urge to herd Posted April 9, 2015 Report Share Posted April 9, 2015 I've had Gibbs since Aug, 2011. When he came to us he was very shy, and would bark at strangers. He took a long time to warm up to visitors, men more then women. Greeting a an unknown man made him very uncomfortable, women he began to warm up to more quickly. If I had someone in the house doing any kind of repairs, I'd just shut him in the bedroom. So he's been getting out and about much more these last couple years. My neighbors all know him because they hear him yodeling at me to hurry up on our walks. Everybody smiles when they see him, and he's gotten friendly with a lot of them. Just the last month or so he's taken a big jump forward. He's gone from letting a stranger pet him once then turning to me for a treat to actually approaching strangers when I cue him and standing there, enjoying being petted. He 'invited' two gentlemen we passed on our walk today to pet him by approaching them, and nudging their hands. Knock me over with a feather. I know that he's much more comfortable around people, but this last step of being a social butterfly has just surprised and pleased me quite a bit. The Moral of the Story Is - You never know what they can achieve. Ruth and SuperGibbs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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