Shy? Feared? Or being bothered?

My Pyr is 5 months old and well socialized with both humans and other dogs. Whenever other dogs barks or chase him he runs away and never barks back or anything. Of course all this happened in a control environment during play time or walks.

I'm just wondering if its normal or should I be concerned? He doesn't seem to be scared because once the other dog is pulled away, my Pyr is right back to the playful himself. It just saddens me when I see him run to a corner and not react to the situation. Maybe he should since we don't want an aggressive dog. Please help. Thx

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Sep 01, 2016
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by: Donna

Your dog is just a pup. If you know dogs are going to chase him, keep him on leash and allow proper introductions between dogs. The other dogs should also be on leash since you have a controlled environment.

Once they appear like they will play (playbows), then allow him off leash.

If might be better that he doesn't react. If he does, that means there may be a fight and Pyrs don't back off, generally.

It's hard to make a solid comment unless one sees your dog's body language. Running to a corne–maybe he's just saying he doesn't want to be chased and barked at. Once they stop, he's ready to play.


Read these excellent articles by Dr. Sophia Yin:

https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/dog-park-etiquette-rules/

https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/can-big-and-little-dogs-play-at-the-dog-park-safely/

Sep 02, 2016
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puppy time
by: Anonymous

He's a puppy! He may be a significant size...but he's still only a puppy. Very prudent thinking by him, by the way, to try to get away from a situation he may not be able to handle.
Give him some time. Don't force him to accept a situation he's not comfortable with because of what YOU feel is going on. He feels too. And your Pyr does not need his human to tell him what to do! Classic Pyr.
So cool it. Let him figure it out. Step in if there's aggression from other dogs but otherwise this is just another learning curve for him.

Sep 02, 2016
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by: KickerL7CVR

He is just a pup! I have a now 7 month old male and he used to be a big baby when it came to pretty much anything. One day out of nowhere he was chasing dogs off of "his lawn" and started protecting his land. I've continually been surprised by this dog.

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