|09-16-2013 08:31 PM|
Mine loose their minds when they greet me, but that's okay. Whining, circling and general craziness. I'm stoked to see them too. Love it when a 70+ pound dog tries to be a lap dog, he tries so hard.
New people or strangers get a sniff, tail wag and then cursory hellos.
|09-16-2013 02:03 PM|
My dogs are the same way. I always feel a little bit bad for someone that wants to pet my dogs, because the girls just aren't interested in anything other than a quick hello.
I'm manning the GSDC of Okla's Meet the Breed booth for this Saturday's AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day at the Animal Resource Center in Oklahoma City. I only want to take one dog with me, so I've chosen Carly. She's a champion, she's polite, and she'll shake hands with every kid that asks. Seems like a good choice. I don't know why kids like her so much - they always ask me if they can pet her. She has a really dark face, and looks intimidating to me, but they are drawn to her.
|09-16-2013 01:18 PM|
Neither of my dogs will show enthusiasm to strangers, none at all. Even Delgado who is extremely food driven will take a treat politely and then look away not interested in more from them.
For people they know at home, they show enthusiasm but that doesn't involve behaving like lunatics! It means wagging tails, licks, and for Delgado grabbing one of his toys and offering it to the person and finagling a fetch session.
Personally I don't see having manners as a bad thing either
|09-16-2013 01:12 PM|
Excitement Meaning Happiness
I often get comments about how 'sad' my dogs look when they are out in public by stangers or if someone comes to my house. The dogs will do an auto sit while if I stop to talk to someone or do something else. If someone comes to the house the dogs know they have sit politely while someone is petting them. To me this doesn't mean that my dogs are 'sad', they are just using the good manners that they were taught.
Since when did an dog who was jumping all over people, pulling, etc become the prime example to show a happy dog?