..and initially, yours truly thought it would be best to respond to this fact by freaking out!
This is not like her! She loves everybody!
Well, now that Taylor has reached her teen years, she is apparently developing an attitude towards a particular population of dogs: females who are around the age of 3. She is a complete angel around males as well as seniors of both sexes. Go figure!
So many questions have been running through my mind:
Why is she doing this?
Does she feel threatened by other females her age?
Is this like the canine version of Mean Girls?
So, after my freaking out phase ended, I visited my local bookstore and purchased two books that will hopefully help me shed some light into this random behavior detour.
Currently, I am reading Training for Both Ends of the Leash by Kate Perry and Yvonne Conza, and I will later read It’s Me or The Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet by Victoria Stilwell. I am already learning quite a bit, and I will fill you in on the techniques that Jeremy and I are now incorporating into Taylor’s training in the days to come.
Just like our human teenagers, I am now understanding that Taylor is also going through some…um…changes. Both Taylor and her humans just need to learn how to work though those changes in a socially appropriate way! ;-)
So, until tomorrow, Friends! I hope you have a great night!