November 22nd 2009 8:56 am
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Gah, Blue just scaled the chain link fence to get to a goldren retreiver the
owner had no control over, he just let out of the house loose and it beelined
for our yard and immediately started fighting through the fence. Once they
actually met face to face they were fine and she started barking at the guy!
Basically, what happened. I just got back from a walk tht went really well. We
worked through a meltdown with a dog in the yard, and ending with a walk where
she was relaxed, actually sniffing around and just going along. We were in the
yard, and they were sitting near me when I hear a guy yelling for his dogs. The
girls noticed, I called them, and they looked at me, and I should have taken
them in right then and there, and I didn't react fast enough. The golden was on
the fence, the dogs broke and fence fighting ensued (I think Kaya actually was
the main reactive here to start actually, outside the golden coming in the first
place) But it sent Blue through the roof, and she was jumping by the fence. Just
as I was about to take hold of her she got a good jump and was over the fence.
She went right for the dog, who snapped at her, and Blue went into immediate
calming signal mode and the dogs made friends.
While I am pissed she jumped the fence, that wasn't so bad. As I was getting out
the gate (I would have jumped the fence had a dog fight ensued) I saw her jump
up to say hello to the guy, who got scared, understandably, she was super excited, and KNOCKED her down. Well, that set
her off and she started barking. I called her and she started to come but then
ran back and pecked him and barked, at which point I got a hold of her and led
her away, took her and Kaya to the front porch where I worked on having them lay
down until I got complete calm from both of them and released them for a few
minutes then brought them in because by THAT time I had to reheat my tea!
So, not a good moment, and I am a little concerned of the potential
reprocussions of that one :(
Why do people who know they don't have recall of their dogs insist on let them
out off lead? This dog (Dakota... I know because I hear the guy yelling it all
the time to no avail) has done this several times. But I have been good lately
about anticipating (when I hear the guy yelling his name) and gettign the dogs
inside. This time happened to quickly. Despite my huge sense of dissapointment there is a small part of me that is rather impressed with Blues athletecism! Hope she doesn't do it again, ever!
:( Chalk it up to ones of God's little challenges and just move on, I suppose...
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