I finally got Kasper to balance / wear something on his head long enough to take a photo! This has been a long time coming. All it took was months of training (ever so slowly increasing the criteria), high value treats and a tired Kasper. Who knew? 🙂
I would say Zoey is fully healed from whatever she did to her leg *touch wood* For the past three days she has had substantial walks, met our friend (cue extremely excited Zoey) and run about madly. Yesterday she walked over an hour total, and was fine 🙂
Unfortunately on one of her walks yesterday some absolute imbecile had left their dog outside their house off lead. Their dog is an extremely fearful and aggressive American Bulldog; it is huge and from what I’ve seen of its’ owners it has a crappy life, so I feel sorry for it.
Anyway, the dog was off lead (owner said it escaped from their garden, but they didn’t have a garden, just a dog bed outside the back door so…) and charged at Zoey. Remember Zoey is scared of large dogs, white dogs in particular as she has been attacked by a few of them.
The dog ran over and got all in her face. Zoey was scared but did well apparently (it was just her and my partner on the walk). The dog was very intense, pushy bordering on aggression, and wouldn’t leave her alone. My partner bent to pick Zoey up and Zoey, realising what he was doing, leapt into his arms.
Then the owner appeared, yelling at the dog and grabbing for its’ collar. They did apologise, but it’s not good enough.
I am sick of morons letting their dogs charge my dogs off lead, they are always full of excuses and the fact of the matter is I don’t care. The worst thing was that because my partner was walking Zoey alone there was nobody to body block the other dog or distract it 😦
Oh well. Zoey did extremely well and she wasn’t hurt. That’s the most important thing.
The experience probably has made her more fearful of other dogs, and large white dogs in particular. We will just have to try even harder to build her confidence.