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Q: Why Is Shasta This Way?

July 19, 2010 | By Ches21 | 4 answers | Expired: 1491 days ago

Ches21

Shasta is my dad's 6 year old american eskimo he adopted from an animal rescue where she had been brought in as a retired champion show dog with her papers her owners wanted to baby their new baby and so they got rid of the dog. But Shasta has always gotten along with other dogs no matter the sex, age or breed she has always never had a problem except every time my dad walks Shasta and they come by a poodle it doesn't matter what kind of poodle male or female or how big a poodle Shasta gets aggressive and growls at them Shasta hates poodles but no other dogs why is this?

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Johnnynalex
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Jul 20, 2010

i agree probably a bad ex[erience. patience time and a friend with a calm poodle can probabbly help

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Carol F.
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Jul 20, 2010

Dogs remember experiences...good and bad. Odds are Shasta's had negative experiences with one or more Poodles. To help modify that behavior, she has to slowly be allowed to associate in positive ways with Poodles of all sizes. It takes time, but it can be done.

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Stephanie  C.
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Jul 20, 2010

She doesn't like poodles. She must have had a bad experience with one.

Good luck!

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Jillian
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Jul 20, 2010

dogs can harbor feelings from another dog in their past and reflect it onto new dogs that share a certain look. it's possible shasta had some problems w/a poodle in her past that she has yet to overcome. the only way you could know for sure would be to contact her previous owners and ask.

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