|Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 5:15pm PST |
|It's interesting because in all I've read about Coonhounds, especially Walkers, they're usually described as confident but sensitive. I've read that they tend to take things personally so they don't react well to being disciplined harshly. Abby seems to be quite sensitive to loud noises. We had a gate across the stairs so she wouldn't go up and find trouble when we weren't home. Once the gate crashed to the floor and it scared her. Whenever someone is coming down the stairs and the gate is still up, she hides behind the coffee table. Another time, my dad fell down the stairs (luckily he wasn't really hurt...). As soon as she heard it, she straightened like a rocket and started shaking. I think she was afraid he was hurt, though he did make a loud "thump" when he fell.
Anyone heard of coonhounds being a bit skittish like this? I guess it could go with them being sensitive. I adopted Abby from a rescue group when she was 5 months old. I don't know too much about her history but from what the rescue group told me, she was fine at her foster families.
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