sixx Posted February 20, 2009 Report Share Posted February 20, 2009 My pup Seek is now 11 months old. She has the sweetest personality and loves to meet new people. She adores kids and gets very excited when they are around (maybe because they are closer to her size). Sometimes though, she freaks out at people. I'm not always sure of what triggers this behavior. Usually when she has a freak out it's towards men. I wonder if maybe she was abused by a man...? Or if it's their size? Last night: We had just finished playing frisbee in the park downtown and we were walking down the street. This lady was standing outside her apartment building door. The lady saw Seek and told her how cute she was, then Seek jumped at the lady and growled. I'm glad I have a short leash for her or the lady's face might have been dog food. Also my friend who works at the coffee shop we go to each week: The first time Seek met him she was about 20 feet away from him and was barking like she was going to kill him. This is the first time I had experienced this behavior. I had only had her for about a week at this time. It really freaked me out, and bummed me out (ironically, he had been helping me search for the perfect bc). Seek is slowly getting to trust him. She started off by accepting treats from him over the counter. Now he can usually bring her a treat face to face. Even in the beginning when she had issues with him I could have her sit with me and him and she wouldn't freak out, she wouldn't necessarily like it though, and that was obvious. He has a beard and usually wears a hat... When Seek has her freak outs she will usually calm down if the person gets to her level. Not always, sometimes if they get to her level she is still angry. Sometimes it will be helpful if I get down with Seek and pet her and tell her the person is nice and a friend, etc. This can difuse some situations. It's just so confusing why sometimes I can calm her and other times no matter what I can't. And how some people will freak her out even if she's hung out with them before. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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