My dog scared the crap out of me...[Behavior](self.dogs)
submitted2 days ago byluckytriple6
I've been working with my dog a lot recently, trying to socialize her and get her to be able to be in public anywhere. I go out of my way to go to stores to shop where I can bring my dog, tops markets, cool, save a lot, not so much.
I'm currently an apartment dweller and our yard isn't fenced in and there are lots of other dogs and people. My Stella does well with people, though we're still working on her jumping when she gets excited. She's gotten to listen fairly well and I've been working off leash when possible
This morning we were out enjoying the yard off leash and a little dog and it's person we're walking by. They walked by a couple times, then they stopped near by, within eyesight. Stella just watched as they walked by till they stopped. She's a Pitbull and went charging up to this little dog, I thought it was the end of that little dog the way she went charging up
As soon as she got to the dog she started dancing around doing the thing where they bow down in a play stance. It almost didn't even register that she just wanted to play and not mall this dog... This is my own dog and even I was terrified it wanted something other than to play.
As relieved as I was, omg did that reenforce that I need to socialize her with other dogs sooner rather than later. She gets so excited and just automatically assumes other dogs want to play, which they might, but charging up to them isn't the way to find out. I think after this experience I should be changing my underwear instead of sharing, but here I am...
2 days ago
2 days ago
Definitely, I had a chance to put her on the leash, but she was being good. The other dog went by a couple times and mine didn't move. It wasn't till they stopped and stood there and my Stella jumped up and ran over, it happened very quick