Today this has been happening. Kids and steam trains, plus Freya’s first train experience.
I can see the nervousness on her face. She didn’t like it much, but wasn’t crying or howling. Luckily almost every small child introduced themselves and gave her fuss and hugs. One adult accompanying their little lad said “does she do paw?” to me, and Freya answered by lifting her paw faster than I could reply. This made me happy. Sadly she also utterly disappointed me as she snapped at another dog and bit his nose. I didn’t know what to do, I said sorry immediately and asked if the other woof was ok – owner said “He’s fine!” and dragged him off quick. I felt so guilty, the other dog’s body language gave it away he wasn’t ok.
I don’t want to have to muzzle her in public places, but if I hadn’t had her lead and pulled her off in a split second there would have been blood I am sure. So tonight me and Blokey shall be researching dog training people.
She can’t be allowed to attack because she’s scared, she was in no danger, nor were her people. I understand she was stressed, but my normally placid girlie bit a dog that wasn’t growling, wasn’t hostile, no excuse really. I am now very worried about camping in the summer.
Do any doggie owners have advice please?