My Bulldog Hates Tape Measures
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:21 am
So my wife and I adopted an English bulldog about 6 months ago (she was approximately 5 years old at time of adoption), and we've finally reached the comfort phase where we understand the dog's habits and she's understanding ours. We can tell she's had a somewhat troubled past, as she tends to be skiddish about certain things, including flutes, cell phones (though that may have more to do with her perceived lack of attention from us to her), and other dogs (inferiority complex?). But the thing that makes her go the craziest is a tape measure. Found out one day while measuring a stairwell for a gate. She doesn't bark much, but she barks loudly at that thing, and will go into immediate hump mode (humping is her primary dissatisfaction mechanism). Any idea on why a tape measure would be such a bother to her?