No, you will not be meeting my dog. The conversation usually goes something like this: “Can I meet him?”...“No, he’s going to stay in his crate”...“But I feel bad that he’s in his crate”...“Don’t. He’s perfectly happy there”..."Is he aggressive?”...“No, he’s nervous with new people”..."Does he bite?” ...“He hasn’t yet, and my goal is to keep it that way” . . .
Learning to protect our dogs and ourselves by unapologetically saying "No." A great post on @yourpitbullandyou about an owner of a reactive dog, teaching us that we do not need to jeopardize our dogs happiness-or our happiness- to meet anyone else's expectations. I highly recommend this read 😊
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We started crate training Luna last night and she’s already digging her den. Haven’t left her alone yet, but she’s chillin while I work at my desk and around the house. She has major separation anxiety as evidenced by my previous posts of chewed shoes and pillows. Crates are supposed to appeal to dogs’ den-dwelling instincts and make them feel safer. We’ll see! #huskylife#huskiesofinstagram#cratetraining#dogowner