Do you guys think...
That some people give off a vibe that sets dogs off? i.e. people that have been attacked many times throughout their lives by dogs
The other day, Rainer and I were at Starbucks just hanging out since we've been having great weather and letting Rai watch people come and go. He was doing amazing just laying down, relaxing, and just generally letting the world flow. All of a sudden (we had already been there an hour) he gets up and starts big boy barking his head off...no hackles, just pissed. I look back and there was a young girl (teenager) standing far away in the parking lot talking on the phone. I just assumed she was staring at him and he didn't like it. Note: Rainer has never barked at ANYONE like that ever. So, later, she comes up to me to tell me she thinks Rainer is beautiful and asked to pet him, I said sure because I've never had a problem with him around people - most of the time he just ignores them. He again starts barking at her! I corrected him and put him in a sit and her and I just started talking. Apparently she had been attacked by a dog when she was younger. I'm assuming maybe he was reacting to her fear? He was fine while her and I were talking - just didn't want her in his bubble so-to-speak.
I also ran into a guy at the dog park when Rainer was younger that had been attacked by 4 German Shepherds earlier in his life. Had steel plates and screws all over according to him.
Anyone else experience similar situations?
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