Friday, August 11, 2017

Calm under pressure

I don't know if this is good or bad, but Dixie has one big advantage over our former mutt Lady.

When kids would run toward Lady, she'd back away from them. She probably felt like she was being attacked.

Our current dog, Dixie, is more calm when under siege. She just sits there waiting while kids run toward her to pet her. While Lady wasn't deliriously happy about being petted, Dixie craves the attention.

Is it good to just sit there when someone is running at you? Probably not. Still, it works. The kids get to pet her, and she gets to be petted.

One other thing: Lady was good with children; she just was uncomfortable when they ran at her.

P.S.: I just looked through the photos on this blog (it just took seconds) and noticed that I don't have one photo of Lady being petted. I don't have any of Dixie yet, either; but I will get some.

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