So with more exposure to dogs and over time, I have noticed certain behaviors with Duma.
When it comes to dogs, I think Duma gets frustrated when restrained because she desperately wants to greet a dog. She has a “violent” reaction, of jumping, lunging, making loud grumbly/”growly” sounding noises, and will sit there and whine if I remove her from the situation. Once she is off leash, she acts different, she approaches dogs, she sniffs them and goes on her way. No freaking out or anything, in fact sometimes she’ll run away or not even want to play.
Once I let Duma approach a dog and sniff them on leash, the reaction stops entirely and she doesn’t give a shit about that dog at ALL afterwards. No whining, no glaring, noises, NOTHING. Sometimes when we leave the area and come back, she has a reaction for a couple seconds until she realizes it’s the same dog and stops caring again. That only happens sometimes.
At the dog park, another dog was coming in through the fence, she saw this dog and couldn’t reach the dog quick enough so she started reacting, jumping, and the growly noise (It isn’t actual growling it’s just a weird grumbly noise). That’s when I started really thinking she maybe frustrated being restrained and not being able to greet dogs/get to them fast enough.
The other day in the store I had walked around another isle away from my mom, went back into her isle and made Duma stop and sit a couple of times. Duma could see my mom and got frustrated that I wasn’t letting her get their quicker, she groaned and made her growly noise.She doesn’t do this with any other people except for my family and people I went to the store with.
Duma is not aggressive in any way, shape or form, to anything or anyone. Dogs, people, or other animals. She ignores people just fine (except children because they are small, they scream and make terrifying noises, and run… but she just just looks at them most of the time lmao). Dogs are just the big problem here, because she really wants to see them, sniff them, play with them, SOMETHING.
Does anyone know what I can do to help her with this?? I really want to do a lot of things with her but this is a massive wall we have to climb over, and if this stops than that will mean HUGE change for us both. HUGE!!! This is really really important.
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