08-24-2018, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadowmom
Dogs definitely can be sensitive and moody! The first picture of her putting her paw on your arm is something my current dog does all the time. He'll just randomly put his paw in my hand or wrap it slightly around my arm or put it on my leg. For him he wants something, attention of I'm ignoring him, he could want reassurance if we're in a stressful getting, he usually wants treats or a belly or chest rub.
He's not shy he rolls over and puts his paw on my hand and pulls it toward his belly or chest then holds it there and won't let go lol. But he only lets me and people he knows and trusts do that. Strangers he leans on their legs and asks for butt scratches, which he never asks me for.
He hates water too. Won't play in or drink from the fountain or sprinkler in the dog park, won't go out if it's raining or snowing, I can hold him to hose him but he hates it.
He's got the very expressive eyes and face and gives me the tortured guilt tripping look complete with the dramatic sigh for any little thing. People at the park laugh at us all the time. He'll misbehave, like ignoring me calling him and go bark at a stranger or chase a rat and I'll say leave it and call him. If he ignored me I'll say ok no can which means dry food only for dinner. That gets him racing back full force, yes he understands he knows what cans are and gets very excited. But he looks at me like I'm the worst most abusive person in the universe.
Sometimes he goes and sulks and won't eat and stays alone in another room. Then happily eats and is happy wagging again when I call him and cajole him with belly rubs and Pat's and lots of attention.
Very moody. And very sensitive, that's just the nature of some dogs, much more than others. I've never had a moody dog before so it was an adjustment. Ive had a moody horse for almost 22 years but due to their size people don't spay female horses since it's major abdominal surgery on a thousand pound animal and risky so hormones make them moody. Understandable.
Treats, praise, playing their favorite games, attention, petting favorite spots, usually help moodiness.
It's actually my leg. She tends to paw me/touch my leg/arm or give me those emotional looks when I'm busy on my phone and she touches my phone out of curiosity as well. However I think she is not used to be yet as I am only her caregiver. She is my husband's dog. However she is a cross between different breeds (her parentage has 4 or more), of which her 2 dominant breeds are "will breeds" so she has quite a temperament. What some people call dramatic. She needs time to settle, so by the second day she was back to her normal self. She is very happy to see me these few days though and will lick me and give me a "submissive grin".
just testing out something I read on the net. No way am I going to use the peroxide so just trying out the safest for her. I know her fur is turning reddish-brown because of the sun, but just seeing if it will bring back her actual, original colour. Not going to bother about it anymore.
There are some dogs who hate showers too. Maybe she is not used to it or the pin brush as the owner hardly showers her, poor thing. I heard once a month is good, but some do it even lesser.