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Afraid of Puppies?

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I took Molly to a dog event yesterday where there were a variety of dogs, some on leash and other off. All the dogs, probably 15 total, were mellow & well behaved & Molly had fun meeting several different dogs, including a huge Newfoundland. However, when a tiny Shih Tzu puppy moved towards her, she shied away and wouldn't go near it. No more than one moved toward her at a single time so I don't think she was overwhelmed with the number of them. These pups (5 in all) were tiny fluff balls & not making much noise. Is it possible she didn't understand that it was another dog coming towards her? They did look very "gremlin-like" and so I was wondering if she wasn't sure what it was.
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That is odd .... maybe they did not look like puppies to her ... but like little tiny rodents scurrying about. Actually I am surprised prey drive did not kick in .... you know ....Terriers and mice, squirrels ......... If they did look like little rodents .... maybe it was scary and she did not know which one to go after first! :/

But really .... you would think the scent of another dog would be present. Hmmmmmmmm ..... ?
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