thunderpaws01 wrote:Well then, don't put her into situations where she can rehearse the behavior of being defensive. Not all dogs like to be touched, she may be one of them. Respect her wishes and keep other people's hands were they belong, in their pockets.
Wendy M wrote:I would reccommend another trip to the vet.
A friend had very similar experience with his dog, and they discovered that she had a urinary tract/kidney infection that was making her very tender in her back/butt region. SAME behavior, snapping or growling when petted there and then remorseful.
Not saying that it is the same thing (it could very well be behavioral - from someone beating her on her butt or something) but it sounds like it could be pain related to me...
tbachel1 wrote:thunderpaws01 wrote:Well then, don't put her into situations where she can rehearse the behavior of being defensive. Not all dogs like to be touched, she may be one of them. Respect her wishes and keep other people's hands were they belong, in their pockets.
Yeah, because I sat there and said "Hey, old lady, while I have my back turned, why don't you come over here and put your hands on my dog, please. Thanks,"
Maybe you do need to work on your tone? Because you came off a little..snotty--ish.
Also, giving advice like "keep other people's hands where they belong...etc;" is not helpful. I have no control over what another person is doing with their hands.
The woman came over, and while I was encouraging Holly to stand up so I could more thoroughly dry her, the woman took the initiative to do what I was doing--and she'd put her hands on Holly so fast that I didn't have time to say "Hey, you crotchety old hag, leave my dog alone"--which is, what I'm sure, what you would've said.
And Holly reacted first.
So thanks for your..help. Dog trainer lady who clearly knows more than me and wants the world to know.
I'll be sure to NEVER wash my dog EVER again, as per your suggestion.
(And no, I didn't narc on you. You're not that special.)
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