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Spacial Awareness with dogs

Post by Caryll on Fri May 06, 2016 5:51 am


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Re: Spacial Awareness with dogs

Post by LyndaW on Fri May 06, 2016 6:34 pm

Very interesting, Caryll - thank you.

Kuchar is a genuine people-loving dog, he'll greet anyone given the chance and often bounds right past the dog to greet the owner!

I hope I'm always careful when approaching new dogs, especially little ones or puppies, but I will remember this article and the "personal space" issue and be a bit more careful in future.
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Re: Spacial Awareness with dogs

Post by Caryll on Sat May 07, 2016 7:42 am

I know a lot of people can't see a problem with their friendly dog approaching strange dogs/people, but you don't know what is going on in the head of the other dog/person.

The other dog might be aggressive or fearful, or even under training. The other person might be scared of staffords/large dogs/bouncy dogs/ALL dogs!

I've had two reactive dogs now, and I can't begin to tell you how annoying it is when someone calls out "It's okay, he/she's friendly!" and a split second later my dog's doing his best 'jaws' impersonation.

But reactive dogs aside, some dogs (and people) do value their personal space!

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Re: Spacial Awareness with dogs

Post by Lorraine on Mon May 09, 2016 7:15 am

Tristan is very good at telling people not to invade his space - I wouldn't get close to him when he's snarling, baring his teeth and foaming at the mouth - it doesn't need to get that far sad
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