08-13-2017, 04:58 PM
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| | it's the honeymoon period - plus no past history
Imagine U have a dog who simply HATES everyone with curly hair. // I have curly hair.
However, i'm also dog-savvy & not easily intimidated, nor do i push dog's buttons - i read them well, & i do my level best not to scare, worry, or anger any dog, especially a dog that i'm working with; i don't want to make a bad impression, & shoot my own foot.
He's just arrived in Ur home, it's been only 24-hours - he's still learning the ropes.
I come to Ur house; U tell me all the things curly-haired ppl can't do, per the previous owner - pet him, clip or file claws, feed him without drama [he lunges at the bowl, then stands over it gobbling & growling], groom his belly or petticoats, clean his ears, etc.
I do at least 3 of these things in a row - the dog doesn't react. Why?
He has no history with me; i'm a new individual.
He's in new environs, & feels a bit uncertain. // In 3 days, he'll be much-more confident on site, & reactivity will predictably rise.