Something not nice happened to me today.
This guy and a lady came to fix Mummy’s carpet. As always I am curious who these people are – checked them out, being protective.
I thought they’re nice but I soon realise they don’t know dogs. I went to the room to see what they were doing and as they started making loud funny noises, I got nervous and jumped at him. He was so terrified, he started to hit me! And as he hit me, I nipped him. His face got all red and started shouting. Mummy grabbed me and told him to calm down! I have never been hit before (except by Little Tyke) and neither have I bitten anyone. Sometimes I nip people I don’t like. And this guy, he kept shouting – “She bit me! She bit me!” He wasn’t a very tall man and it made him even shorter.
Mummy then took me into the other room and closed the door behind her. So I spent the whole morning sitting inside the room with Mummy.
It was a confusing and scary incident for me. Boo!
May’s comment: Silly man! But I guess I should not have assumed that he would be ok with a furry cockapoo. But Darcy is usually cautious about strangers and after a while when she sees they’re ok, and we’re speaking, she’s fine. But in this instance, they were working in the other room and it wasn’t a friendly visit. I didn’t notice she had gone in there. When they started making noise with their equipment, she jumped at the man. And he got so frightened, he started hitting her which made her all defensive. Well, lesson learnt. He was fine – it was a little nip but he shouted like he was going to die!
But this is not taken lightly. My heart was racing with worry – I don’t like how she reacts when she is agitated. Will have to do something about it. Time for dog trainers.