So something you guys may not know about me is that I get kinda anxious when I see another dog coming down the sidewalk toward us on our walkies. See, I wasn’t around a lot of other dogs when I was growing up so I have a hard time understanding their body language, and when a strange dog comes my way, I can’t figure out if it’s friendly or not. So just to be on the safe side, I puff my brindle self up real big, pull on the leash and say super loud, “STAY AWAY FROM ME AND MY FAMILY, YOU DANGEROUS OTHER DOG, YOU!”
I just figure it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Now, for some reason, mom doesn’t appreciate my pawtecting her and Brudder Ranger like this. She keeps telling me that I don’t have to worry but I can’t help it. I tend to worry a lot.
But Most Recently, I’ve started to feel kinda different about other dogs cuz every single time one comes our way, Mom gets super generous-like with the treats. This only happens, though, when I pay attention to HER instead of yelling at the other dog, which I figured out real quick cuz I’m smart and stuff. And you know what I noticed? Since we’ve been doing this, I’m sort of not so worried anymore. Other dogs mean TREATS and I LOVE me some treats!
Well, maybe it would be easier to SHOW you what I mean.
What do you think about that? Pretty pawsome, huh?
Do any of you get nervous-like around other doggies, too?