Originally Posted by TripleAChihuahuas
Yea I was so fearful of her going out I think I waited too long but was scared of something coming up. now she likes to go out with my others and they are protective of the yard so all she see's is her friends barking at people and strange dogs *sigh* so I have taken her a few places but I need to do more. I took her to class today and there were BIG dogs there so I waited but while waiting she was scared not shaking but tail almost between legs and barking semi growling I hushed her and said no but you can see she wasn't being lady like LOL. I came home disappointed *sigh*
Its hard with these little guys. Right now Bryco has NO CLUE he "should" be scared of big dogs, but I need to make sure he continues to have positive experiences. I mean, he'll be 16 weeks Sunday and still, really not many outings. How old is Cali now? you said close to 6 months?
Honestly, I think Bryco's 12 week vaccine protected him, but we are doing the last one just to be sure, since he will be around other dogs a lot. I've never heard him bark or growl in warning, but he's still just a baby.
Do you have like, a puppy social hour or something you can take Cami to? We have been doing this w/ Trigger and Oakley and it's helped some...but honestly, some chis just don't like bigger dogs and they can't really be blamed for it lol.
I so wish we had handling classes.