Monday, October 11, 2010
West met my sister. I had her in the same position as Mom, except due to other factors, we were in a different area. She had a very dark sillhouette compared to Mom, and I expect that was a huge factor. He alarm barked, hackled. Calmed when I increased distance and had her lie down. We approached very slowly, retreating for any signs of affiliative behaviour. He met her and was fine when she sat, then stood. I then handed her the leash to take him for a brief walk, as Mom had, and when she came to return him to me, he barked at ME! Sigh. So, I had her sit and calm him, then just remove the leash and walk away from him. I called him as though nothing had happened, and he came along inside without a problem. What a strange little dog. Obviously, as much as he LOOKS like he's bonded to me, he isn't. Valuable information, anyway.
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