How Can an Angel Be Such a Diablo?
My baby boy Donnan is so very sweet and kind. However, he gives us some problems! I took him for a walk this morning by himself to give him some one on one attention. He did great. We live close to a grammar school and the kindergarten kids were out on recess. I purposely crossed the street so he could see them. The kids ran to the fence to see him and he was so scared. Why is he so insecure? We went by a few other dogs and of course he growled and wanted to bark. I cannot tell him that it is alright because that just reinforces the behavior and he would think being scared is alright.
Doesn’t he look like a sweetheart…?
I took this photo over a year ago but it has always been one of my favorites. I did a lot of reading today on dog training. I think where we failed with him was we never took him for puppy training and he was not socialized with other dogs or other people. I took Kyla up to our local PetSmart and she loves everybody. I need help! Is there anyone who can help me? His problems are socialization with other people (especially children) and any other dog. He is great with us, of course, and loves it when Larry comes over. He barks at Shelley, but she just ignores him, which I think is the right thing to do. Help!!!