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post #1 of 18
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It's possible to see humor in this I suppose.

For whatever it's worth though in the clip you get to see how NOT to approach a dog.
Especially a terrier.
Especially a terrier who has bitten visitors to the White House before.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/pres...-the-whit.html
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalra...h-is-barn.html
post #2 of 18
If I were a terrier with some 'tude, I wouldn't want all those noisy people in my house either
post #3 of 18
Ouch!! How would you approach a grumpy Scottish terrier? I wouldn't have reached to pet him. I would crouch down and slowly extend my hand and let him sniff... and let him tell ME if it's ok to pet. That's what I do with dogs I don't know. Would that have worked? I have been bit, BTW, so I am always looking for advice.
post #4 of 18
hum... no understanding of how to approach a dog???...
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
hum... no understanding of how to approach a dog???...

I got the impression that Barney is a cranky boy. But then all these people shouting at him.. I wouldn't be very happy.
post #6 of 18
I can't blame him! They were annoying me, and he just shoved his hand at the dog. You could tell from Barney's body language that he was annoyed, and not wanting to be there. He was showing no signs of "don't pat me". The guy with the leash should have known that.

In my county, he would be quarantined for 10 days. Reckon that will happen?
post #7 of 18
here often ( depends on the state law which since DC is not a state ???) the quarentine is at home for 10 days if shots are current
post #8 of 18
Poor Barney, he is still upset over the election. That reporter is probably a Democrat.


just kidding folks.
post #9 of 18
The reporter was a bit on the dim side to approach a dog he didn't know, and try to pet it.

I don't know about you, but I saw Barney's body language and it said, "I'm sooooo not going to deal with anyone today. I want a nap. And a ball."

To give you a better image of him, here's Barney playing in some flowers.

So cute.
post #10 of 18
The press deserves to be bitten more often than not.

Good dog.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
The press deserves to be bitten more often than not.

Good dog.






Ohmigosh. That gave me my first laugh of the morning. Thank you!!

I totally agree....little Barney looked slightly p.o.'d anyway, and the guy approached him from above. And he's a short little dog. The guy must have looked very intimidating, and I'm on Barney's side here. Silly reporter.

I love Scottish terriers. They're so cute!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Ouch!! How would you approach a grumpy Scottish terrier? I wouldn't have reached to pet him. I would crouch down and slowly extend my hand and let him sniff... and let him tell ME if it's ok to pet. That's what I do with dogs I don't know. Would that have worked? I have been bit, BTW, so I am always looking for advice.
In this case I think that would have been an appropriate approach regardless of whether the handler said it was ok.
post #13 of 18
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In this case I think that would have been an appropriate approach regardless of whether the handler said it was ok.
If I don't know the dog, I ALWAYS ask the owner first and then approach cautiously. In a way, I do the same thing with my rescue kitties. When they are new to the storefront, I talk to them softly, give them blinkies and slowing reach out my hand with my index finger extended... let them approach... and sniff... and if they are receptive.. a quick pet or skritch.. I let them dictate what they want.. a head butt or nudge.. ok .. a few more pets.... etc. It seems to work most of the time.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
If I don't know the dog, I ALWAYS ask the owner first and then approach cautiously. In a way, I do the same thing with my rescue kitties. When they are new to the storefront, I talk to them softly, give them blinkies and slowing reach out my hand with my index finger extended... let them approach... and sniff... and if they are receptive.. a quick pet or skritch.. I let them dictate what they want.. a head butt or nudge.. ok .. a few more pets.... etc. It seems to work most of the time.
What I meant was that the reporter should have used caution even though the handler said it was ok. What I didn't mean was that it's ok to approach unfamiliar dogs when your told not to.
post #15 of 18
That handler really seems involved in his job!
People are often annoyingly stupid when it comes to approaching dogs, and unfortunately it's the dog that ends up paying for it.
post #16 of 18
To add insult to injury the dog should have piddled on his leg after he bit him.
post #17 of 18
I woke up this AM to my husband laughing his butt off about something, "Bush's dog bit a reporter!" Honey, please let me get my first cup of coffee before the absurdity of life rushes back in.
post #18 of 18
I have to agree with a previous post. All reporters should be bitten by dogs! They are pushy and annoying. Though this one was kind of cute.
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