Miss Scarlet Posted February 11, 2013 Report Share Posted February 11, 2013 Recall in earlier posts I mentioned the guy I work with and his wife is a vet? I went to his house on a fact finding mission. He met us in the front yard, and as I suspected, Scarlet barked and nipped at him. He was being very slow to interact with Scarlet, not trying to pet her, but calling her name. We eventually went into his fenced back yard, and I let her off the lead so she could sniff around. (Also recall, he's the one with 7 dogs) His dogs were inside, and barking at us. After a while, his wife the vet came out. She knelt down, did a kiss sound, and Scarlet came right over to her, and she was able to pet her!! NO BARKING - - NO NIPPING!!!! Then she went over to Keith, and barked some more! After that she came out with her chocolate Lab. He didn't really pay much attention to Scarlet, but she barked at him. I guess she's in a different environment, and uneasy. One thing Keith observed, is when the Lab moseyed over to greet me, Scarlet barked a lot.. So perhaps she's being protective of me? And on out trail walks, perhaps that's why she's barking and nipping at passer's by? Maybe I should let my daughter walk her and see what happens? Keith and I walked around in the woods on their property and Scarlet was fine.. like I've said before, a good sniff trumps ANYTHING! After the walk and a total of about an hour or so, Keith was able to pet Scarlet. I'm still perplexed at her actions, but maybe the more I do this kind of thing, the better. She's done the barking act to other dogs that I get close to as well. Any ideas on how to get rid of this behaviour? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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