|Barked: Sun Jan 13, '13 8:11am PST |
|Ugh! Don't let it make you feel bad . .. . not too many dogs want a rude bounding big puppy in their space . .. . some people are clueless and rude with letting their dogs get up in everybody's space in public places like the pet store.
Nare showed good self-control, he expressed his opinion in the form of a warning with no intention to cause harm, but people who don't know about dog behavior don't appreciate the subtle differences in dog communication.
That's kind of another pet peeve of mine, on walks where strangers with overly exuberant dogs who are straining at their leashes upon seeing your dog coming, ask if their dogs can meet yours, with that cheerful, "oh he's friendly, can they meet?"
Gus is friendly, but she's leery of meeting strange esp. bigger dogs while walking on leash with that kind of over eager energy--it makes her a bit nervous, which I think is quite understandable. And the stranger that thinks all dogs need to meet just walking down the street kinda makes me dubious too.
So I just blow them off and say, oh she's kinda nervous and give them a wide berth and keep going . . .. sorry for going a little off topic on your thread . ..
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