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Hi Guys!

Just wondering when you're out with your babies walking them what do you do if you see another dog? Do you pick them up? Lola is 15 weeks old and we have had 4 incidents of her nearly being attacked by other small supposedly friendly dogs! I cannot believe this! I don't know why! She hasn;t been hurt but I am now so paranoid and worried! I don't want to put her down anymore but she loves to walk! She's terrified of other dogs now! And people also just don't listen when they ask to stroke her I tell them to offer their hand under her chin and they don't!! Why are they SO STUPID!!? So consequently my poor baby can't socialise anymore and has no friends and is petrified of other dogs who are ALL so mean to her!!! She has been scarred mentally by these dogs and I'm currently seeing a trainer one to one!

If any of you live in or near London and have a really nice, calm, friendly, non barky baby that would like to meet with me alone in a quiet environment and try and build Lola's confidence then that would be really great! :D

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ur so right with building up her confidence my mum has a mini schnauzer and a german wirehaired pointer . tyson is getting used to them and actually beats up our schnauzer!! we dont let him on the floor with our pointer as he is just so big wud probably step on him without knowing.

i do pick tyson up if i think he is in danger just the protective thing i think!! if i lived in london i would gladly come out 4 walkies with u but i am about 2 hours away x

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when you are going to pick her up everytime you see another dog ....you will learn lola the impression all those dogs are bad and create problem behaviour .....

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coco is nearly 7 months now and is not properly sozialised.i understand exactly what you mean about people stroking them,they always go for the head and for such a small dog and hand bigger than their heads!
i would love to take coco for walks with you and your abay but am far too far away.i usually let coco walk on the ground near a dog unless the dog looks like it could be a threat to coco, then i pick him up.i have taken coco to friends houses and dog shows,this is a great way of socializing but we still have a long way to go.
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maybe you could try a puppy class?
 

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When I get my chi Lucie (in August).. if hes the quiet type.. I'll be glad to come for walkies in London, he'll be younger and smaller then Lola at the time so maybe she wont feel such a threat?!
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xx-nathalie-xx said:
when you are going to pick her up everytime you see another dog ....you will learn lola the impression all those dogs are bad and create problem behaviour .....

kisses nat
Its not Lola who has the problem behaviour.... well it wasn't initially! I used to let her walk and meet other small dogs as they were friendly etc. But these "friendly" dogs have rushed over and growled and shown their teeth and gone to bite her so I have had to pull her up with the harness twice! And lots of the dogs in the park are off the lead! So its FAR too risky! That's why now I pick her up because I just can't trust any of them!! 5 times now we've had problems! And she's only 4 months old and completely submissive....she doesn't even bark! My trainer says that because she has these bad experiences imprinted on her memory it will take much longer than another pup who is just scared for no particular reason! Lola won't even go towards the park now! :cry: That is why when I see another dog I will continue to pick her up as I am not in a million years prepared to risk another set back and confrontation unless in a controlled situation e.g. in a home or garden, with a good pup etc.

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Honestly that is why I don't take Giz to the puppy parks. He does not like big dogs...he'll cringe when they go near...I don't reinforce the behavior and pick him up, or coo at him by saying "aww it's ok" I actually don't speak, I let him decide if the dog is ok or not...but so many just run right up, their was a psycho shiz zu..however you spell it...LOL...and she wanted to eat him alive...I had no hoice but to pick him up then because she was lunging at him and the owner was like..."Oh it's ok" Uhh no you nut job.....LOL

I take him now to the beach etc. but no more puppy park. He doesn't like otehr dogs too much and I don't care either. He's great around people and that's what concerns me most...

He loves my Joey though :D
 

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i don't take chico for walks around my apartment complex because a lot of people don't put their dogs on leashes here. one dog who wasn't on a leash ran after chico and i had to scoop chico up and bolt up to my apartment, and that was it for us! the last time i brought him for a walk around my complex was about a month ago and he met a really nice, sweet chi girl. but i usually drive to a nice area and walk him there, or bring him to the park near my MIL's house. (i don't do dog parks) i can't see myself keeping him cooped up inside just because other people are ignorant and won't spend $2 on a freakin leash.
 

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Auggie doesn't like other dogs either. He hasn't got to be around many and the main one he saw always tried to attack him :roll: I get so mad when people don't keep their dogs on a leash. If I see a dog not on a leash I pick Auggie up too. Not worth the risk
 

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The scariest thing is one one the dogs that tried to attack Lola was on a leash but as the girl was passing the leash to her friend she dropped it and the dog rushed over for the kill!!!! :shock: so now I am even wary of dogs on leashes as it seems owners have butter fingers!
And last week we were in the park with Lola and it was nice and quiet and we were doing a training session and having fun. Then this women came into the park with her huge dog on the lead and was just about to take his lead off . She saw Lola and then stopped intially and then went straight ahead and took off his lead anyway!! So we had to leave!! Man, did I give her the dirtiest look! She didn't even give a damn and so we had to end our fun and go home! :twisted: Some people just have no consideration!

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I don't have puppy kindergarden anywhere near me unfortunatlely. I have puppy training classes but her obediance is not a problem and she wouldn't learn anything in training classes yet as she'd be too scared! So its a bit tricky! I've heard about puppy creche and stuff but there is nothing here! :cry:
 

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I didn't let Cooper around dogs I didn't know until he had ample time to get associated with my friends' dogs. All the dogs are bigger than Cooper so he's used to seeing dogs tower over him and feel comfortable with it.

When I started taking him out where he'd meet other dogs, I had my friends and their dogs go with us so when "strangers" approached them, Cooper felt confident because his big friends were around. The bigger dogs also kept other dogs from running up on him and potentially scaring him.

Luckily, we haven't run into any dogs that I was afraid would hurt Cooper. We don't go to dog parks though; from what I've seen, most owners are more interested in picking up dates for Friday night than watching their dogs. We go to dog-friendly places like coffee shops, pet stores and local businesses that allow dogs either on the patio or inside. I just figure that if you're taking your dog with you to the local pub, you are more interested in having your dog behave themselves than the random people you see at the park.
 

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YAY!!! Fizzy's coming to visit Lola on Sunday!!! :D :D Can't wait!! :D I'm sure he'll be the perfect gentleman!
I keep telling Lola "Fizzy's coming to see you!" and she just looks at me with this dumb vacant expression!! :D It'll be funny to see what she does if Fizzy starts playing with her toys!! ha ha!

Here is a pic of Lola as I haven't been able to post one of her so far! fizzy's mum reduced the size for me! :D

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Fizzy is looking forward to meeting Lola :) he is even more
excited now you have mentioned toys !! ;) :D
Lola is SO sweet , I'm sure Fizzy is gonna love her ...
I've shown Fizzy her photo and he say's he will be a good lad
and does she have any biscuits he could help her eat ?? ;)


See you Sunday :wave:
 

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Lola has her own 'toy box'!!! :D I have told her that she must share with Fizzy so I hope she doesn't try and hide them all!! lol!

Fizzy.... we have lots of treats and biscuits for you! :D

I have also shown Lola Fizzy's photo and she is blushing at the sight of such a handsome lad coming to see her!! She is practising her "coy" look!! :D :D

See you soon! :wave:
 
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