I have a woman, walk past our house, twice a day, with 2 mutt's medium sized. Each day she stops, we chat, she knows how i got brian, and always asks after how he is settling in. Her name is Rose. Her dogs are briard crosses and lovely.
Yesterday, whilst out at a silly time to avoid dodgy man with 2 out of control GSD's off leash, i met up with her in a paddock nearby. She freaked, here are the same 3 dogs, she's been admiring for 4 weeks, and she's terrified. Making a lot of noise, winding her own dogs up.
I tie brian to a tree, drop the other 2, and remind her who we are, that she knows these dogs.
Cautiously, we intro her 2 and my older 2, all is well, and one of hers can run fast! so bernie is straight in there with a game of chase zoomies. Whilst pohm works her magic on the lady, and has her feeding her cheese in no time.
then she wants to meet brian. Here we go, first ever formal greeting of another human. I have my fingers crossed that he wont let the team down.
he liked her, she smelt of cheese. he worked out where the cheese was, and wait for it........ offered a sit!
then came the drool, lots of it, waiting for cheese. lady handed me the cheese to hand brian lol
As she explained "it looks a bit messy".
Her dogs give me a cuddle for a ear scratch, as i dont have cheese
We then part n go home. My son drops off his 2 pups and off he goes to work. then back in the paddock, no dogs, but with her husband. they come up to my property, and she asks to introduce her husband to Brian as he loves that film Turner and Hooch.
So this is 2nd random stranger, but male.
I bring brian out, with some sausage, he's already leaning over fence for cheese! and takes it nicely from man. then from between his legs, pokes a shy Harlequin, emboldened by big fella standing over her, asks nicely for cheese. They thought Brian being so gentle with pup between his legs, was awesome, and surprising.
That's 2 lovely humans Brian has met. Both interactions went well. Bar the slobber factor.
But makes me aware, ive been exposing Brian to dogs, and not the humans. Must keep up introductions to humans also. As this is what he fears. Not dogs.
and the man, had met his first ever DDB, having admired them since the film, he's smitten. What about the slobber i ask? He said he'd put up with it to look at that face daily. Woman said "NO WAY" lol