|Barked: Fri Nov 30, '12 11:02am PST |
|Yeah, Lucille, I say it was quite a bit of the "fun police" . . .. I've seen other dogs react to too much commotion in their immediate vicinity with a leave me alone snark . .. and as long as they leave it at that, everyone seems to be o.k.
This girl didn't like the exuberance of running going on anywhere in the park--as she had to travel quite out of her way to let Gus know she was "out of order."
I don't think, even so, the dog was terribly over the top anxiety wise, and if her owner used positive reinforcement that made sense to distract and engage her, she'd probably not have too much trouble easing her discomfort.
As long as there's no outright abuse going on, and she seemed like a perfectly nice person (just not of my thinking when it comes to dog behavior)-- I'm reluctant to say anything to people . . . . . .I'm sure someone more charming and diplomatic could think of a way to politely make suggestions . . . .
Unfortunately alot of people don't get what the dog is telling them and think, if she gets told off enough or exposed enough, it will all work it self out . .She probably even thinks she's doing the responsible thing by trying to "take control" of her dog. . but I think she sees the behavior as "bossiness" that needs to be taken down a peg and not discomfort.
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