This is my brother’s black labradore hunting dog, Bullet. I LOVE all dogs so it was really upsetting when I came home from college about 7 years ago and my brother’s dog hated me. He growled and barked whenever he saw me. We think he may have thought I was trespassing on his territory since usually he slept in the basement alone with my brother. When I came home for a visit I slept in the basement guest room and I was the first person to do this so maybe he was upset about it. Who knows? Anyway, we worked hard and watched a lot of Cesar Milan’s The Dog Whisperer. By giving Bullet treats whenever I came into contact with him and talking softly and never making eye contact Bullet grew to love me.
Bullet and I nailing it.
Now when I go home to visit Bullet is very happy to see me and he is also in LOVE with The Husband Aaron. The first time they met Bullet rolled over so Aaron could rub his belly.
It was hard work but I am glad bullet and I are now friends. The above picture was taken at the end of my school break after Bullet had finally accepted me.
Do any of you have stories about getting an animal to trust and like you?