Look, the initial question wasn't asking for a show of hands on who liked kicking dogs, it was a question on how I should respond to this woman. So far, most of you haven't answered that question just told me that it's cool to kick a dog.
My dogs are trained, they've spent most of their life joined to my hip by a leash. It's been a pain in the ass but they don't venture to far from me and definitely listen when I speak and/or call them.
Yeah, I may have owned the dogs for 10 months and counting but that doesn't mean I haven't been around dogs or haven't learned everything I could in that short amount of time about dogs and their behavior. I have never said I'm an expert but then again, I didn't say this was rocket science either.
Once again, I'm well aware of the risks of owning dogs and that there are unknowns no matter where or what i do with them.
I'm sorry you don't believe dogs don't have a hierarchy or that dogs have their own set of rules or language, they do. I'm sorry you won't contemplate dogs in the wild and how they behave either. There are several good resources you might want to check out.
I haven't had problems with the other dogs, just one woman and I asked for advice on how to handle it, in the future, if it ever happened again. I've also stated that if my dogs did do something that was dangerous or violent, I would do the right thing and take care of the matter. I've still not been able to talk to this woman. But as I've said, I doubt that anything I say or do will change her attitude or behavior, going by what others have told me.
I've only read three things you've ever posted so, I think it's a bit extreme saying I have found all your statements extreme, I haven't had the history with you one way or the other to make that kind of judgement. Mind you, you have now called me delusional, so it's kind of difficult to take anything you say with a grain of salt. But thanks for wishing me luck, I'll take all that I can get.
Funnily enough, Cesar sent out an email today talking about aggressive play or dogs mouthing other dogs, which didn't happen in my case, but I did exactly what he said to do. So, in the future, I won't be asking the experts here for any advice on this matter, as I've seen the level of intelligent answers one gets when asked. I have subsequently asked several dog trainers for their advice and strangely, none of them thought kicking the dog was the answer either. They've met my dogs and have seen how we interact.
If this ever happens again, I will press charges. Plain and simple.