Sometimes, dogs are just weird. You get all geared up to do something you know they’ll love, and they’re completely freaked out. As much as they love novelty, they also have strong ideas about what’s acceptable, and sometimes it makes sense only to them.
I’ll start: my dogs LOVE water. They’ve never gone a whole week without swimming somewhere, and they usually swim almost every day. Most of the places they swim are not places I’d consider swimming. There is plant life and mud and icky things, and I prefer my swimming water with less living in it. Right now, my in-laws are selling sand out of a field and eventually there will be a 60 acre lake that will be clean and pleasant to swim in, and we’re all very excited about it. More, I just knew the dogs would be delighted to swim with us! How could they not be? They love water, and they love playing with us. Welp, my husband jumped into the proto-pond (read: mud hole, notice that I’m high and dry with the camera) this weekend and the result was not what we expected. They ran from him. It seems that people in water are inherently suspicious and no amount of treats or enticement will get them to go into the water with someone.
What surprising reactions have your dogs had? Share with us!