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Does your dog have anti-social days?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I think sometimes Kenzie gets up on the wrong side of the bed :rolleyes:

    Most days she's a very sociable wee thing - she usually tries to get every dog she meets to do zoomies with her and is overjoyed when one does. But every so often she has a day when she is really reserved around other dogs - she'll approach and sniff but not try to play, and get a bit nervous when they initiate play with her.

    It's just one of her quirks and I always let her 'lead the way' in terms of if she wants to stay around another dog or move on.

    Just wondering if anyone else's dog has anti-social days too? :eek:
     
  2. Longton Flyball

    Longton Flyball PetForums Senior

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    Clover always seems anti-social but could be her way of telling the world "I'm here."

    Duke definitely has anti-sociable days but I think that's due to being a grumpy old man.
     
  3. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Wednesdays and Mondays.

    It's on these two specific days we walk with Zara and Oscar down into the village. (Their choice not ours we just follow on)

    The Hillbilly type folks there don't like us or our Dogs and the Dogs seem to sense the atmosphere which always makes Zara a little sharper edged than usual and then the BIG Oz starts to huff up a bit.
     
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    Jaxons very anti-social... He will have a quick sniff and be off again... If the other dog wants to play he just stands there and puts his little ears back...
     
  5. Ingrid25

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    archie was just permantly anti social- he was traumatised by something. he hated little dogs- big dogs he knew he couldnt get passed (he was attacked by a german shepard) so he picked on the little ones.
    he developed separation anxiety and he ran off when he was being minded..........:cryin:
    so sorry about wailing to you all- it just bought up memories
     
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    Bella is a bit anti social with one dog, shes a female gsd and is huge, Bella thinks she can put her in her place and the other gsd reminds her every time that she really isnt big enough, its funny to watch as its all handbags at dawn and Bella spends the rest of the walk sulking :D. With every other dog they both just want to play unless Henrick has a ball, then he walks off and tries to hide his prize till the other dog leaves.
     
  7. dorrit

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    Benny is anti social and just has the odd social day...

    Normally he hides from anyone and everyone so if he wants a pat or a fuss we accuse the chosen one of hiding food in their pockets and if he tries to play with another dog we assume they coated said dog in bacon fat before coming out to walk....

    (i say 'tries' because hes not really sure what to do after the first wag and wiggle bit, the other dog jumps about and runs and Benny looses interest)
     
  8. Obzocky

    Obzocky PetForums Member

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    Haha, oh, i'd be happy if Emily had social days! Unfortunately she doesn't rough house (which puts 90% of the dogs we encounter on her ignore/avoid list), she doesn't do bouncy enthusiastic dogs either (so that leaves the other 8%) and so the remaining 2% are dogs like Emily, who are quite content to ignore each other. I blame it on her age, but she's not really that old, she just doesn't like socialising with most of the dogs we encounter.

    Not that it should shock me. She doesn't like playing with standard toys either, when we went to the old training club we were accused of never socialising/playing with her. Had it happen on walks too, where people simply do not realise she's not a dog who gives her love to just any old Joe, you have to work for it :001_tongue:.
     
  9. sunshine80

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    Sonny tends to be anti social with big dogs (that he does not know) all the time now :( other than that yes he does have days where he is grumpy and they are usually when he is in pain or is sore. he will usually go away to my Dad's bedroom and not want much interaction with us and he will be snappy with dogs that he is normally very friendly with - luckily this does not happen on a regular basis.
     
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