In conjunction to my other thread about being accosted by smaller dogs and their stupid owners who don't bother to teach them anything - I've also noticed that people with rescue dogs - and again - small ones in particular at that - are quite lenient in their training and dicipline. "He was just about to be killed when the rescue pulled him - he's really been thru hell and back..." - I've heard exactly this and variations of this in reference to people's smaller rescue dogs. It may very well be the truth but it has sounded equally frequently like an excuse. To not train them, teach them, for not having them under total control, for misbehavior, for letting them slack on basic manners. I'm not saying that rescue dogs or rescuing them is a bad thing - I'm saying that people need to get their heads out of their as$es pronto and get their sh!t together and dogs in line - regardless of them being teacup or giant, high kill shelter rescue or bred and bought. Larger rescues are no exception either. Does anyone else notice this? General leniency on rescue/shelter dogs?