|09-10-2013 10:02 PM|
Patricia B. McConnell writes about the concept of "removable parts" in her book, "The Other End of the Leash." In Chapter 2, under the heading "Silhouettes."
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|09-10-2013 09:28 PM|
|Nigel||Hmmm... Did you actually see a baby in the carrier? Maybe Revy detected the man was actually smuggling drugs and he was trying to alert you? Ok maybe not, my two didn't seem to like hoodies when they were pups, but they got over it pretty quick.|
|09-10-2013 07:02 PM|
My male has never shown fear or even a great deal of curiosity about any number of "strange" things. People on skateboards, bikes, roller skates, motorcycles, kids running and shrieking, being in a building with a lot of whistling and people crashing into each other on skates...no reaction.
So it shocked the heck out of me when he was startled by and barked at a guy getting off of a bicycle. I'm not sure he understood that they were separate objects until then!
|09-10-2013 03:23 PM|
|RugerRoni||It's funny what puppies decide is scary or out of the ordinary to them. Our pup on his first walk out could care less about other dogs/cars/people/etc., but when we walked by a fire hydrant, it was like some sort of monster to him. He was barking and carrying on like a dog possessed. I had to get down on my knees and coax him over to it to show him it was alright. A few sniffs later and it was like nothing happened.|
|09-10-2013 12:55 PM|
It's good to desensitize pups to strange objects and sounds and environments and surfaces.
Some dogs are afraid of umbrellas, push chairs, people wearing hats, helmets, lawn mowers, etcetc. Some don't like walking over objects which seem un steady or slippy or corrugated iron or wire mesh.
Some show fear and quickly recover, some are indifferent, interested etc. And some get stuck, depending on the temperament and how the owner deals with it.
|09-10-2013 12:48 PM|
|Baillif||Yesterday I had a 6 month old Malinois puppy freak out and bark at a metal bleacher bench he saw from a side angle. I took him over to it and when he realized it was an inanimate object he went right back to normal. He's normally got solid environmentals. Sometimes they see something and their brain interprets it as a potential threat when it isn't. It really isn't that different from humans. I was driving down the road the other day and saw something out of the corner of my eye I thought was a deer about to jump out in front of me when it was the way a light came off a traffic cone.|
|09-10-2013 10:45 AM|
|pyratemom||When a dog sees something that appears odd (funny) to them they naturally want to bark or sniff it. Not unusual. I'm sure the OP didn't mean they thought it was funny to see a man carrying a baby. The dog probably thought it looked like person with two heads or something and thought it was strange so it barked. My dog freaked when it saw a person pushing a two baby in line stroller. I think it actually scared her for a second because she wasn't sure what it was but I put her in a sit so she could get a good look and when she realized it was just two little people in a cart she was fine. I tried to introduce as many strange things as I could when she was a pup but I must have missed the dual strollers. LOL!|
|09-10-2013 04:15 AM|
|09-10-2013 03:19 AM|
But I can't still understand that a man having a baby sling on his back and it seems funny?? I don't know what's so funny in it,,??
Actually it happens if the mother is ill or can't carry her baby, in fact I also ask my husband to carry my baby in a sling
|08-15-2013 02:17 PM|
Lol. We thought we had been super-diligent with introducing her to everything, everyone and every place we could think of. Apparently we missed baby carriers. She wasn't upset or anything - just crazy curious. I'll have to think of other "human-hybrid" situations to introduce her to.
On the plus side, hats, skateboards, bikes, cars, ATVs, motorcycles and kids don't bother her at all.
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