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my dog doesn't like (most) men
yoyo has never, ever been abused by men but his behavior might make you think otherwise.
whenever we come upon new women or children or dogs, he's all happy and frisky and playful and wants to eagerly say "hello!" in that way that havs all do.
but when we meet a new man, he acts like he doesn't trust them. they will be all "hello puppy!" and he'll back off to the other direction. just the other day we met a man outside our apartment who said hello to yoyo and told me that he had two small dogs of his own. yoyo would have none of it and started "chuffing" (does that make sense?) at him, and i even saw some teeth!
it's mostly men that he does this too (although he's very affectionate with my DH) but we also met a woman who was trying to be friendly with yoyo but yoyo did the same thing as with the man, started chuffing and backing away.
what does this mean? is this unhealthy? should i try and "correct" this behavior? or should i just chalk it up to that sometimes dogs can sense things that we can't?