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Now, let's just preface this with a description of JilliBean my new retiree- She is the sweetest dog, quite shy and not confident at all. She is very food driven ( which is very different then my other 2 tiny dogs). She is non confrontational, she has met strangers out and about in the stroller and not had any bad reactions to any people, she plays well with the other dogs and my cats, she loves my 11 yr old grandson who was here all of last weekend and she LOVES outdoors running and chasing the guinea fowl is her favorite thing BUT JilliBean does not like my neighbor!

This is the same neighbor who refuses to spay and neuter her cats ( another thread of mine) and I am frustrated that she is so irresponsible.

Here is the story, Linda (the neighbor) comes over at about 7:30 PM to return $20 that she borrowed 8-10 months ago. She is wearing a scanty tied up Daisy Mae blouse, a push-up bra, capri pants ( slightly tight) and 4 inch heels.....doesn't everyone ( aged 49) pop over to their neighbors in such an outfit?:smpullhair: She only wears such outfits when my hubby is home.

Anyway during her brief visit I got into it with her about the cats....that they are spraying all over my fences and barn. They have
No shots, no spaying/neutering, I told her she was completely irresponsible . She shugged and said she doen't believe in it. I was so angry but my husband motioned to drop it, its useless. She went on to complain about her adult kids and the drama in her life ( which we don't care about- its just too bizarre) Hubby offered her an iced tea or coke and she asked " do you have any drink drinks?" meaning alcohol. Reluctantly hubby made her a Khalua and milk.

During this interaction the dogs are present. They must have picked up the negative vibes. As she was leaving she came to the rear of the couch and Jilli was standing up next to me on the couch. She tried to pet Jilli's head and Jilli snapped at her. She didn't bite her and she didn't growl or give any warning. It shocked me as we never saw a Malt act hostile.

I can't say as I disagree with Jilli- I wanted to bite her too.

I am concerned that Jilli had this response I will have to read up on yet another subject- and deal with another behavior modification. It makes you wonder what dogs can sense..........
 

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I have laughted my fool head off at the discription of your neighbor. You need to be a writer........it was so funny~~Where did she come from...outer space??? Dressing like that!!! Maybe Jillibean can sense something in her that needs to be growled at. You go girl!!!:chili:
 

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I don't blame Jillie for not like her. I think that she sensed it. Dogs are smart.

I think that some can pick up and sense it faster than others (speaking based on my two fluffs)... I came across a similar incident with my two. Snowy acted just like Jillie with a guy I was about to get to know which was so shocking for me because Mr. Social bug never acts this way towards strangers!

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I have this image stuck in my head now of your neighbor!! Yikes!

I bet Jillibean picked up on the tension or vibes...or maybe she just has better taste than your neighbor and didn't approve of that outfit! lol!
 

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Well it seems Jilli, didn't like the daisy may blouse sporting neighbor and may have picked up on the vibes.

Don't you just love when hubbies give you the "motion" to drop it. I usually get the suddle kick to my ankle.

I am so sorry you have to deal with this with your neighbor, has to be frustrating. I'd try as best you can to keep her at arms length, but I know it's hard.

As far as sweet Jilli, that must have shocked you, I can imagine. My Flakey (RIP), would demonstrate similar behavior. Hubby and I were buying a house, and the real estate agent was over, I was holding Flakey (which probably made it worse, now that I look back on it), because I knew he did have some trigger, points, and the real estate guy wanted to pet him, I told him, no, please don't, please, this is why I am holding him, NO, please don't and tried to move away, before I knew it, the real estate guy put his hand by Flakey's mouth, for Flakey to sniff him, and yup Flakey responded just like Jilli. The real estate agent was :w00t:

So, yes good for you to start reading up on this, and get it at a young age. I know she is a total sweetheart :wub:, but with a little tweaking, I know she will respond beautifully.
 

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Do you happen to live on Wisteria Lane? Your neighbor sounds like one of those Desparate House Wives, LOL. :HistericalSmiley:

As for the snapping.....Something like this happend to Ava recently (sort of) at the last show she was entered in. I was grooming her on her table before it time for us to go into the ring. Someone I know walked up to us and reached out to pet her. She snapped at him and we were shocked. But to tell you the truth, I know he reached too quickly and scared her. Ava doesn't have a mean bone in her body.
 

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Yippee!

Cat :smrofl::ThankYou::you rock: THANK you for helping me to start my day with laughter!!! Wow.... your descriptions were great.. my imagination was highly entertained! Yes dogs do sense something amiss or maybe Jilli just thought the lady "looked" not normal .. I saw as animal program about a big dog who was normally friendly that stood between his master (a woman) and her date who had arrived to take her out for dinner. He was trying to keep her home. The owner was almost embarrassed.. Later in the evening with her house door locked... her dog heard her screaming outside in this man's car while he was trying to date rape her. She lived in the country and this dog was able to figure out how to unlock the door and he ran to the car and attacked the car scratching it and the man let her out of the car.. amazing! Jeanne
 

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I loved this and have to admit I'm smiling over your neighbors description too. I did a visual and can't stop smiling.
I think dogs just "know" and they can sometimes figure out a person a lot faster than we can.
 

