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Anyone know anything about this behavior? I just introduced my dog to a person and she was friendly and nice. When the person turned to walk away, she started aggressively barking and lunging at her. I got her to eventually sit next to me, but I find it so curious that she's friendly and gets to know the person, then loses it when they leave.

Thoughts? Easy ways to break this?
 

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Don't introduce strangers to your dog in the first place. "No you may not pet my dig but Thank you for asking."

Most dogs do not want strangers petting. They often allow it out of submission but would prefer NOT. When the person walks away your dog is saying how he REALLY feels.
 

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Don't introduce strangers to your dog in the first place. "No you may not pet my dig but Thank you for asking."

Most dogs do not want strangers petting. They often allow it out of submission but would prefer NOT. When the person walks away your dog is saying how he REALLY feels.
The issue is, this was a person who I knew, and I wanted my dog to meet. I appreciate the idea of not introducing her to everyone that is on the street, but I also can't close her off from coworkers and friends she hasn't met.

Usually I make the person stand and talk to me and let my dog sniff her, but my dog this time came out super friendly with tail wagging, so my friend pet her.
 

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It sounds like she is being hyper active not aggressive. Meaning that she got over excited at greeting your friend and then didn't know how to calm down afterwards.

I've always taught my friends to announce themselves to my dogs and to say goodbye. It tends to help the dogs adjust to the person and settle down easier.

I disagree that dogs should never greet or be greeted by people. Every dog is different and some dogs really like people and want to meet them. Knowing your dog's preferences rather than just following some absolute is the best way to handle them. Giving a friendly dog the opportunity to visit with friends will do more good than keeping the dog in solitary confinement.

For the excitement, I tend to give my Tornado-dog the opportunity to express his happiness before I curttail it. He gets his release and then I tell him enough and he settles. And, again, friends tell him goodbye so he understands that they are leaving. The more they visit, the more he understands "goodbye doesn't mean forever" and that they will come back to see HIM.
 
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