A lot of us in this forum and others like it have years of experience with dogs and strong opinions. If you're going to benefit from being here, you have to be able to read a post you disagree with and consider the advice with as open a mind as you can. If it's truly not something you could do or something you disagree with as strongly as the one who recommended it believes in it, you shrug it off and go on. If you really find a particular poster never has anything to offer that's useful to you or puts things in a way you find unpleasant, you can put them on ignore and never see their posts.I''m new to this forum and just encountered this reply to a question. I hope not too many members here are this unpleasant and judgmental.
I think most of us try to couch things without coming across judgmental, but of course we fail sometimes, and in truth sometimes it's really hard. I think of giving up on dog forums regularly because too many posts upset me, not because I think they're unpleasant or judgmental, but because they tell me about dogs being treated in ways that bother me. The desire to avoid vet bills by getting internet advice, for instance, although this forum forbids that, thank goodness.