It’s the first WOOF blog hop – Thursday thoughts with TorreyToday is the first WOOF blog hop. I am teaming up with Oz the terrier and Wag N Woof Pets as a co-host in this new monthly blog hop. We will be talking about fear in dogs, and why we react the way we do. But most importantly, what you as our human companions can do to help us cope better. Does this look like the face of a dog with issues? Nope, not really. But in this photo I am in my favorite safe spot. In the chair, and totally chillin’. Mom has been taking me out in public since I was this big. And overall, I do really good. People love to say hello to me, pet me, and tell me I am beautiful. I LOVE this! But get me around other dogs, and sometimes I get nervous, and don’t like it. Generally, I love to play with other dogs. If I can be off leash with other dogs and run around in circles, I am very very happy. But put me on a leash, and take me for a walk, and all bets are off. I can be walking along just fine, but the minute I see another dog coming towards me, I am a whirling dervish on a string. Sometimes I lunge and growl even. Mom has no idea why I act this way. And honestly, I don’t know either. Mom did figure out last summer though, that if she told me sit, and wait for the other dog to pass by, that I was just fine. Sometimes the other people with the dog will stop and try to say hello. Mom generally warns them that I might not be very well mannered. Sometimes I am good, sometimes not so much. Go figure. So we are hoping with all the info that will be written and talked about with this new WOOF blog hop, that together we can help me be a better dog in any situation. So please join us. Write a blog post about your own personal fears, or issues. The linky will be open through the weekend so you have time to join in. Lets all help each other out, and become the best dogs we can be.