dahle50 Posted May 21, 2012 Report Share Posted May 21, 2012 Jake is 71/2 month old BC male who is very sweet and has been socialized since getting him at 7 weeks old. He has one quirk so far, he barks at my step daughter who has visited infrequently (she's 22, last year of college). He met her the first month we had him, so its not like he wasn't exposed to her. What happened is that she came to visit last week, and he seemed afraid of her, barking and backing away. I told her to ignore him, and I corrected him-tho he still was unsure, and if she moved to another place in the room, he would begin barking...I did not push him to meet her..tho my DH didn't agree with me.. We needed to take her to a automotive store, so My DH and Catherine (my step) traveled in the front seats, and Jake and I sat in back. We got to the store and stood in line, Jake sitting. Strangers cam up to pet Jake, and he was fine with them..even a small child...Jake waged his tail and was happy to meet them all..I took the opportunity for him to "meet" Catherine again and this time he was more friendly, tho reserved. (I felt rather sorry for my step daughter..as she witnessed Jake meeting strangers with no problem..) Anyway, today she visited again, and he started barking and acting fearful again. I corrected him, told him it was OK, had him lie down, but he was not convinced..I even gave her one of his balls to play with him, and he would not move (Jake is crazy about playing ball..it is his job..lol).so my question is what is going on here? Jake has never behaved this way ever..(we have a house keeper who comes in 2x a month and Jake has no problems with him)..so I am stumped...any thoughts? Thank you Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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