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They know! My husband has a childhood friend who I tolerate but that is about it. Peanut bit him once and Mia bit him once. I say they are a good judge of character......good for Peanut, Mia & Jiilli.:innocent:
 

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As much as it sounds like the neighbor from ****, of course it is never okay to bite. Had Jilli actually bitten your neighbor, legally the bite would have to be reported to the state. She also could sue you.

It sounds like fear biting since you say Jilli isn't well socialized. I'd PM JMM if I were you or start a new topic under Training. Jackie has given some good advice in the past on this subject.
 

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ROFLOL at that whole story... what a trip. She must make you crazy... what a character. :p :p :p

*as far as the cats go, I would be so tempted to trap spay/neuter them without saying a word if they came onto my property and were breeding like rabbits... would be better for their health, the wildlife, everyone*

As far as the Bean, I would just continue working on socializing her... she probably did pick up on the tone and act out, but the more people she comes into contact with who are a positive experience, the more stabilized/less fearful she will feel, the less she will be likely to bite
 

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loved the description .lol
about jilli reacting , i think most dogs are very good judges of character!
 

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She snapped at her,judging from the description... you say that like it's a bad thing? :HistericalSmiley:LOL,just kidding.:HistericalSmiley:

Dogs are good judges of character or lack there of... Maybe that nip will keep her from coming over in her skimpies and borrowing money.....:innocent:



I'd watch and see what other interactions she has w/ the neighbor or other people befor eI'd make a rush to judgement.Might just be an isolated incident.
 

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Bitsy was fearful and lacked confidence when we first got her. Her life was puppies and do in the corner or go away.That was her existance for many years...But the more we took her places to be around new people,she blossomed into quite the social butterfly now. she just loves to flit from person to person. to her each new person is now a new hug,belly rub or ear scratch.
 

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I'm visualizing "Married with Children" show...the Mom! LOL, too funny.
My Rocky would love your Jilli, LOL. Don't you think that was rude of her to ask for alcohol when you are offering her a beverage? I'm with Jilli, I don't like her either!:angry:

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Now, let's just preface this with a description of JilliBean my new retiree- She is the sweetest dog, quite shy and not confident at all. She is very food driven ( which is very different then my other 2 tiny dogs). She is non confrontational, she has met strangers out and about in the stroller and not had any bad reactions to any people, she plays well with the other dogs and my cats, she loves my 11 yr old grandson who was here all of last weekend and she LOVES outdoors running and chasing the guinea fowl is her favorite thing BUT JilliBean does not like my neighbor!

This is the same neighbor who refuses to spay and neuter her cats ( another thread of mine) and I am frustrated that she is so irresponsible.

Here is the story, Linda (the neighbor) comes over at about 7:30 PM to return $20 that she borrowed 8-10 months ago. She is wearing a scanty tied up Daisy Mae blouse, a push-up bra, capri pants ( slightly tight) and 4 inch heels.....doesn't everone ( aged 49) pop over to their neighbors in such and outfit?:smpullhair: She only wears such outfits when my hubby is home.

Anyway during her brief visit I got into it with her about the cats....that they are spraying all over my fences and barn. They have
No shots, no spaying/neutering, I told her she was completely irresponsible . She shugged and said she doen't believe in it. I was so angry but my husband motioned to drop it, its useless. She went on to complain about her adult kids and the drama in her life ( which we don't care about- its just too bizarre) Hubby offered her an iced tea or coke and she asked " do you have any drink drinks?" meaning alcohol. Reluctantly hubby made her a Khalua and milk.

During this interaction the dogs are present. They must have picked up the negative vibes. As she was leaving she came to the rear of the couch and Jilli was standing up next to me on the couch. She tried to pet Jilli's head and Jilli snapped at her. She didn't bite her and she didn't growl or give any warning. It shocked me as we never saw a Malt act hostile.

I can't say as I disagree with Jilli- I wanted to bite her too.

I am concerned that Jilli had this response I will have to read up on yet another subject- and deal with another behavior modification. It makes you wonder what dogs can sense..........
 

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I love how you describe things and all of your threads but this 1 takes the cake!. I think Jilli Bean could sense your frustration and her desperation and this will be a 1 time occurence overprotecting Mommy, you!
 

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What's the matter with a hot/sexy/skanky neighbor?
49 is a babe...lol

anyway, beware that she has sites on your hubby. Do not think she isn't one woman with a mission.

Funny about little Jilli. I bet she DOES have the woman's number!
 

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I am with Michelle! I was laughing at your description at your neighbor. To bad she is your neighbor! Jilli is a smart girl and dogs, being as sensitive as they are, she obviously picked up something and she didn't like it!
 
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