'. 


have to vent about a pet peeve... sm

yesterday I spent an hour reading instructions for my new job on how to get into the website to view my pay stub, had to download the human resources manual which took half an hour, then find the instructions.  I followed the instructions to the letter several times and just could not get into the website.  so I finally broke down and sent an email to HR, and a few hours later got a reply from them... with the very same instructions I had just spent an hour downloading. 

I guess it's my fault.  from now on when I send them an email I am going to list everything I've tried already so they won't think I just asked because I'm too lazy to try to find the answer on my own.  Maybe there are a lot of people who do that, I don't know.  It's just frustrating to spend so much time trying to find the answer, then wasting another day or more on emails from them telling me to try everything I've already tried.  If I could just TALK to somebody.  by the time I get their email I'm long past caring about it, have wasted so much time on it already.

pet peeve, having to justify every second for pay

In other professions like nursing, nurses can just sit around for hours on end and be paid the big bucks while you have to struggle through every line/minute for your pay. We should not tolerate being treated like this. We should be paid by the hour or at least paid a decent wage.

LOL. I told you, it's a pet peeve. It was constructive
Personally, I don't like to have errors in any of my writing, personal MB or not, and I would rather have someone tell me on a MB than make a fool of myself elsewhere. To each his/her own.

FWIW, I was not proofreading, just reading. After seeing it the incorrect way umpteen times, I felt compelled to mention it.
another pet peeve for me is the snot sucker.
Today I got stuck with him again for more than a few reports. Grossed me out.
Runs and fragments, my pet peeve with testing sm
I will be honest, I am not that well versed in which is which, but I know an incomplete sentence when I see one. The thing that tickles me is that the companies who make the most of knowing the difference will hand you a VERBATIM account. If you are an experienced MT, you tell me...verbatim means you type out all the sentences as you hear them...run ons, fragments and complete, regardless.

It is nice to have someone on board who really knows their stuff and I understand this. I think it is appropriate to test for things you know that an MT is going to encounter, rather than whether or not she can identify when her verbatim account is dictating in incomplete sentences. Appropriate use of a commas versus semicolons, knowing when to chain together disparate thoughts into one sentence and when to break it up, and knowing how to spell seem far more important to me.

I am in the middle of taking a test for a national company. They handed me 6 voice files, all over 3 minutes long, to transcribe as a test. Yes, they are going to take me over an hour because I have bronchitis right now (ugh I feel awful), but I consider this about the best way to assess my skills. It will give my perspective supervisor a valid way of seeing how I do things on the job.
I have a lhasapoo. He is MY baby of 8 years!!
My little one is So used to his routine! If I am in the middle of a long report I don't want to stop and walk our mile, we wait and he licks my legs, but for now he is pacified in the window seat looking at the world.
Try dogfriendly.com they list hotels, parks. its a friendly site! Also just Google petfriendly and you will get many choices:}
One of my dogs..

also coughed and hacked and made all sorts of snorting noises after drinking water.  She, also, did not actually vomit.  I have her on Benadryl twice a day and that has seemed to cut down on these "attacks" after drinking water.  She is also a rescue dog, is about 10 years old (as far as we can tell), and is a Lhasa Apso.  She is healthy and happy so I do not worry about the coughing/hacking spells.

BTW, as far as rescue animals, I believe they are the BEST.  The two dogs and one cat that I have right now are all rescues.  It is as if they know what their fate was and every day they are appreciative to you for sparing them and giving them a loving home. 

You will be rewarded for your kindness!

Each dog has a personality just like each human. There are some that are inherently nasty, such as pitbulls they are bred to kill. Sorry plain truth, does that mean that all pitbulls are bad NO! But a pitbull bites and holds, they don't and won't release until they darn well please. I have had my share of them when I was on the police dept. One was locked onto a lab and we couldn't pry him off with nightsticks in his mouth. While waiting for a tazer with guns at his head I remembered an old cure and had someone get vinegar and throw it in his eyes. Released in nothing flat and his owner was then able to control him. But had to break his concentration. You have to look into breeds, they are bred for a specific purpose and that is a trait that is in them. I prefer German Shepherds, I have 3 wimps one over 100 pounds. But he by nature heards my kids when he is uncomfortable with what they are doing. You can make a dog mean for certain, but some dogs can't be made nice either kind of like serial killers something in the genes.
You know NOTHING about me or my dogs.
I bet my dogs have more manners than you AND your dogs have.
Your dogs are probably

Shock collars are cruel. I feel sorry for your dogs.

Yapping Dogs
I had the same problem with my neighbor, only there were three of them, barking LOUDLY all day long, every day (they put the dogs out at 5:30 am every day).

I was so frustrated with their lack of concern even after all the neighbors called the police that one morning I went out and sprayed the dogs with my hose. The hose was not forceful enough to hurt them, it just shut them up. One day the owner (male) screamed at me that the dogs were wet and he called me a few choice names, so I got him with the hose too. I told him every time he put the dogs out I would squirt them and I would squirt him too. Luckily my husband taped the dogs several mornings in a row just in case we had to get the police involved.
barking dogs
Here in our state it is considered a cruel thing to have a dog tied out on a short leash. How about calling the animal control officer or ASPCA. The dog probably wants to be in the house. Never, ever heard of a Yorkie being an outside dog. They do say that one of the reasons dogs are given up for adoption is their barking. There is a book called 'There are no bad dogs, just bad owners". How true that is. I feel sorry for you and for the poor little dog tied out in a yard, not paid attention to. No social interaction with other dogs or humans. How inhumane is that? They should just give it up for adoption.
Dogs breed too, just like you.

