|Barked: Wed May 23, '12 6:07am PST |
|So sorry to hear this. It can be very traumatic when your dog acts in a way that is very uncharacteristic.
I had a family dog snap at me once. I don't know about you, but when it happened to me, I went to extremes - thinking I'm a terrible dog owner or people must think I'm awful at raising a dog or my dog hates me, etc...
I'm not a dog behaviorist or anything, but just in watching dogs interact at the park, I've noticed that they tend to communicate "loudly" with each other, even in body language. Snarls and barks and whines and growls and body language is "loud and clear" even for rather small messages they're trying to communicate.
This might be an unpopular opinion. While snapping is not okay, the message Sabi might have been trying to convey might have been somewhat less serious than it came across. She messed up and she knew it. And I agree, try not to take it too personally.
Glad to hear Sabi is healthy, too.
Edited by author Wed May 23, '12 6:16am PST
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