Excitement or fear? Barking at Dogs. Wants Play? Scared?

Other dogs - excitement or fear?Excitement or fear – it can begin as one and change to the other.

Reuben barks at other dogs – but not always.

Sometimes he gets excited and wants to play – but it’s not always that.  Sometimes he’s afraid. Then he barks at the other dog to go away.

Mostly he runs freely with other dogs, playing happily. Just occasionally on these occasions things get too much for him or another dog upsets him. Then he may show aggression. He has punctured a dog’s ear.  Excitement or fear – it can begin as one and change to the other.

Even dogs who are mostly fine with other dogs have their moments. Then the owner can be affected out of all proportion, making walks a worry instead of a joy. (more…)

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Settling in somewhere so different can be overwhelming. Poor Peggy. She had only been in her loving new home for a few weeks when her behaviour began to change. This coincided with her sickening for a serious illness which they didn’t realise at the time. Having had her for such a short while they would not know Read more…

Another Puppy!

Here is fifteen-week-old Miniature Schnauzer Herbie, in his bed surrounded by toys! What a little character! His lady is a first-time dog owner and over some things she is being very sensible and over other things she has picked up mis-information. For instance, she is running him with other dogs Read more…