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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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GSD scared of police

My friend is a police officer in town and our dogs play together, we go see him all the time, my GSD knows him..... but he came to the house in full uniform and I've never seen her more skittish and Freaked out than she was tonight. Trying to decide if it was the uniform or that someone came over late at night. Any thoughts?
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Adding to my post... she is 6 months old and is pretty socialized. She doesn't act like that normally... I'm thinking it is just a "turf" protection act...
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it could be either of those, a combination of them, or simply a time when she was in a fear period.

Here's what I know about officers. They tend to have different body language while in uniform, even at home. They tend to be bulkier if they are wearing a vest plus they have all of these shining clanking items on their belt and person which can startle a young dog.

At her age, it's not protection but it is an act. When animals are frightened, they will often put on quite a show of "look how tough I am. You don't want a piece of this"

Most likely, she isn't accustomed to seeing people in all of that extra gear and was startled.
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My husband came home in full turnout gear once (FD), scared the dogs big time! He had to kneel down and talk to the dogs so they would come up to him. Probably didn't help that the gear smelled like structure fire.
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I tend to agree with y'all. My dogs would stop and check out and sometimes bark at what I call Anomalies. Things that are different than the norm. "Hey, there isn't usually a truck over there...bark bark". "why isn't that statue of a dog not moving...bark bark". "sea foam, what is that and why does it move like it is alive...bark bark". "what is a turtle and will it play with me? bark bark" As they get older and get more experience, they are less often shocked by the novel experiences. If you folks deal with it calmly you can laugh in the future with a "remember when" story.

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What I have done with mine at a very early age is bring them around officers and firefighters in uniform. It has worked. They are very neutral to police. I have walked them past fire trucks, police cars and ambulances with lights on and sirens too. I also include landscapers working. I can cut my grass with them right in the yard without issue.

I did this for socialization purposes.

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