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Old 12-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thorny
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Thanks Michelle, that makes a lot of sense. He seems to respond a lot better to people who stoop down and pet his back. The worst thing I see is when someone bends at the waist and then pets the top of his head, he immediately lunges at their face and while his tongue is often out for a kiss, I fear the day that he doesn't like the person and goes for a bite. For that reason I ask everyone to wait until I have him in a sit position and I'm holding his collar before I let them pet him. At least until this behavior has subsided.
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