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MaddiLovesDogs 05-17-2014 05:57 PM

Scared of reflections?
Are any of your chihuahuas scared of their own reflection, or yours? Ponyo was like that for a little while until I came up with an idea. I left a mirror at her level for a few days and played with her in front of it until she was intrigued! Now I catch her checking herself out from time to time... :laughing6: I know that chihuahuas respond affectionately to others of their kind, so this was very interesting to see her go from "alert bark" scared to "Hey, lookin' GOOD!" in a week or so.
It always helps to have Big Bear around, too. He helps us insecure girls deal with new scary stuff!
Bear: Don't u have treats wiv dat camera usually?

Sarahchibird 06-02-2014 08:29 PM

Haha, aw! That's so cute, Great idea -I might try that with Roxy

Gizmorto 06-10-2014 09:35 AM

LOL! Gizmo was never scared of his reflection, but I have caught him checkin' himself out!

Angelexp 07-07-2014 07:01 PM

Bastion never cared for his reflection didn't make a difference one way or the other with him, but I've noticed that my new chi Dolly, she reacts like it's a strange dog that doesn't belong there, she'll start to growl at it. I've taken to exposing her to the mirror more now as a result. I dont like the growling, but I'm hopeful she'll eventually realize it's just her own reflection.

AmyAnn 07-07-2014 07:40 PM

Chewy thinks his reflection in the fireplace glass is another dog. He barks and growls at it when he notices.

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MaddiLovesDogs 07-12-2014 11:53 PM

I didn't particularly like that she was scared of herself. She's too cute for that! :laughing6:

xela 07-13-2014 01:52 AM

Hahaha same with Bruno when he first moved in with us. Used to bark at his reflection on a cabinet glass door. Doesn't mind reflections now.

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