My Dogs Mom
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
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Embarrassing trip to the dog park! HELP
Vinny and Lulu are going backward on socializing so I thought I'd take them to the dog park. So we get there and I let them off their leashes and they pounce around sniffing the grass, etc, all happy. There were big dogs and little ones. I'm watching Vinny and looking for Lulu and she was gone! NOOOO, there she was jumping into the lap of a guy in a wheelchair. I go get her and apologize and all's ok.
There were 3 women sitting on a bench. The middle one was, well let's just say a little different. She had on a long bright turquoise dress off both shoulders, flaming red hair wig, real thick with feathers and jewels in her hair and make up like you've never seen. She reminded me of a book I read "Garden of Good and Evil", lol.
So I look over there and Lulu's in her lap and Vinny's jumping up too. I couldn't keep my dogs off people. They didn't want to be with the dogs. They seemed scared.
After a few more of these lap leaps and scratching at peoples legs to get picked up, I gave up and took them home.
So, now, how do I get them to not be afraid of dogs?? Just keep doing it?
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.