Well, my husband and I took Jamie out for socialization today. We were so excited she finally is able to ride w/o vomiting-woo hoo. She did good at the vet for her weight update(58lbs). She listened to all her commands and was comfortable with the female tech that was with us to weigh her. So we go over to Tractor Suppy she did fairly well there, but there were certain people she just did not want touching her. She did not show any aggression at all she just would back away from them and not allow them to touch her. She only did this with some people.
My question is what is acceptable social behavior? Should she allow everyone to pet her or is it good that she is leery of some people? I am just not sure if it is ok for her to be leery if someone is trying to pet her. She was fine with some while not with others. She absolutely would not socialize with another dog that was in there. She did not care for the handler either. She did great with others. She was super obedient. We got home and she was super excited to be back. Also I would like to add when she is home and anyone comes over she will bark at them, but as soon as they enter the yard she loves all over them. She has never been leery of anyone that has entered our yard or home that is why I was surprised she acted like that in the store. Any thoughts/advice as to if it is ok for her to be leery with some and social with others?
Thanks in advance.
Jamie Lee~blk GSD~6/24/10
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