Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

cats and dogs

Dogs and cats are from two completely different worlds. The popular idiom “fighting like cats and dogs” exists for a reason. It’s in their nature to view each other with a certain degree of animosity; dogs perceive cats as prey while cats perceive dogs as a threat. Most people would be wary of having both…

leash reactive dog staring

Leash aggression or leash reactivity as it’s also called is a behavior problem where the dog acts aggressively on leash toward other dogs, other animals, and sometimes people. I am intimately familiar with leash reactivity because Yankee exhibits this behavior (as did Rocky). He is fine off leash with most dogs, but when out walking, if he spots another dog, he initially starts by lying down, but then as the other dog gets close to us, he lunges.

This is the story of Tanner, a blind golden retriever who also suffers from epilepsy. He wound up in an animal hospital in Tulsa OK. Things weren’t good until another dog named Blair came in after being found homeless and shot. One day they were put in the exercise yard together and Blair realized that Tanner was blind and started helping him out.