Dogs are weird.
Haha, here’s an interesting little post for you all. Dogs are weird. Sometimes they do stuff that will simply leave you scratching your head. No matter how deeply you try to analyze the regional behind their behavior, sometimes you’ll just never know.
We work with oodles of dogs, and we have a pretty darn good handle on why they do what they do. But every once in a while a dog will do something totally out of character, totally weird, totally something you’ve never seen them do before. And our normal human curiosity wants to be able to understand and categorize, and file things away in their appropriate boxes, but sometimes it just ain’t gonna happen.
Sometimes it’s just weird dog stuff.
A dog might growl at something that it’s never growled at before, and might never do it again. Weird. A dog might cower at something it’s seen a thousand times, and next time it sees the same thing, it might not. Weird. Or a dog might be great with every dog in the world, except this one, really sweet, docile dog, and who knows why? Weird.
We get a lot of questions on our Q and A Saturday, as well as other places, and one of the things I’ve realized is that sometimes there isn’t the great answer. The perfect understanding. It’s just a different species doing something for a reason we might not ever be privy to.
So do your best to understand and figure your dog and his or her choices out, but the reality is, sometimes, they’re just gonna do stuff and we won’t have a great answer. Weird dog stuff.