So Owen and I took a trip to the Ft. Steilacoom dog park today.. which is huge. Last time we were there we had a great time and even met some other corgis. All and all had a good time. This time we ran into this awful woman who introduced herself as a trainer as Owen was playing with her awful poodle and awful chihuahua. She commented on how lean Owen looked and asked me how much I fed him. I said we feed him 1 cup a day over two feedings. He is a year old and quite active as we are. She looked at me like I was nuts and then asked me if I ever fed him real food. We don't really and she just let me have it for that. She also was giving free unsolicited advice to other dog owners... like you should put your dog on leash for one minute (because the dog was humping) or I can't believe you actually paid money for a designer breed or would you be happy eating granola for the rest of your life.. give your dog some variety. She also gave me a lecture about how to pet her freaking awful chihuahua and scolded me for petting him too hard (I didn't - she just had a crappy dog who was cute until that moment).
I'm sorry.. if you are a trainer- I am not opposed to advice. I will often ask! But if I want nutritional advice I will go to my vet (who thinks Owen is doing great). And if you have a suggestion it is polite to say, "if you want some help, I have a suggestion..." Good grief.
Her dogs were ugly ;) Not really just had a bossy owner.
I was glad when Owen got bored and ran to the other side of the park. We avoided them for the rest of the time. No body wants free advice.. it usually isn't that good.
Further more, me feeding my dog high quality dog food is not akin to me eating granola every day. Granola is generally high carbs, high fat, high sugar, and minimal protein. I might be better off sprinkling it with high quality dog food :)
Good think Ft. Steilacoom is one of the largest parks in the area!