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Old 09-11-2015, 02:25 PM
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I was hoping I could get some advice about taking Beverly and Bentley out shopping? The only place we really take them are indoor flea markets. We have a ton of them around here, and they love them! They mostly stay in the cart and I show them all kinds of things and they get a big kick out of sniffing everything, lol. Beverly is the sweetest little dog so when people inevitably shove their hands into the cart without asking to pet her she never reacts badly, even when she is scared. Bentley is a different story. While he is also very sweet and gentle he is more anxious than Beverly and will growl if someone comes up to him or pets him, so if I see someone getting ready to pet I usually explain that he might snap if they spook him.

The problem is that I wind up a nervous mess and feeling like if I don't just hover over them the entire time I risk someone darting their hand in and him potentially biting. He never has actually bitten someone but he is nervous and growls so I think he might. Maybe I should only take them in their stroller so people can't touch them. Its just frustrating because then I can't show them stuff and they can't sniff with joy!

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Pablo is the exact same, only with unfamiliar men and kids though. He LOVES woman such a ladies man, neeva loves any sort of attention so I'm not fussed about her.

But I am considering buying one of these don't touch me dog harnesses for him since for bloody reason people don't listen when I tell them not to touch him UGH. CAUTION (Do Not Approach) Red Colour Coded Non-Pull Dog Harness. PREVENTS Accidents By Warning Others Of Your Dog In Advance: Amazon.co.uk: Pet Supplies I mean it looks pretty scary and ugly but if it stops people scaring my dog and not getting bit then I'm fine with that.

You could try one of those and see how it goes at least that way if someone sees it and chooses to ignore the warning then thats their risk!
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Pablo is the exact same, only with unfamiliar men and kids though. He LOVES woman such a ladies man, neeva loves any sort of attention so I'm not fussed about her.

But I am considering buying one of these don't touch me dog harnesses for him since for bloody reason people don't listen when I tell them not to touch him UGH. CAUTION (Do Not Approach) Red Colour Coded Non-Pull Dog Harness. PREVENTS Accidents By Warning Others Of Your Dog In Advance: Amazon.co.uk: Pet Supplies I mean it looks pretty scary and ugly but if it stops people scaring my dog and not getting bit then I'm fine with that.

You could try one of those and see how it goes at least that way if someone sees it and chooses to ignore the warning then thats their risk!
That is actually great advice. I could even get him a collar so that he can still wear his harness and not have too much pressure on his neck. Thanks!
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That is actually great advice. I could even get him a collar so that he can still wear his harness and not have too much pressure on his neck. Thanks!
No probs Katie! I know how annoying it is and it makes me nervous too for some reason because they're tiny dogs people ignore all respect for their space! No wonder they get nervous.
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When we had only Mickey people were always polite and he enjoyed the attention. Now that we have 2 I'm seeing more of the stuff you're talking about. ????? I had someone pet him on the head, smacking him like he was a huge dog. (Not kids, either.) He isn't as enthusiastic about strangers anymore. I'm going to start telling strangers that they bite, but for legal protection.
Your babies are adorable in the cart. TBH, if I saw Pablo, Bentley or Beverly I would probably drool on them. lol
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Douglas does bite. And people like to be dumb jerks and grab him and swat him and try to hold him. I told one guy, "Don't touch him, he bites." Guess what. Guy touched him and got bit on the finger. Served him right.

Doug is very sick all the time, and we think more than his epilepsy may be happening in his tiny brain, he no longer recognizes people he used to like. He was also badly abused. Despite having made a lot of progress he is still not a nice dog.

If I have Doug out, I usually either hold him in my arms or let him lay in a carrier or bag. It keeps him more in my bubble so I can protect him from scary strangers better. Because he is so sickly and I KNOW he doesn't know what is happening a lot of the time, I do cut him more slack than I would a healthy dog. He really just doesn't understand. So I protect him.
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Cute photo of Bentley and Beverly, as for taking them shopping I would just stick with your stroller it will be much easier as you can keep it closed and then warn people not to touch your babies. also the collars and harnesses Caitlin mentioned seem perfect.
I really want to get a stroller for when I take mine to shows as there is a lot of big dogs around so I cant relax when they are on the floor just incase, but if they were enclosed in the stroller I would feel a lot better. I have found some great ones online although the shipping is pretty steep because of the weight so hopefully I can find one on a UK site.
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I have a Pet Gear NV, no zip stroller. We bought it from Amazon. It has huge tires for jogging (I just didn't want them to be jostled around on every bump), and comes with a plush bolster pad, and a weather cover. We just love it and so do our dogs. You might like it too!
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