Beer and hot dogs!! nm
My three dogs take turns....
It's annoying but kind of cute.  One is a puppy and chewed through two DSL phone cords before I caught on....the part husky always catches cords and the whole computer will jerk around on my desk....third dog is dainty and careful. 
Could you please tell me more about Cushings in dogs?

I just took my one Shih Tzu in (I have three), 12 y/o, for shots he was due for and discussed with the Vet some concerns I have with him. His weight has not dropped but I feel he has lost muscle mass, his hair has thinned on his back but I attribute that to the liquid flea med I applied there as it happened soon after that (which all three of my Shih Tzu had reaction to these applications BTW-neurological symptoms, so everyone be ware of this possibility!). He has quite a bit of eye discharge, yellow sometimes and I use eye wash and artificial tears on him daily. He doesn't drink or urinate excessively. If anything, I get concerned he does not drink enough. I asked about "dementia" in dogs as we feel like sometimes he is "lost" if you know what I mean.

Right now, he has an anal gland infection and I found out that the small scabs he developed on his back is staph! I just thought they were "hot spots" which are common in Shih Tzu and I was treating them with Triple Antibiotic ointment. I feel just awful now. Anyway, he is on an antibiotic that will take care of these two problems.

My concern now though is the vet stated that a lot of his symptoms s/l they could possibly be Cushings! I told her I wanted to investigate this further and wait until we have his current medical issues taken care of and then I will go and have lab test run to check for Cushings.  What type of symptoms does your dog have that has Cushings? Is testing and/or meds expensive and/or what treatments do they offer? What about their comfort and life expectancy of a dog with Cushings? I am just sick to think he may have this. I can only imagine how you must feel.

pug- the most awesome dogs ever
I've had 2- they are the greatest
8 dogs for 3 people:

 3 boxers, 1 rottweiler, 1 miniature pinscher, 1 English shepherd, 2 mixed breed.  We live out in the country.  My 21 YO daughter is home all the time and really loves having the dogs.  Most of them are hers.  She has mild cerebral palsy and has not been able to find a job locally, so this gives her something to do.  She plans on becoming a boxer breeder.  We alternate letting the ones living outside out of their kennels to exercise.  The one living in the house gets to go out often as well.  She is trained to go to the door when she wants to go potty. 

dogs in general
As a pet owner, I can understand the devestating feelings that you have regarding the horrible death of your dog/child. (I say child because my 2-year-old Weimaraner is like one of my kids) Please remember that any dog can be made to be vicious, there are no vicious dogs by nature. Dogs are a direct result of the environment that they live in and if they are mistreated then they are going to be mean and unsafe. My brother had what is called a Mastif bulldog and it was the biggest baby I have ever see at 100 pounds. Neighbors were okay with this dog in the neighborhood (all their kids loved him) until a picture of his breed was put on the cover of Time magazine. In this picture, the dog was snarling and looked very vicous. My brother ended up having to get rid of the dog because so many people were then afraid, even though before they loved the animal before. There is "prejudice" when it comes to dogs, just as there is "prejudice" when it comes to people.
Yes! My dogs fight to see who
can sit closest to my chair (I have three and they are not small).  My husky has been extra annoying lately.  I think she has cabin fever, ready for spring so she can spend more time outside.    
oh well then? You are asking for a tragedy and don't say your dogs would never do that,,,
ANY dog can bite and a dog that doesn't know it's place in the pack family, is a tragedy waiting to happen. 
Pet Lover said nothing about dogs sm
having bad days. I said that and it was a general remark. It had nothing to do with growling or biting. Perhaps you could go back to the posts and sort out who wrote what.
Two dogs, barking at each other
Are they poisonous to dogs also?
I have a stucco home and have these critters crawling all around. I dont really hate them but need to control and get them out of my home or from around it. I have 3 cats and I think one has gotten sick eating a blue-tailed. I would rather get them to leave than to risk hurting my furries.
What, do you think?? I abuse my dogs, LOL
Like the post below, my dogs know when the collar is on/off, turned on/off. They are very smart. And, I do know the difference between just barking or something approaching. My dogs are very much loved and very well taken care of. I don't think you know the correct use of a shock collar at all.
Who said you abuse your dogs? Why be
How sad for your poor dogs.
bark, I know something is going on. I would never, never, never put one of those on my babies. I consider that animal abuse. I feel sorry for your animals. Why don't you try one and see how you like it.  You might have more compassion for your poor dogs.
re running with the big dogs
that goes for ANYONE in ANY profession, if you can't do your job well, do something else! but I think your attitude of lumping all podiatrists in with a couple lousy dictators calls for an attitude adjustment! I have worked for some very intelligent good podiatrists who were also good dictators, and learned a lot from them!
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There would be nine dead dogs if this happened to me.
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