I’m bringing a new golden retriever puppy home in a few weeks and I’m so happy!! She’s just the sweetest and I can’t wait to make her my adventure buddy.
I was allowed to take her to my barn a few times by the breeder, just to see how she reacted. She was great! If anything, she was a little too comfortable around the horses…
If it weren’t for my being quick with dragging her out of the way and the horses paying close attention, she would’ve gotten herself killed already. She literally ran headfirst into my horses back legs and fell over underneath him.
She just has no fear of the horses, and I’ve never experienced this. All the other dogs I’ve taken to the barn keep a good distance and the biggest issue is recall and eating poop.
Is it her age? She’s also the youngest pup I’ve introduced to the barn, but only by a few weeks. She’s 18 weeks.
What can I do to ensure her safety near the horses? I can’t always depend on my horse knowing where she is and not reacting.
TIA! And don’t worry about her, she’s not going off leash or near the horses anytime soon until I figure this out.