Terrier Trouble – What to do About my Growling Dog?
Q: Our five-year-old soft-coated Wheaten Terrier presents himself as a furry, lovable and inviting dog while he sits waiting outside the cafe for me to finish my morning latte. Trouble is he has taken to growling and barking at some well-meaning types, especially those who come on too enthusiastically. It’s like they invade his space. This behaviour is slowly starting to accelerate. What would be the best approach short of hanging a sign on him saying, “Beware, looks can be deceiving?