simba Posted May 25, 2012 Report Share Posted May 25, 2012 I was recently absolutely mortified at a friend's house. Brought the terrier over and she was so rude. She wanted to sit in the middle of everyone, she gave out when told to stay in the corner (crying, scratching). She obsessed over the cats. I had her on-leash the whole time: her stay is good and she didn't break it even when the cat pestered, but better safe than sorry. When a goat headbutted my friend she went berserk, and tried to lead me back outside to the goat several times. Both of them would have been at least chased or barked at if she hadn't been on-leash and listening, and she tried to lead me out to the goat several times. When new people came into the house she barked. Even when I put her into stay she'd stand up and move a bit when she got excited, and sit down again. I was totally mortified, apologising, I'd never bring her back again ("I swear she isn't like this normally!"). Even thinking about it now makes my cheeks burn. They complimented me on my well-behaved dog, and not sarcastically. I had this happen at another house too, dog owners seriously asking me how I got my dog 'so good'. Same thing happened with someone who didn't even like dogs ("I don't mind that one, she's trained"). The last two times she wasn't as bad, but nothing that would warrant those comments. It's weird. Is it because she's small and people don't notice bad behaviour from small dogs? It was so weird I'm actually posting about this on a public forum, like a total idiot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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