Maybe it will just take time.
I went and adopted a dog at the Humane Society about 10 days ago! A very sweet, 2 yr old, 40 lb black lab mix. She is such a good doggie! Potty trained, sweet as pie...just an all around good dog. The only thing is...i don't feel I can let her off the leash around my minis. She lunges at them and raises her hackles and seems somewhat aggressive. Now...maybe she wants to play? I kind of think she has never seen such a creature before...she barks at big horses, too. It is so funny....my minis look at her like she is a silly nusciance and nothing more. They do not even flinch. I have a feeling they could easily defend themsleves with a swift kick...but then again, I do not want any big vet bills for this dog!
Do you have a dog that acts like this around your minis/horses? Any advice? Is it just a matter of time? I would like to let the dog run free in our fenced in yard, but it includes the pasture and the paddocks/stalls and I am worried. Thanks!
Oh, here she is...Snooki!