Originally Posted by Boondox
Hah! Barley is exactly the opposite. When he's startled or frightened he runs to us...and hides behind us!
Part of that is the way I trained him. Because we travel thousands of miles from home I wanted him to run to me, rather than away, if the crap ever hit the fan. I've been so successful at that that I can't leave him alone (like paying for gas inside, or ducking into a grocery store to pick up some munchies) without him trying to follow.
This came to a head last summer when I really needed to pee in Malone NY, and the gas station's restrooms were INSIDE the convenience store. Because they served food, dogs were not allowed inside. I didn't dare leave him unattended on a busy street, so ended up stuffing my 75# golden retriever into a backpack and wearing him into the store as I snuck past the clerk!
Must work on the behavioral modification thing this year...
Oh Sh*t the emoticoms don't cover this kind of entertainment. I'm having so much fun reading this thread
I keep trying to post a usefull contribution. Then I come accross another belly bussing moment.