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Old 12-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Talking Hello everyone!

I just joined this forum and am eager to get to know everyone.
My name is sarah and I have one dog named Zuka. she is said to be a pit boxer mis, however the vet I go to thinks she Is part greyhound. She is about 10 months old right now. She is very loving, but skittish and appears aggresive at first but if you get close she will just pee herself. Even new people who I warned to just be weary will walk up and pet her and as soon as they touch her she stops growling. Any advice?

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Welcome Sarah, great to have you join us :-) I saw pictures of Zuka in your album and she is lovely. What types of training and experiences has she had?
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I got her through a friend at about 7 months old. They just couldn't sell her due to her skittish-ness. My family has had several skittish dogs and do just fine with them exept they are all smaller dogs. She had no training what so ever when I got her. She knows sit, lay down, and mine as far as tricks go. She knows not to come in the kitchen, sit when I come home before I pet her(she will still jump a few times but is getting better), sit before I put the leash on, and sit at the door. Another thing, say I take her outside. If people go in the house, and then I take her into the house(still her "domain" so to say) she won't bark. It is just people entering the house, coming down the stairs, or even slamming the fridge door(if she doesn't see them everyday).

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Might try warning off people as they get close.
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I tell people that although she has not bitten yet it doesn't mean she won't. But generally if they pet her when she's growling like this she will stop. Also she never shows her teeth to anyone while growling.

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