Irritated - Teasing of Dog-Rant
So my brother has this employee who comes with him when he comes, just about daily. I kinda think this guy has nothing better to do, little family, so he hangs with my brother whether he's working or not.
Last summer I caught him trying to make friends with my Pyrs through the fence. I told him in no uncertain terms these dogs had a job to do, and to not try to make friends at my growling dogs! Okay. It stopped as far as I know, and they still growl at him from afar through the fence
Back in December, my male Pyr and I were in the goat barn with the new kids. We came out and there he was, doing whatever & my brother was about somewhere. Being surprised to see him there, I quickly put my hand on my males collar, while this guy deliberatey walked towards me, kinda aggressive-like, as he said "Oh, he's not going to do anything". As he was saying this I felt my male tense for the leap, no warning growl. I shouldered my dog away and told this fool of a man that the dog will take him down if he feels I'm threatened. He just smiled his silly smile as I walked away to the house. I later let my brother have an earful about this guy, and I assume my brother told him to stay away from the dogs.
Last week, I changed my male to the buck pen with the pup in training. 2-section pen, one up hill from the other with a gate on the far side. This guy went in to gather the maple syrup bucket that is located inside the pen. My male (& sidekick pup) was so quick getting to the step-over for the electric fence, warning him to stay away from his goats, pup of course in tow. Hubby heard the warning & went running, as this guy scurried out of the pen.
TODAY, my son had my male & pup (these 2 are dual-purpose dogs) playing in the backyard. This guy & my brother came & were loading the wood in the maple syrup stove. The dog was minding his own business playing with my son. This guy picked up the chainsaw, kidding like, and walked towards my son, talking funny. Boy did my male go bull****. My son grabbed him as this guy quickly put the chainsaw down and backed away. Thank goodness.
What is it with this guy? IMO any chance he has of my dog simply warning is vanishing quickly. My dog is quickly not liking this guy, as first he's had the audacity to enter the buck pen (he didn't know my dog was there, supposedly), even though I've said repeatedly NOONE goes in my pens, and now today he's provoking my dog.
WHY do people do things like that? I know any of my dogs would protect us or their charges with their life, and I've warned him on several occasions! Why does this guy want to provoke my male?
When I see my brother I'm going to tell him this guy has to stop or ELSE. He needs to stay where he belongs, he needs to not threaten my family(it was supposed to be a joke), and stay away from my goats & pastures. This guy just doesn't think my male will attack for whatever reason, and he's testing him. These dogs are so complacent when nothings amiss, I think people misinterpret that for being friendly. Lets face it, those tails are going even when in high gear.
Geez. Rant over. I'll never understand people to have to tease animals. Doesn't he realize the damage my male can do? What drives people to act like this?