smileyzookie Posted June 25, 2006 Report Share Posted June 25, 2006 We went on our vacation to the Oregon coast and Mount St. Helens. It was GREAT. Im very concerned about some actions Riven displayed though. She started showing agression against people. Barking at them if they talked to her or showed her any attention. This was only if I wasnt the one holding onto her. If my husband or my best friend had her she reacted like this. A specific incident, I was across the sidewalk about 3 feet maybe from Riven. My husband had a hold of her. She was trying to walk to me and a woman passing by asked to pet her. Riven goes ape because this woman got in her way of getting to me. Another time, a man walked by the car while we are sitting in the hotel parking lot and said hey doggie, and she growled and started barking. In Oregon the attendants would go to put gas in and she'd start growling, a deep throated growl I havent heard before. Also anytime Im not around her she whines and acts annoying to whoever is around. She wouldnt stop barking and would work herself into a fit. She would end up panting for like an hour afterwards and then immediately fall asleep because she wore herself out. She has this incredible fear of being left alone, and it is horrible if I leave her. She'll spend the whole time looking for me, even if my husband is there. She also showing confusing signs toward other dogs. At one point we let her play with a few dogs and once she sniffed them she didnt want anything to do with them. But she barks and barks and barks until they get out of sight, or until she gets close enough to sniff them and do the typical dog dance. She becomes oblivious to everyone including me unless I change my tone and get VERY aggressive (voice wise and making her look at me instead). Like she thinks she HAS to go see them, then once she is there, she has no intrest. I'd prefer to not let her around other dogs because she throws a fit and I know its rewarding to her once she is. But there are only so many ways to go down a narrow path without them sniffing.. Anyway, she was SUPER good driving, slept alot, got lots of sniffies in if we were in town and rolled the window down. She was good at camp, I think I could have let her off leash and she'd have followed me. She was perfect except in crowds and if I left her. Sooo advice anyone? I have a ton of pictures to post but I have to resize them. In the meantime here is one Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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