Bentley got bit last night :/
last night at dog training we were practicing healing. well we were crossing each other so the dogs get used to working by each other. i had Bentley on my left side and he was in a perfect sit(not the lazy sit which he has mastered finally,but the good "square" sit,which I am proud he decided to do it!). Anyway there was a little boy with a dog next to me. it was sniffing my leg and i just ignored it and kept my eyes on Bentley. Bentley looked at the dog,just turned his head,no growl nothing just his normal "high" and air sniff. That is when the dog bit him on the nose. i yanked him back pretty fast and the dog did not bite all the way down. the dog that bit him even tried to bite a younger golden retriever and my friends basset hound. So I know it was not Bentley,plus he gave no signs for why the dog bit him. the trainers put Zeena(the dog) between me and a ESS that was there because our dogs ignore the other dogs usually. Bentley has no marks since the dog was not able to clamp down since i pulled Bentley back in time. Yes,I did talk to the trainer about it. It just aggravates me because of past bad experiences with dogs he had/has fear aggressive issues with some dogs. We have been working hard at it and he has gotten SO much better but i have a feeling this is going to back fire.so now the trainers are putting me between two dogs Bentley likes and knows. I'm just hoping we are not back at square one. He didn't seem to fazed by it and was fine with some other dogs,just a little nervous when we left with all the dogs leaving the gate at once. This is Bentleys last year in 4-H :/ If he didnt have some problems anyway i would think about doing it another year but this is the last year for bent.
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.