It’s the first #WOOFSupport blog hop — 29 Comments

  1. I am so comforted to know that other well-socialized, trained dogs develop leash reactivity for no reason! Not that I am glad that you, Torrey, have the same problem as Brychwyn but when most people talk about their reactive dogs they have some horrible attack story (or two like Oz!) to match. I hope you and Brychwyn will like each other, Torrey… but two blue merle whirling dervishes could also be entertaining… and embarrassing… ;)
    Bethany recently posted…A Leash Reactive Corgi Who Doesn’t Need #WOOFSupport & A Human Who DoesMy Profile

  2. Oh Torrey…first off, that puppy photo of you is just PRECIOUS! I know you are a beautiful dog but dawg, oh dawg were you the cutest puppy or what? Thank you for co-hosting the hop with me…I feel such a sense of relief to know that I am not the only whirling dervish in the world! You know, Ma tried the “sit” command for me but it didn’t work. She said it seemed like I was “just waiting to pounce”…I have to keep moving and be distracted with the “Look” command. I am glad that works for you though! I guess we all have our little quirks both in our reactivity and in what distracts us from it.
    Thanks again for sharing & for being my co-host!
    Oz the Terrier recently posted…#WOOFSupport: What It’s Like to Walk in My PawsMy Profile

  3. You’re a beautiful dog, Torrey, and you sure were a super adorable puppy! Sounds like a good idea for a blog hop. It’s always so helpful to hear what other people have done to help their pets through their fears.
    Daisy recently posted…Daisy, the Ice PrincessMy Profile

  4. How wonderful that you learned to sit and wait for the other dog to pass! It can be so frustrating when people (and dogs) derail us by trying to stop and say hello. Our tendency is to want to say “Oh, sure, our dogs are friendly,” even when we’re scared what they might do. It doesn’t happen to us too often, because Leo is scary looking when he barks. But the next time a small child runs toward us asking, “Is he friendly?” I plan to snarl, “NO! He bites!” Actually, that’s not fair to Leo. At the Christmas tree lot last year, a couple (of adults) asked to meet him and he was perfectly lovely. But I have to keep the safety of small children in mind!
    Kari recently posted…WOOF! Working Out Our FearsMy Profile

  5. Oh, Torrey, you were such an adorable little puppy! You’re still adorable, but there’s something like a small fluffy ball of fur that really pulls my heart strings.

    If you and Maya met on a walk, I bet you’d like her. I know she’d like you. But if you and Pierson met… well, let’s just say we had to join the WOOF pack too.
    Dawn recently posted…Challenges of a Leash Reactive DogMy Profile

  6. We think its called leash aggressive or reactive something like that, it would help you to find that. Also, it may be she is reacting to signals from the other dog. I don’t like over excited dogs and will snap at them to back off. I am going to link my post from today later on if that’s okay, mom needs lots of help with my separation anxiety! Love Dolly
    Dolly the Doxie recently posted…#ThrowbackThursday: Dolly Goes to WashDC Part 2My Profile

  7. Delilah hates leash greeting too! Whenever possible I drop the leash, of course avoidance for me works the best. :-) I have had some success with having her sit and treats and reassurance as a dog passes us at a good distance, and I’ve also learned to watch and see what type of dog she reacts too. In most cases it is a dog that is very high energy, running in her face.
    Jodi recently posted…Happy Valentine’s Day – Follow-Up FridayMy Profile

  8. You are not alone Torrey, that’s for sure. Like your mom, my mom has been taking her shepherd out since he was a pup, and he acts the same way around strange dogs too. She’s tried hard to “fix” the issue for a really long time, but nothing worked. It’s just who he is.

    It’s very difficult when other owners let their dogs approach. All dog owners should learn to ask permission first, just because their dog is friendly doens’t mean the other dog is.
    Donna and the Dogs recently posted…Two More Great BuysMy Profile

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