A good thing to do is when you see a dog that is being agressive, stop and have Ada sit until the person has walked by. It makes Ada not look as threatening and it also tells the other owner to try to move their dog away while you wait.
Yeah, that was my move when we met the next dog. She’s very good about sit, she’s actually very easy to walk as she rarely pulls and heels naturally. Plus the path was very narrow there, so I figured it was a better idea to wait for the Frenchie to pass so there was enough space for Ada to maneuver out of the way should either of them get testy.
Puppy classes. This is about socialization and teaching her that larger dogs aren’t all bad. It’s really important that you do this with her now, while she’s young, in a monitered environment.
I’m thinking that might be good not just for her benefit, but for mine’s and Clint’s too. I’ve taken care of other dogs but only owned one before. And Clint has had multiple dogs, but the first few were gone by the time while he was a tiny child (and thus not his responsibility) and the other was a demented deaf pug with all kinds of strange quirks that Clint took as “normal”. Plus, as with any new animal, there’s always a learning curve as you figure each other out.
The shelter offered free obedience classes, but they’re in the middle of a session atm. I can wait until the 11th of November to take her to a new session which would give me plenty of time to figure out what she needs help with. If I spot any STRONG problems, I’ll take her immediately.
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