Whenever we sit down at an outdoor café table Stan goes into protection mode. Medium to large dogs, walking by with their owners and children around 75cm high receive the ferocious force of a guard dog.
Stan’s passion is intense enough to move tables and chairs with his lead. When Stan is sitting on one of our laps all is right with the world, peace and calm prevails.
Barking at other dogs started when we moved to Leichhardt, almost four years ago. Stan’s issue with children began after an incident outside the Pig and Pastry, Petersham. We were quietly having lunch when a young girl slapped him on top of his head, as she walked past.
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Alas, even a single experience that disrupts our sense of security and safety, no matter the intent, has the power to scar any of us and put us in survival mode for life.
I get his point with small children, some can be very stupid and should be thrown to sharks for the greater amusement of all. Our two Nicky and Nora are guard dogs and though good with people they are bad with other dogs. Can’t be helped.