Hi, I'm new here. Hope someone can give me advice.
We went to the shelter the other day. There is a 10 month old female coonhound mix there. We were interested in her so we asked to spend time with her. She just layed in her area quietly. The woman had to go in and carry her out. I've not seen behavior like this before so i am going to just describe it.
When the woman went in to get her she did not run. She slowly got up and was going to try to go out the dog door. When she came out it seemed like she just wanted to get away..or just go back to her area. Tail was between her legs. But she stood tall. Never acted submissive. She never was agressive either. They said she has never snipped in fear or anything. We could pet and touch her. She just acted like she wanted to pretend that the humans weren't there. She wouldn't acknowledge anyone. There was no shaking or trembling. We walked her outside and she showed interest in the other dogs. She wanted to walk up to the fence of the dog run. And the dogs were barking and rather loud towards us. So that didn't bother her.
I have been around dogs all my life. But I have never had to deal with one that had issues. With the knowledge of dogs that i do have....I do think that she could be a really sweet dog. I just don't understand if she is just shy or maybe unsocialized. The woman I spoke with said she was shy. She was a stray so they know nothing about her. I am going back to see her again and maybe speak with someone who has spent time with her.
Anyone ever seen anything like this? I haven't ever seen a dog that just wanted to ignore people. I thought about abuse but she never flinched or ducked away from our hands. When she went back into her pen, she lied back down, right next to the front where we were standing. She would look up at us in there. Then she even started to fall asleep with us standing there. She at least was closing her eyes.
I'd like to figure this out.....thanks for any input.
Here is a pic of her if anyone has any idea what the "mix" is.
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