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What do you do when you have a partner who doesn't listen??

1535 Views 17 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  AshleysMom
Ok, since day one of owning Ashley ( she was my x-mas present ) I INSISTED she be on collar and leash in the front yard. We have a so-so busy street, but I know at 4 months if she see's something interesting..she will bolt, and all it takes is ONE car driver caught off gaurd.
I have tried everything I can think of to re-inforce this to my DH, but he refuses to LISTEN!! I just caught him out the side yard with the leash as he wheeled top soil into the back-yard. I yelled for her to come ( of course being protective Mommy ) and he yells at ME that she is fine..that she is listening to him, and following him around.
I am SO angry..I told him, "if you LOVE her like you say you'd leash her ALWAYS!! ". Now not only am I hovering around the back yard fence opening and closing it for the big oaf ( DH..not Ashley! ) but I have to give her a full bath, as he thinks its funny that she is jumping up and biting the soil as he spreads it..she is dirt from head to toe!! Grrrrr!!!!
Any suggestions besides hiding my baby girl when he goes outside?? ( I know his one and only other dog was picked up by the pound and died along the way due to heat would think THAT would deter him from letting her run free but NO!! Is he a block-head..or what?? )
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Re: What do you do when you have a partner who doesn't liste

My neighbors do this too.   Their dog is really good at listening but the wife told me that a couple of times he wandered into the street and it was a miracle he wasn't hit.  Their backyard is small but its fenced in!  I don't get the point of risking it.

YA know part of it I think is that most dudes think you can't baby a dog, if you just let them fend for themselves they'll grow up tough and better for it.  Its just a stupid macho thing.  Of course my wife tells me I baby the hell out of my dog, so what do I know.
Re: What do you do when you have a partner who doesn't liste

I know plenty of guys who get bossed around by their wives with nothing more than a "yes dear" so I'd say thats an overgeneralization that doesn't really ring true.

That's a dangerous road to go down, anyway.  Men don't listen.  Women can't drive.  See what I mean....
Re: What do you do when you have a partner who doesn't liste

When my wife doesn't listen, I usually just club her over the head and drag her back to my cave    :lol:
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