History Series / ItsMeOrTheDog

8th Jul '17 2:58:26 PM Luigifan
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Owners]]: Some, such as the owners of Roxy, an aggressive bulldog. Sometimes it's on purpose, and sometimes it's because the owners have been given bad advice. For example, Roxy's owners were told to put a shock collar on her [[CrossesTheLineTwice ''as a puppy'',]] and spray her in the face with citronella spray, as part of "training."

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Owners]]: Some, such as the owners of Roxy, an aggressive bulldog. Sometimes it's on purpose, and sometimes it's because the owners have been given bad advice. For example, Roxy's owners were told to put a shock collar on her [[CrossesTheLineTwice ''as ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice as a puppy'',]] puppy]]'', and spray her in the face with citronella spray, as part of "training."



** She also trains Big Friendly Dogs to ''not'' jump up and slobber on people because that can scare the dog-phobic and/or cause injury.
* CuteButCacophonic: Some of the dogs she works with are ''extremely'' loud, to the point of driving their owners (and their families, and neighbors) bonkers. More often than not the dog makes so much noise due to insecurity and nerves.

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** She also trains Big Friendly Dogs to ''not'' jump up and slobber on people people, because that can scare the dog-phobic and/or cause injury.
* CuteButCacophonic: Some of the dogs she works with are ''extremely'' loud, to the point of driving their owners (and their families, and neighbors) bonkers. More often than not not, the dog makes so much noise due to insecurity and nerves.



** Many of the troublesome dogs have, however, caused wider social relationships of their owners to deteriorate because friends won't come to the house or are afraid for their children to visit (in one case, the owners' adult daughter found her family home intolerable thanks to the Great Dane that now lived there)
* EyeTake: Victoria tends to be pretty deadpan, but when some things go beyond even her ability to comprehend she will frequently give these to the audience.

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** Many of the troublesome dogs have, however, caused wider social relationships of their owners to deteriorate because friends won't come to the house or are afraid for their children to visit (in one case, the owners' adult daughter found her family home intolerable thanks to the Great Dane that now lived there)
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* EyeTake: Victoria tends to be pretty deadpan, but when some things go beyond even her ability to comprehend comprehend, she will frequently give these to the audience.



** In the original UK series it was more like the [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Mean RP-speaking girl]].

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** In the original UK series series, it was more like the [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Mean RP-speaking girl]].



** Taken to new levels in the 7/3/2012 episode "This Dog is Ready to Implode." Not surprising with a situation that was seemingly pushing all of Victoria's [[BerserkButton buttons]] at once - a dog that was being subjected to a shock collar (and scent collars and other such nonsense in the past), a brother of one of the owners that was coming in and teasing the dog, a family that didn't seem entirely serious with the training and to top things off, the family bringing in another reactive dog that they were babysitting without informing Victoria in advance. Things were so bad that Victoria almost seemed ready for a RageQuit.

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** Taken to new levels in the 7/3/2012 episode "This Dog is Ready to Implode." Not surprising with a situation that was seemingly pushing all of Victoria's [[BerserkButton buttons]] at once - -- a dog that was being subjected to a shock collar (and scent collars and other such nonsense in the past), a brother of one of the owners that was coming in and teasing the dog, a family that didn't seem entirely serious with the training training, and to top things off, the family bringing in another reactive dog that they were babysitting without informing Victoria in advance. Things were so bad that Victoria almost seemed ready for a RageQuit.



* [[ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare You Fail Animal Care Forever]]:[[invoked]] Victoria frequently ends up chewing out owners for feeding their dogs things they should not be eating or engaging in patently unsafe practices.
** Likewise failing to understand the type of breed they have. One couple wanted to train a ''Presa'' as an attack-dog, not realising that they can grow to a ''massive'' size, have a high prey-drive and require a ''lot'' of obedience training. Add to that having young children running around, Victoria calls them out on how utterly foolish that would be.

