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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:57 PM
pdaddy pdaddy is offline
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Originally Posted by Barkingdog View Post
That may be part of the problem, not making any eyes contact with your dog. Is there a reason for not doing this? Marty is a very small dog and he will look up at me make eyes contact all the time. It's a way to bound with your dog.
It was my understanding that eye contact is threatening, and experience seems to bear that out. When I look at her she visibly tenses and will flee before I get within 6 feet. If I don't look at her she allows me to get closer, and sometimes I can even get my hand close enough for her to sniff. She will also approach me sometimes when I am not looking, but backs away fast as soon as a look at her.
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