I found Dexter friendly, but careful. He tries to please – almost like he’s scared not to.
He is a three-year-old mix of mostly Labrador and Lurcher or Greyhound. They have had him for just three months.
When out of the house fear takes over and then he’s unable to take notice of them.
Unsafe on lead
Walking by the roads Dexter simply feels too unsafe so he’s on high alert, panting and pulling. Twice a day he pulls desperately to the nearby field where they can let him off lead. Once free, he’s a different dog. He charges about, happy, and will once more listen to them.
Dexter feels so unsafe only when he’s on lead. If he sees another dog, even at some distance, he starts to bark. The frantic barking then changes into a high-pitched cry. He then will jump up on them, almost hugging them, scared and appeasing at the same time, like expecting something very bad to happen. (more…)