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* [[ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare You Fail Animal Care Forever]]:[[invoked]] Forever]]: Victoria frequently ends up chewing out owners for feeding their dogs things they should not be eating or engaging in patently unsafe practices.
** Likewise Likewise, failing to understand the type of breed they have. One couple wanted to train a ''Presa'' as an attack-dog, not realising that they can grow to a ''massive'' size, have a high prey-drive prey-drive, and require a ''lot'' of obedience training. Add to that having young children running around, Victoria calls them out on how utterly foolish that would be.
22nd Oct '16 1:32:32 PM nombretomado
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* TheMeanBrit: Victoria can come off as this, but she only invokes the mean part when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped anvils need to be dropped]].
** In the original UK series it was more like the [[BritishAccents Mean RP-speaking girl]].

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* TheMeanBrit: TheMeanBrit:
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Victoria can come off as this, but she only invokes the mean part when [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped anvils need to be dropped]].
** In the original UK series it was more like the [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Mean RP-speaking girl]].
21st Aug '16 5:16:56 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Owners]]: Some, such as the owners of Roxy, an aggressive bulldog. Sometimes it's on purpose, and sometimes it's because the owners have been given bad advice. For example, Roxy's owners were told to put a shock collar on her [[CrossesTheLineTwice ''as a puppy,'']] and spray her in the face with citronella spray, as part of "training."

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Owners]]: Some, such as the owners of Roxy, an aggressive bulldog. Sometimes it's on purpose, and sometimes it's because the owners have been given bad advice. For example, Roxy's owners were told to put a shock collar on her [[CrossesTheLineTwice ''as a puppy,'']] puppy'',]] and spray her in the face with citronella spray, as part of "training."
21st Aug '16 5:16:10 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Owners]]: Some, such as the owners of Roxy, an aggressive bulldog. Sometimes it's on purpose, and sometimes it's because the owners have been given bad advice. For example, Roxy's owners were told to put a shock collar on her [[CrossesTheLineTwice ''as a puppy,'']] and spray her in the face with citronella spray, as part of "training."
* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Animals Are Cats]]: In a twist on the original trope, Victoria once worked with a woman who had only ever owned cats before. When she got her first dog Niles, she treated him more like a cat, which significantly contributed to his aggression. Victoria had to firmly explain that Niles was a dog, and how he should therefore be approached/treated.


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**She once went pretty berserk after seeing a duplex covered in dog urine and feces; parts of this home were declared a health hazard.
15th May '16 1:40:23 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Becky, the owner of Diesel, a humping and aggressive husky, claims Diesel's eyes turn from icy blue to red when he's angry. It's unclear whether this actually happens or if it's a bit of clever camera work.
26th Apr '16 5:51:51 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes occurs in families where the dogs are spoiled beyond reason. Certain family members, or sometimes a group, will disapprove of the spoilers' behavior to no avail, until Victoria arrives. Said word for word by Ben in the early episode featuring Toadie and Smartie, two Great Dane/Lab mixes who were allowed to run riot and fed gourmet meals while the family lived on frozen entrees.
10th Jun '15 7:16:06 AM dotchan
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* AngryGuardDog: Victoria feels that a dog being overly aggressive towards harmless strangers is detrimental to its owners (nobody wants to come over, neighbors complain, and the mailman gets super stressed), and thus trains them to associate guests who are welcome at The House with good things happening (i.e. delicious treats).


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* BewareOfViciousDog: Victoria feels that a dog being overly aggressive towards harmless strangers is detrimental to its owners (nobody wants to come over, neighbors complain, and the mailman gets super stressed), and thus trains them to associate guests who are welcome at The House with good things happening (i.e. delicious treats).
31st Dec '14 8:04:17 PM Vrotdugi
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** Another is hitting the dogs to discipline them.
13th Jun '14 3:47:45 PM RoseAndHeather
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See ''Series/MyCatFromHell'' for the feline equivalent.
9th Apr '14 6:44:57 AM sotnosen95
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* BerserkButton: For Victoria, any sort of harsh training method, particularly choke collars or shock collars. A recent installment reveals another one - "de-barking," a practice in which the dog's vocal cords are actually cut to stop it from barking.

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* BerserkButton: For Victoria, any sort of harsh training method, particularly choke collars or shock collars. A recent installment reveals another one - There's also "de-barking," a practice in which the dog's vocal cords are actually cut to stop it from barking.
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