Here’s the story of my dog’s sudden anxiety.
The weather was just warming up and my husband, John, was taking out the motorcycle. He walked to the garage in his regular clothes.
Hobbes, our dog, and I waited for John to ride his Harley out of the garage.
Instead John came back into the house for something. Now John was wearing his leather jacket, leather chaps, sunglasses, and a helmet. He looked like a motorcycle cop or an alien.
As John took three steps in porch toward the kitchen door, Hobbes jumped up and nipped his elbow. John yelled at Hobbes. Only when Hobbes heard John’s voice did Hobbes realize it was John. John yelled for Hobbes to sit. Hobbes ran and tucked his tail.
I jumped between them and yelled “Stop.” I told John to take off his sunglasses and talk to Hobbes. Through animal communication, Hobbes was telling me “I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I thought it was someone breaking into the house. I didn’t know it was John.” Hobbes had a sudden attack of dog anxiety.
It was a lesson for all of us. Hobbes was doing what I asked him to do several years ago after someone came into our house. John thought Hobbes knew who he was, because Hobbes has seen him in the motorcycle gear on the motorcycle. I remembered that dogs are often upset when people wear sunglasses and hats. It is just normal dog behavior. So if your dog suddenly reacts to someone, please ask the person to take off the sunglasses and/or hat. And everyone needs to exhale and breathe!
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