|Ziti has mellowed somewhat.|
I tried not crating him when I left the house for work but apparently, he paced and paced. So, back in the crate where he feels safe, and will go to sleep after five minutes of howling. He does need to go out for a pee after four hours or so.
It’s so important that anyone who comes in the house or meets him on the street NOT put their hands out to him. They need to just ignore him so he can sniff you out on his terms. I explain to people what to do but out goes their hand, and he backs up and will lunge and snap if someone insists on doing it. I told them.
How do you feel when a complete stranger reaches out to touch you and run their hand across you before you’ve even given them an acknowledgment? What is your first reaction? Social etiquette is usually that you speak to someone first and read body and facial language to find out where you stand with someone else. You wouldn’t even consider touching them. The same goes for dogs. I had stupidly made that mistake when the car opened and I put my hand in to say hello to him when he first arrived at our house. He backed off. So did I. I should have known better.
|Out dark and early for a hike in the snow.|
|Mr. Goofball loves eating ice.|
|All is quiet after a long hike.|